Another day and more leaks claiming to give an insight into the iPhone 8.
This latest leaks claims there will be some major changes to the device, this time it is connection to the fingerprint reader.
A photo published on Twitter by well-known blogger Sonny Dickson, someone who has been proved accurate in the past, shows the fingerprint reader on the back of the device, whilst also adding that the dual-camera module will sit vertically as opposed to horizontally as they appear on the iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 8 is expected to include an OLED display that will take up the full front of the screen. However, according to reports earlier this week, incorporating a fingerprint sensor into the display has proved technically difficult for Apple.
iPhone 8 looks to be taking a new direction pic.twitter.com/mG19bcDYiC
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) 19 April 2017
This has resulted in some analysts speculating that Apple will be forced to move the fingerprint sensor to the reverse of the device, as per the leaked image above.
The document shared on Twitter by Dickson, which looks like it has been obtained from a Foxconn factory, suggests that Apple will do exactly that.
“Dual Vertical cameras are here, Touch ID sensor on the back. Definitely a shift in design,” Dickson said in a tweet.
With that being said, there is no way to verify the authenticity of the leaked image.
Earlier this week a report by Bloomberg claimed that Apple will release three phones later this: two updated versions of the iPhone 7, alongside a new premium handset, to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The new premium version may be called the iPhone 8, iPhone X or iPhone Edition.
However, the report said the release of the phone dubbed the iPhone 8 may be delayed. While it was expected to be released in September, delays in Apple’s supply chain mean it may be held back by two or three months.