10 iPhone 8 secrets spilled by Apple’s superleak

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A mockup of what a iPhone X could demeanour like. 


It’s a biggest trickle since Apple left an iPhone in a bar. Heck, it competence be even bigger.

This weekend, reporters and developers got their hands on a leaked chronicle of Apple’s latest iOS 11 handling complement … and found it chock full of sum about Apple’s subsequent iPhone, Apple Watch and even a new Apple TV. 

Combined with the outrageous HomePod leak final month, it could paint a flattering finish pattern of what Apple could exhibit at tomorrow’s event.

Mind you, we haven’t exclusively accurate any of this info, and it’s always probable these sum aren’t final — or are even intentionally leaked to chuck us off a scent.

But now, so tighten to Apple’s Tuesday reveal, we’re prone to trust they’re legit.

1. Three iPhones: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

One retard of code. That’s all it took to inject a large sip of credit into a biggest gossip around Apple’s Tuesday reveal.

Which rumor, we ask? The gossip where Apple will announce *three* new iPhones instead of two — including an ultra-high-end iPhone with a formula new tall-and-narrow design, a outrageous OLED shade that covers roughly a whole front of a phone, a face-recognizing infrared camera and a cost north of $1,000.  


It also sounds like that twitter answers a other question. You know, a one about what those phones competence be called.

2. Face ID is coming

The HomePod trickle in August all though arguable that a iPhone X would have a face-recognizing camera worldly adequate to detect facial expressions, and let we record in to your phone. Internally, it’s famous as Pearl.

But tomorrow, it’ll substantially be called Face ID. How do we know? (Press a play button to play a video.)

3. Face ID will let we pay

Last month, developers couldn’t find a singular fragment of justification to prove that you’d use a new face camera to compensate for purchases. That would be a small worrying if it’s also loyal — as rumored — a new iPhone X will embankment a fingerprint sensor entirely.

But now, iOS developer Jeffrey Grossman has detected a justification we’ve been watchful for: “Unlock iPhone and use Apple Pay with your face instead of a passcode.”

How’s that for a smoking gun?

4. Animojis  

But Apple’s new Face ID camera isn’t usually about security. According to a leak, you’ll be means to emanate “custom charcterised messages that use your voice and simulate your facial expressions.” 

And they’re called Animoji.

9to5Mac publisher Benjamin Mayo detected how they work:

And yes, there’s a poop animoji. Sir Patrick Stewart will be thrilled.

5. Apple Watch LTE

Two of a many arguable Apple leaksters told us it was coming. Now, a mobile Apple Watch that doesn’t need a circuitously phone is all though certain — since iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith found cinema in a formula of not usually a watch itself, though also a standing shade display a mobile strength gauge. (It doesn’t technically contend LTE, we competence note.)

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Want more?  9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo detected a Apple Watch will substantially share a phone series with your iPhone — so we should be means to take calls on a Watch even if you’re divided from home.

And 3 tweets from Brazilian publisher Filipe Esposito advise a new Apple Watch will support record pity with AirDrop, let we send your plcae to devoted family members with Find My Friends, and competence infrequently suggest that we spin off mobile data to preserve battery life. (That final one sounds like a bummer.)

6. Apple is chopping a standing bar in half

If it’s loyal that Apple’s iPhone X will have a hulk front-facing camera procedure unresolved over a tip of a all-screen front — see a mockup during a tip of this post — Apple would need to separate a iPhone’s standing bar right down a center.

Maybe it would demeanour something like this? (Click a images to enlarge.)

Note a new charging indicator… and see that small dot during a top right, above a mobile vigilance bars? It moves when your phone’s bustling loading a video.

7. Apple TV 4K

If you’ve been watchful for an Apple TV absolute adequate to send full-resolution 4K video to your 4K TV, it sounds like you’ll be in luck:

But we competence need utterly a internet tie if we wish to tide 4K video from Apple.

Sounds like a new Apple TV will come with a new remote as good — one with haptic force feedback. We’ll have to wait and see what that’s for.

8. New AirPods

As distant as we can tell, a usually disproportion is a charging indicator on a outward of a case. (The case, in box we weren’t aware, doubles as a battery to assign AirPods on a go.)

9. Apple goes hexacore with beast A11 processor

For a iPhone 7, Apple expelled a initial totally homegrown processor, with 4 cores it designed itself. Now, it appears a iPhone X will have six new cores. Benchmarks improved watch out.

10. Apple could embankment a Lightning pier for USB-C

If true, this could be a singular biggest manoeuvre of a whole leak: Apple swapping from a possess exclusive Lightning jack to a increasingly popular USB-C port. (iPhone appendage companies would have to hasten to survive.) 

We’d like to see a lot some-more justification before jumping to that conclusion. But if it happens, don’t be surprised.

Bonus round: HD super-slo-mo, wireless charging and more

But those aren’t a usually things we competence have usually schooled from Apple’s hulk leak. Here are a few some-more tidbits that competence be of seductiveness to you:

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 12 during 10 a.m. PT for a live blog and live show — and we’ll all find out together that of these rumors come true.

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