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Apple is widely expected to introduce a redesigned iPhone next week and Google is set to launch a second-generation Pixel, while Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 and Sprint recently began taking preorders for the first phone from Andy Rubin's Essential Products.

Apple has a media event scheduled for next Tuesday, September 12th, where new iPhone model announcements are expected.

Many experts believe the next iPhone will not need to be plugged into the mains and will instead feature wireless charging, which means it will be juiced up by placing it on a special "plate". Samsung, being the world's largest OLED supplier (with over 90% market share), is expected to be a big beneficiary of this shift.

The tech giant is expected to release new versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at its september 12 event, but the iPhone 8, slated to be the highest-end model in the line-up, could be delayed by several months, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple has long used LCD displays for the iPhone. Dodge the speculative dross and feast on WIRED's definitive rundown of all things iPhone 8. There's risk that initial demand for the new iPhone models isn't as robust as Apple now hopes, which could lead it to revise down its build plans.

While the iPhone 7S and 7S plus are said to contain just incremental updates - better camera, faster cpu with a bigger ram - from the 7 and 7 plus, the iPhone 8 will sport several differences. According to macrumors.com Apple has filed patents for magnetic induction, but it may require an optional accessory to be purchased with the new device.

In short, Apple is totally dependent on Samsung until it finds an alternative that is cheap enough. $79 per month Considering iPhone 7 plans are only now hovering around the $65 a month mark for the lowest-tier plans, we're not expecting the cheapest iPhone 7S plans to drop much below $79 a month. One, Apple's initial design goal for the iPhone 8 was to embed a Touch ID sensor into the device's OLED display. Now it looks like Apple will ditch fingerprint ID completely in favour of facial recognition.

For the first time, Apple has made a decision to switch from their usual LCD displays to OLED displays, and Samsung is the only provider of OLED screens.