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This week on AI: Apple fights 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre,' iMac Pro review, 6.5" 'iPhone X Plus' & more

Apple began 2018 with yet another unwanted problem, in this case the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" security vulnerabilities in its processors. News of the week also included rumors of Jimmy Iovine leaving Apple Music, and our hands-on review of the iMac Pro.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Some "Meltdown" and "Spectre" fixes are already in place, but more are waiting in the wings > >
  • AppleInsider reviewed the iMac Pro > >
  • Iovine's short Apple tenure could end in August > >
  • Apple is backing a new video format, AV1 > >
  • The App Store pulled in well over $1 billion during the holidays > >
  • Apple picked up developer support service Buddybuild > >
  • LG could be supplying 6.5-inch OLED panels for a 2018 iPhone > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



All Mac & iOS CPUs affected by 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, some fixes already in place with more coming

Review: Apple's powerhouse iMac Pro wows with stellar performance and design

Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine expected to leave company in August

Apple joins Alliance for Open Media, signaling support for AV1 video

Apple's App Store rakes in over $890M during Christmas week, $300M on New Year's

Apple looks to simplify development of iPhone apps with acquisition of Vancouver-based Buddybuild

LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-to-edge 'iPhone X Plus'

Apple not requiring failed iPhone battery diagnostic test before $29 replacement

iMac Pro video review: Putting Apple's $5000 desktop to the test

Apple to give first glimpse at iPhone X sales with Q1 2018 earnings on Feb. 1

Apple says Chicago store's snow problems are result of software issue

Apple opens up developer fee waivers to US nonprofits, schools & government

Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

Brazilian state says Apple refused to sign notification on iPhone battery issues

TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip orders for Apple's 2018 iPhones

Apple sues group that occupied Paris store to protest company's unpaid taxes

Apple T2 chip in iMac Pro takes control of boot, security, FaceTime camera functions previously managed by CPU

Watch: Why Apple slows down older iPhones and what you can do about it

December Apple updates fixed 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre' vulnerabilities on older Macs

Latest addition to Apple's upcoming TV slate is 'Home' docuseries