Once again, Apple and Samsung are making headlines with their constant patent struggle – is it finally over ? Even if the two mobile heavyweights have finally made amends, some of Apple's 2018 iPhones could replace their original Samsung screens with LG. And, iOS 12 beta, aka that software update we will not stop talking, is ready for you to try. Here are the iPhone news this week.
Apple could cheat Samsung with LG
At present, Samsung, specifically Samsung Display, is the only source of the OLED displays of the iPhone X. But in the future, Apple could also display some of itsto buy. The Samsung competitor will reportedly deliver between 2 and 4 million OLED screens for Apple iPhones in 201
Samsung and Apple settle
Although the rivalry is strong, Samsung and Apple have recently. Since 2011, they are bitterly battling for smartphone design and functionality patents, but the war could finally be over.
On Wednesday, the two electronic giants have informed a district court that they will settle their claims and counterclaims. We're not sure what the conditions of the settlement are, or why the companies have decided to stop the bickering, but now there is peace in the tech world.
You can now download the beta version of iOS 12 on your phone
is now available for regular users (including non-developers) to download and test. We've already taken a swing and come about the new software update (Spoiler: Memoji got us pretty excited). But, wait – there were some things we wanted to improve on and the can be pretty flawed. Make sure you tune back to and do not download iOS 12 on your .
iOS Voice Command for the Amazon Alexa App
Now, with Amazon's Alexa Assistantquestions or play music from your iPhone. You need to have the app open for this to work, but at least now you have another virtual friend who orders around from your iPhone, .
What's happening with the iPhone now:
iPhone news last week: 2018 iPhone could be cheaper than iPhone X, and USB-C replacing Lightning?
This week we have more rumors about future iPhones – thecould have a cheaper option and the iPhone's Lightning Port could get the boat. In addition, President Trump has made promises to Apple CEO Tim Cook (but not from ). And there's even an iOS 12 update that could save your life. Here is your weekly dose of iPhone news.
Rumor: Cheaper iPhones for 2018
Tired of 2018 iPhone Rumors? I did not think so. Apple is said to have released two– like the iPhone X – in addition to an iPhone with LCD screen. But is the quality of an OLED display worth the price? Considering that the expensive OLED iPhone X had lower sales than expected, it is expected that Apple will sell more of the less expensive LCD model than the OLED versions (at least, the Wall Street Journal reports).
Say goodbye to another port?
Bloomberg considers 2018 that Apple will remove thefrom the iPhone X. It has already killed the headphone jack (RIP), removing the Lightning port would provide the first truly cordless phone. Earlier rumors contradict what suggests that Apple will only exchange the . Honestly, I hope for the latter.
Trump is involved with Apple
Political drama is everywhere, even in technology. President Donald Trump'swill have a huge impact on technology companies. Especially for Apple, since iPhones are assembled in China, the tariffs would have a negative impact on Apple consumers.
According to the New York Times, President Trumpthat phones (and TVs) would have won out. I do not have to deal with US government tariffs. The US Trade Representative's Office reiterated that promise, saying that the tariffs "goods commonly bought by American consumers such as cell phones or televisions" – also called iPhones – are excluded.
911 emergency? iOS 12's
Anotherto come up with the iOS 12 update: Anyone calling 911 on an iPhone can automatically share location data with first responders. This has the obvious advantage of being able to find iPhone users in emergencies, making it easier for 911 employees to find you. The only downside, you have to be careful extra with butt dials.