iPhone 7 Might Come with Li-Fi Technology!
Some of the eagle-eyed tech geeks have been looking into the code of iOS 9 and what they have found is certainly interesting. They have stumbled across a code line that mentions “LiFi Compatibility” in the operating system’s library cache file.
This means that Apple might be looking to introduce the feature in the upcoming iPhone 7!
Just so that you can look into it yourself, we are adding the tweet from Chase Fromm, a Twitter user who originally stumbled across this.
Li-Fi testing is already imminent. May appear in the next iPhone 7 according to iOS code in iOS 9.1 firmware. pic.twitter.com/MPK65QwLvp
— チェイスフロム (@kyoufujibaya) December 31, 2015
For those of you who do not know LiFi is a wireless optical networking technology, that makes use of the visible light of electromagnetic spectrum for transferring data at a relatively much high speed than what we are accustomed to.
Whether iPhone 7 is going to have LiFi technology or not is yet to be decided, but it is certainly inteeresting to see that Apple has been experimenting around with it.
The technology works more like infrared where a light is rapidly modulated at one end and received by a light sensor at the other.
The term Lifi was originally coined by Harold Haas who boasted of “wireless data from every light bulb,” while explaining what the technology was about for the first time.