Alleged iPhone 8 Schematics Show Vertical Cameras, Rear Touch ID
While Apple has been mum about its plans for its next flagship, tech enthusiasts continue to speculate about its possible specs and features. Despite the lack of official updates from Apple, one thing is for sure: the iPhone 8 will be innovative and special enough to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th year in the market.
One of the most recent rumours is that the fingerprint sensor button may be located on the back of the iPhone 8, which also contradicts what previous rumors have suggested, which claimed that they would be getting rid of the fingerprint sensor button entirely and instead go with an in-display fingerprint scanner. This scanner has been an important feature for iOS devices for a while now, as it allows users to unlock their phones with one touch.
Another recent rumor surrounding the upcoming device is the potential of a new dual-camera setup, with the cameras being stacked vertically on the back of the phone. This is a departure compared to how the company used a dual-camera setup in the past, with the iPhone 7 Plus having a dual-camera setup that was horizontal. There are several things that this new setup could improve for users, but one could be increased depth when using the phone with AR or VR devices.
Now, according to Italian tech blog HDBlog, newly leaked photos show a potential schematic for the iPhone 8 confirming both of the previously mentioned rumors. That said, at least in the case of the rear fingerprint scanner, it’s hardly an outlandish claim. There’s precedent for rear-mounted finger scanners, however divisive they prove to be, and it’d be easier to implement then an all-new embedded display technology.
It’s worth taking the HDBlog rumours with a pinch of salt – we’ve yet to see its predictions and reports bear accurate fruit, while some suggestions for the next iPhone merely repeat things we’ve heard earlier from other trusted sources.