iPhone X gets named and specs leaked

iphone xAll bets are now off. If you were having a friendly wager as to what the new flagship iPhone was going to be called, the results are in.

There has been a lot of speculation as to what Apple’s new iPhone will be called. Now, it looks like we have some proof of what the names of the trio of iPhones will be.

The news of the official names for Apple’s new iPhones was discovered by developer Steve Troughton Smith.

This was thanks to someone leaking the Gold Master (GM) build of Apple’s iOS 11 to MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac and some other sites.

It marks the second time in three months that Apple seems to have been deliberately caught out by its staff.

However, John Gruber, a blogger known for his coverage of Apple, said:

As best I’ve been able to ascertain, these builds were available to download by anyone, but they were obscured by long, unguessable URLs [web addresses],”

iphone-8-concept-iris-scanIt looks like we shall be saying hello to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and, as I expected/hoped, the iPhone X.

Furthermore, the iOS 11 GM also revealed some details about the three handsets, the iPhone 8 will come with 2GB of RAM, the iPhone 8 Plus will come with 2GB of RAM and the iPhone X 3GB of RAM.

New iPhone specifications

All three handsets will come with Apple’s new A11 mobile processor. This new processor is expected to give around 30% improvement in performance.

We also know that the new iPhone X will feature facial recognition for unlocking the device and also for Apple Pay.

We presume that the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will also come with the feature.

Word is that Apple are waving goodbye to fingerprint sensors.

More to come

Several developers are still scouring the leak for new features, but discoveries so far include:

  • a reference to iPhone X, which acts as fresh evidence that Apple intends to unveil a high-end model. This will appear alongside more modest updates to its handset line
  • images of a new Apple Watch and AirPod headphones
  • a set-up process for Face ID – an alternative to the Touch ID system fingerprint system. This says it can be used to unlock handsets and make online purchases from Apple, among other uses
  • the introduction of Animoji. These are animated emoji characters that mirror a user’s captured facial expressions