If you really dislike the idea of Apple moving Touch ID to the back of the phone, you’re not going to like this. In a recent tweet by Sonny Dickson, he has posted an image of an alleged schematic of the iPhone 8 which appears to “confirm” the reports that Touch ID on the iPhone 8 could be moved to the back.
It should be noted that the previous leaked hinted that the phone could be in its engineering validation test stage, meaning that it is one of the prototypes Apple is testing. However this schematic seems to suggest that Apple could be getting pretty serious about the idea of moving Touch ID to the back of the phone.
iPhone 8 looks to be taking a new direction pic.twitter.com/mG19bcDYiC
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) April 19, 2017
Assuming this is true, it means that the iPhone 8 could indeed be dropping its home button, and that Apple might not have been able to embed Touch ID underneath its display as was previously rumored. Android users have gotten used to Touch ID placed on the back of the phone as there are quite a few Android handsets out there with a similar design, but for iPhone users it will definitely take some getting used to.
Take it with a grain of salt for now, but Dickson has in the past been very accurate with his Apple-related leaks, so this schematic could be the real deal, although we guess whether or not it’s just a drawing of a prototype or the final design is a different story.
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