The new phone is rumoured to be the most expensive model to date
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are barely five months old, and yet the rumours are already flying around about the next generation of Apple's smartphone.
Many believe the firm's decision to join the Wireless Power Consortium is a sign that the iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging technology. This has been a long-standing desire of hardcore iPhone fans. The move would make sense, given Apple's recent elimination of the headphone jack; the iPhone 8 could be a wire free phone.
As with every rumour, Apple refused to comment on whether or not this is true, but the company did issue a general statement that said it was "an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor". It was joining the group "to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards."
One of the many rumours doing the rounds at present is that the next iPhone will cost more than €1,000. It's unclear if that's the starting price or the max, but that will unquestionably put some people off buying the device outright.
It's thought the high price may be as a result of the OLED display that will replace the screen we have come to know on iPhone devices. We can also expect a bigger battery on the new device or devices.