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This week on AI: Apple may buy Shazam, 2018 iPhone rumors, Apple Pay Cash & more

Word that Apple might buy Shazam capped off a week which saw the release of several important OS updates, more 2018 iPhone rumors, and the long-promised arrival of Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple may be spending hundreds of millions on a Shazam takeover > >
  • Apple Pay Cash transfers went live for U.S. iPhones and iPads > >
  • They came to the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.2 > >
  • tvOS 11.2 brought new sports options to the Apple TV > >
  • Next year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone might have a metal back > >
  • Two OLED iPhones may have beefier, L-shaped batteries > >
  • Amazon Prime Video finally made it to the Apple TV > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple close to buying music identification service Shazam, report says

Apple Pay Cash money transfers launch in US on iPhones, iPads running iOS 11.2

watchOS 4.2 launches with Apple Pay Cash for Apple Watch

Apple updates tvOS to 11.2, adds live sports & video display mode switching

Apple might use metal case for 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in 2018, report says

2018 OLED iPhones might feature single cell L-shaped battery design, all models to bump capacity

Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV, updated for iPhone X

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 now available after a month of testing

Ireland says Apple to start paying $15.4B in back taxes in Q1 2018

Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone X models in U.S. as in-store stock improves

Apple reportedly buys podcast search engine creator Pop Up Archive

Apple hires veteran producer Michelle Lee to help oversee original TV shows

Apple's iMac Pro model number pegged as 'A1862' ahead of expected Dec. launch

Apple health exec Anil Sethi leaves to form new healthcare records startup

HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

Video: How to make the most of Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV

Apple's 'TV' app goes live in France, Germany & UK

Jony Ive returns to hands-on control of Apple design team