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This week on AI: Apple Car in 2023 or later, more MacBook updates, Apple Pencils & iPhones

Highlights of the week included new rumors about the "Apple Car," Apple Pencil support on the iPhone, more incoming MacBook refreshes, and changes in the latest iOS 12 betas.

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Here are the most popular news items and features:

  • Video: What's new in iOS 12 betas 7 & 8 > >
  • Google rebrands cloud storage services as Google One with cheaper plans, extra benefits > >
  • Video: MacBook Air — Could a 2018 refresh of the budget MacBook be on the way? > >
  • Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation > >
  • Watch Apple Park's massive motorized cafeteria doors open in this video > >
  • Apple Pencil support, 512GB flash storage might be coming to 2018 iPhone refresh > >
  • How to replace Apple Mail on the Mac, and why you might want to switch > >
  • New MacBook Air coming by end of quarter, research firm claims > >
  • Google confirms it tracks users even when 'Location History' setting is disabled > >

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A roundup of other top stories this week:

Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

Apple fighting high property tax assessments in Santa Clara county

Quanta rumored to be building new 'inexpensive' MacBooks in Dec. quarter

Review: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

Apple issues seventh developer betas for iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5

Group FaceTime won't be available for initial iOS 12 or macOS Mojave release

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid performance woes

Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

Turkey's president calls for boycott of Apple products

Apple has big ambitions in expanding vital sign monitoring, continuing hiring spree

Review: Nanoleaf's Rhythm Edition Light Panels top HomeKit-enabled wall lights

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position by 5 percent

Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

Video: Compared — 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

Apple launches eighth developer beta of iOS 12 two days after pulling seventh beta

How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac

Apple probed in Japan for anti-competitive moves against Yahoo game platform

Australian teen hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts

New report backs claims 2018 iPhones will support Apple Pencil

Two days after Turkey's Apple boycott, smashed iPhones and enforcement questions

Review: Audio-Technica's ANC700BT headphones sound great, but are marred by odd controls

Apple says no customer information involved in hack by Australian teen

New $1,200 MacBook, refreshed iPad Pro models could be announced during Apple's September event

Video: Hands on — Can the Wyrex Qi charger beat out Apple's AirPower?