Apple HomePod firmware confirms iPhone 8 bezel-less design, facial recognition


Apple recently released early firmware for its HomePod smart speaker ahead of the device’s launch. The firmware has given out details and new features of the upcoming iPhone 8. 


Developer Steven Troughton-Smith first spotted the features and shared it via Twitter. The firmware indicates that the bezel-less “iPhone 8” is identified as “D22.” The HomePod firmware code confirms that the next iPhone will feature infrared face detection that has been rumored for some time. The infrared face detection is believed to replace Touch ID fingerprint authentication, allowing users to unlock their device via the camera.

The HomePod firmware also shows a bezel-less iPhone design from the front that is lacking a home button. iPhone has been rumored to feature  a bezel-less from the beginning of this year via renders and videos. A latest report recently revealed that Apple will replace the Touch ID fingerprint authentication in favor of a new 3D facial recognition technology.

The new iPhones are expected to feature iris scannerwireless charging and come with other major changes as it is Apple’s 10th Anniversary. It is expected that Apple will not ship the iPhone 8 until Q4 2017, which is between October to December.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+