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This week on AI: Apple's touch-enabled MacBook Pro, tough Q4 results, 'Apple Car' AR tech & more

The news cycle was largely controlled by Apple's MacBook Pro press event, but the company also posted its first revenue decline in 15 years, and may have let slip new information on the "Apple Car" and 2017 iPhones.




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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple announced new MacBook Pros with a Touch Bar and Touch ID > >
  • A "TV" app for iOS and tvOS should help unify on-demand programming > >
  • Apple killed off the 11-inch MacBook Air but kept a non-touch Pro > >
  • Final Cut Pro has been upgraded with Touch Bar support > >
  • Apple posted $46.9 billion in Sept. quarter revenues, down year-over-year > >
  • Apple and LG have partnered on Thunderbolt 3-ready 4K & 5K displays > >
  • 2017 flagship iPhones should come as 4.7- and 5.5-inch "glass sandwiches" > >
  • Apple is experimenting with augmented reality for its self-driving car tech > >
  • iOS 10.1 brought Portrait mode to the iPhone 7 Plus > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Watch: A closer look at Apple's late-2016 MacBook Pro lineup

Apple earns $46.9B in revenue on sales of 45.5M iPhones, edging market expectations

Ship times for new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar fall to 4-5 weeks

Apple testing AR-based car navigation and self-driving software with virtual reality rigs - report

Apple to release 4.7" and 5.5" 'iPhone 8' models, no 5" version for 2017

Apple announces details of Oct. 28 Apple Watch Nike+ release, launch countries

Apple releases final version of iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode for iPhone 7 Plus

Apple updates macOS Sierra to 10.12.1 with Mail, Safari, Photos fixes

Apple turns on Apple Pay in Japan with debut of iOS 10.1 & watchOS 3.1

Rumor: Apple has made mockups of iMessage for Android with 'Material Design'

Beats launches Powerbeats3 Wireless earbuds with Apple's W1 wireless chip

Apple AirPods arrival date officially updated from late October to "coming soon"

Microsoft announces plans to bring MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to Office suite

Apple announces thinner MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Touch ID, USB-C ports starting at $1799

Apple TV and iOS gain unified television experience with new 'TV' app

Apple debuts affordable 13" MacBook Pro model, axes 11" MacBook Air

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with Magnetic Timeline, redesigned UI for new MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Apple partners with LG to make new 4K & 5K UltraFine Displays