IPhone 8 design sacrifices confirmed in New leak

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  1. oplix Suspended

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    Based on a new leak of a production chassis of the iPhone 8, it is confirmed that there was mid production changes and sacrifices that were made.

    http://bgr.com/2017/07/19/iphone-8-leak-fingerprint-sensor-rear-design-photos/

    These photos show a rear mounted touch ID sensor seperate from the Apple logo. Why is this significant? It shows that Apple did not have the intention of ever putting the sensor there. Otherwise, based on design language and previous brand marketing, that sensor would have 100% been integrated into the Apple logo.

    By association, this could also mean that other shortcuts or sacrifices were taken from the original intended design. It seems like the final product will not be available until the refresh in 2018
     
  2. Sunny1990, Jul 20, 2017
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    OMG! This is totally Fake. Apple is never going to put touch id on the back. It's either on Power button or embedded in the display.

    OR Apple may all together skip touch id [As rumors suggest] and make facial recognition the primary source of security in new iPhone 8

    This render has already been shared today

    Link to the Articles :-

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-8-touch-id-on-back-of-phone-again.2057513/
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    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/07/03/ming-chi-kuo-iphone-omit-touch-id/
     
  3. boultonn macrumors newbie

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    Touch ID on the back could be such a deal breaker, who wants to pick their phone up if it's just lying on the table?
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    BGR is not a credible source right?

    Or maybe Tim Apple is much worse than Steve Apple.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Right, not like "antennagate" was fake or "mapgate".
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 603

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    This is an odd statement. Phones never end up exactly as planned. And this one will be no exception.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    If I'm unlocking it, 99% of the time I'm picking it up to use it anyway.
     
  8. LoveToMacRumors, Jul 20, 2017
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    You could drill a hole about an inch wide under the table, so you reach your finger under your table to touch the Touch Id.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    You must not sit at a desk or leave your phone on a table. Dozens of times a day I unlock my phone with Touch ID and never pick up the device.

    I've said this all around here many times. I have owned every generation iPhone since the 3G. I will not purchase one with Touch ID on the rear. That makes it useless for me.
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yet another conflicting picture on the internet. QUICK! START A THREAD WITHOUT LOOKING UP THE DEFINITION OF "CONFIRMED".
     
  11. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    Or the other very similar threads on the first page.
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I'd like to confirm that nothing is confirmed.
     
  13. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Didn't Apple just use TomTom mapping? What's more interesting to me is that TomTom was specifically in that business and seemed to act like they had a complete product.
     
  14. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    While I do agree with this, but for me I always have my phone on the table screen facing down. So for me it, would make sense, as I can place my finger on the touch ID while I pick up the device and have the screen face toward me and unlock itself. No need to push a button as I have the raise to wake feature.
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I've gotta ask, why do you keep it faced down? Seems like an unnecessary step to always flip the device over to access it.
     
  16. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I truly hope it doesn't and not using that as a credible source but IF it does i think i still may get it with the hopes of getting used to it. hopefully it's all in the display.
     
  17. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I work at a front desk at a clinic and it is a distraction to have screen lit each time I get a notification and definitely not good when clients come to my desk to check in. Yes I have an apple watch but I'd rather have my phone face down on the desk (less distraction). Even at home it's face down. Different stroke for different folks. You may find it unnecessary step to always flip the device to access it, but I find it more convenient and less distraction at work, and saves battery life.
     
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    How does it save battery life? If you have an Apple Watch the screen won't be lighting up regardless. I also have an Apple Watch. I leave my phone face up on my desk, never lights up.

    FYI, I'm not discrediting your reasoning on getting distracted and keeping it flipped down, I was genuinely curious.
     
  19. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Actually it is, you just don't know yet. If I tell you the next iPhone is going to have a 3.5" screen, you gonna tell me i'm crazy, so some things are confirmed.
     
  20. ctc799 macrumors member

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    My suspicion, if this design isn't just completely fake, is that this could be a cheaper LCD model to accompany the OLED iPhone 8.
     
  21. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    but if it's not...do we get to come back and point at you to tell you we told you so? just because a website puts it up means it's 100% true?
     
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Hahahaha. Didn't expect to read that.
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    I think he was making a joke saying that its "confirmed" by calling him "crazy".
     
  23. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    did even realize i quoted him - wrong person. whoops.
     
  24. Infiniverse48, Jul 20, 2017
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    No. It isn't a cheaper LCD. It isn't an Apple phone that they intend to launch.

    See, strictly speaking, putting Touch ID on the back would be one of the worst things Apple could do from a brand and design standpoint. The only thing that would be a worse idea would be to make two separate iPhones where one has Touch ID on the back and the other has Touch ID on the front. I cannot think of anything worse and I'm very good at envisioning and imagining I believe.
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    We do not know the validity of any singular report. We take data AS A WHOLE and ascertain the likelihood the collective information is accurate. See, when you get 50+ reports that the 2017 iPhone has an OLED display (just giving the most simplistic example here), you get a confidence level exceeding 98% that one of the 2017 iPhones will have an OLED display.

    We don't just look to the myriad of reports to know a lot of reports have accuracy, because we also look to the past, where we have empirical data that shows that every single year we have a multitude of reports concerning upcoming iPhones that GET MOST INFO CORRECT.

    This is the reality. I wish people would understand it.
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    The only thing this report confirms is that people will believe anything despite far more data showing that this is not the 2017 iPhone design.
     
  25. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    you should want it on the back

    better than not at all
     

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