Emotional rollercoaster: new video allegedly shows back-mounted Touch ID on the iPhone 8

Oh, rumor mill, why do you torture us so?

As you probably well know, this year, we are about to see a special iPhone launch — alongside the “regular” iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, we will be seeing a 3rd “premium” model, which we currently call the iPhone 8, with minimal bezels and an all-screen front.

Sounds good, sure, but the question of “where is the fingerprint scanner going to go?” has been in circulation for months now, with various rumors and reports saying different things. At first, the most solid lead said that Apple is about to blow our minds and embed the fingerprint scanner on the screen, right underneath the glass. Awesome, great, incredible... but according to the reports in the last weeks, the tech wasn't ready for mass production, with low yields and lots of defects.

So, next came the conflicting leaks that the iPhone 8 would either have Touch ID on its back, which a lot of iPhone fans would loathe as a placement choice, or that it wouldn't have Touch ID at all and rely on its new face-scanning feature for phone security.

Now, out of nowhere, we get this video, which is allegedly leaked straight from the iPhone 8 manufacturing floor. It shows workers testing the Touch ID on brand new iPhone 8 units by placing them in a special machine and touching the sensor, then checking a big monitor for readings. The catch? The Touch ID is on the back of the phone!

How legit can this video be? Well, it's most certainly some form of manufacturing place. Are these real iPhones, though? That's a bit hard to determine. Apple does have some Draconian rules when it comes to bringing any types of cameras on the manufacturing floor, so whoever took that video is either extremely good at smuggling stuff, or these are not iPhone 8 units.

What could they be, if not iPhones? Well, they could easily be replicas — in recent years, Chinese manufacturers have been amazing at selling clones of uber-hot devices before the originals are even announced.

But the video could also be legitimate... Ah, the suspense. You are tearing us apart, Lisa... err, iPhone!

source: /Leaks

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1. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

This looks to me like an iPhone 7s. Acordibg to most of the rumors the 8 one will have glass on the back. I think you know this but iphone 8 news are a click bait ofc :) As long as we cant see the screen, nobody knows for sure and why would anyone care anyways?

16. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

You're absolutely right. This is 7S and i don't know how this so called "autors" in PA can write such $hit: "...Ah, the suspense. You are tearing us apart, Lisa... err, iPhone!" iPhonearena.

17. Cat97

Posts: 1895; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

How can it be the 7s when that will have the fingerprint scanner on the front ?

2. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Haha, I knew it! It makes sense that the Apple logo would become the sensor for touch ID! If they add a glowing light, it'll sell like heck!

5. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Look closely idiot, its not the apple logo..finger print sensor is under the apple logo stupid ass.

7. soopeace

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 28, 2017

Are you blind...there is nothing under the apple logo, blind stupid ass

8. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1422; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Actually if you look closely you'll see a thin white ring, probably the edge of the sensor.

24. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

wow guess you are the blind one can't see the white round ring?#7

12. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nope, reviewed the video like ten times - no circular or otherwise depression for a fingerprint scanner. Now we wait to see if the Apple Pencil would be integrated with the new iPhone.

14. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1422; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Then you need some glasses buddy, its visible. Watch the spot where the finger of the person is on the first phone and look right there when the second one is placed.

20. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It's clear - his finger was touching the Apple logo.

32. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Are you trolling, or do actually not see it?? It's so beyond obvious that there is a cirlular indent below the logo, and even if you don't see it, it's painfully obvious that his finger goes beyond the logo as he places it down. As I'm writing this, I am convinced that you are indeed trolling, you must be.

21. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

And latest leaked dummies have no dimple for a fingerprint scanning. If this is really a Foxconn factory, wow, Samsung and the rest of Android manufacturers need to step up - better for us. Case makers have been exposing the logo for pure bragging that they have an Apple device, now it's going to be functional as well - touching the apple to unlock. And it that thing has glowing light - millions more sold!

23. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1422; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's Apple that has to step up, they've been lagging behind for years now. iPhones are boring, uninspired, obsolete wastes of money.

28. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

True. The only thing that iPhone users keep on telling us is that it has "no lag". It doesn't have everything else I enjoy from a Galaxy Note.

29. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

"Glowing light"!? This is why people call iPhone fans sheep!! Is a glowing Apple logo supposed to be some kind of incredible feature to you!? It really amazes me how Apple throws it's customers insignificant features and they just run with it like Apple discovered electricity!! Much like the very hyped up haptic screen thing not to mention the rest of its overrated "features"

31. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Friendly fire there. I was being sarcastic. Read my post @ #28.

3. Jacksie66 unregistered

The Room. Up there with The Godfather, The Lord of the rings and Schindlers list.

4. Nopers unregistered

As long as it’s hidden and doesn’t make the back look ugly that’s fine. Doesn’t look legit though.

6. Brandndd

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 19, 2017

Why dont they put the touch ID inside the Apple logo on the back. Thats would be very interesting !!

9. Darckent

Posts: 91; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

LMFAO And only yesterday iphonearena suggested other phones give you option of Iris scanner AND finger print scanner because they haven't perfected Iris scanning like Apple LMFAO oh iphonearena ...your constant brain washing rubbish of Apple is superior has just come back to bite you Joke of a site

10. b99g51

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Yea, It does look like he placed the finger on the apple logo. I'd rather it be implemented into the apple logo than an extra hole. I was thinking about that, but never thought apple would actually go for it. Still a much smarter move. I am personally not so skeptical at all about placing the sensor in the back. In fact I'd rather have it in the back than in the front embedded into the glass that would definitely interfere with the operation of dieplay. Home button just takes up space and reserving the display. Now that Samsung managed to embed the home button into the display, still keep the display usable. But not with the though ID. I don't understand, why people even would talk about apple embedding the Touch ID into the screen, because the Touch ID would actually require the mechanical sensor and device mounted under the screen, which means that area of the screen would be unusable. In a sense, it would make it like the iPhone 7, since that area of the screen is not usable. Home button sensor can be embedded into the screen because it does not require a mechanical device installed like the Touch ID does, but rather a sensor that can be placed beneath the display. Touch ID is a scanner, constructed differently, and cannot be placed just anywhere. Has to be installed under the immediate area where the fingers to be contacted. It'll work just fine. Some people's sarcasm couldn't resist criticizing Samsung for placing Touch ID next to the camera, speculating that it will cause the camera smudged, before they could even give their pathetic asses a chance to try and actually experience. I have the galaxy s8 plus since day one, yet not a single time I touched or smudged the camera. If people want to be pathetic that's not because they have a cause for it but because they are automated negativity.

15. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Implementing something is not as simple as typing out a long *** message. No offence

11. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Oh dear lord... Sheeple now believe that the Logo is the touch ID... Damn... this kind does it Man... I mean... Apple with sell its s**t with their logo and these retards would use is as a ARs**t... No one can ever replace the Sheeple's.

36. b99g51

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Keep you foul mouth clean you slimy tunnel rat! Mammals like you are caged. How did you break out ? Caregiver got careless and left the cage unattended? Get back into the cage immediately!

37. b99g51

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Additionally, you may wish to revisit your context for a review! It's not intelligible at all. Too many errors in a shade of a filthy mouth. Not a typo errors but rather incompetent and illiterate ones. You may wish to reconsider your idiotic reference in address of others, and consider yourself being the retard, donkey, dumb and brainless. else I will volunteer pissing on your mamma's sepulchral. Do it quickly!

38. b99g51

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Hamaid said al suleiman, in any event, should apple really go for it, then even more woe to your sister's ass. I will tear that slut's ass like a wild lion. Until then keep your sewer shut!

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

Next thing we need is hand recognition, so as long as my hand is on the phone it will unlock. I'm joking, in case you are wondering.

18. Cat97

Posts: 1895; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nobody was wondering.

35. NoAllegiance unregistered

Thanks for pointing out the obvious.

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