A latest render has surfaced online and it backs the recent rumours. Rumours have predicted that the Touch ID sensor might be relocated for the iPhone 8. The render shows a cut-out for the Touch ID sensor on the rear of the phone. The iPhone 8 is set to come with a large display up-front, and hence Apple does not have room on the front for the sensor. The good news though is that it appears to be located in a very comfortable position unlike the sensor found on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Earlier rumours pointed out that Apple in partnership with Synaptics, was working on a new tech to integrate the Touch ID sensor into the display. However, a report last week indicated that it might not happen due to technical difficulties. The report further explained a possibility of Apple totally dropping the Touch ID sensor altogether. However we feel that it is highly unlikely to happen.
Another thing to note from the render is the vertical dual camera module. Currently, the dual camera setup is exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus (it is a horizontal layout). Presently, the advantages of housing a vertical dual-camera setup is not known while a few analysts have claimed that it may be meant for Augmented Reality Purposes.
On the left, we can see the presence of a silence switch and volume rockers. A larger cut out for the Power Button is found on the right. While the purpose it not known, we assume that it may be for convenience purposes.
The special edition iPhone 8 is said to feature a massive 5.8 inch OLED display. The casing however is said to be smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, thanks to the bezel-less design. Other features include a 3D camera and wireless charging.