The hypothetical international community of specialized Apple sites may already give the HomePod the MVP title of the Apple Rumor Machine in 2017. That’s because files contained in the accidentally leaked firmware from the upcoming smart speaker have already “confirmed” several aspects not only about their own system and hardware, but also several details of the upcoming ” iPhone 8 ”.
And, if you think the avalanche of information had stopped there, you are very much mistaken. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith, who is relentlessly scrutinizing the HomePod system code for new information, has already tried to make new discoveries about Apple’s next smartphone – or, more specifically, its screen.
There are little tidbits in the OS suggesting upcoming iPhone will have a 3x screen at 1125 × 2436. Hard to gauge what that will mean for devs pic.twitter.com/SK8QjOAfDt
– Steve TS (@stroughtonsmith) July 31, 2017
There is little information in the system suggesting that the next iPhone will have a 3x screen running at 1125 × 2436 [pixels]. Hard to say what it will mean for developers.
According to the files, the “iPhone 8” will feature a 5.15-inch screen with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels, which corresponds to a density of 521 pixels per inch – much higher, for example, than the iPhone 7 Plus, which has a 5.5 inch screen with lower resolution. This finding matches the forecast made by analyst Ming Chi-Kuo in February, that is, the pieces fit together.
But that’s not all: this 5.15-inch screen only refers to the main area of the next iPhone’s panel. In addition to it, there would be a kind of “second screen”, something like a function area, occupying the bottom of the device, where the Start button is located today. This screen, it seems, would integrate functions of using the system (such as the Start button itself and, with a little luck, the Touch ID) and, joining both displays, the “iPhone 8” would have a panel of 5 , 8 inches. What is not yet known is whether this second screen would be a physically different component or whether this division would be done only through software – but this, surely, we will soon discover.
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In addition to information about the iPhone, the HomePod software is also trying to reveal various information about the smart speaker itself. Developer Avery Magnotti discovered, for example, that the device has a screen (or, more specifically, an array of LEDs) of 340 × 272 pixels at the top, used to show Siri’s colors and control aspects such as volume by touch.
In addition, it has already been discovered that the speaker will feature 1GB RAM to complement the processes of its A8 chip, making it basically an iPhone 6 inside the body of a speaker (since, as is already known, the HomePod runs the complete iOS).
What other findings will Apple’s failure bring to us in the coming days? Let’s stay connected.
via AppleInsider, MacRumors