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This week on AI: Apple's March 27 event, WWDC 2018, Cue at SXSW & more

The week began with Apple exec Eddy Cue making a special appearance at SXSW in Austin, but the biggest news was the announcement of a press event for March 27, and plans for WWDC 2018's kick-off on June 4.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple will host an education-themed event in Chicago towards the end of the month > >
  • WWDC 2018 should see the premiere of iOS 12, macOS 10.14, and more > >
  • Apple bought digital magazine service Texture > >
  • AppleInsider caught Eddy Cue at SXSW, where he spoke on a range of topics > >
  • A 13-inch Retina MacBook could be around the corner > >
  • France is taking Apple to court for "abusive commercial practices" > >
  • Siri's development was —allegedly —extremely bumpy > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple to host educational event in Chicago on March 27

Apple's 2018 WWDC scheduled for June 4 through June 8

Apple buys iPhone and iPad digital magazine subscription service Texture

Apple's Eddy Cue talks content, Texture, free speech, and the future in SXSW appearance

Apple to launch entry level 13.3-inch MacBook with Retina display in Q2, report says

France plans to take Apple and Google to court over 'abusive commercial practices'

Apple's Siri history was plagued by infighting, mistakes and developer alienation, report says

Apple makes deal for animated musical 'Central Park' from 'Bob's Burgers' creator

Apple Music reaches 38M subscribers, gained 2M in last month

AirPower wireless charging mat for Apple Watch and iPhone arriving in March, claims supply chain

Rumor claims Apple at work on 11-inch iPad Pro, no new iPhones in first half of 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Washington, D.C., meets with Sen. Mark Warner

Broadcom to formally abandon Qualcomm bid, report says

Wistron refutes claims of factory work stop over bogus part use in iPhone production

Apple denies French government's 'abusive commercial practices' accusation

The App Store has reportedly been blocked in Iran