Apple’s iPhone 8 goes RED, legal battles, Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ & more



    Apple launched (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, from which a portion of sales will go to fight diseases like AIDS. There was plenty of other news this week, including legal dramas and rumors about upcoming iPhones.

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    Everything you need to know:

    • The RED versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus shipped on Friday > >
    • One or more 2018 iPhones could have a triple-lens camera > >
    • Apple has been ordered to pay VirnetX $502.6 million in damages > >
    • An ambitious adaptation of Asimov’s “Foundation” series is in the works > >
    • The HomePod may not be doing as well as anticipated > >
    • U.S. politicians are taking the FBI to task for the San Bernardino affair > >
    • Apple is threatening workers with arrests if they leak more info > >

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    A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition ships on April 13

    2018 iPhone may sport three-lens camera system to boost image quality

    Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502.6M in patent infringement row

    Apple picks up TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ sci-fi novels

    Apple cuts HomePod orders on weak demand, report says

    US lawmakers ask FBI director Wray to explain decision to take Apple to court

    Apple memo reveals 29 leakers caught last year, urges staff to stop leaking confidential information

    Activists stage ‘die-ins’ at French Apple stores to protest impact of tax avoidance on social services

    Apple could be hit by Korean FTC for shifting iPhone burdens to local carriers

    Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 update with ProRes RAW now available

    Apple now runs on 100 percent renewable energy

    iPhone depleted battery throttling controversy investigations expand to Israel

    iOS 11.3 upgrade fatal for some repaired iPhone 8 screens done by third-party shops

    Watch: Should you upgrade to Apple’s 2018 iPad?

    Mark Zuckerberg was ready to pounce on Apple’s data practices at Senate hearing

    Third party repairs found to disable iPhone 8, iPhone X ambient light sensor

    Apple picks Oliver Schusser to head up Apple Music worldwide

    iPhone & iPad Touch ID technology at center of suit filed by probable patent troll

    Apple bringing in more labor to cope with surge of iPhone battery replacements

    iMovie for iOS update delivers iPhone X, Metal graphics support

    Apple trialing iPhone 6s Plus production in India in bid to cut costs

    Apple’s ongoing legal battle with Smartflash involving iTunes technology likely over

    Apple offers up extended repair program for defective iPad Pro Smart Keyboards

    FCC photos hint at future — or defunct — gold iPhone X model


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