Apple prematurely releases code that uncovers iPhone 8 design and security features

Apple's earnings report suggests strong iPhone launch

Apple's earnings report suggests strong iPhone launch

A pre-release of firmware for the tech giant's upcoming HomePod smart speaker, due to launch late 2017, contained hidden details about several new features for the world's most popular smartphone.

Famous software developer Steve Troughton-Smith, recently found that Apple mistakenly released software code for its upcoming iPhone. For those in doubt, Troughton-Smith assured us that this icon is "specific to D22, the iPhone that has Pearl (Face ID)". Troughton-Smith claims to have found an infra-red face unlock inside BiometricKit - the framework also responsible for Touch ID support - that can detect faces from various angles and even when they're partially obscured.

Some developers appear to have gotten hold of the firmware for Apple's HomePod speaker before it was meant to be public. But, it's spilled milk now that the cat's out of the bag, and the internet is alight with iPhone 8 speculation.

APPLE has accidentally revealed what the next iPhone will look like - and some of its most impressive features. Smith discovered that the firmware includes a number of references to face detection unlocking feature as well as the overall form factor of the device.

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Sales and operating revenues climbed 15.2 percent to 1.86 trillion yen or $16.59 billion from prior year's 1.61 trillion yen. Hirai took over in April 2012 after a disastrous fiscal 2011 that saw the company post a net loss of 456.6 billion yen.

Apple officially released the firmware of the $349 Siri-enabled that will arrive in December to developers on Friday. It also shows that the iPhone 8 does will not come with a physical home button. The Essential Phone has a very similar look and feel.

Still, with the presumed unveiling of new iPhones just a few weeks away, these apparent revelations seem to confirm some of the many rumors that have been whispered for months. The iPhone has a almost edge-to-edge display, slim bezels, a notch at top for the earpiece and camera, and no Home button!

The near bezel-less design has always been expected, with leaks and rumours suggesting that Apple was following Samsung's design moves with the Galaxy S8 and producing a smartphone that resembles Android-creator Andy Rubin's upcoming Essential phone.

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