HomePod firmware all but confirms rumored iPhone 8 design

HomePod firmware all but confirms rumored iPhone 8 design”

Smith discovered that the firmware includes a number of references to face detection unlocking feature as well as the overall form factor of the device. Speculation about the highly anticipated 10th Anniversary phone, which CEO Tim Cook blamed for the poor sales of the iPhone 7, may have reached peak levels this weekend after the tech giant accidentally pushed out firmware for its HomePod. The iPhone 8 is not that far away from a potential launch and we're seeing leaks everyday now. If this trend continues, the iPhone 8, as well as the iPhone 7s Plus, will likely cost at least $1,100.

The feature is similar to Apple's (aapl) current fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, which similarly authenticates users.

If you had any doubts about Apple releasing a bezel-free iPhone in September, you can probably throw those out the window.

The code was found by app developers Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo who posted about their discovery on Twitter.

New evidence to suggest Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will use a new facial recognition unlocking system has surfaced online, courtesy of Bloomberg. Still present are the iPhone's round edges and cutout for a front-facing camera with sensors.

The firmware of Apple's homepod (Apple's answer to Alexa) released to developers has a few surprises in it about iPhone, all revealed by developers themselves.

Sent out to developers last week, the firmware - permanent software programmed into a read-only memory - was found to contain references to other products, including one codenamed D22.

Mentioned in the smart speaker HomePod's firmware is a face unlock feature for the iPhone, which would allow customers to get past the lock screen by just looking at the phone. It shows what appears to be a almost bezel-free iPhone with a cut-out intruding into the top of the screen from an earphone and camera (and, presumably, the sensors required for all of the aforementioned facial detection). We have no reason to believe that the next iPhone release will be any different.

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