The rumours about the next iPhone having the Touch ID beneath the display might, in fact, remain a rumour as a new report from iDrop News claims that the iPhone 8 might feature the Touch ID (fingerprint scanner) at the back of the device just below the Apple logo. If this comes out to be true, it will surely give a deja vu for those who were following Samsung’s Galaxy S8 build up very closely. The Samsung flagship was also earlier rumoured to sport an optical fingerprint scanner underneath the display which was, later on, scraped and pushed to the back of the device just beside the Camera sensor.
Further, the report from iDrop also reveals an image render which hints the Vertical Dual Camera setup along with a fingerprint scanner at the back. Interestingly, the Home Button still remains at the front which looks to be embedded on the display. Further, the front of the device resembles a lot to the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 which forces us to assume that this might not be one of the final images renders for the next iPhone 8.
Also, the rumour of Touch ID placement at the back is yet another fruit in the rumour basket so we would request you take this with a grain of salt because it is still too early to conclude any of the rumours for the upcoming Apple iPhone 8. Following which, a report from 9to5Mac claims that Apple will, perhaps, not go with a design which has already been introduced in the industry. For the Touch ID placement, the back of the device is generally where are index finger usually rests but it will limit you from unlocking the device while placed on the table.
Meanwhile, another report from Charlie Chan of Morgan Stanley claims that Himax Technologies, which is one of the companies providing components for Apple’s revolutionary 3D camera has bumped up its production by 56 percent. This is in line with previous reports from KGI Securities analyst – Ming-Chi Kuo which claimed that Apple, indeed, is working on a 3D camera which will help Apple built upon its Augmented Reality (AR) objectives.
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