Apple‘s iOS 11 Golden Master has leaked online, providing some of the most insightful information as to what the new iPhone models will be capable of… Tomorrow, we’ll know exactly what the new smartphone devices are all about, but man, leaks are fun!
It’s unclear at this time what the differences between the iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X will be, but apparently we’re getting three brand new models, all of which utilize iOS 11 Golden Master.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X pic.twitter.com/OVLfhLxTdT
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) September 9, 2017
9to5Mac received the leaked software, which also found its way onto Reddit over the weekend, divulging new features like portrait lighting modes, higher resolution and capture speeds, True Tone (white balance technology), 3D emojis called Animoji, and so much more. An LTE-enabled connectivity for the Apple Watch will also be an option.
Hardware wise, what the new iPhone X is lacking though is a Home button, and that new real estate will reportedly work as a multifunctional space at the bottom of the new iPhone screens (as pictured above).
Wireless charging also has everyone geeked.
— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) September 9, 2017
ChargingViewService confirms wireless charging. It will even show some 3D animations when charging (not present in GM tho) pic.twitter.com/JLBd4HQLpS
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) September 10, 2017
The biggest software change coming to the new iPhones is Face ID…
These smartphones are so sophisticated, they will actually be able to recognize the owner’s face. Kinda cool. Kinda creepy. Users can rely on Face ID to not just unlock the phones, but to confirm purchases in iTunes and the App Store, and autofill credit cared into Safari.
Authenticating with FaceID looks like this (timing not correct because it's just the UI, not actual auth) pic.twitter.com/kvNUARDQBJ
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) September 9, 2017