One of the biggest reveals dropped as we headed into the weekend.
It's not all software, however, with new colours for the Apple Watch 3 uncovered, suggesting that we'll see, with Ceramic Grey and Blush Gold colours likely to be revealed by Apple this week. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will look similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but include faster processors, Bloomberg News has reported.
If this indeed is the case, the name iPhone X would certainly seem like a logical choice given X is the Roman equivalent of 10, the date marking Apple's iPhone anniversary. Many referred to Mac OS X with its alphabetic pronunciation, while Apple internally called it "10", but we'll have to wait and see there. Citing trusted sources, TechCrunch is claiming that the iPhone 8 will begin shipping sometime after the standard iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models. However, today's leak along with some new iOS 11 features, also reveals some that will rollout exclusively on the anniversary edition iPhone. The device will run on iOS 11 operating system out of the box. It's thought that the 3D facial recognition technology will also handle the authentication for unlocking the phone and doing Apple Pay transactions, replacing TouchID. There is a video tutorial that shows how users will set this up. Our iPhone 8 preview rounds up all the rumours surrounding this momentous launch, and will turn into our review once we've had a good look at a sample. It's believed that the lower segment of the screen will act as a sort of "function area" with a dynamic dock, responding to a range of gestures. In its place, Apple is moving to a whole screen experience with a dynamic area represented by a line at the bottom of each application. According to Korea Economic Daily, Apple is working on facial recognition technology leveraging the cameras for "biometric" identification. The name it will use for this is Animoji. The Verge reports seeing a number of leaks about the hardware and its features, but says everyone has been calling it the iPhone 8 so far. These are more than just animated emoji and will use face tracking and voice recording to create a more expressive experience.
While the public beta of iOS 11 is already available for download, Apple has updated its Tips on iOS to send notifications to new users about the latest features and how to use them, whenever they're rolled out, reports 9to5Mac.