We recently reported that a leaked iPhone 8 schematic seems to validate the device will feature a vertically aligned dual-lens camera setup as well as a Touch ID sensor on the back. This news has sparked quite the controversy as Apple has patented technology for Touch ID within the display, a revolutionary idea that could raise the bar for the entire wireless industry. However, with more evidence continuing to corroborate that Apple would be moving the Touch ID sensor to the back of the iPhone, hope for Touch ID underneath the display seemed to dissipate; but all of that could change, because a new tip from a Foxconn employee states a much more exciting iPhone 8 version is highly-likely to enter production.
According to Benjamin Geskin, reporting to iDrop News, the informant divulged there are two iPhone 8 prototypes currently being tested. The first model features Touch ID on the rear, however the second model does in fact feature Touch ID underneath the display. There are a few major differences between the two prototypes listed below. Based on the following information, we’re hoping this version becomes the official design for the iPhone 8, and the source is confident that it will be.
iPhone 8 Features
- Front-facing Touch ID beneath the display.
- 4mm bezels around the entire edge of the device.
- 2.5D contoured glass on the front and back of the device surrounded by a metal frame.
- Wireless charging.
- Same dimensions as the iPhone 7.
- 5.8″ OLED display.
- “Invisible” front-facing camera hidden underneath the display.
- Large power button featuring two points of contact. Reason unknown.
Benjamin Geskin has drafted new concept images of the iPhone 8 for iDrop News based on the information received from the inside source. See them below.