More IPhone 8 Details Surface Via HomePod Firmware

Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

Apple HomePod firmware has revealed that the upcoming iPhone 8 will come with a bezel-less design along with a new facial recognition technology.

According to Gadgets 360, the feature was spotted by developer Steve Troughton-Smith in the HomePod's firmware codebase which was published recently by Apple.

Deeper delving into the firmware threw up an icon used to represent the D22 device, which bears the shape of a smartphone, notably one without a traditional iPhone home button or indeed speaker grills or any hit of a screen bezel.

Apple itself has appeared to leak two new features for the iPhone 8 - 3D face-scanning tech, and a screen that covers nearly the entire front face of the phone.

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Digging through it, Troughton-Smith stumbled across a variety of details, including an iPhone 8 schematic that practically confirms all the iPhone 8 leaks we've seen in recent weeks.

There's now no set reveal date for the much-rumored iPhone 8, but Apple traditionally holds a conference to show off its new line of mobile products in September.

Elsewhere in the code, developers discovered what appears to be a new icon for the next iPhone-the company has a different image for each phone it produces-shaped like numerous leaked images and mockups that have appeared to date.

iPhone 8 Price: A new report claims that the iPhone 8 will start at $1,100, reports AppleInsider. The framework also guards against using images or 3D models of faces to gain access, but time will tell whether facial recognition is secure and responsive enough to replace Touch ID for things like Apple Pay. The firmware code was released for developers early in order to start development for the HomePod speaker. The 10-year-old brand faces fierce competition from Samsung and others in a field increasingly dominated by the look and feel of devices, following the stagnation of feature innovation. It shows a screen that takes up much more of the front, and it doesn't have a home button. The firmware is essentially the same as the iPhone firmware, but it has a few alterations. Unless, of course, Apple leaks more of its own surprises first. The leak does, however, suggest that Apple plans to include the feature either way.

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