This week on AI: Apple's March 21 event, 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'GovtOS' resistance & more

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Media attention naturally gravitated towards Apple's March 21 press event, where the company is expected to show off a new 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Plenty of other happenings were in the air though, including "iPhone 7" rumors and Apple's ongoing confrontation with the Department of Justice and the FBI over encryption.

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Everything you need to know:

  • What to expect from Apple's 'let us loop you in' event > >
  • The new iPad may start at $599 > >
  • This fall's iPhone 7 may have a thinner, flatter body > >
  • Some Apple workers are allegedly ready to quit if a "GovtOS" is demanded > >
  • Packaging backs up the "iPhone SE" name for the new 4-inch phone > >
  • Apple News officially opened up to all publishers > >
  • iCloud security is set to toughen in the future > >
  • Apple may be building a fully self-sufficient cloud infrastructure > >
  • In the meantime, Apple may be switching from Amazon to Google for third-party cloud needs > >

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