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Latest iPhone 8 rumors hint at even better "Retina display"

Latest iPhone 8 rumors hint at even better

A pre-release of firmware for the tech giant's upcoming HomePod smart speaker, due to launch late 2017, contained hidden details about several new features for the world's most popular smartphone.

There may be a virtual home button, though, as references to a "home indicator" have been found by iOS dev Steve Troughton-Smith.

This lack of a Home button would seemingly also do away with iPhone's finger-scanning Touch ID unlocking.

The report, which also carried designs of the Apple iPhone 8, says the new iPhone will not have any bezels at all, something that has been talked about earlier as well.

It's unclear at this time why the HomePod firmware was released in the wild, but someone's going to be in a lot of trouble over at Apple.

While recent rumours about the upcoming Apple iPhone have been teasing about what we may actually expect, the Cupertino giant itself has left a clue on this. Worse, the package contains a diagram of a device that looks like the one appearing in leaks, and it mentions a feature rumored to make an appearance in the next iPhone.

Numerous rumours about the next iPhone were up-to-now focused on the TouchID and its position on the device.

More evidence has emerged that Apple's next iPhone will have a new design and a feature that allows it to detect a user's face.

However, the news about the placement of Touch ID is still not clear. Expectations are that the tap to wake feature will wake the screen with a couple aps, something Windows Phone has done for a while.

This only confirms the various leaks we have seen over the past few weeks about the upcoming iPhone 8. Other rumors suggest that there will be a more expensive, anniversary edition added to the iPhone lineup, wireless charging, support for the Apple Pencil, and more.

Such leaks need to be taken with a pinch of salt as they could simply be holding icons or deliberate misdirection by Apple. An Apple rep did not respond to Recode's request for comment.


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