A dummy model of Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 8 has appeared online, fuelling rumours that the device will feature a Touch ID scanner behind an all–screen panel.
The leak, from the same tech-watcher behind recent renders of Apple’s upcoming phone, shows a handset with a so–called 2.5D display.
This is the same as that found in the iPhone 7 and is ostensibly flat, unlike the curved screen of the well received Samsung Galaxy S8.
The iPhone 8 also appears to dispense with a physical home button, with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner built into the screen.
Recent rumours suggested Apple could put the security feature on the back of the phone, as Samsung has done with its S8, due to production challenges arising from embedding it in the display.
Round the back, the leaked model seems to rubber stamp speculation about a vertical camera, designed to work with Virtual Reality (VR) headsets.
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What’s clear, however, is that anyone looking for a radical departure from previous iPhones will be disappointed.
The iPhone 8 is set to be an evolution of the existing iPhone range, albeit one that takes cues from the classic, all–glass iPhone 4.
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