Apple already preparing for the iPhone 9: Report

Apple already preparing for the iPhone 9: Report

Technology major Apple is weeks away from announcing its “iPhone 8” smartphone but rumors have already started swirling about its successor – the potential iPhone 9.

Citing anonymous sources, the Korea Economic Daily recently reported that LG Chem has been selected by Apple as an exclusive supplier for batteries for its next-next-generation iPhone.

The deal is for batteries for the device which is due for release sometime in 2018. The anonymous sources also suggested that the “iPhone 9” would likely debut in the 2nd half of 2018.

The report also claims that Apple’s iPhone 9 will adopt a battery module that would “bent” or extended to one side at its bottom to form an “L” shape. Till now, the iPhones have depended on standard rectangular "jelly roll" batteries.

Whether or not the Cupertiino tech giant will use the advanced battery technology in its upcoming "iPhone 8" also is still unknown.

Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 8 sometime this fall alongside iterative enhancements to iPhone 7. The next-generation smartphone is rumored to come equipped with a full-face OLED touchscreen, a front-facing 3D-sensing camera, embedded Touch ID sensors, and wireless charging.

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