Someone in Apple leaked iOS 11 GM, the final iOS 11 version that’s actually being installed on iOS devices launching soon. And iOS 11 GM is full of iPhone 8 details.
The software was obtained by 9to5Mac, which inspected it for iPhone 8 clues. It turns out there are plenty of secrets that were not spilled in the previous HomePod firmware dump.
The iPhone is finally getting the True Tone Display that Apple first launched on the iPad Pro for white balancing. The iOS 11 GM also indicates the resolution of the phone will be at 2436 x 1125, which seems to match previous leaks and estimates.
More references to the new iPhone 8 are found in iOS 11, which confirm the phone’s infamous “notch.” An animation shows instructions for enabling the SOS mode and also highlights the design changes, including the top bezel and bigger on/off button on the side.
A stunning set of new wallpapers coming with iOS 11 and the first look at the LTE Apple
Starting with what might be the most interesting new discovery: 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.
Portrait Lighting, which we believe will launch in beta similar to Portrait mode last year, supports 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.
Also present is new video recording resolution and capture speeds:
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)
Face ID appears to be the official marketing name for what’s been referenced as Pearl ID, the facial recognition features that will likely replace the Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature.
A whole new set of emojis are also anticipated.