So, when details of the new iPhone 8 were leaked, we all got a bit overexcited. And by we, I mean me, although, people on Twitter went quite crazy too. But I’m rushing, let me first tell you what the leaked detail was about.
More than information about the HomePod, people got an idea of what to expect from the iPhone 8. The latter is expected to be unveiled in the fall, together with the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus. It’s pretty amazing!
Steven Troughton-Smith, a “well-known iPhone developer” was the first to share his thoughts on the HomePod firmware. He noticed how the firmware “contained information about the upcoming infrared face-recognition unlock, code-named ‘Pearl,’ that will be found on the iPhone 8.”
The developer took to Twitter to share his thoughts. He tweeted, “I can confirm reports that HomePod’s firmware reveals the existence of upcoming iPhone’s infra-red [sic] face unlock in BiometricKit and elsewhere.” How exciting can infra-red be? Oh, very exciting.
Facial recognition for our phones comes with a slew of benefits. For starters, our fingertips can take a break from constantly having to crack that 4-digit code. Also, we wouldn’t have to wipe our sticky fingers just to take a picture of our food. Amazing!
But what if this facial recognition technology doesn’t recognize us when our face is not made up? Will it make us feel worse for not wearing makeup or at least putting on a dash of blush? I don’t want my iPhone to start judging me.
With facial recognition software, it means we don’t need a home screen button anymore. In fact, photos of the new phone do show that the iPhone 8 is all screen and no button. You’ve served us well but, now, buh bye.
We still have to wait and see what Apple will show us in the fall. It’s safe to say however, that this rumor is awesome. So, if this facial recognition thing isn’t happening, people are going to be mad.
On another note, how much do you believe this was a leak? I don’t know about you, but I think Apple is doing a good job of creating hype until fall comes around. People will be praying for summer to be over like never before.