Touch ID on the back of Apple iPhone 8? The speculation continues
by Alan Friedman / May 07, 2017, 11:48 PM
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.
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Maybe just implement it into their apple logo?
posted on May 07, 2017, 11:57 PM 9
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That's actually a pretty good idea, lol, this will make the logo scratch resistant and also hide the fingerprint scanner well.
posted on May 08, 2017, 12:31 AM 3
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"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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 2:13 AM 0
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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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 1:38 AM 2
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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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 2:24 AM 3
Why don't you authors just stop spamming the same repetitive articles...
posted on May 08, 2017, 12:32 AM 5
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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....
posted on May 08, 2017, 12:46 AM 3
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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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 1:33 AM 3
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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...
posted on May 08, 2017, 12:48 AM 1
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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...
posted on May 08, 2017, 12:47 AM 5
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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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 7:16 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 1:08 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 1:39 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 08, 2017, 5:32 AM 1
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Same with me.. It's not a big deal like everyone thought it was going to be...
posted on May 08, 2017, 8:45 AM 1
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