The release for Apple’s next flagship smartphone is creeping ever closer and the mystery of its potential features is still being explored. This time around, Apple Insider reports that someone has taken a shovel to the code of Apple’s Homepod and discovered
A previous rumor suggested that advanced facial recognition, touted as “more secure” than
The facial recognition system is codenamed “Pearl” and the line of code that was found reads as “AXRestingPearlUnlock”. This line isn’t explicit confirmation, but it doesn’t seem far fetched to assume “Resting” refers to having the device in a resting, flat position. "APPS_USING_PEARL" and "PEARL_AUTOLOCK” are also found in the code and seem fairly self-explanatory.
Hopefully, in the next few months, Apple will spill all there is to know about their upcoming iPhone. The delay in updates could still be the result of rumored 3D tech being added to the phone, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Charles Singletary posted a new article, Apple iPhone 8 May Use Facial Recognition While Lying Flat
That would be a bit of a game changer. The face detection on my wife's S8 is too damn involved to be convenient.