HomePod firmware reveals 4K UHD, Dolby Vision support for Apple TV

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HomePod firmware reveals 4K UHD, Dolby Vision support for Apple TV

After the HomePod firmware leaked iPhone 8 features, many sites have come into limelight revealing more features of the much-awaited phone. According to The Apple Post, the code in the firmware showed off a handset with 4K video support at 60 frames per second (FPS). HomePod is Apple's upcoming smart speaker powered by the Siri voice assistant.

However, iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus' rear camera is available with a 4K video recording at 30FPS, while the front camera of the mobile devices is limited to 1080p. In spite of that, the improved frame rate might be utilized for iOS 11 operating system's AR apps. Another find is that the iPhone 8's facial recognition will work even when the phone is laying flat on its back.

Troughton-Smith claimed that the code refers to something new, dubbed as the BiometricKit.

If this is true, there is a high possibility that the special edition iPhone that will be introduced in celebration of the tenth anniversary of iPhones will not feature Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Also suggested is "Face Pay" which will recognise your face to authorise payments once made by Touch ID, although whether Touch ID will also be under the glass, or embedded into the on/off button on the side of the iPhone Pro is yet to be seen. The small icon bears a resemblance to the simple line drawings the tech company uses to represent hardware within the macOS Finder windows' sidebar.

An image of the front panel of the rumored iPhone 8 that had appeared in the previous week had revealed that its u-shaped upper bezel has cutouts for a pair of iris sensors for 3D face recognition feature.

Nevertheless, the iPhone 8 is expected to arrive with a 5.8-inch 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display.

As with most iPhone releases it's believed the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 will be announced during September, with the devices rolling out to the public before Christmas if Apple manages to avoid supply constraints which have been said to of been caused due to the company finalising a solution to integrate Touch ID into the display of the device.

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