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This week on AI: Apple's executive shuffle, iPhone 8 & Apple Watch fixes, Apple Pay Cash plans & more

News settled into a quieter groove this week, the biggest items being an executive shakeup at Apple, and the release of updates for the Apple Watch and iPhone 8 fixing some well-publicized glitches.




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Everything you need to know:



  • iOS 11.0.2 fixed crackling audio on the iPhone 8 > >
  • watchOS 4.0.1 dealt with an infamous LTE/Wi-Fi bug > >
  • Katherine Adams is replacing Bruce Sewell as Apple's general counsel > >
  • Apple's head of iCloud infrastructure is reportedly gone > >
  • The European Commission is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect back taxes from Apple > >
  • A federal judge ruled the FBI doesn't have explain how it broke into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook > >
  • Apple Pay Cash could go live with the launch of iOS 11.1 > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple's Bruce Sewell retires as general counsel, replaced by former Honeywell exec Katherine Adams

European Commission takes Ireland to court for failing to collect taxes from Apple

Apple continues weekly update cycle with iOS 11.0.2, containing iPhone 8 call crackling fix

Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 with fix for LTE/Wi-Fi connectivity bug on Apple Watch Series 3

Federal judge rules FBI not obligated to reveal details about San Bernardino iPhone 5c penetration tool

Apple to report Q4 2017 earnings on Nov. 2, first glimpse at iPhone 8 sales expected

Apple employees begin testing Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.1 beta

Apple execs reap more than $19M each in vested stock bonus

Apple testing Google DoubleClick ad serving in News app, report says

Adobe debuts Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018 with focus on computer vision

Sonos debuts One smartspeaker with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 & Google Assistant coming later

Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

Three more reports of swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus surface, still not statistically significant

Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch digital learning initiative

India may grant Apple retail presence, tax breaks in exchange for building iPhones locally

First look: Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones with Pure ANC & Apple W1 chip

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update with bug fixes for Adobe InDesign, Mail

Video: How Apple's 'Slow Sync' flash for iPhone 8 and iPhone X makes pictures better than ever

Apple Supplemental Update for macOS High Sierra fixed Disk Utility, Keychain vulnerabilities

Jony Ive on iPhone X and Apple's future products: Design and ideas must wait for technology to catch up

Apple's head of iCloud infrastructure leaves company, report says