Leaked iPhone 8 firmware reveals animated emoji, Face ID, and updated AirPods


Apple’s big September event doesn’t start until Tuesday, but leaks are giving us a good idea of what’s going to be announced. While we’ve already seen a lot about the iPhone 8 thanks to various HomePod firmware leaks, a newly leaked final build of iOS 11 contains even more about the unannounced iPhone. 9to5Mac reports that the iPhone 8 (or whatever Apple calls it) will include a “Face ID” unlock that will likely replace Touch ID, alongside new animated emoji and some animation changes to the status bar.


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Face ID is referenced in Apple’s firmware, and it appears to be the official name for the new way to unlock the iPhone 8 with just your face. A leaked setup animation shows that iPhone 8 owners will have to move their face around for the front-facing cameras to scan it and use it for unlocking the phone automatically.




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