New iPhone 2018 release date, price & specs rumours

New iPhone 2018 release date, price & specs rumours

Apple’s iPhone update in the autumn of 2018 could see three or even four new iPhones launched at the same time, and fans can’t wait to hear the announcements.

In this article we look at all the rumours concerning the successor to the iPhone X, and the expected larger iPhone X Plus (which a new report thinks will have triple rear-facing camera lenses): their release date, prices, design changes, tech specs and new features. There are also rumours that Apple will be introducing a new LCD model that will look like the iPhone X, but come at an entry-level price.

We’ve got the latest leaked photos, leaked design schematics, and a source predicting that this LCD model will be available in blue, yellow and pink. (But probably not purple and green.)

We also think Apple is likely to update the iPhone SE soon, so we have a separate article addressing iPhone SE 2 rumours – although that model may be phased out in favour of the rumoured LCD model.

For advice related to the current lineup, read our iPhone buying guide and roundup of the best iPhone deals.

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Elon Musk firm tapped to build Chicago high-speed transit

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has been tapped to build a high-speed underground transportation system for Chicago—the first US city to bank on the entrepreneur’s futuristic concept for mass transit.

The project, announced Thursday, would employ underground tunnels and autonomous electric vehicles called “skates.” They would reach speeds as high as 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour), zipping passengers between the Midwestern city’s downtown core and its O’Hare airport, one of the nation’s busiest.

Details remained to be hammered out, including the exact route of The Chicago Express Loop. But Musk told a news conference that the project could break ground as early as four months from now, pending regulatory reviews, and be completed in three years or less.

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Tech’s role in medical care systems under discussion as Babylon Health shows its AI capabilities

Here are some of the usual warning signs. Now go see a doctor. Those two sentences sum up what we assume is the prudent way to lean on software’s medical info world when that itch, cough or pain looks serious. Now there is cause to wonder if we can think about leaning in even more.

Babylon Health is using artificial intelligence to offer medical information through a symptom checker app, reported New ScientistIT Pro and numerous other sites watching this company’s possible impact on our health systems.

Via this app, patients can receive health feedback based on what the patients tell the bot.

A number of reports quoted Professor Martin Marshall, vice chair of the RCGP, however, who said no single app can do what a human general practitioner does in being mindful of physical, psychological and social factors that may be impacting a patient’s health. Prof. Marshall said real clinical scenarios do not always have cut and dried answers.

The company showed off its chatbot at an event held at the Royal College of Physicians.

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Fortnite Playground mode quickly taken offline

A new mode that let novices practise playing the hugely popular video game Fortnite has been taken offline for repairs after less than two hours.

Some newcomers are finding it difficult to compete with more experienced Fortnite players.

The firm behind Fortnite, Epic Games, has said Playground mode will be reinstated and that “multiple teams” are working on fixing it.

One games journalist said Playground would make the game more accessible.

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Carlos Ghosn: Why carmakers must adapt – or die

Carlos Ghosn

The motor industry is heading at speed towards a technological revolution. Electrification and automation are the new buzzwords. So can old-fashioned car companies survive?

That’s a question one of the industry’s most powerful figures is keen to answer.

Carlos Ghosn is the chairman and chief executive of the Alliance, a carmaking giant made up of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. It builds more than 10 million vehicles a year.

This week, on a UK visit, I asked him how much of a challenge the future presents to traditional car makers.

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