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This week on AI: Apple's blockbuster Q1, Cook battles Trump, a new Apple chip design and more

Apple revealed the results of a very successful holiday quarter on Tuesday, setting a record with $78.4 billion in revenue. Politics also took a prominent spot in the news however, and rumors came out about the development of a custom ARM chip for Mac.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple reaped $78.4 billion in Q1, fueled mostly by 78.3 million iPhones > >
  • The company could pursure legal action in response to President Trump's immigration ban > >
  • An ARM-based Apple chip could handle low-power Mac functions > >
  • The watchOS 3.2 beta includes a Theater Mode and SiriKit > >
  • Apple raised $10 billion in its latest bond sale > >
  • LG's Mac-oriented UltraFine 5K display has been redesigned to fix shielding problems > >
  • Iranian apps are being pulled from the App Store, likely to comply with U.S. sanctions > >


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Apple smashes expectations: record setting $78.4B in revenue on sales of 78.3M iPhones

Apple weighing legal action against Trump immigration ban, to match employee donations to refugee relief funds

Apple developing ARM chip for Mac to handle low-power functionality

Apple makes watchOS 3.2 beta with Theater Mode, SiriKit available for developers

Apple exceeds targets in latest bond sale, raises $10 billion

New batch of LG UltraFine 5K displays will have enhanced RF shielding, may not completely fix the problem

Apple pulling apps from developers located in Iran from the iOS App Store

Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super Mario Run,' delays 'Animal Crossing' for iPhone

iOS 10.3 beta reveals Apple will cut off 32-bit support in 'future versions of iOS'

Prince songs expected to hit Apple Music, other streaming services on Grammy's night

Trump administration's work visa plans could shake up recruiting at Apple, other US tech firms

Video: Theater Mode in Apple's watchOS 3.2 beta

Apple to more than double floor space at iconic Fifth Avenue store

Apple, Google, others drafting letter opposing Trump's travel ban

Spotify's former head of label relations recruited for identical role at Apple Music

Lawsuit claims Apple forced users to iOS 7 by breaking FaceTime

Apple offers $199.99 Pro Apps Bundle for Education, including Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X