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This week on AI: Apple's HomePod arrives, 2018 iPhone modems, 'iBoot' code leaks

Originally intended to ship in December, the HomePod made its long-awaited debut on Friday. While the smartspeaker dominated headlines, Apple meanwhile dealt with a source code leak, and Intel was rumored to score a coup with 2018 iPhones.

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Everything you need to know:

  • Here's our first look at the HomePod > >
  • Intel may have completely shoved Qualcomm out of iPhone modems > >
  • The source code for iOS 9's 'iBoot' went wide > >
  • Apple Music might finally eclipse Spotify in one key market > >
  • Popular messaging app Telegram was briefly kicked off the App Store because users were sharing child porn > >
  • Apple scored a deal to supply the NYPD with iPhones > >
  • Here's how iPhone Battery Health works in the upcoming iOS 11.3 update > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

First look: Apple's HomePod is loud, heavy and powerful

KGI: Intel might be exclusive modem supplier for 2018 iPhone lineup, Qualcomm iced out

Source code for iOS 9's 'iBoot' component reportedly leaks online

Apple Music poised to overtake Spotify in US, possibly this summer

Telegram was pulled because of child pornography, says Apple's Phil Schiller

NYPD begins rolling out 36,000 iPhone 7, 7 Plus handsets to Manhattan cops

First look: iPhone Battery Health settings in iOS 11.3

EU to scrutinize Apple's Shazam takeover on competition concerns from member states

Uber reinstates Maps extensions, Siri integration in update

Apple blames misdirected Search Ad reports on 'processing error,' makes corrective changes

Apple diversifying supply of Face ID camera providers for 2018 iPhone line

Reporters Without Borders urges journalists to move or close Chinese iCloud accounts

Apple adds live news section to TV app on iOS and tvOS

First HomePod orders arrive as Apple publishes User Guide