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This week on AI: 'Touch bar' MacBook Pro in late Oct., all-glass casing on 2017 iPhones & more

For a rare moment, the Mac actually grabbed some the spotlight this week —though it had to share the stage with yet more rumors about 2017 iPhones, and an assortment of minor Apple announcements.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple's touch bar-equipped MacBook Pro could ship in late October > >
  • 2017 iPhones may have glass casing with metal edges, using stainless steel on more expensive models > >
  • Future Macs may switch back to Nvidia graphics hardware > >
  • Apple revealed when more international shoppers will get the iPhone 7 > >
  • Sharp is expected to supply OLED panels for future iPhones > >
  • Apple announced an enterprise IT partnership with Deloitte > >
  • Apple's London workforce is being moved into the iconic Battersea Power Station > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple planning to launch new MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar in late October - report

All 2017 iPhones likely to have glass casing, stainless steel edges may be limited to high-end models

Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

Apple's local iPhone 7 pages point to more international launches on Oct. 14

Sharp in talks with Apple for anticipated switch to OLED display iPhones

Apple partners with leading business service provider Deloitte for enterprise IT

Apple to house 1,400 employees at London's restored Battersea Power Station starting in 2021

New macOS Sierra 10.12.1 betas available to developers & public

Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico

Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

Health insurer Aetna to offer customer & employee discounts on Apple Watch

Apple summons security experts for bug bounty program brief - report

Chinese media, government confirms Apple research center in Beijing tech corridor

Apple acknowledges tracking iMessage metadata and sharing it with law enforcement

iPhone 7 owners complain about issues with BMW Bluetooth support, Verizon LTE connections

Apple Pay said to be in testing for Russia, in talks for Taiwan & Kenya