Multiple sources, including KK Leaks, OnLeaks and Benjamin Geskin, have tweeted out this claimed iPhone 8 schematic obtained from an unknown source. The alleged technical drawing may help cast light on some of the more prominently rumored features of the OLED-based device, namely wireless charging, a vertically aligned dual-lens camera on the back and—thankfully—no rear Touch ID. We cannot vouch for the legitimacy of the leaked diagram so you’re advised to approach this report with some skepticism.

Showing the interior of the device, the drawing appears to match many recently leaked design schematics while hinting at the following rumored features of iPhone 8:

  • Vertically stacked rear cameras—Redesigned lenses could better support iPhone 8’s rumored augmented reality features while possibly improve depth-of-field photography (and other shooting modes) in landscape orientation. An LED flash, positioned between the two vertically stacked lenses, appears to be built right into the camera bulge itself. Yesterday’s iPhone 8 dummy showed noise-cancelling microphone in the camera bulge.
  • No rear Touch IDContrary to earlier reports, this design drawing does not indicate that a fingerprint sensor will be relocated to the backside like some Android phones. Assuming the schematic is legitimate, Apple may have managed to integrate Touch ID into the display assembly after all. And if that’s the case, then we’re potentially looking at a future iPhone with a nearly full-screen face.
  • Wireless charging—You may be asking yourself, “Well, if that large circular area on the back isn’t for Touch ID, what’s it for then?” As I’ve personally commented on other claimed iPhone 8 technical drawings, it’s probably a wireless charging coil or conductor (the leakster claims iPhone 8 supports wireless charging within five meters).

Aside from these and other rumored features, iPhone 8 is said to use a 5.8-inch curved OLED screen packed into a casing roughly the size of a 4.7-inch iPhone.

The device is widely expected to introduce an overhauled industrial design with all-glass front and back and a stainless steel frame holding the two sheets of glass together.

An all-glass iPhone 8 would surely support wireless charging better than a metal one.

As glass conducts heat quickly, iPhone 8 could adopt a thin graphite sheet to help dissipate heat when the phone is used with its optional wireless charging accessory.

As for the lack of rear Touch ID, here’s some food for thought: what if Apple actually built Touch ID into iPhone 8’s elongated power button, shown on a dummy model below?

At any rate, today’s schematic seems much more elaborate and legit than the ones we saw earlier, especially with no rear Touch ID and a wireless charging pad/coil on the back.

If you’d like, feel free to add to my analysis by sharing your own thoughts and findings with fellow readers in the comment section below.

Mockup: “Glass sandwich” iPhone 8 design with stainless steel frame via Steel Drake

Source:  KK Leaks, OnLeaks and Benjamin Geskin via MacRumors

  • Charlie

    Well, no one will ever know what is the truth until it’s revealed

  • Urname

    Okay…who seriously thought the “large circular area on the back” was TouchID? Comon…

    • DeRMakko

      It seems to be the wireless charging part

      • Urname

        I know. I was commenting on how Christian thought his readers would think “that giant circle on the back must be the TouchID”. Which seems a little silly to me

      • BAiNZy3

        aha, ditto ☺️✌️

    • Jay

      It wasn’t that large before…

  • Valinor

    Thats because apple isnt ditching the home button. It will make a smaller bezel on the top and sides but the bottom will still have the home button. I even expect a samsung s8 thickness top bezel, instead of something like the xiaomi mix 2

  • Tobias9413

    There’s still the possibility of the sleep button becoming a Touch ID. It wouldn’t be the first phone to do it and I’m sure if Apple can’t find a way to implement it into the screen that’s the next best guess. Just because there’s no Touch ID on the back it doesn’t mean it’s in the screen.

  • Rowan09

    Well it seems as if we will have virtual cameras since that’s the constant thing with all the leaks.

    • frozenbee

      you mean vertical?

      • Rowan09

        Yes my mistake

    • Jay

      Yes and this looks pretty authentic. Even with the dimensions not being visible it shows a few enteral things that make it look very genuine..

  • Gethro

    Hang onto your socks this could possibly be for reals people!

  • frozenbee

    can someone seriously explain how the technology of phone “wireless charging within 5 meters” works without giving us 5 types of cancer with those waves?

    • Picapollo

      Lmaooo

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      same way Bluetooth reaches 10+ meters and WIFI can go multiple times that.

      • frozenbee

        except bluetooth or WiFi are not nearly able to transfer actual power / electricity. this seems like really unnecessary futuristic bullshit, the amount of power loss will be massive

    • Kappamello

      Just google Witricity, there are several companies offering technologies for that. You can send wireless power over hundreds of kilometers of air.

      • frozenbee

        well, lets say its “doable”… why tho? the amount of energy loss will be off the charts

  • Dao Sasone

    So can da fan boys/girls finally admit wireless charging isnt a gimmick any? I remember lots was saying it was when Samsung came out with it. Some even say its useless due to not being able to charge and use at the same time. To me its convenient. If apple do have this feature it will be a plus. I like the fact i can just put my phone down and just walk away from it.

    • TechToch

      it is still a gimmick, even if Apple used it in the next iPhone that doesn’t the fact that it’s a gimmick

      • Kappamello

        Sure. Let’s remove Wifi. We can just use a LAN cable. Remove Touch ID, we can enter the code. If Apple does what is rumored, that is revolutionary. Similar to Witricity, you can just stand in the room and keep the phone in your pockets and it will charge, as long as you are within a few meters of the static unit. That is a major selling point, as Apple is rumored to not ship the unit with the iPhone, you need to buy them seperately. People will install several units in their entire home and you will likely be able to charge in McDonalds and co. as well. In my opinion that is the greatest feature since the iPhone itself.

      • TechToch

        You don’t get it
        Of course if it was TRUE wireless charging then it is revolutionary but if it was wireless charging similar to Adnroid phones then it’s a gimmick ! that’s what I mean !!!

    • Jay

      That’s because it was a gimmick if the device had to touch something with a wire connected to charge. If the phone can charge on its own without being in a craddle or touching a pad then it is truely wireless..

    • therealjjohnson

      Still a gimmick…

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    Apple better not make people fall prey to cancer with all this wireless radiations

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      supposedly, from Energous, it will work very similarly to how we use WIFI and Bluetooth.

    • Benetzt

      This is not how radiation works.
      Only ionizing radiation can have unwanted health risks. The only ionizing radiation you receive on a daily basis are some frequencies of the sun, inhaled radioactive gases of our atmosphere and the natural radiation from the earth (depending on the isotopes in your area).