A leaked version of Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 software has confirmed a string of new features being readied for the iPhone X, Apple’s tenth-anniversary smartphone.
The gold master edition of iOS 11 was meant to be kept under wraps until after Apple CEO Tim Cook has unveiled the iPhone X on 12th September at a special event on the company’s California campus.
However, details about Apple’s new device are emerging well ahead of the big reveal. And they’re every bit as exciting as tech fans had hoped.
Leading the line is Face ID. That’s the official name for Apple’s new face recognition security, which replaces Touch ID fingerprint scanning on the iPhone X.
It allow users to unlock their handset simply by looking at it, as well as making payments via Apple ID, either in store or online.
Apple will utilise the same scanning tech for Animoji, which will create live emojis based on a user’s expressions.
These are bound to be a huge hit when used within iMessage and other messaging apps.
A new DSLR-style Portrait Lighting mode will allow iPhone X owners shooting portraits to use different lighting effects, such as natural light, contouring and studio light.
The Phone X will have a True Tone display too, like the iPad Pro, in a bid to offer improved white balancing.
The iOS 11 update also confirms that the iPhone X will not feature a home button and will support new AirPod earphones, as well as 4G edition of the Apple Watch.
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