In the last hours, a series of leaks on the next Apple product has flooded the web and raised the expectations of all its followers. Best of all, the leaks have the best of origins, Apple itself. Once again a firmware, the Golden Master of iOS 11, has been leaked and developers have been scrutinizing its code to unveil details of the devices that the apple company prepares, just as it happened only a few months ago with the Homepod firmware.. However, this time the leak has happened from within. Access to the iOS 11 code has enabled developers to unravel all the information.
For example, thanks to the blow we know how Apple Pay with iOS 11 will work, we have confirmed the wireless load or 4K Apple TV and we know more details about the A11 processor. Another of the juiciest data has been the designations of the three devices: iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone X includes a new face recognition system called FaceID that completely replaces the Touch ID. Since then, there have been several questions about how Apple Pay will work with this feature, but developer Jeffrey Grossman has given several clues. It seems that the iPhone X will authenticate payments with facial recognition, confirming the process with a double click on the side button of the device.
You can also find references to FaceID on both iPod touch and iPad, suggesting that Apple will implement this feature on future models of both terminals.
It was already known that the iPhone X would have the A11 chip under its casing, but will also be present on the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. According to developer Steve Troughton-Smith, it is a 4 + 2-core processor.
Apparently, two of the cores are high power and the other 4 low, although it is not entirely clear (initially it was assured that it would be upside down and there would be 4 high and two low). Either way, it is a design similar to the A10 chip, which is a quad-core SoC with 2 high-performance cores and 2 other 2 high-energy efficiency.
Discovered by developer Guilherme Rambo, there are references to wireless charging on iOS 11 GM. Although the software does not include too much detail on how it will work, rumors indicate that it will employ inductivity, come on, the same technology as in Apple Watch.
It is said that Apple’s wireless charging will employ standard Qi, running on additional accessories. Apple plans to allow manufacturers outside its brand to create Qi chargers, but will require the famous Mfi (Made for iPhone) certification. In theory, the three devices presented tomorrow would include it.
Apple TV 4k
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered yesterday that Apple TV will natively render at 2160p and support various color formats, including HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Streaming in 4K streaming will require a minimum connection of 15Mb/ s.