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HomePod firmware exposes 10 iPhone 8 features

via:威锋网     time:2017/8/6 16:30:38     readed:144

2010 if you are concerned about Apple's new products, then you should remember that year that iPhone 4 prototype was forgotten in the bar storm. This new product was released in advance two months before the official release, this with FaceTime, Retina screen, elegant design of new fashion by Gizmodo studied a thoroughly.

But let us unexpected is that this year the same thing happened again. Of course this is not what the new iPhone 8 prototype was forgotten in the California bar, but a large number of new generation of iPhone-related news or careless engineers to expose it.

Last week's preview version of the HomePod firmware was accidentally uploaded, developers naturally downloaded the firmware, then found in the firmware with a large number of new generation of iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV-related information. Here we come together to sort out this week, the HomePod firmware found in the iPhone 8 related to the 10 important features.

The border becomes very narrow

This year is the iPhone's "s" upgrade year, and iPhone 8 in this year's release means that this product design will be very different with the active iPhone, Apple has "sure" a new product with the iPhone 7s series will There will be a big difference. Developers Steven Troughton-Smith in the HomePod firmware found in the scalable vector to prove that the iPhone 8 positive full-screen design, the entity Home key to cancel. The vector map does not expose the detailed design, but the overall upgrade looks like the LG G6, but the border is narrower

Reserved camera groove

The new iPhone will be the top of the camera and sensor to set a groove, users call it iPhone 8 "bangs". Apple did not find a way to hide the "bangs". Developers in the HomePod firmware has also been identified in the "bangs". In the Essential phone, we also see a similar design, but the Apple version of the design looks more eye-catching.

Troughton-Smith found evidence in the firmware that the "banghai" will be the iPhone's status bar is divided into left and right sides, while the reality of cellular and Wi-Fi signal, the other side shows the battery status. In addition, he said that the new design to the status bar is more complex, more powerful, and more conducive to human-computer interaction.

Screen resolution is higher

Since the iPhone 4 introduced Retina screen, Apple's products are basically equipped with this standard screen. And this year's iPhone screen resolution may be higher. Troughton-Smith found in the firmware code a new screen resolution of 1125 x 2436 with a pixel density of 521 ppi. The current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus screen resolution is 750 x 1334 and 1080 x 1920, the new screen resolution compared to the increase is indeed a lot.

AR is very important

Apple is in the field of strengthening the reality is imperative. Although Apple's ARKit platform just in June this year's WWDC conference debut, in two months time we have seen a lot of developers through this platform to develop a lot of good things, and Apple also has a big Of the AR plan, but Apple may need to wait until the iPhone 8 to completely unlock the AR's potential. Previously, the news about the Apple 3D laser system and the depth of field camera, but Troughton-Smith found in the firmware with the "ARFaceAnchor" related to the code, that Apple will launch specifically for the iPhone 8 development of the AR features.

Goodbye Touch ID, hello Face ID

The news that iPhone 8 will no longer integrate Touch ID, Troughton-Smith's findings also proved this point. He found that the firmware code did not mention the "Ultrasound" Touch ID, but he found "BKFaceDetect" in the BiometricKit framework, which implies that there will be a new unlock system in the device that will pass through the face, not the fingerprint To unlock.

Troughton-Smith indicates the new system code Pearl ID, which will support multiple faces and be identified using an infrared sensor to improve the accuracy of recognition in low light conditions. In addition, the "passbook.payment.contactlessinterface" code proves that Pearl ID will support Apple Pay verification payments.

Light to wake up

Positive no entity Home button, the user unlock the desktop on the iPhone may not be so convenient, but fortunately Apple seems to have thought of the solution. Developers found in the firmware code, iPhone may support "light to wake up", the user simply click on the iPhone screen or double-click to wake up the device. Many Android devices support this feature.

Virtual home button

Without the entity Home key, Apple will need to add a virtual Home button to support navigation. Troughton-Smith found the "home indicator" in the code, which appears only when the user needs it. Also before the rumors of the "functional area" is not false. In the 5.8-inch screen, Apple reserves 5.15 inches for the application of space, the rest is the functional area, where the keys and shortcuts will be displayed.

There are three new models

Developers through the HomePod firmware found iPhone 8 code is D22, this code is not Apple's random selection. IPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus code are D10 and D11, then the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are D20 and D21, iPhone 8 is the D22. (The code for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is N60 and N61, respectively, and the code for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is N70 and N71.)

Apple also gave us tips on the date of the new listing. Apple in the fourth quarter earnings forecast that revenue is expected to be between 49 billion -52 billion, 46.9 billion US dollars over the same period last year much higher. In other words, Apple plans to September 30 before the sale of a variety of new products.

Wireless charging

Fangcun iPhone 8 will support wireless charging, and now we can confirm that Apple is indeed in the development of a new charging system. There are currently two clues related to this. The first time is the iPhone 8's new battery icon specifications. Perhaps this is just a design decision, but Reddit users in the HomePod code found "induction charge" and "high voltage" and other related information. That is, Apple may be integrated in the iPhone 8 fast charge and wireless charge. Prior to the news that Apple may not be available in the new listing of wireless charging function, the need for follow-up software updates to achieve this function.

The camera will become smarter

IPhone camera design is not surprising, surprising is the HomePod firmware tells us how it will get how to upgrade, will become much better. Developers Guilherme Rambo found evidence related to the new "SmartCam" model. It can detect the user around the environment, according to adjust the exposure, focus and white balance. He also mentioned a number of scenes that can be automatically identified, such as Baby, Bright Stage, Document, Fireworks and Foliage. Most likely, if this feature does get green, the list of supported scenarios will be greatly improved, although this is expected after the iPhone 8 will be released in the future.

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