Leaked IPhone 8 Schematic Shows No Rear Fingerprint Reader

Posted: Apr 27 2017, 5:34am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Leaked iPhone 8 Schematic Shows No Rear Fingerprint Reader

Leak can't be confirmed as real

For many people the most disturbing thing about the rumor of the removal of the front fingerprint scanner was that the scanner might end up on the back of the iPhone. Other smartphones that have moved the fingerprint reader to the rear of the device have shown that this is by far not the ideal location or a fingerprint reader.

The good news is that a new leak has turned up that shows a claimed schematic for the coming iPhone 8 and this schematic doesn't have the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone. The schematic is the image here and presumably that circle that is in the middle of the device is for the charging coil that will be used for the wireless charging capability of the phone.

The schematic presumably indicates that at least in this interaction, the iPhone has a front sensor under the glass. Rumors continue to suggest Apple is having a hard time getting that fingerprint scanner to work under the glass of the front screen. Naturally the leaked schematic can't be confirmed as accurate or real.

The location of the charging coil on the back of the phone suggests that the iPhone will be charged by placing it on a mat or charging puck. If you were hoping for wireless charging from a distance, that is very unlikely to happen. There is some suggestion that getting the fingerprint scanner to work under the glass might significantly delay the launch of the smartphone. Many would find a long delay better than an iPhone with a poor layout or minimal improvements compared to current devices.

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