Jan 19, 2018 | Updated: 09:54 AM EDT

Rumors Predict Apple iPhone 8 Might Have Touch ID sensor On The Back

May 08, 2017 03:53 AM EDT

Cupertino-based Apple Inc. will be unveiling not two but three smartphones according to earlier reports. While the first two smartphones will likely be the 'S' (or speed) variant of the existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, rumors point out to a new iPhone 8 smartphone that will apparently support wireless charging according to leaked prototype sketches on the internet.

Dedicated Apple tabloid MacRumors has reported that Apple has been testing numerous prototypes for the upcoming iPhone 8 smartphone due for a launch in September this year. While one device sketch seems to point out wireless charging capacities on the new device, a fresh report emerged claiming that the iPhone 8 will witness the touch ID sensor being moved to the back like some Android devices right now leaving a completely button-free display in the front.

Details from 9To5Mac reveal a graphical sketch of the device indicating the new position of the touch ID sensor on the new iPhone 8. Several supply chains seem to have suggested that there will be shortages in supply of materials for the new device, hence leading to an uncertainty about its launch.

Apple will also be celebrating two key events, one being their tenth year anniversary or releasing the iPhones. Another key event for the manufacturer will be the opening of their new corporate headquarters 'Apple Park' which will be powered totally by solar energy. Hence it fairly makes sense that new iPhone 8 smartphone might secure a dedicated launch event at their new auditorium inside the campus. However, it still remains as a rumor.

Two other devices, likely the iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus are also expected to be unveiled in September alongside the iPhone 8 itself. Top KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has warned that hardware shortages for the new iPhone will be severe than before. Since the company likes to keep things under closed doors, it's better to watch their next move as it unfolds.  

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