The whispers and murmurs ahead of this year’s new iPhone reveal have converged on an all-new design, with a thin or invisible display border, similar to new designs from other manufacturers like Samsung.
Some code, apparently prematurely dispatched by Apple, seems to confirm this.
This past weekend, multiple software developers claim to have downloaded an early version of firmware code — from Apple — for its forthcoming HomePod speaker, which is not expected to launch until the end of the year.
In that code, one developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, found references to a reportedly forthcoming new iPhone feature: Unlocking the phone with your face, as captured by an infrared camera.
I can confirm reports that HomePod’s firmware reveals the existence of upcoming iPhone’s infra-red face unlock in BiometricKit and elsewhere pic.twitter.com/yLsgCx7OTZ— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 31, 2017
Another developer, Guilherme Rambo, found this outline image of what seems to be the new iPhone, featuring a super-thin or invisible display border, called a bezel.
Me too. New bezel-less form factor as well pic.twitter.com/Y0RrSOk2OO— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) July 31, 2017
This matches other supposed leaks and rumors of what the next iPhone will look like, including a hairline-like strip at the top that could house an earpiece speaker and front-facing camera(s), and no home button on the front.
(One theory is that the face-unlocking infrared camera will replace the fingerprint reader to authenticate for things like Apple Pay. It’s also possible there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.)
Apple typically reveals new iPhones at a media event in early to mid September. This new iPhone is expected to be a particularly high-end device, possibly in short supply.
It’s not unheard of for Apple’s code to prematurely identify unannounced features, but including this graphic seems a rare gaffe. An Apple rep did not respond to Recode’s request for comment.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.