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This week on AI: No Mac Pro until 2019, Apple to ditch Intel CPUs, 2018 iPad reviewed & more

News on future products kicked back into fifth gear, with word that a modular Mac Pro won't arrive until 2019, and that Apple may ditch Intel processors in 2020. We also reviewed the 2018 "budget" iPad, and caught a glimpse of the possible futures for Siri and the iPhone.

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Everything you need to know:

  • Two years from now, your next Mac may have an Apple-designed CPU > >
  • AppleInsider reviewed the sixth-generation iPad > >
  • Apple has officially delayed the new Mac Pro into 2019 > >
  • The company plucked a major Google executive to head its AI and machine learning efforts > >
  • Future iPhones could have touchless gestures and curved screens > >
  • Final Cut Pro X is getting an update with a new ProRes RAW format > >
  • Apple and Facebook slagged each other over their privacy policies > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Review: 2018 iPad with Apple Pencil support might replace your iPad Pro

Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020

Apple modular Mac Pro launch coming in 2019, new engineering group formed to guarantee future of hardware

Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

Apple experimenting with touchless controls & curved screens for future iPhones

Final Cut Pro X update brings ProRes RAW format, improved closed captioning

Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook's anti-Facebook retort 'glib,' defends ad-based model

Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1

Video: Everything new in iOS 11.4 including AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud, and more

Apple to report fiscal Q2 2018 earnings on May 1

Apple and TSMC starting Apple Watch MicroLED display mass production later this year

Feature: A brief history of the iPad, Apple's once and future tablet

Apple says male UK staff earn average of 5 percent more than women

Apple's morning show drama switches showrunners after creator leaves project

Apple Pay makes long-awaited debut in Brazil

Apple Music hits landmark 40 million paid subscribers

Apple's Tim Cook to be deposed June 27 as part of Qualcomm countersuit

Review: WeMo Bridge adds HomeKit & Siri support to your Belkin smart home accessories

Apple opposes EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan, citing impact to investments