Thanks to facial recognition technology, iPhone 8 users will be able to mute notifications simply by glancing at the device, a new leak has revealed.
Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone, which is expected to be released in September, will be able supress sound and ring tones when the user looks at the device.
The revelation about the groundbreaking new technology appears hidden in a line of code released by Apple to developers.
The code also revealed that the iPhone 8 will be able to capture super slow motion video and will have some form of customisable home button.
The code which suggest the iPhone 8 will know when a user is looking at the screen in order to mute notifications was discovered by iOS developer Guilherme Rambo.
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 8, 2017
Rambo also discovered code that suggest the iPhone 8 will capture super slow motion video at 1080p as opposed to 720p, which is on the current iPhones.
Apple’s new facial recognition software is said to be called Pearl ID and could be used to authorise payments, Rambo said.
Facial recognition is tipped to be become the main way to unlock the iPhone, replacing the Touch ID function in the long term.
About Pearl ID:
1 – The software definitely supports it for payments
2 – 3rd party apps can use it
3 – You can add multiple faces pic.twitter.com/aUotHwD64f
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 9, 2017
There have been many mixed reports regarding the Home button on the iPhone 8. Some reports have claimed the Apple have had problems embedding it under the all screen display of the new handset.
Other reports also claimed the Home button would be move to the reverse of the device or be included in the power button.
However, latest reports claim the iPhone 8 will include a virtual Home button which will be based on the touch bar or function area found on the new MacBooks.
— Maksim Petriv (@talkaboutdesign) August 10, 2017
iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith found code that reveals a virtual Home button that will be flexible, can be resized and hidden, depending on what tasks are being performed on the iPhone at any given time.
Based on the leaked from Troughton-Smith, other developers have offered up renders on what apps may look like when being used on the iPhone 8.
The latest internet chatter claims the iPhone 8 will be unveiled on 5th or 6th of September.
Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to writing about tech, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and has previously written for one the UK’s leading watch and horology websites.