As we edge closer to the launch of the Apple iPhone 8, rumours are picking pace. The latest feature seems to have been discovered by developer Guilherme Rambo in the HomePod software code. According to a report in 9t05 Mac, the developer has claimed that the latest iPhone could have a feature called 'SmartCam'.
Based on the findings by the developer, the new 'SmartCam' feature is capable of intelligently recognising a specific set of scenes and adjusting the settings of the camera accordingly for best results.
The report further states that the scenes spotted in the code include Bright Stage, Document, Baby, Foliage, Fireworks, Pet, Point Light Sources, QR, Sky, Snow, Sport, Sunset and Sunrise. The major question arising from the leak is whether this will be a feature baked into iOS 11 or will it be only an iPhone 8 exclusive feature.
iOS 11 (or the next iPhone) will have something called SmartCam. It will tune camera settings based on the scene it detects pic.twitter.com/7duyvh5Ecj
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 2, 2017
The HomePod software also contains references to a certain ‘passbook.payment.contactlessinterface’ with ‘pearl.field-detect’ and ‘pearl.pre-arm’ which is deciphered to be the rumored facial recognition software. This corroborates with previous reports that Apple could rely on facial recognition this time round for authenticating Apple Pay and replace its existing Touch ID with the iPhone 8.
Correct. From what I’ve seen, Pearl ID will be used for everything except for payments. — Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 1, 2017
The HomePod software was released on Sunday after which developers were quick to spot references of a bezel-less iPhone as well as a tap to wake functionality that could feature in the upcoming iPhone 8.