5 Leaked features Of IPhone8 revealed by a "disgruntled" Apple Employee

Source; METROApple has suffered a major leak just ahead of this year’s big launch – and it’s packed with titbits about the upcoming iPhone launch.

Many of these confirm long-rumoured features for the new high end ‘iPhone X’ handset, which will be launched on September 12 in California.
The leak took the form of a ‘Gold Master’ of Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 software – and it reveals a lot of details about the hardware it will be running on.
The BBC claims to have confirmed an anonymous source was behind the leak to Apple-based publications code9to5Mac and MacRumors – with some suggesting it was the work of a "disgruntled" employee
 A reference to iPhone X has fuelled rumours Apple intends to unveil a high-end model alongside more modest updates to its existing handsets.
Other discoveries include images of a new Apple Watch and AirPod headphones, a set-up process for Face ID, and the introduction of Animoji, animated emoji characters.


*Face recognition


A new ‘Face ID’ system will make up for the fact that the phone’s fingerprint sensor is about to vanish – and you’ll be able to use it to authenticate Apple Pay, the code reveals.


*

Wireless charging

It’s been rumoured for months, but the leak confirms that at least one iPhone model will support wireless charging.
It’ll use the Qi wireless charging standard but (of course) Apple’s phones will only work with special Apple chargers.


*

Goodbye Home button, hello Home bar

There won’t be a Home button any more – instead, there’ll be a bar of ‘virtual’ buttons which you can use to navigate in and out of apps.

*

New ‘all screen’ look

Every leaked prototype device has shown off a new ‘all screen’ look and the code leak confirms that at least one new device with have an edge-to-edge HD screen.
It’ll also boast a longer 18.5:9 aspect ratio (similar to Samsung phones) – and a native resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels

*


Smarter power button

With the Home button done away with, the power button is stepping up a gear – with double presses activating Apple Pay, and holding the button down activating Siri.

No comments