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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' delays, the CIA's iOS hacking tools, Apple fights 'right to repair' & more

Though "iPhone 8" is still months away from an expected debut, two reports hinted that the device could miss a September launch window — and might not even be the device people are predicting. Apple, meanwhile, tried to assure people that many exploits gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, uncovered by WikiLeaks, have already been fixed.




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Everything you need to know:



  • WikiLeaks revealed CIA tools for hacking into Apple devices — but "many" exploits may already be patched > >
  • Delays in 3D imaging tech could push the "iPhone 8" past September > >
  • The "iPhone 8" —or "iPhone Edition" —may not have all the features you're expecting > >
  • Apple allegedly banned iPhone ads from Chinese-language media critical of China > >
  • The company is fighting "right to repair" legislation in Nebraska > >
  • Apple Pay launched in Ireland > >
  • Japanese Apple manufacturer Ibiden pledged to use 100 percent renewable energy > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple says 'many' exploits revealed in CIA leak already patched in latest iOS version

3D imaging tech in Apple's 'iPhone 8' may push launch past September - report

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' might not feature full-screen OLED sans home button, to launch long after September reveal

Apple accused of banning iPhone ads from Chinese newspapers critical of China

Apple lobbies against 'right to repair' proposal in Nebraska

Apple launches Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC, Ulster Bank

Japanese Apple manufacturing partner pledges 100% renewable energy use

Information on first iPad Pro 10.5-inch case allegedly sent to Spanish peripheral distributor

App Store URL suggests next MacOS upgrade not version 11, Apple sticking with 10.13

Amazon begins selling iPhone 6 with 32GB storage in India

Apple will accept applications for WWDC 2017 scholarships on March 27

Apple Pay donations turn on for 22 UK charities such as Oxfam & UNICEF

Apple's Green Bonds funded $441.5 million of environmental safety, conservation, climate change action in 2016

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