There are multiple rumors surrounding the positioning of the Touch ID sensor of the iPhone 8. Some rumors say that it would be placed under the screen while others claim that it would be positioned on the backside of the iPhone 8. Leaked renders have suggested that it would be embedded in the long-shaped Power button on the right edge of the iPhone 8. However, fresh information suggests that Apple may remove the Touch ID sensor and replace it with 3D facial recognition dubbed as “Face ID” feature as the iPhone 8 is now speculated to be equipped with a pair of retain scanners.
iPhone 8 May Feature 3D Facial Recognition
The above image is of the alleged screen protector of the iPhone 8 from an accessory maker that has surfaced on Alibaba.com. It shows that the u-shaped upper bezel includes a pair of iris scanners, a receiver, a FaceTime camera and an IR sensor. Will Apple do away with Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 8 and replace it with Face ID? There is still no concrete evidence to prove it.
Benjamin Geskin who is well-known for making renders and revealing information on the upcoming iPhones has claimed that Apple has been recently testing iPhone 8 with under-screen Touch ID sensor. He also claimed that Apply may have found success in its testing. As far as side-facing fingerprint reader is concerned, the alleged case of iPhone 8 does not have a hole for the Power button which suggests that it won’t be embedded with a Touch ID sensor.
Upcoming iPhones to Feature Wireless Charging
As it can be seen in the above image, the iPhone 8 front frame will be available only in black color and it won’t be available in white. This suggests that the iPhone 8 would be only arriving in black option. The iPhone 8 as well as the other two upcoming iPhones namely, the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus would be coming with a glass rear that will enable them to support Qi wireless charging.
iPhone 8 Arriving in October or Later
Going by the release patterns of the previous iPhones, it is speculated that iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus would be officially launched on Tuesday, Sept. 6 or Wednesday, Sept. 6. The iPhone 7S and 7S Plus may release by Sept. 15 or 22. And the iPhone 8 would be available in limited numbers from October.
However, the information shared by the accessory maker claim that the upcoming iPhones would be unveiled between Sept. 7 to 9 and the 7S and 7S Plus phones would be released on Sunday, Sept. 17. Apple has never released iPhones on Sunday, so this piece of information does not seem corroborate with Apple’s strategy of releasing iPhones on Friday. Various suppliers and accessory makers have claimed that the iPhone 8 would be made available during the first quarter of Apple’s fiscal year i.e. between October and December 2017. Fresh information suggests that the trial production of forthcoming iPhones have already started. Also, Apple is rumored to debut the iPhone SE 2 in the next month.