Massive iOS 11 GM (Golden Master) firmware leak contains more information of the upcoming iPhone Edition!
Didn’t Tim Cook and Apple board members arranged meetings last month to talk over how they can prevent future leaks? I guess not.
Let’s start off with the most important part of any phone leak: the wallpapers! iOS 11 GM for the iPhone 7 contains 16 beautiful OLED-friendly wallpapers. The new iPhones will be getting several renditions of the Apple six color retro logo, along with six new flower wallpapers, and three new space wallpapers. The Earth wallpaper is a great throwback to the original iPhone. We’re just missing the little clownfish wallpaper 🙁
GM firmware hints at a new LTE Apple Watch Series 3 with unique red crown, a signal meter, and complications that further hint at wireless LTE connectivity. The red crown will most likely be customizable, like the wrist bands. New colors as well: Ceramic Gray and “Apple Watch Sport” Blush Gold.
Tim Cook was spotted 2yrs ago with a red crown Apple Watch; this new crown is believed to carry the LTE antenna.
Here we go! The mother of all leaks.
🔸 Portrait Lighting: This feature appears to be an enhancement on the iPhone’s Portrait mode effect for creating DSLR-like shots using depth by simulating different lighting effects. This mode will support Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light. It’s possible this Portrait Mode enhancement could be related to the flash when shooting.
1080p HD at 240 fps 480 MB with 1080p HD at 240 fps
4K at 24 fps (Footer) 270 MB with 4K at 24 fps (film style) (HEVC Footer) 135 MB with 4K at 24 fps (film style)
4K at 60 fps (Footer) 450 MB with 4K at 60 fps (higher resolution, smoother) (HEVC Footer) 400 MB with 4K at 60 fps (higher resolution, smoother)
🔸 True Tone: The iPhone Edition will feature a True Tone Display for white balancing like the iPad Pro lineup!
🔸 Face ID: It seems like ‘Face ID’ will be Apple’s official name for the technology that will replace ‘Touch ID’ on iPhones going forward. ‘Face ID’ will carry 3D sensing facial recognition with depth and infrared technology for dark environments. It’s rumored to scan and unlock the iPhone in one millionth of a second.
🔸 iMessage: iMessage will have animated emojis, which will be called ‘Animoji’. Big news? I guess so. This just hints at the future of animated emojis.
🔸 Power button: There are clues about how the power switch (called the side button and not lock button) will be used to interact with iOS without a Home button. For example, double-clicking the side button will show Apple Pay cards and passes just like on the Apple Watch. You can also press and hold the side button to invoke Siri.
🔸 Colors: It seems like Apple will be using black-coating glass for the front bezel for all variants of the iPhone. This will make picking colors a lot easier. Plus, white front bezel with sensors won’t look good together, anyway.
🔸 Keyboard: The keyboard will be updated with a new polished look with Apple’s Machine Learning built right into it! This will make text predictions and other text related task much faster and easier for the user.
🔸 Status Bar: The status bar will go under a big overhaul for the iPhone Edition with some awesome animations to go along with the new look! — Time on the left, cell/wifi/battery on the right. Bottom-aligned with the notch area.
Image of the new status bar:
Animation of the new status bar:
Sep 9, 7:25 AM