New iPhone 8 Drawing Leak Suggests Rear-Facing Touch ID Sensor

Francis Harris
May 22, 2017

They are reportedly intended for the dummy iPhone units or to create new iPhone cases. The iPhone 8 is going to be a special device, marking 10 years of the iPhone. Leaks, rumours, renders and mock-ups have been flying all over the net with new ones popping up every second day. In the photos, the new iPhone seems smaller than iPhone 7S Plus but bigger than the 7S. Reports from multiple sources including JP Morgen suggest that Apple will offer the iPhone 8 at $1,000.

Seeing as how the iPhone form factor design has more or less remained unchanged since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, the current iPhone owners have been rooting for something new and different for years now.

Apple follows a tick-tock update cycle with their iPhones. The smartphone will finally feature an OLED screen, welcoming Apple to the new age. The two are expected to only have some incremental upgrades from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. According to Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski, the 3D modules will add $35 to the iPhone 8's cost. The move to an all-glass design is more than an aesthetic choice, however, since the iPhone 8 is rumored to support wireless charging - a first for the iPhone line.

As a result, the display size can also reach 5.8 inches. Apple most likely had to rework and reorient the dual-camera system from horizontal to vertical due to drastic reduction in chassis width. The iPhone 7 Plus's camera bump sadly looks set to stay. While it was widely anticipated that the iPhone 8 would see a September 2017 release, speculations were high that the production problems might end up pushing the flagship smartphone's release as far back as November 2017. Earlier iPhone 8 concept pictures showed a front with an nearly completely borderless bottom.

The report relays that the 3D Touch solution Apple is using on the iPhone 8 will cost Apple as much as 2.5x more than what it now uses for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s. According to a Seeking Alpha report, the global financial services firm has concluded that the manufacture of the iPhone 8's components has not hit a significant roadblock as of yet. We suspect that's simply to fit a similar rear camera system to that now found on the iPhone 7 Plus yet in a smaller body.

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