iPhone 8 Features Leaked – Every time a new iPhone gets released, Apple addicts across the world get understandably excited dying to know what they can expect from the new gadget.
These fans are in luck then, as it seems Apple have recently leaked details about their new device that is likely to hit shelves in September.
It appears the iPhone 8 will have features that include a facial recognition system, a tap to wake function, a virtual home button and a bezel-free screen.
Apple accidentally released their new HomePod firmware over the weekend on an official public update feed.
Of course, realising their error, they quickly took down the information, but not before eager developers had managed to download it and immediately started posting their findings on Twitter.
Analysing the code these developers, that include Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo, uncovered many secrets about the upcoming iPhone 8.
There’s also a lot of new references to facial expression detection pic.twitter.com/8PsPVj1QqU
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 1, 2017
Although Apple is using code names for their secret features – facial recognition is ‘Pearl ID’ for example – this did not fool these developers.
It may just look like a string of numbers, letters and symbols to you and me, but what the code reveals is exciting.
The iPhone 8 is expected to feature a radical redesign, with an edge-to-edge display that does away with the top and bottom bezels where features like the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the front-facing camera are housed. Rumours suggest Touch ID will either be built into the display or eliminated entirely in favour of facial recognition technology. This means there will be no physical home button on the iPhone 8 and no bezels aside from a small area for the front-facing camera.
With an edge-to-edge design, the iPhone 8 may be similar in size to the 4.7 inch iPhone, but with a display the size of a 5.5 inch iPhone. The display itself is said to be flexible plastic OLED rather than an LCD, allowing Apple to introduce a thinner device that consumes less power and offers a better display. This display will also offer higher contrast ratio and more true to life colours.
We will just have to wait until September to see how many of these features make it onto the final model of the iPhone 8.