A photo showing what is allegedly the rear panel of the iPhone 8 has leaked on Chinese’s social media website Weibo. The photo shows the rear glass panel of the iPhone 8 with a cutout for the vertical dual camera setup.
The rear panel lacks any cutout for the Touch ID sensor which once again suggests that Apple will either be embedding the fingerprint scanner into the display or skip it altogether. Interestingly, the rear glass panel lacks all FCC markings and logos thereby giving it a very clean look.
There have been contrary rumors over the last few weeks on whether the iPhone 8 will ship with a Touch ID scanner at the rear or not.
Recent leaks point to Apple completely skipping Touch ID scanner on the iPhone 8 and only including facial recognition on the handset. This, however, seems unlikely as facial recognition might not be as accurate, fast and convenient as a Touch ID scanner. A dubious leak from over the weekend pointed to Apple integrating the Touch ID scanner into the power button but given the position of the button, that would make it difficult to reach.
At this point, it is tough to say if the leaked rear panel photo of the iPhone 8 is accurate or not. It does match up with previously leaked photos but for now, it would be better to take it with a pinch of salt.
Apple will be unveiling three new iPhones in September this year. While the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 will be a completely new model. All three variants will feature wireless charging, though only the iPhone 8 will feature a 3D facial scanner and a bezel-less design at the front.