That’s according to a new schematic that has surfaced and is making the rounds – this week, which claims to show a future proposed design for the iPhone’s upcoming hardware refresh.
“A new image shared online appears to show a preview of the iPhone 8 design with vertically stacked dual cameras and a rear Touch ID fingerprint sensor,” Hall notes, adding that the image -originally shared by Sonny Dickson on Twitter- features “a cut out on the backside presumably used for Touch ID.”
The purported next-gen schematic (seen above) arrives just days after the company was rumored to be having trouble implementing its Touch ID system underneath the iPhone’s main display – a feat that, (if achieved), it is thought would have allowed the company to expand the iPhone’s screen vertically.
Also notable is the lack of any physical cut-out for the device’s volume rocker, which may indicate that Apple has managed (or plans) to implement a non-tactile region for volume control on the side of the device, or simply remove the physical volume adjuster entirely … in favour for sofware-only controls, or adjusting levels via Siri or the (sold separate) AirPods.
The coined ‘iPhone Edition’ is set to arrive in time to mark the smartphone’s 10th anniversary – happening this year, and, among rumours of the relocation of the device’s Touch ID system, is said to feature vertical dual cameras, a 5.8-inch OLED screen, “almost no front bezel,” wireless charging and a 3D-sensing front camera.