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Feb 14, 2017

Welcome to the latest Zacks exclusive podcast! On the very first episode of Zacks Tech Talk Tuesday, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney explores some of the prevailing theories surrounding the iPhone 8, including the rumor that Apple is teaming up with another company to deliver long-distance wireless charging in the upcoming phone.

Tech Talk Tuesday

Brought to you by the co-host of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Tech Talk Tuesday is a new biweekly podcast designed for all of the tech-crazed investors out there. The show will focus specifically on the hardware and software products that drive the sales of some of the world’s biggest technology companies.

In the world of tech investing, it is easy to get lost in the endless sea of market data. One can easily forget about what these companies are actually doing: innovating, inventing, and trying to change the word. Tech Talk Tuesday is here to remind us about the amazing technology of the present and the fascinating potential of the future.

iPhone 8 Rumors

For the first Tech Talk Tuesday, the focus was planted squarely on the tech world’s biggest name: Apple Inc. (AAPL).

Apple is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its flagship iPhone line, and consumers are already expecting three new phones from the company in 2017. Apple will most likely deliver “7s” and “7s Plus” options in the first half of the year, with the iPhone 8 coming towards holiday season.

Of course, this is just speculation at this point. But speculation is fun. Speculating about what Apple is going to do next is one of the most fun things ever. You literally never know exactly what the company is up to, but it is fascinating to compile the leaks, reports, and rumors.

As for the iPhone 8, one of the main rumors so far is related to the inclusion of wireless charging technology in the phone. Wireless charging is an interesting concept, and current options rely on magnetic energy to charge, requiring users to place their device on some sort of compatible pad.

Enter Energous Corporation (WATT), an innovative wireless charging company that uses RF waves to charge. Energous promises “long-distance” wireless charging, and many people think the company could be teaming up with Apple to incorporate the tech in the iPhone 8.

This week’s episode explores the reality of Energous’ involvement with the phone and raises some questions as to whether the company will ever be able to deliver the charging technology it claims to have.

If you enjoy the episode, make sure to subscribe and leave a rating! Thanks for joining, and we will see you next time!

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