Premature HomePod firmware release by Apple is a gift that keeps on giving. After confirming the design of the upcoming iPhone 8, its features and then more features, the firmware code has now revealed even more information about the highly anticipated iPhone model.
Yesterday news came in that iPhone 8 will feature support for 240fps at 1080p, allowing users to record slow-mo videos at a higher resolution. By comparison iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus record slow-mo at 240fps at 720p resolution.
Now today developer Steve Troughton-Smith has revealed even more information about the device’s on-screen Home Button. According to the leaked info the virtual Home Button can be resized as well as be hidden when it is not required.
We know some facts re iPhone 8 home button area:
• it resizes
• indicator can be hidden
• no API to change color
• tab bars extend under it
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 10, 2017
It has also been revealed that apps will appear above the virtual Home Button, which means they will not be able to use the extra real estate around the home button. This could mean Apple plans to display the home button and extra system controls in that area.
No mention of a MacBook Pro Touch Bar inspired function area has been found in the code yet, perhaps suggesting Apple will keep the area around the home button reserved for iOS’s own use and not allow third-party apps to display contextual controls on them as previously thought.