Overall, Apple is very careful about its future releases in the electronics market, preventing sensitive and internal information from escaping before the planned time. In a way, this makes leaks related to the Apple ecosystem confined only to small details coming from partners and accessory manufacturers. Now, however, the vacillation of a house clerk may have opened up several surprises and features of the coming iPhone 8.
The source of this type of data is the same as a recent leak involving the brand new yet unmannedspeaker: a preview of the HomePod firmware . Apparently, this material should be made available only to Apple’s internal teams, but it ended up being stored on a public server and put in jeopardy many of the secrets of the new gadgets being produced by Cupertino.
Cutting edge (and visual) technology
With this content in place, some developers decided to unlock the firmware code lines and came across more than information about the loudspeaker. To begin with, they found that the new iPhone is being called internally from D22 and that its almost borderless format was exemplified in some images contained within the HomePod code. As you can see below, this silhouette confirms much of the leaks and rumors we had about the design of the iPhone 8 so far.
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Here’s a higher resolution version:
The reduced edges, the lack of a physical home button and the entry of the frame at the top, for example, have already been seen in other figures, photos and renderings attached to the device. The question that remains: how does Apple want to do user biometric checking without a dedicated Touch ID shortcut? While some believe that the feature has been integrated into the smartphone’s display or that the sensor is part of a longer Power button, the firmware suggests another option that has already been discussed.
According to the people who had access to the software, the D22 will have a feature called Pearl ID. The idea is for this technology to turn fingerprint reading into the corner and use an infrared-enabled face recognition system to unlock the phone and authenticate transactions. The protrusion at the top of the device should concentrate all the necessary tools to make that face reading smooth – though it is not yet known how iOS 11 will fit the new format.
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iOS 11 (or the next iPhone) will have something called SmartCam. It will tune camera settings based on the scene it detects
Part of the code also reveals that the cell phone should receive some substantial improvements in its rear camera. The first of these is the ability to record videos from 4K to 60 fps – an upgrade to both the iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, the hardware can rely on a depth sensor. In addition to enhancing the use of augmented reality in the device, this allows a feature called SmartCam to detect scene specificities and change the camera settings to make your photos look even more beautiful.
For eyes and ears
The integrated display is better than we expected
Of course, because this is a leak originating in the bowels of the recently announced Apple HomePod, the material also offers some very interesting details regarding the equipment. One of them indicates that the integrated display to the speaker is much more advanced than we had imagined until now . Instead of displaying a matrix format, the screen should have a resolution of 272×340 pixels – which is not known to be RGB or monochrome or has touch sensitivity.
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HomePod has a “screen” of 272×340 and 1GB RAM cc @stroughtonsmith
In addition, it was discovered that this new hardware must have 1 GB of RAM. It may seem like a little bit, but since Apple Company has a history of optimizing its products well, it is expected that the quantity will be enough to keep the toy running smoothly and without gagging. Finally, the leaks wave ends with a compilation of the sounds that are already part of the project, ranging from alarms and timers to audios for notifications and password requests.
And is it because the fact that all of this information has seen the light of day before the hour has undermined Apple’s strategy or only added to the hype over the new iPhone and HomePod? Leave your opinion on the topic below in the comments section.