Foxconn employee has leaked details on Apple AR Glasses, Siri Home Assistant and iPhone 8
The Reddit usually is not the place where you will read about the next top products of one of the largest technology companies but this is the internet and the social network has been a favorite place to uncover new information that is not yet official.
This leak comes not surprisingly from a Chinese Foxconn employee who reveals details of a few upcoming devices that Apple is preparing. Among them are the iPhone 8, the complete new products as home assistant with Siri and Augmented Reality glasses – all this just a few hours before the launch of WWDC.
It seems that AR glasses are being developed under the code name ‘Project Mirrorshades’. They use Zeiss optics and a not impressive “if is turn to be true” 428×240 pixel display. To work they will connect to the phone, and you can make calls and manage the sound just with commands to Siri.
Speaking about the smart glasses, the user said they would be based on augmented reality, adding: “Very unique design, if it can be done properly will be like what the iphone did 10 years ago.”
The glasses consist of a “Kopin NED Acetate frame, Polarisized or prescription lens with Zeiss smart optics, Bone induction modules Microphones (noise cancellation), Light sensor Accelerometer for step tracking and head movement, app navigation Magnetometer for navigation, Capacitive Pavel Ceramic battery, Apple chipset, [and] Charging circuit BL5 Induction module.” They also reportedly came in crystal, champagne, and black colors.
As for the iPhone 8, the user claims that the production process is slow and that some of the prototypes that have leaked so far are not real. “It is more like an iPhone 7 with glass and without the AuthenTec’s capacitive touch module.” Says the brief explanation. They also reported that they saw some “test units with fingerprint scanners mounted below the glass, but performance and yield rates were not good.”
The rear camera has a new orientation and the frames up and down on the screen are thinner.
The home assistant with Siri is described as having a Mac Pro-like design. Various variants are tested without a camera and without display. The device will be powered by a modified A9 chip.
Apple also is preparing an update for the whole MacBook series with a new MacBook Pro, a more powerful version of the 12-inch MacBook and the upgraded version of the 13-inch MacBook Air.
iMac will obviously get a new SOC and a small update as well as a complete redesign, but it will not be available until next year. Source: Reddithttp://gizbrain.com/2017/06/05/foxconn-employee-leaked-upcoming-apple-devices/https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/iPhone-8-Concept.jpg?fit=758%2C515https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/iPhone-8-Concept.jpg?fit=190%2C150APPLELEAKSRUMORSTECH NEWSAI,Apple,AR,Foxconn,iPhone 8,leaks,Mac,Reddit,rumor,rumors,siri,smartphone,WWDC,WWDC 2017The Reddit usually is not the place where you will read about the next top products of one of the largest technology companies but this is the internet and the social network has been a favorite place to uncover new information that is not yet official. This leak comes not...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain