Apple iPhone 8: Touch ID will be at the back, claims new leak

A new schematic leak claims to have confirmed that Apple will go with Touch ID at the back of iPhone 8.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Apple, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Touch ID, Apple iPhone 8 leaks, iPhone 8 features, iPhone 8 specifications, iPhone 8 rumours, iPhone 8 launch, iPhone 8 launch date, iPhone 8 price, iPhone 8 oled display, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s plus, smartphones, technology, technology news Apple iPhone 8 is said to feature a 5.18-inch edge-to-edge OLED bezel-less display. The smartphone won’t have a home button.

Apple is said to be facing issues with placement of Touch ID in iPhone 8, according to reports. Now a new schematic leak claims to have confirmed that Apple will go with Touch ID at the back of its upcoming flagship smartphone. The image, which allegedly reveals chassis of iPhone 8, was shared by Twitter user Sonny Dickson, who is known for this Apple leaks.

It mentions dimensions of the device as well. Going by the schematic, Apple iPhone 8 could be 149.501 mm tall and 72.497 mm wide. Previous reports have suggested that Touch ID in iPhone 8 will be embedded inside the display.

Further, the new image has cut-outs for vertical dual rear camera setup at the left and Apple logo. Cut-out for Touch ID is just below the Apple logo. In the image, we can clearly figure out placement for power button, but the same can’t be said for volume keys. Is Apple planning to ditch volume rocker buttons? We’ll have to wait until iPhone 8 launches to find that out.

The dimensions of iPhone 8 posted by Dickson corroborate with the one earlier put out on Chinese social networking site Weibo (via Slashleaks). Older schematics have Touch ID on the rear panel as well.

Apple iPhone 8 is said to feature a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED bezel-less display. The smartphone won’t have a home button. Other rumoured specifications for iPhone 8 are a new front camera with 3D sensing capabilities, facial recognition technology and wireless charging. In terms of design, Apple is said to go with glass and metal fusion that we saw on iPhone 4s.

Apple, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Touch ID, Apple iPhone 8 leaks, iPhone 8 features, iPhone 8 specifications, iPhone 8 rumours, iPhone 8 launch, iPhone 8 launch date, iPhone 8 price, iPhone 8 oled display, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s plus, smartphones, technology, technology news A new schematic leak claims to have confirmed that Apple will go with Touch ID at the back of iPhone 8. (Source: Sonny Dickson/Twitter)

Apple iPhone 8 is quite a special device given the year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of iPhones. Rumours has it the upcoming flagship will undergo a radical design change. Apple is expected to launch iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus alongside iPhone 8 as well. Apple iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are successors to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched last year.

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    Sumanth
    Apr 21, 2017 at 8:22 am
    If touch id will be placed in backside it will not be good and it looks like normal phones like lenovo ,redmi,oppo mobiles etc...means it must think new ideas not old ideas, touchid in iphone 8 will be embedded inside the display this will be good idea.
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      Shravan Kumar Nagabandi
      Apr 21, 2017 at 6:21 am
      I hate using Touch ID on the rare....It's very difficult to use when your phone is lying on the desk....always you need to raise it to check on your messages or notifications.... I wish iPhone 8 have this sensibility addressed...
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