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    Interesting piece of code. Seems to point to what many rumors have said and also "face ID"

    Smith explains that the code indicates the existence of infra-red face unlock in BiometricKit, which is the framework responsible for Touch ID. The code further suggests that Apple’s face unlock feature will be able to detect partially occluded face and faces from various angles. The codename for the project Pearl ID.

    Face unlock has been a long rumored feature of the iPhone 8, with some even indicating it could replace Touch ID altogether. While some have expressed skepticism as to just how secure face unlock could be, Apple’s framework seems to indicate a decent level of security, including checks against things such as images of a face and 3D models of faces.

    Moving on from face ID, the HomePod code also seemingly confirms the design of the iPhone 8. While this is a bit harder to verify according to Smith, the above render was hidden in the HomePod firmware. Specifically, the image was buried in the framework that handles authentication for Apple Pay.

    The image was in the form of a core animation archive file, which is how Apple stores vector images so they can be displayed in the user interface in any resolution. The code also shows the iPhone 8 codename as “D22.”

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    07-30-2017 11:25 PM

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