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[3]: Comment by fmaxwell
by fmaxwell on Mon 11th Sep 2017 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by fmaxwell"
fmaxwell
Member since:
2005-11-13

Apple could enforce that if they wanted to, We'll see how it shakes out. Kinda funny when people point out copyright as a positive and expects people to take it seriously on tech sites. Its so rare, its like a unicorn tap dancing on a rainbow in central park.


Until my retirement, I made my living writing software and firmware (and designing hardware), so, yes, I view copyright as a positive thing. That so many other tech site readers do not suggests to me that they are tech consumers rather than engineers.

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RE[4]: Comment by fmaxwell
by darknexus on Mon 11th Sep 2017 20:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by fmaxwell"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Wish I could mod you up for this. On the other hand, while I view copyright as positive for the most part (except when it does get abused), I view software patents as overwhelmingly negative. It seems to me that, unfortunately, most tech consumers confuse the two when they have nothing to do with each other.

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RE[5]: Comment by fmaxwell
by fmaxwell on Tue 12th Sep 2017 00:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by fmaxwell"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

I view software patents as overwhelmingly negative. It seems to me that, unfortunately, most tech consumers confuse the two when they have nothing to do with each other.

We agree. When I'm king, I will change the entire patent system to prevent patent trolls who manufacture nothing from preying on tech companies, employing a "use-it-or-lose-it" model: "Apple is using your patented technology in millions of iPhones and you've never used it in any product you ever sold? Then your patent falls into the public domain. Pay your court costs on the way out."

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Don't get me wrong, I'm also in favor of copyright.

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RE[5]: Comment by fmaxwell
by zima on Mon 11th Sep 2017 22:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by fmaxwell"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And GPL is a copyright license... Without copyright, it wouldn't work.

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