iPhone 8 Touch ID — Front, Back, or On The Side?

iphone 8 render — from wccftech.com

So many rumors focusing on iPhone 8 much troubled touch ID in-display technology circulating around the web for weeks and it highly likely that Apple will launch its new iPhone with an workaround this year instead of delaying its next generation iPhone yearly launch event.

Fingerprint Sensor Embedded Right Onto Display

This is the ideal and most elegant solution for Apple’s Touch ID technology without degrade the design aesthetic of the iPhone. However, it seems that Apple will not be able to ship iPhone 8 with a fingerprint scanner embedded right onto its display. According Market analyst Andy Hargreaves, — “Apple continues to struggle with the workaround for the fingerprint sensor” … “This increases the potential that the new OLED iPhone could be delayed, or ship without a fingerprint sensor, either of which could increase risk to unit sales and mix for the cycle.”

Fingerprint Reader On The Back

iphone 8 render image — from cultofmac.com

Various rumors pointed that Apple won’t ditch its Touch ID on the iPhone 8 (maybe named iPhone X) and it will instead put it on the back (see the render case photo above). It doesn’t look that good but, in fact, it’s a pretty nice location for the fingerprint reader if you tried any of the smartphones that placed its fingerprint scanner on the back (e.g., Google Pixel, LG G6 … etc.) It’s natural to place your index finger right onto the fingerprint scanner on the back of your phone to unlock the phone.

Touch ID On The Side

iphone 8 render — from wccftech.com

It appears to us that Apple might consider to get its Touch ID on the power button. Based on the latest rumor, it seems like this is another nice solution that Apple might be choosing. It sounds odd but it’s not. Really. Pull your iPhone out of your pocket and try to place your thumb on its power button. It’s pretty natural, right? The only problem is that if you have iPhone 7 Plus (or iPhone 6 Plus… which are the larger form iPhones), it’s gonna be a bit hard to reach the power button if your don’t have big hands. So … it’s going to be an elongated power button if Apple decides to go for this route.

Which One Do You Prefer?

Even rumors mentioned that Apple might ditch its Touch ID for the iPhone 8 this year if they cannot solve the in-display touch ID implementation issue, we truly believe that Apple won’t do that since the Touch ID has been into millions of iPhone/iPad users lives for doing so many things and one of the tasks that a lot of iPhone users cannot live without is using Touch ID to verify the payment on so many occasions. So … which one do you prefer? On the back of the phone or just being placed right onto the elongated power button? Leave us your comments below.