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This week on AI: iPhone X powers Apple's blockbuster Q2, 'Marzipan' delayed & more

Naturally, the big news this week was Apple's $61.1 billion in revenue for the March quarter, fueled in no small part by the iPhone X. We also heard more about Apple's iOS/macOS crossover plans and potential manufacturing delay for a refreshed MacBook Air.

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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple did well in the last quarter, selling 52.2 million iPhones > >
  • Cross-platform Mac and iOS apps probably won't arrive until 2019 > >
  • A number of 2016 MacBook Pros are suffering from faulty keyboards > >
  • A MacBook Air refresh may have to wait until late 2018 > >
  • Apple is pumping more money into its share buybacks and dividends > >
  • Tim Cook dispelled claims of weak iPhone X sales > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple reports best March quarter ever with $61.1B in revenue, 52.2M iPhone sales

Apple's cross-platform app solution likely to debut in 2019, report says

2016 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards failing twice as frequently as older models

New 13-inch MacBook Air production reportedly pushed into second half of 2018

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to all-stock merger deal worth $26 billion

Review: Ecobee4 Thermostat a strong choice for Apple HomeKit & Amazon Alexa users

Apple News claims first 'exclusive' with excerpt from book by Sen. John McCain

Apple hit with patent suits over iPhone X camera, iOS 11 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

First look: Lumos smart bike helmet with Apple Watch gesture integration and HealthKit support

Tim Cook meets with Congressional Black Caucus members as part of diversity push

Apple plans new $100B share buyback program, raises dividends by 16 percent

Tim Cook debunks rumors of slow iPhone X sales

Apple Pay coming to Norway, Poland and Ukraine later this year

Apple says mic problem affecting some iPhone 7 models with iOS 11.3 or later