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New iPhone leaks show tap to wake, attention detection, and virtual home button - The Verge

More details about Apple's upcoming iPhone have been uncovered in HomePod's firmware — which runs iOS like the iPhone — revealing features including a tap to wake function, facial expression and attention detection, and the long-rumored removal of ...and more »

8 things we just learned about the iPhone 8 - CNET

Apple's HomePod speaker may have just spilled the beans. James Martin/CNET. In 2010, an Apple engineer left a prototype iPhone 4 in a bar, spoiling the biggest redesign to the iPhone since its 2007 debut. Apple has arguably never made as big a mistake ...and more »

HomePod firmware reveals more secrets of Apple's smart speaker - The Verge

Apple's HomePod smart speaker will run iOS — like an iPhone without the screen, but it won't support third party apps or extensions according to firmware posted online. That was probably to be expected at launch, though Apple could still announce ...and more »

How an iOS Developer Just Uncovered The Next iPhone - WIRED

When developer Guilherme Rambo saw that Apple had released firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker, he thought it must have been a mistake. The HomePod doesn't come out until December, after all. Curiosity piqued, he started digging through the code ...and more »

HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8 design and facial recognition - TechCrunch

Last week, Apple released the firmware of its upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod. It sounds like it was pushed out a bit earlier than expected as it isn't supposed to come out until later this year. Steve Troughton-Smith took advantage of that to find ...and more »

HomePod uncovers more new iPhone 8 features - GSMArena.com

Yesterday we saw a sketch of the iPhone 8 design along with some new features that appeared in HomePod's firmware, including facial recognition. After a deeper look, developers have uncovered hints to even more of the upcoming features - the new Apple ...and more »

HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8 design, infrared facial recognition - GSMArena.com

With the fingerprint reader booted from the front of the iPhone 8, alternative biometric authentication methods were reportedly considered – including 3D facial recognition and iris scanner. Now we have our first solid bit of evidence – HomePod's ...and more »

iPhone 8 Infrared Face Detection and General Device Design Revealed in HomePod Firmware - Mac Rumors

Late last week, Apple released early firmware for its HomePod smart speaker, which won't be launching to the public until December. HomePod will run a version of iOS, and the firmware released by Apple corresponds to iOS 11.0.2. One iOS developer has ...and more »

New iPhone details leak: Yes, Apple is still chasing Samsung - The Register

Eagle-eyed code-jockeys have dug out some intriguing details about the new Apple iPhone – most notably that the company is still desperately chasing Samsung. Developers digging into a firmware upgrade of Apple's new HomePod discovered chunks of code ...and more »

Apple accidentally leaks crucial iPhone 8 specs. Doh! - Wired.co.uk

Not via Gizmodo, nor Ming-Chi Kuo, but in what could be a spectacular own-goal, it appears that Apple has itself leaked the form factor and key specs of the coming iPhone 8. It looks like the new handset, likely to be released this September, will have ...and more »