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IPhone 8 design sacrifices confirmed in New leak

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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
 

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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/
 
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boultonn

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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?
 
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Shirasaki

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BGR is not a credible source right?

Or maybe Tim Apple is much worse than Steve Apple.
 
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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

This is an odd statement. Phones never end up exactly as planned. And this one will be no exception.
 
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Mlrollin91

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If I'm unlocking it, 99% of the time I'm picking it up to use it anyway.
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.
 
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NT1440

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Yet another conflicting picture on the internet. QUICK! START A THREAD WITHOUT LOOKING UP THE DEFINITION OF "CONFIRMED".
 
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Shadowbech

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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.
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.
 
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Mlrollin91

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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.
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.
 
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yanki01

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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.
 
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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.
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.
 
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Mlrollin91

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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.
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.
 
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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.
 
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yanki01

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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.

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?
 
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Mlrollin91

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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.
Hahahaha. Didn't expect to read that.
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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?
I think he was making a joke saying that its "confirmed" by calling him "crazy".
 
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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.
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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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?
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.
[doublepost=1500591105][/doublepost]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.
 
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