Another leaked schematic of the iPhone 8: no finger scanner on the back and is that wireless charging?

Another leaked schematic of the iPhone 8: no finger scanner on the back and is that wireless charging?
About a week ago, we saw a leak that claimed to showcase the chassis for the upcoming fullscreen iPhone 8. The image depicted an aluminum body with a vertical placement of the dual camera module, the signature Apple logo, and a rather questionable spot for the TouchID finger sensor — on the back, smack dab in the middle.

Thankfully, since then, we've seen other leaks that seemingly refute the questionable placement for the scanner. And, today, we get another one — a purported schematic of the upcoming iPhone, posted by designer and serial leakster Benjamin Geskin.

The schematic reaffirms the vertical camera module but shows no trace of a TouchID scanner on the phone's back. Instead, we see a large circular cutout — one that many speculate may be the place for a wireless charging module.

According to Mr. Geskin, the source for the leak is 95% trustworthy, if that means anything to you. Scrolling through other leaks and speculations that the images have sparked, some say that the new iPhone might have a glass back to accommodate the wireless charging feature, while others say that Apple is working on a pad module for the phone's back, which will allow for the inductive charging, while the rest of the device retains its metal finish.

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44 Comments

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The iPhone 7S is shaping up to be a iPhone 7 with a rotated camera and a larger display

33. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Interesting.

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It reminds me a lot of the SVPER concept smartphone

21. monoke

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Lol. Are they actually gonna go thru with the earpiece hole on the screen?? Cool, but weird. The ocd in me may have issues when watching videos and a tiny dark hole always there. lol.

29. mikehunta727 unregistered

Thought the same, thatd be pretty awful

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

They need to use the same tech as the MeMix phone.

19. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung is scratching their heads now about the edge display. Rumors for the last year was saying that Apple was going with a similar design. This made Samsung confident that the edge screen was the future and ditched the flat option. They are about to look real stupid right now!!!

24. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yep they sure look stupid selling all those phones

25. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This. They also probably heard that apple were gonna go with the fps on the back too. Now the s8 will look so unreasonable, untoughtful and impractical right next to the iphone edition now, with an outdated fps and location, outdated speaker system, outdated camera system, outdated battery system, outdated touch input, outdated logic board, and an untoughtful screen.

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Bankz i hope Apple give you a fat fat payday for all this trolling. I dont like Samsung but still i am 100% confident the oled screen quality will be lower than what Samsung use for its own flagship. FP and speaker well we shall see but i agree S8 is not very good on thats aspect. Oudated battery system? base on what? Samsung using a new generation of battery ( like LG ) thats far from oudated. so i will stop there as you obviously have no clue what you talking about.

26. willard12 unregistered

I guess at some point Samsung was also scratching their heads on MST payments, micro sd cards, VR capability, wireless charging, OLED, facial recognition, iris scanner......on second thought, maybe no one cares what Apple does because they don't really do anything. The biggest thing Apple introduced over the past 4 years was the removal of antenna lines.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They didn't removed them. They simply colored them to match the device. Samsung actually had the eat looking antenna gaps even over the iPhone 4s. Samsung is beast. We know it and they know it. Samsung has struck a nerve again and Apple fans are losses if Apple doesn't at least match.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You are stupid. They went edge with the Note 7 and rheybstated the S8 would be edge o my from the beginning and that they would no longer offer a flat option. This was stated even before the Note 7 was released. You are stupid. Samsung went all edge because in the case of the S6 and s7, the edge variants outsold the flat version 2 to 1. Stop being stupid. Apple is a complete failure. I don't care how many they sell and you're mad Apple likely will simply sell an outdated POS again. The iPhone 7 Plus is a very microphone. I love my red iPhone 7+. But it started looking like an outdated POS when the S6 edge came out and after 3 edge models Apple still haven't stepped up it's game. They suck. You can love them all you want. Apple makes good products, but sadly they are seriously lacking where it matters. . I can say with a certainty that if aliens la fed and handed us a communications device, it would look more like an S8 than it would an ipbone...period.

18. notfair

Posts: 785; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

other sources from Foxconn say that apple placed only orders for ipHone 7s and 7s plus nothing for 8 ... so ... it will be fun to see all these fanboys get hurt when 7s will be released later this year with the same desing and new oled screen that apple will claim their own. http://www.gsmarena.com/no_iphone_8_according_to_foxconn_gossip-news-24765.php

22. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Total bs this report is fake.

23. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Total bs this report is fake.

28. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Foxconn is actually a reliable source..

15. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Looking good i really like that I'm seeing so far.

16. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

What*

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Looks promising....!!! OMG I CAN'T WAIT!!!

6. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Either apple put fingerprint scanner in the screen, or ditches it all together. Back FPS are awful, especially the way samsung does it. 3D facial scanning is more safer anyway.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Apple will teach them how to get it right. Like always.

14. peace247 unregistered

God you're worse than kiko

37. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Samsung knows how to do it right but they had the same yield problems as Apple but Apple had 6 more months time than Samsung.

5. SaRPeR

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks really ugly.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Iphone Edition, U beautiful monster. So much new tech in a single phone. Underscreen sensors, dual ff cameras, 3D sensing, AR abilities, state of the art 3D touch Module, L shape battery design, underglass fingerprint sensor, 10nm A11 SOC, touch sensitive volume rockers. That's including other staples like stereo speakers, dual cameras, water resistance, motion processor,

3. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

For forking sakes hack my bank account already apple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

phones not even out yet and your talking nonsense.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

OMG, he's hurt. Cry me a river girl..

38. aegislash

Posts: 1541; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Maherk isn't hurt, just pointing out how ridiculous you look copying and pasting the same comment with 100% certainty that every rumor about the iPhone 8 is true.

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