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This week on AI: WWDC 2017, virtual buttons on 'iPhone 8,' BeatsX review & more

Apple announced the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, set to return to San Jose for the first time in well over a decade. Meanwhile, yet more hints about Apple's iPhone plans emerged, including a claim that the OLED iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual "function area."




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Everything you need to know:



  • WWDC 2017 is coming to San Jose on June 5 > >
  • The "iPhone 8" could swap the home button for a "function area" and facial recognition > >
  • Apple joining the Wireless Power consortium may support rumors of wireless charging on upcoming iPhones > >
  • We reviewed Apple's new W1-equipped BeatsX earbuds > >
  • A fifth-gen Apple TV may add 4K support —and not much more > >
  • Apple's stock prices set new records > >
  • The "iPhone 8" could have a big battery relative to its size > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch ID home button with 'function area,' start at $1,000

Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9, registration begins March 27

Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium ahead of 'iPhone 8'

Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones

Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

Apple stock sets new record at $135.09, market cap exceeds $700B once again

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery in form factor similar to 4.7" iPhone 7

Prince's Warner Brothers music catalog lands on Apple Music, other streaming services

Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

Apple and Samsung allegedly forge $4.3 billion deal for 5-inch iPhone OLED screens

Apple's Eddy Cue reveals first 'Planet of the Apps' clip, says 'Carpool Karaoke' to debut in April

Apple working to combat fake news in News app, Eddy Cue says

Apple's 'iPhone 8' again rumored to feature reinforced glass back, stainless steel frame

Apple looks to raise $1 billion in second Taiwanese bond sale

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nearly quadruples stake in Apple

Apple to oppose 'Right to Repair' legislation in Nebraska, report says

Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy —report

Microsoft rolls out MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to all Office for Mac suite users

Apple to begin iPhone SE production in India this April, report says