The new iPhone will be called iPhone X, “biggest ever leak” reveals


Details of the next generation of Apple’s iPhone and other products have been revealed in an apparent leak.

The leak comes just days before Apple is due to hold an event where it is expected to unveil its latest iPhone line up and other new products.

The leak comes from an iOS developer and two Apple news sites which were given access to the as of yet unreleased version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 11.

The leak, which has been described as the biggest of its kind, reveals that Apple’s new special edition iPhone will be called the iPhone X and that the Cupertino firm will also release to new iPhone models alongside it: the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.

The names were discovered in a line of code within the new operating system, while details on key features and other new Apple products were posted on popular Apple sites 9to5Mac and MacRumours.

Renowned Apple blogger John Gruber claims the leak was no accident and was a deliberate act by a “rogue Apple employee”.

The leak confirms several rumoured key features of the new iPhone including the presence of facial recognition dubbed ‘FaceID’.

The iPhone X, which will feature a 5.8 inch OLED full screen display, will also include a feature called “Portrait Lightning” which will make photos appear as if they were taken on a DSLR camera.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will look similar to the iPhone 7 but will include faster processors.

Apple had been expected to launch an iPhone 7s alongside its new special edition iPhone but it now appears the firm have dropped the ‘s’ line in favour of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

As for specs, MacRumours reports the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus will both include 3GB RAM, while 4.7-inch iPhone 8 will include 2GB RAM.

The leak also sheds more light on the new Apple Watch, which will almost certainly include its own cellular connectivity meaning it won’t need to be connected to an iPhone in order to make calls and use other features.

Apple is holding an event on September 12 where it is expected to unveil the new iPhone.


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