Steve Troughton-Smith Uncovers Next iPhone in HomePod Firmware Bundle

Well, this is very interesting. Apple software wizard Steve Troughton-Smith spent some time digging though a firmware download for HomePod. In it is some information about Face ID, a rumored feature of the next iPhone:

Dubbed Pearl ID, this technology will use infrared to unlock an iPhone when a known face is detected.

Also in the firmware was a graphic depicting the new design of this phone:


Not everyone is excited about this as I am, it seems: