News of Note—Apple’s new phones, AT&T’s lawsuit, Openwave’s purchase and more

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Apple confirmed that it is now using Google Cloud for its iCloud service. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re chasing today:

> Apple confirmed that it is now using Google Cloud for its iCloud service. Verge article

> Apple is reportedly preparing three new phones for release this fall, including a bigger iPhone X-style device. Reuters article

> Via Licensing said it will now cover patent licensing for multiple generations of wireless technology. Release

> The GSMA said América Móvil, Rogers Communications and Sprint have interconnected their RCS services. Release

> According to a new report, a national security panel is reviewing Broadcom’s attempts to acquire Qualcomm. Reuters article

> A federal court paved the way for the FTC’s lawsuit against AT&T over its wireless speed throttling. WSJ article

> Enea AB inked an agreement to acquire Openwave Mobility for $90 million. Release

> Qualcomm released its new Snapdragon 700 chipset for less expensive phones. PhoneScoop article

> Comcast today announced an unsolicited $31 billion bid to purchase U.K.-based European broadcast group Sky, disrupting an earlier $25.8 billion bid by 21st Century Fox and its impresario, Rupert Murdoch, to buy the remaining 61% of the company they don’t currently own. FierceCable article

> Zayo has sold off its Scott-Rice Telephone Co. operations for $42 million to New Ulm Telecom, reflecting its ongoing desire to focus its attention on selling fiber-based services to carriers and enterprises. FierceTelecom article