Apple accidentally leaks iPhone 8 details
Apple accidentally released an early version of the firmware for its upcoming HomePod smart speaker which is linked to iPhones
Apple is huge on secrecy and any leaks that do come fourth are never confirmed, leaving iPhone fans to speculate until the official launch date. Well this time round, a tweet may have confirmed details of the upcoming iPhone.
Apple accidentally unveiled the firmware for its HomePod smart speaker which contains code for iPhones, which is now being analysed by developers.
A tweet from developer Steve Troughton-Smith stated that one of the upcoming models from the supposed iPhone 7S series will have face unlock and the next model, presumably the iPhone 8 will have a bezel-less screen.
I can confirm reports that HomePod’s firmware reveals the existence of upcoming iPhone’s infra-red face unlock in BiometricKit and elsewhere pic.twitter.com/yLsgCx7OTZ
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 31, 2017
From the code, there is reference to ‘BKFaceDetect' which could be linked to a Biometric Kit, along with links to facial recognition software and an infrared camera. The code also gives away the design of the phone, showing a bezel-less display.
Whoops! Apple has not commented on the released firmware, but in less than 6 weeks we will know more.