Apple HomePod developer code suggests no Touch ID on iPhone 8

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Famous software developer Steve Troughton-Smith, recently found that Apple mistakenly released software code for its upcoming iPhone.

The firmware references a "Pearl" infrared capture on the front-facing camera, which would theoretically enable more reliable authentication compared to light through a camera lens.

There was also which shows off an iPhone that is, as rumours have suggested, bezel-free. Digging through the information in the firmware reveals that the iPhone 8 will indeed include the ability to unlock the device with facial recognition.

In the network appeared new information about smartphone Apple iPhone 8, this time taken from Apple software HomePod.

Apple is believed to be releasing a new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus that will be similar to current models, as well as a higher-end model thought to be the iPhone 8. Will the iPhone 8 have an in-screen fingerprint sensor or not is still a mystery with various analysts still at odds about the issue. They've also concluded that the resolution for the iPhone 8 could be as much of a visual leap forward from current-generation iPhones as the iPhone 4's Retina display was from the original iPhone.

Apple is not the first company to use IR-based face recognition as a means of unlocking devices and authenticating users.

According to the same interview, the intention is for the facial scan to become a feature alongside Touch ID, rather than replacing it.

He does say that there could still be a home button, which is called "Home Indicator" in the code, which will just be a virtual button possibly in a multi-function area of the screen. A report last week hinted at Apple developing this feature, and now it appears to be present in the code.

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Some code, apparently prematurely dispatched by Apple, seems to confirm this.

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