After leaking the 16 new wallpapers that will be a part of iOS 11 and confirming that an Apple Watch with LTE connectivity does exist, the iOS 11 GM leak has now provided details about some new features on the iPhone 8.
The iOS 11 GM build points to the iPhone 8, codenamed ‘D22’, offering a Portrait Lighting feature. An upgrade over the existing Portrait mode found on the iPhone 7 Plus, the new Portrait Lighting mode creates depth effect using a variety of different lighting effects. The various effects include Studio Light, Stage Light, Contour Light, Natural Light, and Light Mono.
The feature will likely make use of flash and launch in beta at first like Apple did with the introduction of the Portrait mode last year.
The firmware also confirms that the iPhone 8 will be able to record 4K videos at 60fps.
1080p HD at 240 fps 480 MB with 1080p HD at 240 fps
4K at 24 fps (Footer) 270 MB with 4K at 24 fps (film style) (HEVC Footer) 135 MB with 4K at 24 fps (film style)
4K at 60 fps (Footer) 450 MB with 4K at 60 fps (higher resolution, smoother) (HEVC Footer) 400 MB with 4K at 60 fps (higher resolution, smoother)
Similar to the iPad Pro, the iPhone 8 with its OLED panel will also feature a True Tone Display that will automatically adjust the display’s white balance according to the ambient lighting. The firmware points to the resolution of the display being 1125 x 2436.
The firmware also confirms the notch display design of the iPhone which the HomePod firmware had leaked previously. The facial recognition feature’s official marketing name has also been confirmed to be Face ID which is, again, not surprising and was revealed by the HomePod firmware.
Finally, the iOS 11 GM build points to Apple launching a small revision of the AirPods. From the image in the firmware, it looks like the small revision is all about moving the charging indicator to the outside of the case so that one can check the battery status without opening it.