It’s still at least a few months before the release of iPhone 8 and, so far, rumors suggest the 10th anniversary special iteration will have new features like an edge-to-edge OLED screen and vertical dual cameras.
But things just got a bit more interesting in terms of the iPhone 8’s potential wireless capabilities after the tech giant reportedly is in the process of testing new technology.
According to Mashable, Apple formally applied for a license with the Federal Communications Commission which was approved this week. This allows them to experiment with millimeter wave wireless technology or the next generation 5G connectivity that produces blazing fast internet speeds.
Apple will conduct the tests that may well last up to a year in Silicon Valley at their Cupertino headquarters and Milpitas.
Coincidentally, there have been reports that the iPhone 8’s launch date might be moved to 2018.
We’re not sure, though, if Apple is actually integrating 5G tech to the iPhone 8 since the company hasn’t exactly revealed why they acquired the license to begin with. What we do know is that it does make sense for Apple to prepare for the inevitable arrival of the 5G wireless networks in the near future.
In the meantime, you can check out this dummy version of the highly-anticipated iPhone 8 that has been recently making the rounds online: