As you may have noticed over the course of this week, the firmware of the new Apple HomePod has provided us with various information about what will presumably be the iPhone 8 or iPhone of the tenth anniversary. The lines of code have served the developers as a source to discover the new features that iOS 11 will bring when the new iPhone is introduced. In this case we are talking about the SmartCam or Face ID function.
Advanced facial recognition: SmartCam makes more and more sense
SmartCam discovered thanks to HomePod firmware
As we have just said, the new smart speaker from the apple company has unintentionally reported through this firmware several features of the new iPhone. As the developers investigate and analyze the lines of code of this HomePod further, they discover new secrets about the iPhone 8 and its features.
This time the turn is reserved for what would be a new implementation on Apple devices as far as unlocking and security methods are concerned. We would be talking about the so called SmartCam or Face ID.
This reference found in the HomePod firmware has been reported by the developer Guilherme Rambo, who in his Twitter account has been the genesis of this new rumor. This feature would not be associated with any element of the speaker, so it is obvious that it is a new feature of the iPhone 8 or future iPad.
This new feature that would be integrated into the 10th anniversary iPhone would be a new security measure based on advanced facial recognition. Throughout the year we have been seeing various rumors about this new feature, but they were just that, rumors; with this unintentional leak by Apple it seems that it will be a reality.
Facial Recognition or Touch ID?
Goodbye Touch ID on iPhone 8?
I really find the idea of having a new alternative to unlock our iPhone fascinating, although I honestly don’t know if I’d get used to not using our beloved Touch ID.
We have recently seen a similar implementation on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and we have all noticed the shortcomings of this unlocking system.
Unless Apple implements it in a totally different and new way, so that it is as effective and secure as the Touch ID, I personally will not be satisfied with the path chosen by Cupertino’s company.
We recently published a post in which we talked about the adoption rate of iOS 10 on Apple devices, click here to read it.