The rumor has that 2018 iPhones may end up being slower than previous models. And the least expensive model in the upcoming series can start a month later than expected. And finally, if your current iPhone needs a fix while you wait, Apple's internal repair videos can help you. Here's what you need to know about iPhone news and rumors this week.
2018 iPhones Can Be Slower Than Android Phones
Apple's iPhones for 2018 can be behind Androids, and Apple's patent war with Qualcomm is the reason for it.
The fall of a strained relationship between these two mobile titans means that Qualcomm expects it will not deliver modems to the coming round of iPhones. This is the part that phones use to connect to the network. Qualcomm believes that Apple will go all along with chip competitor Intel, which already supplies modems for about half of the current iPhones.
The performance of this switcharoo can limit Apple's network speeds and make it difficult for Intel to comply with Apple's demand for new iPhone modems. Nevertheless, this amazing news for Intel, who missed the boat when mobile phones blew up. If that's true, this could be Intel's game to lose.
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Bad news: We may have to wait until October to see the rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. It is suspected that this model may suffer from a delay of one month due to possible quality assurance issues with the backlight on the screen, which is said to leak over all. But hey, this is better than the six week delay that was expected before. Apparently Apple's other two iPhone flagship, 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models appear to be on track … so far.
Apple's internal repair videos may have leaked
Something wanted to look at a DIY to repair your iPhone? YouTuber Arman Haji uploaded 11 videos that cover all Apple's secret proprietary tools needed to repair your Apple devices.
The videos were a rare flash behind Apple's tightly closed shutters. If they are left on YouTube, they may also have taken serious recording in Apple's repair profiles. Apple Care is a big business.
Apple never responded to CNET's request for comments, but here's something more – not only were the videos removed from YouTube, but Haji's entire YouTube channels seem to have blue off the radar as well.
Other iPhone News:  Last week's iPhone news: Apple reveals 70 new emoji for iPhone X, and iCloud has a big brother in China
This week in
news, we will give you the good news first and bad news others:
unveiled 70 new emoji coming to
this year (redheads, get excited). But
is now an orphan, and a Chinese state-owned company can censor iCloud data in China. Here's what you should know.
Memoji you moji
Tuesday, World Emoji Day and Apple shook up atcoming to iOS this year . What's in the mix? New emoji hairstyles – for all you red hair and baldies out there – and food like salad, mango and cupcakes. And this is just the beginning. Apple says there will be much more to come, with addition to sports, symbols and jewels.
Apple loses Siri's last founder
The ninety-one year old Tom Gruber, the last of three Siri founders in Apple,as head of Siri's Advanced Development Group . Google's former head of AI and search, John Giannandrea, was hired last week to adopt and improve the voice assistant. Hopefully, this new parent can develop Siri into a more expansive and accurate voice assistant (as Giannandrea did with ).
iCloud data is stored by the Chinese government
Remember when Apple made the commercial reference George Orwell's "1984"? I do not (was not born yet), but it is applicable now more than ever. The ad depicted Apple as a non-compliant, anti-creation company that would challenge any analog "Big Brother" norm at the time.
But new Chinese laws require shooting services for Chinese citizens run by Chinese companies. Customer data in China must also be stored in the country solely. Both laws include Apple iCloud data, which does not increase any eyebrows. China Telecom, a state-owned company in China, controls data from. If I lived in China, I would use something else to back up my iPhone.
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