Leaked iPhone 8 case quashes rear-facing Touch ID rumor

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No Touch ID cutout is visible.
Photo: KK Sneak Leaks

A new alleged iPhone case leak appears to back up some previous reports about the forthcoming handset — including the fact that it won’t have a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor, as had been rumored.

This suggests that Apple has found a way of integrating a fingerprint sensor into the display of the new iPhone, rather than having to shift it to the back as devices such as the new Samsung Galaxy S8 have done. Apple was rumored to be having problems getting the embedded Touch ID tech to work.

These details, and others, can be determined by looking at the various cutout areas on the third-party case. It also shows a vertical camera cutout, that would fit the new camera configuration we’ve heard about for the iPhone 8.

It should be noted that third-party cases aren’t exact direct sources when it comes to features that Apple may or may not include in its new iPhones. While they may be manufactured by people with inside knowledge about the iPhone in development, they could also be based on the various rumors that are out there in the ether.

As a case in point (no pun intended), some previously leaked iPhone 8 schematics included a Touch ID cutout in the back of the device, leading people to believe that Apple had ditched its plans to embed it in the display. One possible explanation for the disparity is that Apple is allegedly working on multiple prototypes of its new flagship phone, which can lead to contradictory information circulating.

The iPhone 8 is set to be unveiled in September, with mixed reports concerning whether or not Apple will also release an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. According to multiple sources, production problems may result in the iPhone 8 being slightly more delayed than previous iPhones in terms of arriving in stores.

You can check out more about what we’re expecting to see from the phone in our rumor roundup here.

Source: KK Sneak Leaks