Apple leak the iPhone 8 design while released the firmware for the smart Homepod speaker last week, which will not be available until December. HomePod runs on iOS, with firmware version iOS 11.0.2. One developer broke into the firmware to see what he was all about. He encountered one interesting thing that only confirms what has been speculated so far. According to firmware, the upcoming iPhone 8 will feature infrared face recognition technology. BiometricKit tool developer , currently home to the Touch ID, has found links to the Face Recognition System. This was confirmed by developer Steven Troughton-Smith.

Its design already can be confirmed as you can see in the image, and not only that, but we also know that the iPhone 8 will have a face recognition system that will serve to unlock the device and to make payments. Where will the Touch ID of the iPhone 8 be?


The renders that we have seen for weeks on the internet seem to be confirmed by the iPhone 8 – or D22  scheme found in the HomePod firmware. The design without just frames and that superior slit that the screen incorporates and that will serve to place the sensors and the frontal camera is confirmed. This design detail does not appeal to many users, but Apple could disguise it by using that space as a status bar, just like now, with battery icons, coverage, etc. On both sides of that cleft. With the black front would not notice, and the white front … could it be that Apple abandoned it? With a design like the iPhone 8 in which almost the entire front surface is screen, it seems that does not make much sense a white front.

Another of the most important data of the iPhone 8 will be how we identify ourselves to unlock the device and make payments. After so many conjectures about where the Touch ID sensor will be placed and the problems that Apple might have had to place it under the screen, it seems that in the end the company would have opted for an infrared facial recognition system as a substitute. This system would be combined with 3D sensors to prevent a simple photo could unlock the device, as with other competing mobiles. In addition it could be used in total darkness and even recognize the user’s face from different angles.

(source: Steven Troughton-Smith [Twitter])

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