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This week on AI: 'iPhone SE 2,' premium Apple News, 2018 iPhone timetables & more

Apple has many irons in the fire — and some of the latest are said to include an "iPhone SE 2," a paid news subscription service, and big environmental projects.

Apple's original iPhone SE.

Apple's original iPhone SE.


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Everything you need to know:



  • You may soon be able to subscribe to paid magazines and newspapers through Apple News > >
  • Apple may finally be readying a long-awaited iPhone SE refresh > >
  • Don't get excited — Macs and iPads aren't merging anytime soon > >
  • The Apple Watch may be getting third-party face support > >
  • Earth Day announcements included a new iPhone recycling robot, Daisy > >
  • Former FBI director James Comey has a lot to say about Apple and the rest of Silicon Valley > >
  • OLED production for 2018 iPhones may be spooling up in a matter of weeks > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple expected to launch paid news subscription service on back of Texture magazine buy

Probable 'iPhone SE 2' exposed by European regulatory agency

Tim Cook says Apple won't merge Mac and iPad

Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot 'Daisy' alongside Earth Day donations

James Comey tears into Apple, Silicon Valley over encryption policies in new book

OLED screen production for 2018 iPhone expected to start in May

'Last Week Tonight' with John Oliver skewers Apple, CEO Tim Cook on taxes

Apple to expand AI and machine learning office in Seattle, making room for 475 people

AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

Kuo: Budget 6.1-inch LCD iPhone lineup could start at $550

Apple shares take hit as iPhone chipmaker TSMC forecasts $1B dip in revenue

Hands-on: Ecobee4 Thermostat with Apple HomeKit & Amazon Alexa

Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace