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Time has come to the last two months of 2018, all of Apple's new products that should be released this year are probably begins to ship to users. Like last year, there's also three new iPhone models this year, all of which use a controversial "Notch" screen. However,, their long-awaited iPhone SE 2 is nowhere to be found, considering it's been rumored for nearly one year.

The small-screen iPhone was initially thought to be announced at the media event in the spring of 2018, and then it was passed to WWDC 2018, which was in June. The remaining hope were all down to the September Event. In fact, since the beginning of 2018, few sources pointed out that Apple's 4-inch new iPhone SE 2 project has been abandoned.

There are plenty of signs in this year that the new iPhone SE 2 may be available to users, not only the sources of the supply chain told us so, but also a couple of CAD renderings, and cases from accessories manufacturers. Among those, the most appealing one should be the iPhone SE 2 rendering from Olixar, who makes cases for iPhone devices, it appears look like the hybrid of iPhone 5s + iPhone X.

Despite all these rumors and leaks about the iPhone SE 2, the hope of a new iPhone SE has completely vanished. But why? First, Apple is "very busy" this year, and the internal development resources are expensive. The other is to sell the three new-generation iPhone models with more expensive prices and larger screen sizes, which could cause unnecessary confusion.

Will the iPhone SE 2 never debut again?. Well no, there are analysts' predictions, supply chain leaks, as well as resources from accessory vendors, etc., indicating that iPhone SE 2 may have been in Apple's plan. Therefore, we could said iPhone SE 2 was not entirely dead, but it may have been postponed until 2019. Even Apple will launch it, the screen might be bigger than the current one.

Top Apple News Today:

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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