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iOS 11 GM leak confirms D22
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-09-09 12:03:43

9to5Mac is reporting on a leak of the iOS 11 GM release, which details quite a few things about the new iPhone we could only rumour and guess about up until now.

Here we go. W're digging through the iOS 11 GM we received this evening to unpack what we can learn about the D22 'iPhone 8' and the rest of the lineup ahead of Apple's big unveiling on Tuesday. It looks like the infamous HomePod leak left a few surprises for us after all.

The first discovery is a stunning set of new wallpapers coming with iOS 11 and the first look at the LTE Apple Watch. Next up: new and confirmed features coming to the OLED iPhone.

This is a major leak, and confirms several of the final details regarding the iPhone Pro or iPhone X or whatever the more expensive iPhone will be called. The leak confirms the removal of any form of home button - phyisical or virtual - replacing it with a gesture-based UI, as we talked about before. The power switch will also gain some new features, allowing you to set it up to control things like Siri and Apple Pay. iOS 11 also comes with animated animal emojis, which is a sentence that makes me sad. Among many more things I could link to, the leak also reveals how Face ID - the replacement for Touch ID - will work, and how to set it up.

The HomePod leak, the recent Bloomberg story by Mark Gurman, and now this GM leak basically leaves nothing left to the imagination - aside from the name and perhaps pricing. Update: and we have the name too: iPhone X. Apple listened to me (this is a joke).

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RE[4]: Comment by fmaxwell
By darknexus on 2017-09-11 20:18:20
Wish I could mod you up for this. On the other hand, while I view copyright as positive for the most part (except when it does get abused), I view software patents as overwhelmingly negative. It seems to me that, unfortunately, most tech consumers confuse the two when they have nothing to do with each other.
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RE[4]: Comment by fmaxwell
By Bill Shooter of Bul on 2017-09-11 21:56:39
Don't get me wrong, I'm also in favor of copyright.
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RE[5]: Comment by fmaxwell
By zima on 2017-09-11 22:46:39
And GPL is a copyright license... Without copyright, it wouldn't work.
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RE[5]: Comment by fmaxwell
By fmaxwell on 2017-09-12 00:48:35
> I view software patents as overwhelmingly negative. It seems to me that, unfortunately, most tech consumers confuse the two when they have nothing to do with each other.
We agree. When I'm king, I will change the entire patent system to prevent patent trolls who manufacture nothing from preying on tech companies, employing a "use-it-or-lose-it" model: "Apple is using your patented technology in millions of iPhones and you've never used it in any product you ever sold? Then your patent falls into the public domain. Pay your court costs on the way out."
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RE[5]: Comment by iwod
By fmaxwell on 2017-09-12 00:57:18
> Speculation is fine, but real leaks are a different matter.
"The new iPhone will have a 3D, front-facing camera for a holographic version of Facetime" is a leak.

"Here's the entire, yet-to-be-released, version of iOS for the new iPhone" is copyright infringement.

If Apple can't keep a lid on leakers, that's their problem. But copyright infringement is a legal matter.

Edited 2017-09-12 01:01 UTC
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Comment by Rokas
By Rokas on 2017-09-12 08:32:45
I just don't get it, what's the fuss about those "leaks"? If you're a competitor of the company affected by the leak, then yes, you might care a lot, but for a consumer?.. Personally, I don't care if I learn about certain "new" features today via leak or few days/weeks later during official introduction. It's not like those few days/weeks are going to change anything for me.
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RE[3]: Comment by iwod
By Flatland_Spider on 2017-09-12 14:57:39
They could be throwing this out there to see what people get excited about.

X% of people are excited about feature 1.
Y% of people are excited about feature 2.
Everyone hates feature 3, so it gets axed.

You know like an ad hoc, crowd sourced focus group. Apple isn't an community driven company, like some others, so this is the best they could do. :)
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RE[6]: Comment by fmaxwell
By Bill Shooter of Bul on 2017-09-12 19:03:03
Exactly
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