An image recently posted on Baidu allegedly shows an iPhone 8 chassis. This latest leak will certainly fuel the rumors that Apple has been forced to move Touch ID to the back of the device.
As you can see in the image below, the chassis clearly shows a hole below the Apple logo that looks like the size of the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 7.
As we’ve been reporting for months, Apple is apparently having problems embedding Touch ID into the iPhone 8’s OLED screen, which it would like to do. As a result, the company might either be forced to move the feature to the back of the device or delay its launch.
It wasn’t that long ago when the iPhone 8 rumor mill started to suggest Apple had resolved its long-documented Touch ID woes. In more recent days, leaks have shown the opposite might be true.
In the meantime, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the calendar is not Apple’s friend. A report earlier this week noted Apple might not announce its 2017 iPhone lineup until October and not begin selling the iPhone 8 until November or December.
If it takes a delay for Apple to embed Touch ID into the iPhone 8’s display, so be it. Moving the feature to the back of the device could be considered a disappointment. AppAdvice visitors seem to agree.
In a July 18th survey of 208 readers, 46 percent said they’d wait until after December to get a new iPhone if it meant seeing Touch ID on the front of the device. Another 17 percent would wait until December.
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