News: iPhone 8 Is Waterproof & Has Wireless Charging, According to iPhone Assembler

iPhone 8 Is Waterproof & Has Wireless Charging, According to iPhone Assembler

What a week for iPhone rumors.

Monday saw an intriguing photo leak on Reddit of what could be the final designs for the iPhone 8, 7S, and 7S Plus (highly suspect, of course). Today continues the intrigue — iPhone assembler Wistron told reporters in Taipei that Apple's newest smartphones will be waterproof and feature wireless charging.

According to Nikkei, Wistron Chief Executive Robert Hwang confirmed these rumors to reporters after a shareholders meeting:

Assembly process for the previous generations of iPhones have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit.

— Robert Hwang

It is certainly surprising to hear Hwang speak so candidly about the manufacturing process surrounding one of the most secretive and hyped smartphones in recent memory. It almost makes you wonder if he realizes the gravity of this information. His tone makes it seem like he was just talking about changes to assembly operations, rather than leaking confidential facts.

If true, there's no way Apple is happy about this. Not that it means anything, but they did not respond to Nikkei's request for comment. We'll just have to watch their reaction to this situation. I'm sure they will be careful about every move they make.

In any case, if you weren't on the hype train before, hop on now. Things are starting to heat up in the crazy world of Apple rumors. Fall can't come soon enough.

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