This week has been filled with a ton of iPhone 8 related headlines. All these recent iPhone leaks are all due to the HomePod firmware update that Apple released last week.

HomePod camera leaks

In a span of four days, we have learned about Apple’s plan for adding facial recognition, using its front camera for Apple Pay, replacing Touch ID as well as the new SmartCam feature which automatically detects pets, babies, and even scenery.

4K resolution at 60 frames per second

Today, another firmware code was unearthed and it has something to do with the 10th-anniversary iPhone’s camera once again.

Portuguese news outlet iHelp, published a report yesterday, revealing a new code which translates to the next iPhone supporting 4K resolution at 60 frames per second video recording.

Now, the most intriguing detail of this leak is that the next iPhone’s rear camera would not only be supporting the quality of video recording but that of the front snapper too. This goes in line with the previous rumors of Apple stepping up the capabilities of the next flagship iPhone’s front camera. The Homepod firmware code found supporting this claim, reads [CAMCaptureCapabilities is4k60VideoSupportedForDevice:], -[CAMCaptureCapabilities isBack4k60VideoSupported], and -[CAMCaptureCapabilities isFront4k60VideoSupported].

The improvements in the camera of the next iPhone are actually expected considering that the current line of iPhones such as the iPhone 7 and 7S Plus both support shooting in 4K, but only at 30fps.

A perfect plan for Apple

Apple seems to have all the right boxes ticked for the 10th-anniversary smartphone. With the new iOS 11, HEIF/HEVC camera format that would cut the file size of videos up to 50%, as well as the processing power of the new A11 chipset, shooting at 4K with 60fps on both cameras should be a breeze.

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Is the HomePod firmware leaked to build hype?

Five years back, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced at the D10 conference that Apple would make a conscious effort to “double down” in making sure that their future products are kept a top secret. Strangely, Apple seems to have shot itself in the foot with accidentally publishing the HomePod firmware on their website, which is in fact still months away from its December launch.

For such a big company like Apple, is it still possible to make these types of mistakes or could it just be a marketing ploy? Share us your thoughts in the comments section down below and stay tuned for your daily dose of tech news.