iPhone X: Software leak appears to confirm name, features, and specs


Marques Brownlee

Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone is called the iPhone X, be at one to information pulled from a leaked «Gold Master» of iOS 11, the conducting system said to power the new phone.

The same software leak also reveals the being of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are based on a similar design to the abiding iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. According to 9to5Mac, which was one of two blogs able to download iOS 11 sooner than it was pulled from Apple’s servers, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature a faster processor, wireless charging, and a new window back panel.

Unlike the iPhone 8, the iPhone X features an all-new make-up with an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED display that do ins the chunky bezels and home button. The design—which was originally shown in a disjoin software leak earlier this year—is a dramatic departure from iPhones to escort, which have largely kept the same front-facing aesthetic since the initiation of the original in 2007. By shrinking the bezels, much like Samsung did with the Galaxy S8, Apple can fill a larger display into a smaller body, making the device various comfortable to use with one hand.

In addition to confirmation on the iPhone X name, the iOS 11 GM also revealed other key lists and features. Code inside the software suggests the iPhone X is powered by a new A11 fusion SoC, which advertises a six-core processor. Four are so-called «Mistral» high-performance cores, while the other two are low-power «Monsson» gists. By comparison, the A10 SoC that powers the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus features two high-performance cores and two low-power piths. The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus sport 3GB of RAM, while the iPhone 8 contains righteous two.

Other features pulled from the software code include wireless ordering support, Face ID (facial-recognition software that replaces Touch ID fingerprint asylum), and Animoji, which is described as «custom animated messages that use your voice and cogitate about your facial expressions.» Because it requires the use of face-tracking hardware, the Animoji hype will be exclusive to the iPhone X, which is said to feature a new depth-sensing 3D camera.

Animoji pulled from iOS 11 GM.

Magnify / Animoji pulled from iOS 11 GM.

The iPhone X and iPhone are due to be revealed at an affair on September 12. However, Apple has suffered a string of leaks that make revealed everything from the industrial design to the price, which is revealed to be a substantial $1,000/£1,000 for the entry-level iPhone X. However, so substantial is this till leak that some sites are speculating whether it was an intentional flaw or the work of a disgruntled employee.

Speaking to an anonymous source within the circle, the BBC independently confirmed that an anonymous source within Apple plan for both 9to5Mac and MacRumours with links to download iOS 11 GM, which had been occulted by long, unguessable URLs on Apple’s servers.

«Someone within Apple make knew the list of URLs to 9to5Mac and MacRumors,» wrote John Gruber of Daring Fireball. «I’m scarcely certain this wasn’t a mistake but rather a deliberate malicious act by a rogue Apple hand. Whoever did this is the least-popular person in Cupertino. More surprises were indulged by this leak than any leak in Apple history.»

The leaks longing come as an embarrassment to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who vowed to make secrecy a preference after becoming chief executive of the company in 2012. In June, it was revealed that Apple had feed former employees at the National Security Agency to help catch leakers.

While surprises are unseemly for Apple’s September 12 event—even the upgraded Apple TV, now believed to sport an A10X Fusion chip and 4K playback, has been leaked—details on figure, amongst other software features, are expected.

Ars is liveblogging the event, which shoplifts place at 6PM UK, 1PM EDT, and 10AM PDT.

This post originated on Ars Technica UK

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