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This week on AI: $539M in Apple v. Samsung, Apple's 'Bendgate' secrets, new MacBooks & more

A court ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents, but we may not have heard the end of the years-long debacle. Other news of the week included the revelation that Apple was aware of iPhone 6 issues before "Bendgate" erupted.

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Everything you need to know:







  • A jury ruled that Samsung still owes Apple plenty of money > >
  • Apple was aware of structural deficiencies in the iPhone 6 line > >
  • The company is offering a $50 credit for people who replaced iPhone batteries before the recent discount program began > >
  • It seems like a MacBook refresh might be imminent > >
  • Apple may have to pay a per-employee tax in Cupertino > >
  • The company is working with Volkswagen on self-driving employee shuttles > >
  • The FBI has allegedly inflated statistics about encrypted cellphones > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

Apple knew in advance about iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' says court filing

Apple offering $50 credit for iPhone batteries replaced before discounted repair program

Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC

Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others

FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

Apple's MacBook butterfly switch keyboards target of second class action complaint

Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

Inside Consumer Reports: How iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod testing is performed

Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7nm processors for next-generation iPhone

Apple's new Data & Privacy portal lets European users download stored personal data

Apple's Federighi promises APFS boot support for Mac Fusion Drives 'very soon'

Foxconn's Wisconsin plant could make Apple iPhone and Mac displays after all

Lawsuit over Apple's Powerbeats3 battery, sweat resistance given partial go-ahead

Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines

Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone