Touch ID on the back of Apple iPhone 8? The speculation continues

Touch ID on the back of Apple iPhone 8? The speculation continues
When the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ were launched with the fingerprint scanner right next to the rear-facing camera, some consumers were disappointed. After all, there was talk that Samsung would be embedding the fingerprint reader underneath the display. Unfortunately, the technology could not be worked out for this to take place. And when it comes to the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, as Yogi Berra once said, it's deja vu all over again.

Originally, the premium version of this year's iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, was also expected to have Touch ID embedded under a small .55 to .65-inch area of the display. But problems getting the technology to work have led to rumors of a possible delay in the launch of the device. And it also has led to the dissemination of some iPhone 8 renders that show a Touch ID button on the back of the phone. The Galaxy S8/S8+ fingerprint scanner is so close to the rear camera, that users groping for it can easily smudge the lens. The renders for the iPhone 8 show the rear-facing Touch ID button underneath the camera lens, which should allow the latter to stay clear.

Some new rumors recently surfaced stating that the 10th anniversary model could be unveiled next month at WWDC. That would seem like a long shot. Right now, most analysts expect the iPhone 8 to be unveiled during the usual September time period, alongside the Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus. The iPhone 8 could end up shipping as late as November, but is still supposed to be available for the holiday shopping season.

Meanwhile, analysts from securities firm CLSA have used previously leaked schematics and other information to come up with an image of their own pertaining to the iPhone 8. It shows the vertically positioned dual rear camera setup, additional sensors in front for the rumored 3D sensing feature that is supposed to be able to recognize faces, and the rear-facing fingerprint scanner.


We are only in the first inning of a nine-inning game. There is a long way to go.

source: MacRumors

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43 Comments

1. Delayshite

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

Maybe just implement it into their apple logo?

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

That's actually a pretty good idea, lol, this will make the logo scratch resistant and also hide the fingerprint scanner well.

13. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

"We are only in the first inning of a nine-inning game." Why European company is trying so hard to look like american? Is that a courage? Nope. You're so mercenary. Bribable, maybe is the right word for you. Cheers! Now you can censored my comment, but you'll red it.

9. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Exactly what I thought. Them and Motorola are the two that could do this, but no, Moto had to go with an ugly front square. On this design, the FPS would be too low, but logo would be perfect. Could possibly make logo glow too, like old MacBooks.

12. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Moto can't do it cause of the moto mod design..

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Besides the Moto mods. Android has many ways to unlock your smartphones right now. You can use a smart watch, or any other paired Bluetooth devices to use smart Lock on Android. You can use your face to unlock your Android smartphones. You can even use your voice to unlock your Android smartphones. For that matter you can get a lock screen that uses NFC tags to unlock your Android smartphones. Plus you can use multiple combinations of these methods to unlock your Android smartphones. All of which is missing from all iPhones today.

40. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

But none of them is as convenient as an active front-facing fingerprint sensor. That's why there are so many, because all of them have proven not to be ideal at some point.

22. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

That's what I've said all along. That makes so much sense.

24. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

thats the same thing i thought, because the drawing doesnt show the logo and it would look cleaner

3. Unordinary unregistered

Why don't you authors just stop spamming the same repetitive articles...

4. notfair

Posts: 741; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

up until now you liked these articles, now becasue it's a s**tty one involving a fingerprint on the back suddently you don't....

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

What I'm waiting for is that one idiot who keeps claiming that his "sources" have confirmed an under the display touch ID as well as other major innovations like, the now not possible as well, 3D camera.

18. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I am. Let's see the idiot that looks like a fool at the end of the day. I would laugh so hard.

32. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So what exactly would you earn for your accomplishment besides saying I told you so?

16. Unordinary unregistered

I've been dismissing repetitive articles for ages. s**tty ONE? All these repetitive articles are s**tty

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Gotta feed the kids! Or as the old man who gives me his overstock oranges likes to call them, the "chilrun". Love that old bastard like a second grandpa...

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

he word is actually "Cheer-ren!"

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The back will be just fine... I've gotten used to the position of the sensor on my S8+, I can reach it just fine and I never touch my camera sensor when reaching for it... Putting touch ID on the rear will be fine... Now let's hope they can bring some revolutionary features to the table other than bokah effect...

23. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Same here. Took me 3 or 4 days to get used to it. When I use my phone left handed it is incredibly natural. With my right hand it's at about an 8 now out of 10 in naturalness. My favorite fingerprint scanner is still my Huawei P9.

7. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Back is great but it's still not coming out this year. iPhone 7s with the finger print sensor in the front. I can't wait to hear how the isheep defend same design for the 4th year in a row. Not that 3 isn't bad enough, Apple will milk their sheep 4 years straight.

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That's the same design 10 years in the row already... But you buy electronic devices based on their look or based on what you can do with them?

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If the iPhone 8 is indeed going with the bezel-less trend, then the FPS at the back, embedded under the Apple logo will be a a good alternative till the under-display FPS tech becomes mature enough to be implemented.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

These days I'm beginning to like your comments. They're just so sensible now.

28. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Even though I am not a iPhone person I agree, that would be pretty cool under the Apple logo.

11. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Apple please don't even think about doing that....

15. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I feel like they're missing a trick not using that Apple logo as the sensor.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just put it on the back, works fine and fast on the S8 Plus. I've gotten used to it now, and it's just muscle memory.

26. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Same with me.. It's not a big deal like everyone thought it was going to be...

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, it's actually quite nice.

21. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Whatever Apple does with the next iPhone one thing is certain, and that's it will be the best smartphone in the world.

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