It’s really anyone’s guess as to what the iPhone 8 could look like, but as we are leading up to September which is when the iPhone 8 is expected to be announced, it seems that the rumors are starting to settle on a final design, one of which was leaked not too long ago. Of course the thing about leaks is that you can never be 100% sure, at least until now.
In a tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, it seems that Apple themselves might have leaked not only the design of the iPhone 8 itself, but also one of its highly-rumored features. Basically had released the first build of the firmware for the upcoming HomePod, and thanks to the digging by developers, they uncovered an icon which is supposed to represent the iPhone, and it looks very familiar to the leaks that we’ve been seeing so far.
But wait, there’s more: images of the new iPhone form-factor are also present. 😅 A lot of people at Apple are going to have a nasty Monday… https://t.co/BdmasKVVgI
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 31, 2017
The firmware also went ahead and referenced the existence of an infra-red face unlocking tool, which like we said is one of the reported new security features of the iPhone 8. We have heard that Apple could be looking to introduce a facial scanning feature, and this reference seems to “confirm” that, but exactly how it works remains to be seen.
So far most facial unlocking systems seem to be easily fooled by photographs, so we’re not sure if Apple has managed to figure this one out yet. It has been rumored that Apple could be replacing Touch ID with facial scanning, but in all honesty we doubt that will happen, especially since Touch ID was recently introduced to the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.