Apple’s new iPhone 8 may feature a rear fingerprint scanner, if newly leaked blueprints prove to be true.
Famed leaker Sonny Dickson has laid his hands on what appear to be official plans for the handset, showing a cutout for a rear–mounted Touch ID button, as well as space for a vertically aligned camera.
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The latter has been widely touted in recent weeks, with Apple said to want the iPhone 8 to work with virtual reality headsets.
However, it’s the plans for Apple’s fingerprint scanning function that will raise eyebrows.
It had been assumed that the Touch ID unit would be placed underneath the device’s display.
Yet a recent analyst report suggested that Apple was struggling to make its plans work.
This approach, one already taken by LG and Samsung, could well be an alternative, albeit a disappointing one for a phone that’s been billed as a game-changer.
If Apple does go with a rear Touch ID button, it may also choose to make the device from aluminium rather than glass, flying in the face of rumours about an all–new design.