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iPhone 8 Leaked Sketch Shows Radical Change In Design

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Apple might just be a follower instead of a trendsetter this fall. The company is allegedly thinking about adding something more to the back of their future iPhone 8. And by “more”, we mean a fingerprint sensor #mobilemagic

A couple of months ago, analysts were talking about an iPhone 8 without home button but with virtual buttons on the front. The idea of slimmer to nonexistent bezels and virtual buttons led some to believe Apple would pull off fingerprint scanning from under the display. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Sonny Dickson, known Apple leaker, tweeted a sketch of the future smartphone that reveals the position of the fingerprint sensor. It’s not on the front, but under the logo, on the back of the device:

If this rumor comes true, then it means that Apple failed to integrate the sensor underneath the OLED display, as did Samsung. It also means we’ll have a radical shift in design, something fans have been waiting to see for years now. Sonny has also hinted that iPhone 8 would feature dual cameras but that this time, they would be oriented vertically on the phone, not horizontally:

So, what do we know about the iPhone 8 so far? It’s going to have:

We could see more than one iPhone this fall, mind you. Apple is rumored to release two more models with TFT LCD screens and similar in size with the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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  1. Paul

    May 2, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I wouldn’t call moving a touch sensor to the back a ‘radical design’ … this is very disappointing because it just demonstrates Apple’s declining ability to innovate. – they are still catching up with screen having followed competitors to introduce different sizes…with this next edition they may just manage to shift over to a higher quality OLED screen…now they are ‘possibly’ moving the Touch ID to the back, a position most of the competitors use (although many other rumours suggest otherwise).

    To be honest, having the ‘chin’ at the bottom of the phone really helps…they just need to reduce the top, which they can do.
    If they keep the phone the same size and make the whole front a screen then this will make for a long screen (which is a horrible design) – this would also mean changing all the apps to fit a new screen sizing – meaning most apps will still have a black boarder top and bottom for at least a year (just like when they changed the screen size before).

    Looks like this will be the first iPhone I will be skipping for such poor design choices… they iPhone 7 was already a huge issue and the worst iPhone I have owned – maybe I will downsize to the iPhone SE (in my opinion the best iPhone to date).

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