Would you like an iPhone with Fingerprint Sensor at back?

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Ishan Agarwal

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There are huge expectations for the iPhone 8 (or whatever it will be called). But the major dissapointment for me will be the placement of fingerprint sensor of the next-gen iPhone. I always say that let Apple release the phone and then judge but I'm getting really worried if the leaks come out to be true as they have in past years. What would be your suggestion? Should I or anyone on this forum buy the new iPhone 8 with the fingerprint sensor at the back? Would love to know your views and talk on the same!

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Relentless Power

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If Apple could embed the home button within the display, that would likely be ideal for most, who do not prefer the touch ID on the back of the iPhone. But I don't believe the touch ID will be embedded in the display this year, which leads me to believe either will retain on the front of the iPhone or as rumors indicated , it will be placed on the back of the iPhone.
 

Ishan Agarwal

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If Apple could embed the home button within the display, that would likely be ideal for most, who do not prefer the touch ID on the back of the iPhone. But I don't believe the touch ID will be embedded in the display this year, which leads me to believe either will retain on the front of the iPhone or as rumors indicated , it will be placed on the back of the iPhone.
TBH, I will be satisfied if they place it on the back (but good position) because the placement beneath the screen is just a patent or a leak and we started having a lot expectations which can't be fulfilled every time.
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If it's goes back, bye bye cases/covers - everyone has to go naked their iPhones.
I don't understand.... what you wanna say.... how will it affect the cases and covers?
 
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Relentless Power

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TBH, I will be satisfied if they place it on the back (but good position) because the placement beneath the screen is just a patent or a leak and we started having a lot expectations which can't be fulfilled every time.
No matter what Apple does with the sensor on the back of the iPhone, it's going to work for some and others it will not. I think it's going to be an inconvenience depending on how somebody holds the phone and or size of their hand. I don't have an issue if they place the touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone.

Also, I also raise the point if Apple places Touch ID on the back of the reported OLED model, versus the 4.7/5.5 LED iPhone models, perhaps they may retain touch ID on the front for those phones models.
 
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Ishan Agarwal

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No matter what Apple does with the sensor on the back of the iPhone, it's going to work for some and others it will not. I think it's going to be an inconvenience depending on how somebody holds the phone and or size their hand. I don't have an issue if they place the touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone.

Also, I also raise the point if Apple places Touch ID on the back of the reported OLED model, versus the 4.7/5.5 LED iPhone models, perhaps they may retain touch ID on the front for those phones models.
Totally agreed.
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If it's goes back, bye bye cases/covers - everyone has to go naked their iPhones.
Oh ok I understood. U mean those Otterboxes and all which don't cutout for logos and all...Well, I hate those which covers. lol
 

Sunny1990

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If Apple could embed the home button within the display, that would likely be ideal for most, who do not prefer the touch ID on the back of the iPhone. But I don't believe the touch ID will be embedded in the display this year, which leads me to believe either will retain on the front of the iPhone or as rumors indicated , it will be placed on the back of the iPhone.
@Relentless Power i know you love android phones :( that's why you are bargning [as mentioned by some user elsewhere but unfortunately his post got deleted:mad:]for having a touch id on the back of new iPhone, but i can tell you touch id on the back is totally stupid :mad:, [non applish or Copy paste]apple should delay this launch and hold on until the technology is ready for touch id under the display
 
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Looking at my 7 Plus now, I think it would only be convenient (for me) if TouchID was above the Apple logo, not below it.
 

Relentless Power

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R Power i know you love android phones that's why you are bargning [as mentioned by some user elsewhere]for having a touch id on the back, but i can tell you touch id on the back is totally stupid :mad:, [non applish or Copy paste]apple should delay this launch and hold on until the technology is ready for touch id under the display
I am going to be honest with you, I don't understand what you're talking about. And Apple will not delay the launch because of one changed feature that you don't approve of. That would be asinine.

You have to understand how much research and development goes into technology and technology can only release when it's ready for implementation, which Apple likely has been testing long before we even heard the first rumor of touch ID being remapped to the back of the iPhone.

In any case, I'm all for touch ID being on the back of the iPhone. I look forward to any changes. But I understand I don't speak for the majority.
 
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amitgole

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There are huge expectations for the iPhone 8 (or whatever it will be called). But the major dissapointment for me will be the placement of fingerprint sensor of the next-gen iPhone. I always say that let Apple release the phone and then judge but I'm getting really worried if the leaks come out to be true as they have in past years. What would be your suggestion? Should I or anyone on this forum buy the new iPhone 8 with the fingerprint sensor at the back? Would love to know your views and talk on the same!

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The home button at the front is a real convenience for me.. apple shouldn't change it as I have got really accustomed to the home button being in the front.. placing it at the back would be a b-ack-ward step

If they are really placing it on the back, why not embed it in the Apple logo on the back (as of starting from 7, apple is not using mechanical home buttons which click & press).

I, personally won't like to buy that model and will continue to use my existing iphone till they get something great in the market, as an under screen home button / finger print sensor (which rumors indicate apple is working on) or something on the lines as an iris scanner.
 

Pakaku

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No way in hell is it being changed from its current location. It adds nothing of benefit.
 

nia820

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I like wearing cases on my phone and rear fingerprint sensors mess up the look.
 

Relentless Power

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If it's goes back, bye bye cases/covers - everyone has to go naked their iPhones.
And that's the other thing to consider. Is if touch ID is placed on the back, my iPhone cases would be useless. Unfortunately I think that's the sacrifice technology does not guarantee us with changes.
 

Au1776

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I think the back is the most natural option. I use an iPhone and a Nexus 6P, and the 6P is just so much more efficient in using the sensor. For me, it's not even close, and the iPhone's present offering is actually kind of a detracting feature.

That said, one of the things I love about Apple products are the superiority of accessories, and I really wish I could use a card slot case with the 6P.
 

baypharm

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I think this is a good case to completely eliminate fingerprint and retina scan technology. Fingerprinting is so yesterday and not at all secure. Look back at my posts from a year ago and see how we were able to develop a fingerprint scan image that opened up a Pyxis medication cabinet. Not terribly difficult to do actually - copying fingerprints just involves developing mathematical equations that simulate the ridges and most importantly the depth of each ridge. People leave their fingerprints behind on everything. I don't see where it or even retina scaning provides security for your phone anyway because the software to exploit your information is already preloaded.
 

lordofthereef

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I wouldn't mind a well placed rear sensor at all. My nexus 5x has one and I have zero issues with it.

This the next "what will you do without a headphone jack" discussion.
 

Relentless Power

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I wouldn't mind a well placed rear sensor at all. My nexus 5x has one and I have zero issues with it.

This the next "what will you do without a headphone jack" discussion.
Exactly. If the sensor is placed on the back of the iPhone, it will be an 'Issue' for while until it's accepted, then the issue will eventually dissipate until a new problem or "Gate" someone finds to focus on that instead. It's all a cycle.
 
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The Game 161

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I would rather have it under the display but will it be a huge problem in the middle? no as when you user your phone your finger is near the middle anyway. It will just be a pain when at work on a desk but this is where iris scanning will be useful
 

MJedi

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I don't want Touch ID in the back. In my use case, having it on the back would be a major pain. Right now, when I have the iPhone on my desk or nightstand, I just press the home button to unlock. If it was in the back, I would always need to pick the iPhone up to unlock it. If I have the iPhone in my car mount, the back would be covered by the cradle. Those are just some scenarios. Keep Touch ID in front.
 
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darksithpro

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People are indifferent to change. It's always been this way, and always will be that way. But technology needs to progress. If Apple cannot put the sensor in the front after removing the bezels and adding the AMOLED screen, then that's what needs to happen until the technology is available. Right now Samsung has usurped Apple in a huge way. Samsung has better screen technology "AMOLED" and they also removed most of the bezels with the S8 series, and that's a huge deal. They also have better waterproofing and wireless charging. Simple fact, if you take away both operating systems and compare them from a pure hardware and material standpoint the Samsung Phone is better designed, which is not good for Apple. Apple seriously needs a refresh to catch up to Samsung. So like I said, of Apple needs to re-position the fingerprint scanner it might be a slight inconvenience, but it's drawback is well worth the new advancements it brings to the table.
 
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