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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 »

Further Apple HomePod firmware spelunking shows 1GB of RAM, 272x340 screen - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

A deeper dive into the HomePod firmware that was briefly available over the weekend shows the A8-powered device will boast 1GB of RAM available and a 272-by-340 pixel screen, suggesting that rudimentary app support will be possible for the hardware in ...and more »

Apple seems to have confirmed that rumors about the next iPhone's new design are true - Quartz

Apple will very likely launch a new iPhone this year, as it's done without fail every year for the last decade. The bigger question is whether the new model will be differentiated from any other high-end smartphone on the market. The iPhone's design ...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 »

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

Update: Apple has now announced the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 range. Read our comparison of the iPhone X vs the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 for more info. Not via Gizmodo, nor Ming-Chi Kuo, but in what could be a spectacular own-goal, it appears that ...and more »

Next iPhone will have all-screen design, facial recognition tech, leaks suggest - Ars Technica

The next iPhone will feature an all-screen bezel-less design and infrared facial recognition tech, according to two software developers who have delved into a pre-release version of the upcoming HomePod's firmware. Whether intentionally or not, it ...and more »

Huge Apple leak confirms iPhone 8 design - BGR

With each new iPhone 8 leak that we've seen so far, it becomes increasingly obvious that the hottest iPhone that Apple will launch this year will also feature a design unlike anything we've seen on previous models. The iPhone 8 will not have a physical ...and more »

Apple accidentally released the custom sounds it made for the HomePod - Business Insider

Justin Sullivan/Getty Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, doesn't come out until December, but its firmware is already available for download from Apple. Crafty developers have been tearing through the firmware and discovering lots of Apple secrets ...and more »

Apple seems to have inadvertently leaked the shape of the new iPhone - Recode

The whispers and murmurs ahead of this year's new iPhone reveal have converged on an all-new design, with a thin or invisible display border, similar to new designs from other manufacturers like Samsung. Some code, apparently prematurely dispatched by ...and more »