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This week on AI: iPods fade away, 'iPhone 8' & Apple TV rumors, Trump promises US plants

The end of an era came this week as Apple discontinued its last remaining "old-school" iPods, the Nano and the Shuffle. "iPhone 8" and Apple TV rumors continued to steam ahead, while U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Apple will set up multiple factories in the country.




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Everything you need to know:



  • The iPod nano and iPod shuffle are no more > >
  • The iPod touch now starts at $199 for 32 gigabytes > >
  • The "iPhone 8" could ship in October or November —with no white bezel options > >
  • Third public betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra are available > >
  • Apple is allegedly paying $2.7 billion to secure OLED panels from LG > >
  • President Trump said Apple is bringing three "big" factories to the U.S. > >
  • Apple may finally be bringing 4K and HDR content to iTunes —and the Apple TV > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple kills iPod nano, iPod shuffle lines after nearly 12 years of service

Apple doubles iPod touch storage to 32GB for $199, kills 16GB & 64GB models

Apple 'iPhone 8' to reportedly launch in October or November sans white bezel option

Apple deploys third public beta releases of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11

Apple invests $2.7B in LG's OLED production for future iPhones - report

Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US, President Trump reveals

Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government supervision for $15.2B tax payment from Apple

Athenry, Ireland Apple iCloud data center court ruling postponed again

Flash is dead: Adobe announces end-of-life plans, will stop distribution in 2020

Video: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad multitasking features in iOS 11

Inside iOS 11: The coolest Apple ARKit demos created so far

Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers

Apple's Nokia settlement includes $2B up-front cash payment

Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple

White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

Leaked part could show Apple's 'iPhone 8' wireless charging coil assembly

Apple wins permission to start testing 5G for future iPhones & other devices

Apple granted permission to renovate DC's Carnegie Library with 63,000 square foot store

Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features

iRobot CEO insists company won't sell Roomba home data

Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon