TANT: iPhone SE 2 Model Renders Cast Doubt, Apple Pave The Way For Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting Process, And More

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Case Maker Believes New iPhone SE Would Look Like This: New renders and alleged dimensions of the new iPhone SE from case maker Olixar suggest it will have notch that approximately half as wide as the one on the iPhone X, almost certainly making it too slim to house facial recognition sensors, which we cast some doubts, and it's not possible that Apple willing to reduce the profits, as the current only costs $349.

Olixar says it's based on "a reliable source" in China that the new SE model will feature a display that stretches nearly edge to edge, surrounded by an aluminum shell with flat sides and chamfered edges. The phone will be about 12.1cm long by 5.5cm wide, almost the same to the current SE’s dimensions. We treat it as a sketchy rumor. (Via MacRumors)

Apple Pave Way For Carbon-Free Aluminum: Apple today announced that it has helped promote cooperation between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, the two largest aluminum producers in the world, on a new carbon-free aluminum smelting process. The two companies jointly formed a joint venture named Elysis, which will further develop patented technology, 

Aluminum is Apple’s go-to material for making many products like iPhone and MacBook, however, with the new process, it will resulting in eliminate direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional aluminum smelting process developed over 130 years ago, 

Aluminum giants Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum today announced a joint venture to commercialize patented technology that eliminates direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process, a key step in aluminum production. This is a revolutionary advancement in the manufacturing of one of the world’s most widely used metals.

As part of Apple’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products through innovation, the company helped accelerate the development of this technology. And Apple has partnered with both aluminum companies, and the Governments of Canada and Quebec, to collectively invest a combined $144 million to future research and development.

According to NY Times, researchers at Berkeley have demonstrated how malicious commands to Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa can be hidden in recorded music or innocuous-sounding speech. It could be used to unlock doors, wire money or buy stuff online — simply with music playing over the radio.

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