Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Sep 2017 12:03 UTC
Apple

9to5Mac is reporting on a leak of the iOS 11 GM release, which details quite a few things about the new iPhone we could only rumour and guess about up until now.

Here we go. W're digging through the iOS 11 GM we received this evening to unpack what we can learn about the D22 'iPhone 8' and the rest of the lineup ahead of Apple's big unveiling on Tuesday. It looks like the infamous HomePod leak left a few surprises for us after all.

The first discovery is a stunning set of new wallpapers coming with iOS 11 and the first look at the LTE Apple Watch. Next up: new and confirmed features coming to the OLED iPhone.

This is a major leak, and confirms several of the final details regarding the iPhone Pro or iPhone X or whatever the more expensive iPhone will be called. The leak confirms the removal of any form of home button - phyisical or virtual - replacing it with a gesture-based UI, as we talked about before. The power switch will also gain some new features, allowing you to set it up to control things like Siri and Apple Pay. iOS 11 also comes with animated animal emojis, which is a sentence that makes me sad. Among many more things I could link to, the leak also reveals how Face ID - the replacement for Touch ID - will work, and how to set it up.

The HomePod leak, the recent Bloomberg story by Mark Gurman, and now this GM leak basically leaves nothing left to the imagination - aside from the name and perhaps pricing. Update: and we have the name too: iPhone X. Apple listened to me (this is a joke).

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RE: Comment by iwod
by shotsman on Sat 9th Sep 2017 16:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by iwod"
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

the iPhone 4 was hardly recent in the world of technology but otherwise, you are correct.

I'm sure that there will come a time when one of these leaks sends the Apple Fanbois and Hacks in a direction that is 180deg from where Apple are going. I hope that a dump truck of salt is around because there are going to be a lot of pinches of salt being taken.

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RE[2]: Comment by iwod
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 11th Sep 2017 16:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by iwod"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You kinda already see some of that just from the nature of the leaks and the timing of them as Apple wrestles with the proposed changes. There is a lot of conflicting info on what the models will be and which features will be in each. Which is a good reason why Apple may want to keep these internal decisions internal to reduce confusion in the market place, and have people talk about the real finished purchasable product and its real purchasable features.

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RE[3]: Comment by iwod
by Kochise on Mon 11th Sep 2017 16:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by iwod"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

But (fake) news sites needs (new) matter to chew on. Hence useless precocious speculation.

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RE[3]: Comment by iwod
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 12th Sep 2017 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by iwod"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

They could be throwing this out there to see what people get excited about.

X% of people are excited about feature 1.
Y% of people are excited about feature 2.
Everyone hates feature 3, so it gets axed.

You know like an ad hoc, crowd sourced focus group. Apple isn't an community driven company, like some others, so this is the best they could do. ;)

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