The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you’re looking at the screen

Last week, Apple accidentally released an early build of the HomePod firmware. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around a library file to spot strings and references that hint at future products and features. In particular, he just noticed that the next iPhone will be able to detect when you’re looking at the screen so that it can silence your notifications.

I looked around the HomePod firmware and found the same references to this “supportsAttenuatingTonesForAttentionDetected” class.

Based on previous leaks, Apple has been working on some mysterious face detection technology. This technology codenamed “Pearl ID” should replace the Touch ID sensor altogether.

It seems like the next flagship iPhone is going to feature two front-facing cameras as well as an infrared…

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