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This week on AI: Apple v. Samsung returns, six-month iPhone X review, Irish tax bill payouts & more

Apple's legal battles with Samsung and the European Union roared back to life this week. The company also hit a new milestone with Apple Music, and we took a second look at the iPhone X — a gamble on the future of smartphones.


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Everything you need to know:

  • Apple and Samsung are back in court over damages owed > >
  • Apple made its first payment of back taxes to the Irish government > >
  • The U.S. government won't be able to intervene in Apple's appeal of those taxes > >
  • Apple Music hit 50 million subscribers > >
  • A new campus could be headed to North Carolina > >
  • Reviewing the iPhone X six months later > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Apple versus Samsung $548M smartphone patent battle returns to court

Apple makes first payment of $15.3B disputed Irish tax bill to escrow account

Apple must fight $15.3B EU tax bill without US government help, court says

Tim Cook confirms Apple Music's 50 million users, push into TV and movies

Apple eyeing North Carolina's Research Triangle for new campus

Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

Review: Linksys Velop dual-band routers are an affordable mesh networking solution

Apple Mail affected by critical PGP, S/MIME encryption vulnerabilities

Apple sued over iPhone's alleged role in EgyptAir flight 804 crash

Video: What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 5: Is this the 'gold master?'

Apple grows self-driving test fleet to 55 vehicles as project remains in shadows

Hands On: FileMaker Pro 17 beefs up its app development features

Tim Cook warned Donald Trump to cooperate with China on trade during White House meeting

Apple and EFF secure podcasting win as Supreme Court refuses case from patent troll

US Senate votes to preserve net neutrality, but effort faces overwhelming odds

Apple's North Carolina 'Triangle' campus a 'done deal' if legislation passes

Apple's Everyone Can Code Swift lessons available for blind and deaf students in fall

Apple supplier Toshiba gets China's approval to execute $14B memory chip unit sale

Apple sold about 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter