The latest trove of information comes from the pre-release HomePod firmware that was uploaded to a public server last week. The information, which was supposed to be disseminated internally only, was mistakenly uploaded by an Apple employee.
Hidden in this information, developer Guilherme Rambo found an icon representing the iPhone 8 referring to the device with the code name ‘D22’ along with details about the bezel-less design.
Here’s a higher resolution version: pic.twitter.com/p60xeEn7Ie
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) July 31, 2017
The image also appears to confirm earlier reports that Apple will do away with the physical home button.
Apart from this, developers were also being able to decipher details about the Samsung like infrared face-unlock feature codenamed — Pearl ID.
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
Notably, it also seems the phone will be able to record video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, up from 30 fps on the iPhone 7 Plus. Further, the next iPhone will probably have a SmartCam feature that will auto tune camera settings based on the scene it detects.
iOS 11 (or the next iPhone) will have something called SmartCam. It will tune camera settings based on the scene it detects pic.twitter.com/7duyvh5Ecj
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 2, 2017
The wait is almost over as the iPhone is expected to launch in the next two months, but for now, we know this for sure that Apple is making a host of new changes.