Apple iPhone X likely to be powered by A11 Fusion chip, reveals iOS 11 software code

The details about the iOS 11 software code uncovered by Steve Troughton-Smith from suggest that the new A11 Fusion chip will be a six-core processor

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Highlights

    • iOS 11 leaked software code reveal A11 Fusion chip to be a six-core processor
    • Upcoming iPhone models tipped to feature Face ID
    • The supposed iPhone 8 & iPhone X might come with new Portrait Lighting features

With a day left for Apple’s big event, leaks are expected to pour quite frequently than usual, outing as much details ahead of the official unveiling of the highly anticipated iPhone X and a few other Apple products alongside. Earlier this weekend, the iOS 11 GM (dubbed as Golden Master) software code leaked, revealing details of the supposed A11 processor.

The details of the iOS 11 software code uncovered by Steve Troughton-Smith suggest that the new A11 Fusion chip will be a six-core processor. AppleInsider points out that the developer originally said that four are the high-powered “Mistral” cores, with two “Monsoon” cores supplementing four for less computational use. The A11 Fusion chip is expected to be built in the upcoming iPhone models- the supposed iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

9to5Mac further comparing this new chip with A10 Fusion processor in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus says that the new chip in the next-generation iPhone will be more powerful. The report explains that A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7 series pack two high performance cores and to high-efficiency cores, while the iPad Pro features an A10X with a 3+3 setup. The A11 Fusion processor is tipped to be based on the same size A10X process. The report also reveals about the camera, suggesting that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X might feature 4K video recording support at 60FPS and 1080p video at 240FPS. The all new Portrait Lighting features is expected to come on both iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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9to5Mac notes that the Portrait Lighting likely to be related to flash and lighting during Portrait mode captures might feature settings for options like Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono and Studio Light.

In addition, Brazilian iOS developer Guilherme Rambo reveal that the next iPhone models could feature Face ID feature that will unlock, authenticate and confirm purchases in iTunes and App store. The developer also said to have found hints to wireless charging in the iOS 11 GM, suggesting that new iPhone could feature wireless charging support.

Earlier leaks have unveiled Apple’s supposed naming plans for its next set of iPhone series with the tenth anniversary iPhone tipped to be called as iPhone X, an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The three-new iPhone are expected to feature high-end OLED panel, no home button, edge-to-edge display. The company is also predicted to bring a refreshed version of its Apple TV adding 4K video as playback options and an LTE equipped Apple Watch.