KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo again provides more information referring to that all models of iPhone 2017 will feature wireless charging capabilities, a feature already seen on Samsung phones.
According to Kuo, Apple would have as supplier to Pegatron to develop and produce the hardware of the wireless charger. Still, there may be other suppliers like Foxconn, although he would be quite busy in the development of iPhone with OLED screen, which suggests that the strongest hardware to provide wireless charger candidate is Pegatron.
It is not yet known whether Apple plans to include this technology on every model of iPhone, but the analyst believes that production will start next year mildly, reaching a peak in 2018.
Beyond the wireless load, it is believed that Pegatron will be another supplier of OLED screens for the iPhone of 2017, hoarding between 5/10% of orders, at best.
Moreover, the analyst expects the next iPhone is produced en masse in the third quarter of 2017. In terms of sales, the analyst is optimistic, it estimates that shipments will be 90 million to 110 million units, higher than the 75 million in 2016.
While the data provided by the analyst are very "optimistic", these give us an idea of what can happen if Apple "hits the spot" with the design and technical features of the next iPhone.
Many believe that the iPhone OLED will be released next year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Apple smartphone, but the truth is that there is no official information that gives force to such an assumption.
It is believed that the Cupertino company's next smartphone will feature a glass-chassis design, with the front camera and touch-sensitive sensor placed under a flexible OLED panel.