How Apple will usher in the era of the £1000 iPhone

Posted September 10, 2017

We are just three days away from the announcement of the new iPhone as well as the official release of iOS 11.

Apple's decision to leak the Gold Master version of iOS 11 and then take it down brought forward all kinds of interesting leaks Saturday afternoon.

But that's the least of the hidden treasures in this batch. While it's still unclear, Portrait Lighting will reportedly add lighting enhancements to the iPhone's Portrait mode effect that creates DSLR-like depth-of-field photographs.

Now a new leaked video shows how the Face ID will work on Apple's upcoming iPhone X. Face ID is basically the facial recognition system that uses the camera to identify a person and unlock the phone. Those devices will probably lack most of the flashy new features found on the special edition phone, but will include faster processors and better cameras. Most likely, the animation below is exclusively part of the setup process. On the other hand, all thanks to previous rumors and leaks that we are aware of the display, design, and OS information to a particular degree. There are rumours that the Face ID may replace the existing Touch ID in the new device.

It is evident from the iOS 11 GM files that the forthcoming OLED iPhone will ship with a True Tone Display to support white balancing feature akin to the iPad Pro lineup. They'll also be able to custom-make talking animated emojis called Animoji via facial tracking and their voice, so get ready for a flood of smiling poop emojis pulling faces. In terms of the iPhone 8, the new all-screen design is expected to be the driving force behind sales. As it is not possible for all Apple fans to attend the event, the tech giant has made a decision to live-stream it. Also coming to iOS 11 are Animoji.

Well, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the mysteriously-titled iPhone X.

There even appears to be some more fun in iOS 11 that we haven't seen yet.

The changes there aren't expected to be as dramatic as with the flagship "iPhone 8", and as such it was seen as likely that Apple would follow its usual tick-tock nomenclature.

The firmware also contains some images that appear to confirm a couple of other products to be announced on Tuesday-the new LTE Apple Watch and the second version of Apple's popular AirPod wireless earphones.