iDropNews, a blog without a proven track record, is claiming that Apple will move its Touch ID fingerprint reader to the back of iPhone 8. Citing an unnamed source who allegedly spoke privately with a Foxconn employee, the blog made other bold claims, saying iPhone 8 would come outfitted with vertical cameras, while reiterating some of the previously mentioned features, including “iPhone Edition” branding.

The article states that reports of a glass back are incorrect as current prototypes have a metal backplate “due to the tendency glass has to shatter when dropped.”

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first reported that the next iPhone would switch to an all-glass chassis similar to the iPhone 4/4s design in order to minimize potential interference with wireless charging components.

iDropNews thinks that rumors calling for iPhone 8’s fingerprint reader to be embedded into the display itself are also wrong because that technology is still in its infancy and “hasn’t been proven to work in a way that’s secure or dependable enough for use.”

Therefore, as iDropNews would have you believe, Touch ID will be moved to the back of the device like on some Android phones.

Moreover, iDropNews explains that replacing iPhone 7 Plus’s vertical dual-lens camera setup with a horizontal one will enable better depth of field when the device is used horizontally within Apple’s rumored augmented reality headset.

Putting a dual-lens camera on the front of the device “is a necessary addition” to facilitate iPhone 8’s rumored 3D sensing camera technology, explains the publication.

As mentioned, iDropNews doesn’t have an established track record so take their report with a grain of salt. Only time will tell if iPhone 8 will sport vertical cameras and Touch ID on its back and, if so, how those features might benefit users.


iPhone 8 concept by Benjamin Geskin for iDropNews

Source: iDropNews

  • TheeDaniel R


  • Deep Brar

    Touch ID on back ?

    • Sohail Wahab

      Yeah, if possible I would like the Touch ID on the sleep/wake button instead.

    • Abhijeet Gupta
    • Mallouk Malek

      actually my friend have a huwaei with finger print on the back and it is really easy to use and never feels like you are searching for it, it is just in the right place

      • ravinigga

        I think in the middle on the back not close the camera that is easy and also u normal the phone hold

    • Christian

      haha go and cry little child

  • GUY

    That actually sounds more likely.

  • Hussain Alsanona

    I think after all the in-screen Touch ID patents came from Apple. That is a fail to me. If Apple have been working for this tech long enough I think they should master it by now. Fingers crossed for this tech.

    • igorsky

      “Apple have been working on this tech long enough”, says some guy who doesn’t know how “this tech” even works.

  • igorsky

    Pretty sure that “iDropNews” surmised that since Samsung couldn’t figure out how to embed a fingerprint scanner into their screen, then Apple won’t either. iDropNews obviously doesn’t realize that Samsung engineering is filled with a bunch of monkeys who can’t even engineer a proper battery.

  • Rob

    I might well be wrong here but common sense says to me that u get the same depth of field whether the cameras are vertical or horizontal. I can still tell how far things are when I put my head to the side

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      +1 for ya

  • Gethro

    Seems possible! After all Shamesung S8 fingerprint scanner is on its back

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Might wanna edit it says replacing 7 plus vertical camera with horizontal should be other way round

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    Why did iDB even quote these wannabe Leakers

  • Daniel Moura

    I want that blue wallpaper from iphone 8 concept… where I get it? pls help me 😀

  • Jay

    If I wanted an LG I’d by an LG.