There’s a new leaked schematic of the iPhone 8, and it appears to confirm previous reports about Apple’s next-generation flagship handset sporting wireless charging technology and a vertically-aligned dual-camera setup. The leak also contradicts rumors of the next iPhone having its Touch ID sensor placed on the back.
On Wednesday, Steve Hemmerstoffer shared on his OnLeaks Twitter account a diagram showing the back of the 10th anniversary iPhone. The leaker indicated he couldn’t confirm if the tipped schematic is legit or not, but he is displaying it online for everyone to see. The illustration appears to be more elaborate than previous leaks, so some Apple fans who have seen it presumed that it’s legit.
Looking at the new leak, it’s easy to see that the camera lenses are vertically aligned, and there is also a cutout for a flash in between the two. Earlier reports have indicated that Tim Cook’s company is shifting to a vertical camera setup due to the technical advantages this brings. For example, this would make the iPhone 8 a stellar device for capturing moments in landscape mode. There is also a rumor that the vertical camera module would make the handset perfect for AR games.
Aside from the camera module, another interesting aspect of the new leak is what appears to be a large pad underneath the Apple logo. The pad is believed to be part of the company’s plan to equip the next-generation iPhone with wireless charging technology. Previously, a different leak showed a small cutout which sources presumed to be that of a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor. This new schematic contradicts that leak and now supports claims of an iOS phone that has wireless charging and a fingerprint scanner on the front.
While the accuracy of this new leak is still in question, AppleInsider reports that it could have come from Foxconn or other Apple assembly partners. It’s also possible that it was obtained from Apple’s parts manufacturers like Catcher.