iOS 11 GM Leak Reveals Details on Face ID, Apple Pay, Wireless Charging, and A11 Chip in iPhone X

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Over the weekend, the iOS 11 golden master software leaked out, revealing a wealth of details about Apple's unreleased devices just days ahead of their official unveiling.

    New tidbits continue to come to light as developers dig through the software, and today we're hearing details on the new A11 processor in Apple's upcoming iPhone lineup, the Apple TV's resolution and 4K streaming requirements, and how Apple Pay will work with Face ID. There's also a confirmation that wireless charging is coming.

    The iPhone X includes a new Face ID facial recognition system that replaces Touch ID. There have been some questions about how Apple Pay will work with the feature, and a new discovery from developer Jeffrey Grossman provides some clues. It seems the iPhone X will authenticate a payment using facial recognition, with payment confirmed using a double click on the side button (sleep/wake button) of the device.


    There's also a reference to Face ID on both the iPhone and the iPad and iPod touch, suggesting Apple could potentially bring Face ID to future iPads and iPod touch models.


    The A11 Fusion chip expected to be built into the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus is a 4+2 core device, according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith and Twitter user Longhorn. It appears two of the cores are higher-power cores and four of the cores are lower-power cores, though this is not entirely clear (earlier it was suggested there were four higher-power cores and two lower-power cores). Either way, the arrangement is similar to the A10 chip, which is a quad-core SoC with two high-performance cores and two energy efficient cores.

    As discovered by developer Guilherme Rambo, there are references to wireless charging in the iPhone 11 GM, confirming a new wireless charging feature. The software doesn't include many details on how wireless charging will work, but rumors have suggested Apple will use inductive wireless charging, which is how the Apple Watch is charged.


    Apple's wireless charging is said to use the Qi standard, and it will be enabled through inductive charging accessories. Apple is planning to allow third-party manufacturers to create Qi-based charging accessories, but Made for iPhone certification may be required. Rumors suggest Apple devices will support 7.5 watts of power when charging inductively, and the wireless charging feature is expected to be included in all Apple iPhones coming this year.

    Finally, developer Steve Troughton-Smith yesterday discovered the upcoming 4K Apple TV will render natively at 2160p and will support several color formats, including HDR10 and Dolby Vision. 4K streaming on the device will also require a minimum of a 15Mb/s connection.

    Earlier leaks have confirmed Apple's naming plans (we'll see an OLED iPhone X, an iPhone 8, and an iPhone 8 Plus), revealed the Face ID setup process, given us a look at the split status bar on the iPhone X, hinted at new animated "Animoji" that will be based on user facial expression, confirmed an LTE Apple Watch, and more.

    Update: The A11 section of this post was updated with new details -- it appears the A11 is a 6-core chip with two high power cores and four low power cores.

    Article Link: iOS 11 GM Leak Reveals Details on Face ID, Apple Pay, Wireless Charging, and A11 Chip in iPhone X
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    I really hope Apple is hiding something big no one has found the firmware.
  3. macintoshmac, Sep 10, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017

    macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    And I am feeling bad for Apple as these people have no regards whatsoever - just for some likes they will rip apart anything to bring before the hungry masses.
  4. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Might as well just cancel the keynote event at this point.
  5. Appleaker, Sep 10, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017

    Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    A11 is interesting, I suspect the next iPad Pro processor could be 8 core, and we’ll get even more comments about performance vs MacBooks. It truly is disappointing that this large leak happened, I guess the one good thing is that people will stop calling the iPhone X the iPhone 8... for 2 days. Also AirPods buyers have an extra few days to return their AirPods.
  6. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Apple, save money and cancel Tuesday's keynote.
  7. berrymetal macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2017
    Next year I’m going to avoid reading rumours, because I feel like I know everything about Tuesday’s event.
  8. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    i dont see why apple offer in GM things about an ipad pro with faceID since the next ipad could be presented in early June 2018
  9. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Good luck wireless charging. It's gonna be like airpods.....shortage issue.
  10. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    One thing rumors can't spoil you on is Eddie Cue's next dance number.
  11. kstotlani macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2006
    Hmmm. Interesting but I feel this is not going to be very convenient compared to the existing Touch ID.
  12. ges macrumors member

    May 20, 2016
    "Leaked out"??? How does an entire release leak out?
  13. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    Well, looks like it’s going to be FaceID for everything, kinda disappointing to me, I really wanted some form of TouchID or even touch-less ID with the new sensors.

    Now if it works this good to pass security for banks and Apple Pay, will probably never get touchless fingerprint scanning. Would still be nice to have that option.
  14. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
  15. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    I see Steve Troughton-Smith has been violating his NDA again.
  16. MrGimper, Sep 10, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017

    MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    What gets me is that if this stuff is in the GM and not betas, then the beta testing isn’t really that representative is it?

    EDIT: Clarifying my point as many people seem to be missing it....
    I get that Apple will not incorporate features that may reveal upcoming hardware etc in betas, as this would be stupid. My point is that if there are large chunks of code in the final/GM version that aren't in the betas, then the code being tested by the dev/public beta testers isn't representative. For example ... performing X on the beta doesn't have an issue with producing result Y (expected). However performing X in the GM which now has a whole bunch of additional code, could produce a bug and not the expected result of Y
  17. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    They should at least take away the licenses and memberships of everyone involved in the leak. Set a precedent that if you leak the software out of our campus, we leak you out of your job. If you leak things out of our software, we leak you out of your developer membership.

    Possibly even litigate. Because people today have absolutely no regard left when it comes to ethics in such matters. Just for likes and viewership/ readership.
  18. 128KMac macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2004
    So after everybody gets done grousing about all the leaks - can someone educate me on how all this stacks up against the new Samsung? (I am not very techy - I just use stuff)
  19. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    It will still be an awesome event, can't wait to see the entire Steve Jobs Theatre from the inside.
    I am sure there's more unexpected surprises to come. We haven't seen it all yet. Hyped for tuesday :p
  20. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    Hey we don't know the price yet ;-)
  21. jdclifford macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2011
    Most stuff you speak of is limited to iPhone X. Since nobody has one yet how would anyone be able to beta any of these features?
  22. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    Well since you’re here reading the leaked info, you must be among the hungry masses too. There are ways to easily avoid these leaks and wait to be surprised on Tuesday.
  23. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    Yep, we don't know the price, we don't know if everyone will talk about Steve and how he would be proud of them or what, we actually only know that the GM was leaked and some things off the GM reveal some things about to be revealed at the keynote. :p
  24. jdclifford macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2011
    When was last time Apple held a reveal that was substantial anyway? Each one is more boring that the last (BTW I've been using Apple products since original MAC).

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