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This week on AI: 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018, Apple HomePod delay, UK robbery & more

People planning to get a HomePod for the holidays were disappointed by a surprise delay. We did, however, get a possible glimpse at future iPhones, including a colossal 6.5-inch model rumored to be coming next year.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Next year's iPhones could include 6.5- and 5.8-inch OLED models, plus a 6.1-inch LCD device > >
  • The HomePod has been delayed until early 2018 > >
  • A 2019 iPhone could have a rear-facing 3D sensor > >
  • Apple and Intel are allegedly working on a 5G modem for iPhones > >
  • iOS 11.1.2 fixed a problem with the iPhone X going "numb" in cold weather > >
  • Apple's Inclusion and Diversity head is leaving > >
  • Robbers smashed their way into Apple's flagship U.K. store > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

Apple delays HomePod launch until 'early 2018'

Apple prepping rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

Apple, Intel engineers reportedly tightly engaged to produce 5G modem for future iPhone

Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 to fix cold weather & video distortion trouble on iPhone X

Apple's Denise Young Smith to leave Inclusion & Diversity post by end of 2017

Robbers smash into Apple's flagship UK store in lightning raid

YouTube promises fix for severe battery drain on iPhones & iPads

Apple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters

iOS 11.2 beta switches on quicker 7.5W wireless charging for iPhone 8 & X

GymKit for Apple Watch makes global debut in Australia

Faster LTE speeds expected from Apple's 2018 iPhones with upgraded baseband chips from Intel, Qualcomm

LTE Apple Watches may be able to make emergency calls without linked iPhone plan

Special delivery: Apple rush orders giant replacement glass for soon-to-open Brooklyn store

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