HomePod Firmware Suggests iPhone 8 May Record 4K Video at 60 FPS With Both Front and Rear Cameras

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    We've learned a lot about the upcoming iPhone 8 thanks to HomePod firmware that Apple accidentally released to the public, and the latest detail highlights what we can expect from the front and rear cameras in the device.

    Uncovered by Brazilian site iHelp BR, code within the firmware seems to hint at front and rear cameras capable of recording video in 4K at 60 frames per second.


    Currently, the rear camera in the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus is able to capture 4K video at 30 frames per second, while the front-facing camera is limited to 1080p recording. Though these specifications are mentioned, it's not yet entirely clear if this is functionality that we can expect to see in the iPhone 8, but the improved frame rate could be useful for the augmented reality applications coming in iOS 11.

    From leaks earlier this week, we've also learned that the front and rear facing cameras may also gain "SmartCamera" features able to detect different types of scenes, photo conditions, and photography subjects.

    The HomePod firmware has provided a wealth of information about the iPhone, and in addition to these camera changes, it's also confirmed infrared facial recognition, the general shape of the iPhone 8, and features like a split sensor bar and tap to wake.

    Article Link: HomePod Firmware Suggests iPhone 8 May Record 4K Video at 60 FPS With Both Front and Rear Cameras
  2. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Really impressive, definitely an attractive selling point.
    I’m surprised by the FaceTime camera, especially with size limitations. I hope we see it in Macs.
  3. DanielDD macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2013
  4. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
  5. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    If the front camera records 4K (even in 30fps) it surely will be higher than 8MP, which would be great!
  6. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    so record 4k@60hz and you can see your content with the new appleTV 4k
  7. dreadlord macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2016
    Engineer: New HomePod firmware is ready. Should we release it?
    Tim Cook: Are you sure you didn't miss any iPhone 8 feature to include in the firmware?
    Engineer: Do not worry, all iPhone 8 feature information is included.
    Tim Cook: Release it.
    Engineer: Ok.
  8. Royal Gala macrumors regular

    Royal Gala

    Nov 2, 2016
  9. busyscott macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2015
    Homepod is turning out to be quite the treasure trove of iPhone leaks, maybe I should stop talking so much trash on this product........NAH!
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    As if the iPhone 7 camera wasn't good enough. And iPhone camera just keeps getting better and better. This is going to be one big iPhone release.
  11. TrustedTechie macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2015
  12. CerebralX macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2013
    Looking for a place of freedom and rationality
    Yeah and you still have people doubting it and belittling it. hahaha
    --- Post Merged, Aug 3, 2017 ---
    Even if they made a 16gb tier version, HEVC/H.265 would take care of a lot of it.
  13. Berti10 macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2012
    It surprises me, that nearly 1 month before the Keynote there are absolutly no detailed rumors about the 7S!
  14. peterh988 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2011
    Who needs analysts when the home pod is squealing like a supergrass?
  15. szw-mapple fan macrumors 65816

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
    This might be a side effect of the facial recognition system requiring high resolution front facing cameras.
  16. Markoth macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2015
    Behind You
    Why would Apple downgrade? They already got rid of the 16GB tier, although 32GB is starting to look a little cramped these days too.
  17. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Damn. The iPhone 8 is going to be niceeeeee! Every feature is something we've wanted for years. This phone is turning out to be the complete package!
  18. meaning-matters macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2013
  19. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    What would be the point of a 4K front facing camera? So you can watch "video selfies" in portrait mode on a 4k tv with those beautiful, gigantic black bars on the sides?

    Or does this mean the iPhone 8 screen will have 4k resolution???

  20. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Finally iPhone 8 camera improvements are rumoured/leaking. Was worried we wouldn't be getting much of an improvement over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. 4K 60fps will be amazing but goodbye storage space o_O

    To recap the improvements for the camera's: Lasers for faster autofocus and better AR, 4K 60fps for both cameras, anything else as of yet?
  21. AngerDanger, Aug 3, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    The first person to jailbreak the HomePod better put a magic 8 ball app on it.

    "HomePod, will I live a long and happy life?"


    "Uh, great."
  22. SeenJeen macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2009
    What? You mean you don't like the camera in the 2016 MacBook which has the same resolution as my 2007 MacBook?
  23. Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Video Vloggers use the front camera all of the time for presenting - 4K 60fps would be great!
  24. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
  25. iGraham4 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    I wouldn't be getting my hopes up for 4K 60 FPS for the FaceTime camera. Remember 2 years ago we saw in iOS 9 code that the front camera would have slo mo @ 120 & 240 FPS and panoramic mode.

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