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Could Apple be replacing the design of their entire iPhone line?

If you read our post yesterday, you’ll be up to date with the latest leaks uncovered by developer Guilherme Rambo who discovered code relating to HomePod software.

Alongside what we’ve already covered, this code also suggests that the intelligent SmartCam may be used in the new camera app to capture the best photos when shooting scenes such as fireworks and sunrises. There are also codes that reference the authentication with Apple Pay and facial recognition.

Within the code there appear to be references to things including Fireworks, Document, Foliage, Baby, Bright Stage and more suggesting that the camera will look for certain objects before deciding on the best capture settings.

Apple devices already use object recognition for photos in features such as Search and Memories and a further rumor suggests that future iPhones will have a ‘Natural Engine’ processor to improve this.

The specific code references ‘passbook.payment.contactlessinterface’ with ‘pearl.field-detect’ and ‘pearl.pre-arm’ may imply that Apple will rely on facial recognition instead of Touch ID for Apple Pay. Both Bloomberg and KGI Securities strongly believe that the new design will support this.

In terms of the design, then, there are specific references within the code to ‘2017iPhone’ as well as a 6.5-inch retina display. As we know, wireless charging is expected to be introduced in the upcoming models although up until now it has been believed that the screen will measure 5.8-inches.

Arguably the biggest leak from the software is what is believed to be the bezel design for the iPhone 8 to be released in September. Although its not yet clear, it could be that Apple are planning to replace the current designs in the iPhone lineup with that of the next device. If so, this would certainly justify the lack of rumors regarding the iPhone 7S.



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