Every iPhone 8 detail revealed by Apple's accidental leak
Brian Tong, here, and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
And boy, do we have a lot of iPhone goodies to jump into.
Now, you all know it started over the weekend, when Apple accidentally pushed their firmware for their HomePod speaker ahead of its launch in December.
And sure, it revealed new things about the HomePod Which will get to, but the firmware that Apple released was for iOS 11.02, two full patches ahead of what's been released to the public.
It was a treasure [UNKNOWN] of iPhone 8 details straight from the source that Guilherme Rambo and Steven Troughton-Smith dug deep into.
Now the biggest leak you've seen it everywhere, the apparent confirmation of what the next iPhone will look like That aligns exactly with the rumors and renders we have seen with the minimal bezel design and the top areas sticking out around the camera end sensors.
The Icon also confirms the lack of a physical home button on the front.
The first time ever for a iPhone and thanks [INAUDIBLE] and guess what the hits keep coming.
The firmware includes multiple references to infrared face detection Within the BiometricKit framework, that's where Touch ID information is usually stored.
And it confirms the next phone will at least partially rely on facial recognition.
The BiometricKit also references face detect and different conditions like being too close or too far away from the camera.
Infrared sensors on the front of the iPhone will also be used to capture images for authentication instead of using visible light through a traditional camera.
Wow, that's a lot of info, but wait there's more!
Trown Smith kept on digging into the home pod firmware, and said there is nothing to suggest any type of under display touch Id functionality squashing the idea for all you dreamers that it will come this year.
That discovery supports what Rumor Mills has been saying about the iPhone moving towards a facial recognition system.
And if you don't like the idea of that blocked out area on the top of the phone, [UNKNOWN] Smith and developer Jeffery Grossman have found new references to a new split visual option for the status bar.
Which means utilities like WiFi, bluetooth Now, Charles Smith also says that the status bar seems a lot more complex and powerful design.
And could even have some interactive features.
You want more?
You got more.
With out a home button the iPhone can also a tap to wake feature.
A feature found in Window Lumias Phones.
Where, Double tap on the screen to wake them.
Shawn Smith also found the home button looks like it's been referenced as the home indicator with a virtual area that may be for hidden full screen apps and videos.
Plus there's evidence in the OS that the iPhone will bring an even higher resolution screen at 1125x2436 for a functional section of the screen that measures and 5.15 inches giving it a 521 Pixel per inch density.
Now the other portion would be for the virtual home area we just talked about and will make up the remainder of the rumored 5.8 inch in total.
That's a lot of meat and potatoes everybody.
Remember years ago it was Tim Cook who said Apple would be doubling down on secrecy on products.
but the reality is that it was Apple.
Apple and no one else that's revealed the most concrete details about the iPhone 8 to date.
See, the Cooper teen kids can't be happy about that and you know what that gets.
That's a bad apple.
But It's kinda good for me, because we just had a whole lot of show to give to Apple nations.
All right, the iPhone wasn't the only thing we learned about.
Remember the HomePod?
Yes the firmware also revealed new details about the Homewood.
We mentioned it would run ios, hence the iPhone leaks, but according to the firmware posted online, it won't support third part apps or extensions which means we probably shouldn't expect it to support any other music services Other than Apple Music at launch, but come on, they have got to realize that's just stupid, so hopefully that changes.
Now the firmware also revealed that top center surface area of the homepod isn't just a big LED but appears to be a LED matrix, and if that's the case, it could show off basic things like temperature, time or weather icons.
Things you'll only see if you're standing directly above it and staring down on it.
Now developer Avery Magnotti discovered some of the new HomePod UI sounds and posted them for everyone to hear.
Like this one for an alarm.
That was pleasant.
Or this one for timer.
[SOUND] Hey, Ma, the ribs are ready.
And this dope one called, WOC-Audio-Passocde-Tone [SOUND].
Do it again man, play that again.
[SOUND] Yeah, I'm taking that.
All right, clearly I need to go outside a little more.
Now the HomePod is scheduled for release sometime in December for 349.
Apple is up after they announced their earnings results for the third fiscal quarter of 2017, which is the second quarter of the calendar year.
Apple posted revenue of $45.4 billion and a net quarterly profit of $8.7 billion.
Now Apple iPhone sales were up 41 million units compared to last year's quarter.
MAC sales were up with 4.29 million sold.
And the curse of the iPad has ended after 13 straight quarters of declining sales.
Now iPad's jumped up 15% to 11.42 million units sold.
And You can thank my best friend the iPad Pro and the low cost of iPad for that.
Also Apple Watch sales jumped up 50% and is the number one selling smart watch in the world but they still won't report units sold.
Come on Apple just man up, show us the numbers unless you know, you're having Performance issues.
Apple Services business which includes the AppStore, ApplePay, Apple Music and iCloudSurge and more had in all time hire of $7.3 billion in revenue making it the size of a Fortune 100 company and if you wanna know much cash Apple is sitting on right now, they told us $261.5 billion of cash.
[NOISE] That's a whole lot of lettuce.
And there's also some fun tidbits from the earnings call.
Tim Cook said Apple is increased production capacity for the air pods.
Who are still on a six week wait time but they still aren't able to meet the strong level of demand.
I think a block buster music video might have had something to do with that.
I love that diddy.
Now, Cook also addressed Apple is working on its own autonomous system for cars.
He said, We do have a large project going and we're making a big investment in this.
Autonomous systems can be used in a variety of ways, a vehicle is only one.
But there are many different areas of it, and I don't want to go any further with that.
Okay Tim, just sprinkling a little few crumbs for us to pick up there like salt bae like.
All right, he also continued a push for ARKit called augmented reality big and profound for Apple and the early demos kept better with everything from this mind blowing take on a-ha's 80s music video, Take on Me, using ARKit And then we saw this demo of a virtual robot commando in the streets.
Pretty cool stuff.
All right that's going to do it for this week's show.
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We didn't even get to talk about the fast and furious style iPhone heist from a moving truck so.
You'll just have to listen to our Apple Byte extra crunchy podcast for that.
Thanks so much for watching, we'll catch you all next time for the byte of the apple.
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