In what some industry insiders are calling “an intentional act of sabotage”, someone within Apple whi is presently know as “a rogue Apple employee” leaked the list of URLs links to iOS 11’s gold master (GM) code that download the software from Apple’s own computer servers to 9to5Mac and MacRumors.
While developers and publishers are still scouring the links to figure out what the next iPhone features are, some of the things so far discovered includes:
- a reference to iPhone X, which acts as fresh evidence that Apple intends to unveil a high-end model alongside more modest updates to its handset line images of a new Apple Watch and AirPod headphones.
- a set-up process for Face ID – an alternative to the Touch ID system fingerprint system – that says it can be used to unlock handsets and make online purchases from Apple, among other uses.
- the introduction of Animoji – animated emoji characters that mirror a user’s captured facial expressions.
Apple recently had hired ex-workers from the US National Security Agency (NSA), FBI and Secret Service to stem leaks but it seems that this effort is still to produce the expected result as this marks the second time in three months that the company seems to have been deliberately caught out by a staff member.