Apr 28, 2017 03:14 PM EDT By Maricris Jose

iPhone 8 leaked schematic indicated device's design & features

An alleged iPhone 8 schematic has leaked online indicating the smartphone's design and features

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A purported iPhone 8 schematic from has surfaced online indicating the possible design of the device's rear portion.

According to MacRumors, the alleged iPhone 8 schematic has been shared on Twitter by several leakers who often share alleged leaked device images that are from Weibo and anonymous tipsters. The tipser who posted the photo which is from an unknown source were KK Leaks, OnLeaks, and Benjamin Geskin.

Moreover, Apple Insider has noted that the recent leak image of iPhone 8 is different with the document that has surfaced last week as it featured a cutout on the back which seems to be shaped for a Touch ID sensor. It also has a large pad that is assumed to be used for the implementation of wireless charging technology.

Nevertheless, the rear-mounted Touch ID is largely considered improbable. This was because the Cupertino-based company has been reported to have trouble incorporating a sensor into the phone's edge-to-edge, 5.8-inch OLED display, which should substitute the physical home button for a virtual one. With this, Apple could be forced to delay the iPhone 8's launch, if it doesn't scrap embedded Touch ID totally.

The leaked image also supported the idea that Apple will be shifting to a vertical camera setup. Though there might be some other technical advantages, this arrangement might also help for better shooting in landscape mode similar to a traditional camera. Apart from that, it was also hinted that the iPhone 8 will be engineered with Apple's powerful A11 processor.

Additionally, the news outlet has stated that it is not yet confirmed if the iPhone 8 schematic is genuine and it has been mentioned that this moment is a rumor cycle wherein it is really difficult to distinguish whether the information is real or fake. Thus, the avid patrons of Apple are advised to take all the current leaks with some skepticism.

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