Ever since the HomePod firmware leak, various sites have been digging into the code to find features coming to the iPhone 8. Features like SmartCam, facial recognition, and many others have found a mention in the code, and now a fresh report has spotted a new feature that could really up Apple’s imaging game.
According to Portuguese news site iHelp, it found
in the HomePod firmware code that the upcoming iPhone could be capable
of shooting 4K videos at 60fps. The interesting bit is that the code
suggests that both the front and back cameras will have this ability.
It’s a giant leap for Apple, but, the iPhone 8 – the tenth anniversary
edition – is expected to get significant upgrades in terms of design and
The firmware also suggests that 4K video will
support Apple’s new HEVC file type that takes up much lesser space
(almost half than before) on your phone – something that was a big pain
point with 4K content. The introduction of 60fps makes sense on the
rumoured AR feature front as well, as it would help in much better
Just to recall, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
currently support 4K video at 30fps on the rear camera. At the front,
the video resolution is limited to 1080p. The iPhone 8 is expected to
sport an almost bezel-less OLED display, better waterproofing, wireless
charging, A11 chip, and run on iOS 11.