Another Alleged ‘iPhone 8’ Leak Shows Touch ID on Rear, Vertical Cameras [PIC]


Sonny Dickson, a reliable leaker of Apple’s products in the past, has shared on Twitter this morning a supposed iPhone 8 schematic, which reveals some big changes could be coming from the tenth anniversary iPhone.

The image below shows what a previous rumour cited, which was Touch ID could be moving to the rear of the iPhone, with the schematics showing placement below the Apple logo. Also, dual rear cameras are now stacked vertically, with the flash below.

Iphone 8 touch id

On the right side of the device, we see a slot for what looks to be the Sleep/Wake button again, and below it the SIM tray. On the bottom of the device, it looks to be a port for Lightning, but again it’s too hard to tell, as it could even be USB-C?

The dimensions are showing 149.501mm by 72.497mm—which are the exact same numbers allegedly leaked last week, in what was a similar iPhone 8 schematic showing rear Touch ID and stacked cameras (with a camera bump still, unfortunately).

Earlier this week, one analyst had a wild belief that Apple would eliminate Touch ID, as the company is reportedly having difficulty with implementing the feature into the iPhone 8 display.

While it would look odd on the back of the iPhone, in real life, the placement of Touch ID on the rear could work (other smartphones already have it). When I pick up my iPhone 7 Plus, my index finger is always below the Apple logo on the back to support the weight of the phone. Next, I then need to move my thumb down to Touch ID, which can change the balance of the device in my hand.

Touch ID on the rear—what do you think? Yay or nay?


  • Don

    I think my iphone 7 will be my last one if they move the fingerprint to the back

  • Mac

    they would not do this, it would be the end of apple’s reputation

  • FragilityG4

    I don’t like the idea…

  • Oliver Hoffmann

    I hope they don’t put it on the back. What about when you want to put the phone in a dock in the car? Often I have the phone lying flat besides my bed and quickly check something while leaving it lying there, with touch ID on the back I would need to pick up the phone to unlock it.
    Also I hope they do not go towards the current trend of rounded edges or even worse, rounded screen corners. One day we’ll go back to TVs with rounded corners if that trend continues!

  • jabohn

    I’m not an expert, but isn’t the flash on the bottom a bad idea? Usually the flash is beside or above the lens.

  • ???

    I am not going to buy anything designed this stupidly.

  • Nick

    I played around with a LG G5.. it was a great phone, and the fingerprint reader on the back was easy and natural feeling. The only time if could be problematic is when you have your phone in a stand in your car or on a table.. but when it’s in your hand it does feel better than the button on the front.

  • Benoit Turcotte

    Would really be annoying when unlocking while phone resting on table.

  • Andrew Viarruel

    I’m not going to judge this based on rumours but the concept of the Touch ID on the back–does not appeal to me.

  • Tim

    If true, this is a let down and clearly a design compromise. I’m really hoping to have it built in to the screen as some had reported they were trying to do. Apple just isn’t what it once was…think I’m going to go and play with an S8 some time this week. Maybe it’s time to switch.