Apple may reveal new iPod touch with Face ID, hints leaked iOS 11 code

By Shubham Sharma | Published on 12 Sep 2017
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A leakster digging arround the iOS 11 GM noticed a line in the setup.app string which hints at an iPod and unlocking the device with your Face. The Face ID is expected to be a primary feature of the upcoming iPhone X.

Apple may reveal new iPod touch with Face ID, hints leaked iOS 11 code

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Apple is all set to announce its 2017 iPhone lineup today at its annual fall event. A recent iOS 11 GM leak hinted that Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup will be called the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. After digging around the leaked iOS 11 firmware code, leakster Benjamin Geskin shared a Tweet saying that there might be a reference to a new iPod, hidden within the same.

Geskin says that the device referred in the leaked code is just  "iPod 8,1". In one of the strings for setup.app, he claims to have found a line that says, “Unlock you iPod with your Face” which points towards the Apple’s Face ID tech in the upcoming iPhone X.

Geskin, replying to his Tweet said that a new iPod is just a possibility and not a confirmation as Apple may simply be future-proofing its code. Even if the speculated iPod exists, we might get to see it at the Apple’s launch event tonight. 

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone X along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its event. Previous leaks from the iOS 11 GM code also revealed that the iPhone 8 will feature 2GB RAM while iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will offer 3GB RAM. Further, it reveals that the iPhone X will use a new Hexacore A11 SoC with four high performance “Mistral” cores and two high efficiency “Monsoon” cores. The A11 SoC will be based on TSMC's new 10nm FinFET architecture and won't be a fusion chipset.

Apple is also expected to launch the IPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X along with an upgraded Apple TV with 4K capabilities, Apple Watch Series 3 and the final build of OS 11.

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