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This week on AI: Apple & FBI testify to Congress, future iPhone tech, Apple's auto project & more

The battle over whether Apple should help the FBI unlock Syed Farook's iPhone once again intensified, but in the meantime, more news emerged about future iPhones and Project Titan, Apple's secretive automotive work.




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Everything you need to know:



  • A New York judge ruled that asking Apple to undermine its security protocols is an "unreasonable burden" > >
  • Testifying in front of Congress, FBI Director James Comey admitted that Farook's case would set a precedent > >
  • Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell also testified, saying the company was in an 'arms race' > >
  • Apple filed a formal objection to the court order to help the FBI > >
  • An OLED iPhone could show up in 2017, a year earlier than expected > >
  • This year's "iPhone 7" may not be waterproof after all > >
  • Apple's lease of a former Pepsi plant may be connected to the "Apple Car" > >
  • We got a first glimpse at DJI's advanced Phantom 4 drone > >
  • Apple decided to forego streaming the NFL's Thursday-night games > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Federal judge rules Apple cannot be forced to aid in NY iPhone unlocking, cites 'unreasonable burden'

Comey: 'Of course' FBI would leverage precedent in San Bernardino case

Apple's lead attorney frames encryption debate as digital arms race, says only US asking for privileged access

Apple files formal objection in San Bernardino case, submits New York decision as backup

Apple rumored to debut OLED iPhone in 2017

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to retain 6s dimensions, thinner Lightning port, lack waterproofing

Apple's lease of old Sunnyvale Pepsi bottling plant hints at Project Titan expansion

First look: DJI's Phantom 4 drone leverages Apple devices for new advanced autopilot modes

Apple declines to bid for NFL Thursday night streaming rights - report