Apple’s plans for Touch ID in the upcoming and oft-rumored iPhone 8 seem to be in flux, with the company allegedly working towards one goal, but perhaps being forced to go another route.
The longstanding expectation is that Apple is working on integrating Touch ID into the OLED display, so that it’s still present on the front of the phone — where iPhone users are accustomed to it being. However, there are growing reports, many based on analyst notes, that production issues may cause Apple to either delay the launch of the iPhone 8, move Touch ID to the back of the phone, or, most brash of all, eliminate Touch ID altogether.
And now there’s a new set of renderings (created by bro.king and published to Instagram), which is said to be based off schematics for the upcoming iPhone 8. There’s nothing new here in the grand scheme of things, at least not when compared to what we’ve seen in the past. Especially recently. The rendering shows us a thin handset, the Apple logo on the back, and a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor below that. One of the key differences from this rendered schematic versus the most recent rumor is this one has a cutout for the volume rockers, at least.
Another detail in this rendering that’s being kept over from previous leaks is the vertical dual camera design. This design is said to exist because Apple has big plans that encompass virtual and augmented reality.
So, the more often we see Touch ID on the back of an iPhone, do you think you could get used to the idea? Even comfortable with it? Or do you think Apple should ditch the feature if it can’t integrate it into the front of the phone?[via Instagram]