News round-up: Apple sued (again) in the Eastern District of Texas (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

Following failed licensing talks, Apple has been hit with a suit in the Eastern District of Texas alleging infringement of seven patents previously owned by Samsung, LG and others that have been declared essential to the 4G LTE wireless standard, reports Law360.

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The 5G hype has already begun, but investors underappreciate the opportunity that it represents for most tech companies. Apple has four initiatives that will materially benefit from 5G: iPhone, augmented reality, healthcare, and autonomous vehicles. In our view, Apple will be one of 5G’s biggest beneficiaries, according to Loup Ventures.

On the new MacVoices, Scholle McFarland shares some little-known Siri capabilities and her new book, Take Control of Siri. She talks about why she has only Siri in her home, some of the things it does for her, and how it has, and continues, to improve.

A report by the South China Morning Post reveals that China’s Foxconn plant has implemented lower salaries and reduced benefits due to a weaker demand for iPhones, which are assembled at the plant.