The code connects to an iPhone X in extension to two new iPhone 8 handsets. It also shows facial recognition tech that works both as an ID method and maps users’ feelings onto emojis.
One tech reporter said it was the largest leak of its kind to hit the firm.
Apple is accommodating a launch event at its new office on Tuesday.
The California-established company takes numerous efforts to keep its technologies mystery until its showcase events, and chief executive Tim Cook addressed in 2012 of the need to “double down” on hiding measures.
Some parts about the new devices had, though, already been published in August, when Apple wrote some test code for its HomePod speakers.
But while that was considered to have been a mistake, it has happened to be claimed that the latest news was an intentional act of sabotage.
“As best I’ve been able to determine, these builds were free to download by anyone, but they were covered by long, unguessable URLs web addresses,” wrote John Gruber, a blogger known for his coverage of Apple.
“Someone within Apple dropped the list of URLs to 9to5Mac and MacRumors. I’m almost certain this wasn’t a mistake, but preferably a deliberate hateful act by a rogue Apple employee.”
Several developers are still seeking the leak for new features, but results so far include:
- a reference to iPhone X, which acts as extra evidence that Apple plans to unveil a high-end model adjacent more modest updates to its handset line
- Images of a new Apple Watch and AirPod headphones
- a set-up method for Face ID an option to the Touch ID system fingerprint system that states it can be used to unlock handsets and make online purchases from Apple, amongst other uses
- the start of Animoji animated emoji characters that reflect a user’s captured facial expressions
It marks the next time in three months that the organization seems to have been deliberately caught out by a staff member.
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