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This week on AI: To USB-C or not to USB-C, Apple's Hollywood recruiting, massive Amazon outage & more

Rumors this week suggested that Apple's new iPhones will use some form of USB-C technology, and that the company is looking to recruit Hollywood film and TV producers for ends unknown. Legal battles, a huge Amazon outage and more contributed to an eventful few days.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple's new iPhones should support fast charging through USB-C technology —while still using Lightning > >
  • The company is recruiting Hollywood producers for big plans > >
  • Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway bought $17 billion in Apple shares > >
  • An Amazon S3 outage impacted Apple and many other cloud services > >
  • Apple may have finally prevailed in its patent fight with Smartflash > >
  • A new lawsuit against chip supplier Qualcomm opened in the U.K. > >
  • Apple threw its legal weight behind a transgender student arguing for rights to use bathrooms matching his identity > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

Apple execs looking to recruit TV & movie producers for 'transformative' change - report

Warren Buffett grows Berkshire Hathaway AAPL stake to 133 million shares worth $17 billion

Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage, Apple iCloud service issues

US federal appeals court tosses $533M Smartflash victory against Apple

Apple adds to Qualcomm legal battles with new UK lawsuit

Apple among corporations supporting transgender student in Supreme Court case

Apple shareholders again reject proposal to diversify senior management

Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'

Apple fulfilling LG UltraFine 5K display orders quicker than expected, some arrive today

Apple's 'iPhone 8' using custom fingerprint tech, not starting production until September —report

Taiwan Mobile opens preorders for limited release of gold iPhone 6 with 32GB storage