A firmware leak of Apple’s Homepod has given useful insights into what we can expect from the next generation of the iPhone or iPhone 8.
Self Goal From Apple
The leak comes as blunder from Apple’s own end. Apple had made what appears to be an internal software update for employees testing Apple’s upcoming HomePod smart speaker available on the public internet.
A piece of file associated with the firmware leak has revealed that the iPhone will be having a bezel-less display has had been speculated earlier by various leaks. The display appears with small bezels all the way around and a notch in the top of the screen likely for the earpiece speaker, front-facing cameras and sensors.
Also it looks like the status bar will likely be white or mimic the colour of the rest of the screen, making it stand out at the top of the device. Also the big question is what will happen to the iPhone’s physical homebutton that has been present since the inception of the iPhone in 2007.
Instead it appears the new iPhone will have a virtual home button, possibly called the home indicator, which will be hidden during some activities.
Also Apple has long been rumoured to be working on a version of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor that works from underneath the screen, as revealed by patent applications. However, it appears that the iPhone will not have Touch ID, at least on the front of the device. Instead it seems Apple will install facial recognition in the top notch of the device.