A few days ago, Apple's HomePod firmware was cracked to have a look at the upcoming iPhone 8. The Cupertino based tech company had rolled out the firmware of the Siri powered speaker, and that provides some anticipations about its highly anticipated smartphone.
The news comes after Bloomberg reported in February that Apple was testing a fifth generation version of Apple TV that will support ultra high definition content, with a launch date slated for as early as this year.
Over the past couple of months iPhone 8 reports have been pouring in, with some speculating Apple may remove Touch ID from the front of the device due to problems integrating the required sensors into the new full-body display, with others claiming Apple will include a free pair of AirPods with all orders.
iHelp, a Portuguese news site has revealed that the front and rear cameras both will be capable of shooting the videos in the same quality.
BK is believed to be short for BiometricKit, a new set of iPhone features which will sit alongside the pre-existing HomeKit, for controlling smart home devices, and HealthKit, for connecting to exercise gadgets and monitoring fitness. In spite of that, the improved frame rate might be utilized for iOS 11 operating system's AR apps.
If this is true, there is a high possibility that the special edition iPhone that will be introduced in celebration of the tenth anniversary of iPhones will not feature Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
Furthermore, code has suggested that Face ID will be supported in third-party applications, much like Touch ID is now. The feature could allow iPhone 8 users to unlock the smartphone with a glance. But, Apple has yet to confirm if a Face ID will replace the Touch ID. The small icon bears a resemblance to the simple line drawings the tech company uses to represent hardware within the macOS Finder windows' sidebar.
Nevertheless, the iPhone 8 is expected to arrive with a 5.8-inch 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display. Apple will likely announce the handset in September 2017.