Recently, Apple seeded the seventh developer beta for iOS 11, and, with it, even more details about the upcoming HomePod smart speaker have been revealed.
Available stock for Apple products is always strained, especially at launch, but it has certainly become the case recently, with the iPhone 7 Plus and AirPods — only one of which is readily available even now, months after launch.
Early last week, a major goof-up on Apple’s part has revealed several things about the highly-anticipated iPhone 8, alongside other unreleased Apple devices. Pre-release HomePod firmware was accidentally uploaded to public servers on 31st July 2017. And before Apple could pull it down, copies were downloaded and being scanned word-for-word by people on the Internet.
Rumor has it that the iPhone 8 is going to put a huge focus on facial recognition, and, as such, may be replacing Touch ID as a security feature on this year’s flagship iPhone.
There are new iPhones going to be announced soon, probably in September, and the HomePod –Apple’s new smart speaker set to launch in December– has been a bastion of information regarding the upcoming handsets.
HomePod Firmware Reveals Upcoming 4K Apple TV with HDR10 and Dolby Vision; iPhone 8’s Face ID to Support Third-Party Apps
The HomePod firmware that Apple published a couple of weeks back inadvertently revealed a lot about the upcoming iPhone 8. Now, more digging into the firmware has revealed that Apple is working on a new Apple TV with 4K support.
Another day, another revelation discovered within the firmware for Apple’s upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod.
The Touch ID situation on the iPhone 8, as in if it will exist on the device or not, probably won’t get handled until Apple gives us a firm answer one way or another, but details keep stacking up leaning in one direction.
While Apple showcased iOS 11 earlier this year, and even debuted the HomePod, talk about the iPhone 8 and its features are still a ways off.
Apple released firmware for the upcoming HomePod late last week, well ahead of the smart speaker’s arrival in December, and, since then, key details have been finding their way online, both for the HomePod and even the iPhone 8.