MANILA, Philippines – Days before the reveal of Apple's newest iPhones, a new leak came out confirming many of the phone's rumored details.
The details were contained within the gold master code of the new iPhones' new operating system, iOS 11. The code, residing on Apple servers itself, was technically available for download by anyone on the internet, but the URLs to the download resource were said to have been long and unknowable – that is unless a person who knows the URLs leaked them.
An anonymous source confirmed to BBC that that's what had happened. (READ: 20 rumored specs and features of the next iPhone)
A gold master is a version of the software that publishers believe are ready to ship commercially.
The URLs were leaked to dedicated Apple news sites 9to5Mac and MacRumors by a supposedly "disgruntled employee." Apple has yet to officially comment on the major leak, but analysts believe that the company is going to exert great effort to root out the inside leaker.
Analysts also say, however, that the leak does little to negatively affect prospective sales for the new device or to dampen the excitement for the September 12 announcement.
As published by 9to5Mac and MacRumors, here are some of the rumored iPhone 8 and X details that the new leak either introduces or further solidifies:
ChargingViewService confirms wireless charging. It will even show some 3D animations when charging (not present in GM tho) pic.twitter.com/JLBd4HQLpS — Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) September 10, 2017
iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X pic.twitter.com/OVLfhLxTdT — Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) September 9, 2017
Tech sleuths also discovered that iOS 11 will be coming with new wallpapers and that a new Apple watch that's LTE-enabled may be announced.