iOS 11 GM Leaks: More iPhone 8 Features Revealed Such as True Tone Display and More [u]


It probably wasn’t supposed to happen this way, but iOS 11 GM has leaked into the hands of 9to5Mac, which has been diving into the final build and revealing features about iPhone 8 and more.

If you don’t want to read about spoilers, stop reading right now, as these features will most likely make their way into Tuesday’s special event.

For starters, the first post from 9to5Mac shared a view of new iOS 11 GM wallpapers, which includes retro wallpapers. A video compilation of these new wallpapers are seen below:

Here’s what they found out about the next iPhone 8 according to this GM build of iOS 11:

  • Portrait Lighting: Portrait mode gains “Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light”
  • New video resolution and frames per second when it comes to video recording: 1080p HD at 240 fps 480 MB with 1080p HD at 240 fps; 4K at 24 fps (Footer) 270 MB with 4K at 24 fps (film style) (HEVC Footer) 135 MB with 4K at 24 fps (film style); 4K at 60 fps (Footer) 450 MB with 4K at 60 fps (higher resolution, smoother) (HEVC Footer) 400 MB with 4K at 60 fps (higher resolution, smoother)
  • True Tone Display: OLED iPhone 8 has evidence it will gain this feature seen in iPad Pro models. Resolution of display said to be 1125 x 2436.
  • 3D sensing feature will be called Face ID (known as Pearl ID internally). Video tutorial within the firmware shows how a user sets of Face ID.
  • Included instructions on enabling SOS mode reveals the ‘notch’ design of iPhone 8:

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  • Jellyfish: reference results in new 3D, animated versions of emoji for iMessage
  • New AirPods: iOS 11 GM references revised version of wireless headphones, showing an indicator light on the outside of the case on the front (showing as AirPods1,2), instead of inside the lid:


  • New full screen experience ditches Home button; new line along the bottom shows area shows the ‘status bar’, as predicted by @stroughtonsmith:

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  • Side button (lock button): double-click will show Apple Pay; press and hold to bring up Siri; tied to new Accessibility settings
  • LTE Apple Watch screenshot revealed—check out the status bars for cell signal (note the iPhone image shows a notch):

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Update: MacRumors was also sent this firmware–here’s an image of Apple Watch setup, in what looks like the third-generation design:

If you thought the HomePod firmware leak was bad, this latest iOS 11 GM leak is even worse. Somebody is going to get in trouble me thinks…


  • FragilityG4

    Can’t wait!

  • ddkkpp

    its gonna be like, $1500 plus taxes in Canada – without a home button. …. totally unsure if I want this one. >_<

    if they put the dual camera in the plus model, I'd be all over that – really that is the only feature I miss on the 7. (I won't get a plus – its just too big.)

  • FragilityG4

    I’m sure the keynotes will convince you but I totally understand your reservations.

    I always thought the Plus model was too big until my wife got one and I quickly got use to it. Now I find my 5s way too small!

  • Andrew Viarruel

    I’m curious about these new AirPods–I just got mine! Really hoping this isn’t a major revision. Also, not sure how I feel about the likely price tag in Canada for the new iPhone. I’m not seeing enough here to justify the cost. Looks to me like a compromise to give up Touch ID for an unproven tech aka FACE ID

  • FragilityG4

    Allegedly buried in the firmware are the names:

    iPhone 8
    iPhone 8 Plus
    iPhone X

    I believe these might just be placeholder names and at the event the proper naming will be announced. I still believe that they will drop the numbering:

    iPhone Plus
    iPhone Pro

    Interesting enough, I’m on public beta 9 and now when I start typing in iPhone and press space in predictive Plus comes up right away. If I type iPhone P, Plus and Pro come up as options. If I type in iPhone E all I get is “enough” and “email” no edition. If I type iPhone x there is no option for a capitalized x but there is if I type osx which becomes “OS X”

    I could be reading too much into this but there does seem to be signs. Anyone else get this on there betas and non betas?

  • Nick

    I don’t see how GM firmware would have a bunch of placeholder text in it. So your predictions are a total guess. Also, beta firmware and what you have to say about predictive typing doesn’t add up either. If it was the final release, then maybe.

  • FragilityG4

    Same with anything found in a Gold Master, that’s just the final beta. Everything is a guess until Tim Cook says otherwise.

  • raslucas

    At first I think FaceID is kind of cool…. and would work fine… then I think about Halloween….

  • Hahaha

  • OliChabot

    iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X are ugly names. I way prefer the iPhone, Plus and Pro.