A project of serious importance to Apple, the company is preparing to unveil their much anticipated latest model of the iPhone this week. Their plans were interrupted by an apparent “disgruntled employee” leaking sensitive details about the model and software.
Albeit petty to many, the new iPhone is said to be “the most important phone created by apple to date,” set to be revealed in an event at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California on Tuesday. The day is also the tenth anniversary of the first Apple smartphone.
This is what the new phone reportedly looks like:
A prominent reporter on Apple named John Grubber said he is “nearly certain that the leak was intentional.” “Someone within Apple leaked the list of URLs to 9to5Mac and MacRumors,” he wrote in a post.
John Grubber continued:
I’m nearly certain this wasn’t a mistake, but rather a deliberate malicious act by a rogue Apple employee. Because the HomePod speaker will have to work with Apple’s new phone, it contains references to some of the upcoming features in its code. These include:
– Removal of the home button
– A ‘tap to wake’ feature
– Facial expression detection, which may be used for Apple Pay
– An edgeless display
– An infrared camera
– A ‘SmartCam’
– 4K video at 60 fps
Whoever did this is the least popular person in Cupertino. More surprises were spoiled by this leak than any leak in Apple history.
The BBC alleges that an anonymous source gave links to iOS 11’s gold master (GM) code that downloaded the software from Apple’s own computer servers.
According to the Daily Mail:
Included in the leak was detailed design information, a look at the upgraded camera and the new radical unlocking system along with tons of other information.
It comes after months of rumors about Apple’s next smartphone, ranging from an all-screen display to a 3D facial recognition sensor. The short clip appears to confirm several rumors, including a near-edgeless display and virtual home button.
(Image credit: the Daily Mail)