This week on AI: No 3.5mm jack on 'iPhone 7,' Tidal takeover talks, Apple vs. Spotify & more

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"iPhone 7" rumors resurfaced with a vengeance this week — but there were also interesting developments in the music streaming world, particularly with claims that Apple is interested in buying one its rivals, Tidal.

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Everything you need to know:

  • A new parts leak backs the idea of twin speakers and no 3.5mm jack on the iPhone 7 > >
  • Apple may be considering a Tidal buyout for better exclusives > >
  • The iPhone 7 might have a "Force" Touch ID button > >
  • A new dev kit for Lightning headphones further supports the idea of Apple removing the iPhone 7's 3.5mm jack > >
  • Spotify sharply criticized Apple's decision to reject an app update > >
  • Apple responded in equally strong terms > >
  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren accused Apple of trying to "lock out" competition > >

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