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				Apple is working on a revolutionary new iPhone but it’s worried Samsung will steal the design	
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Theresa Hayes | 10 October, 2017, 07:25

It's a perennial question asked in offices, pubs, shops and across the internet every year in the run up to the launch of a new iPhone: does Apple slow down older iPhones to make you buy new ones.

New designs which were approved by the Unicode Consortium - an independent standards body for the image-based language - have been made available to iPhone and iPad users in the company's OS 11.1 update. There are several new food choices too in the iOS 11.1 emojis. What's more, the benchmarks don't cover battery life, which can often fall off a cliff on outdated hardware.

We talked about the new iPhone last month (Get ready, MN: The iPhone 8 to be unveiled September 12).

Apple has released a new set of emojis - which includes Scotland's Saltire flag - as part of the technology giant's latest software update.

Apart from the revamped App Store, iOS 11 also introduced subtle design changes to the user interface of the operating system.

The only other option is to ensure you have a charger close at hand.

The new update of iOS 11.1 features hundreds of new emoji characters which I'm sure will go down well with those who make use of them a lot. There's also a new "Today" tab, which includes new apps, tips on getting the most out of your apps, and interviews with developers and celebrities. The new emojis will be coming as a part of iOS 11.1. But this does not mean that you can't get the aesthetics of this phone. Signing up is as easy as heading over to beta.apple.com, logging in with your Apple ID and enrolling your device on which you wish to download the public beta software.

On iOS 11, you can now use a slider to pick the section of the Live Photo which will work as the main still image. The beta will help Apple shorten the list.