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This week on AI: Apple's iPhone event on the horizon, a new Mac mini & more

Faint drums are already beating in the distance for Apple's September iPhone event, but this week rumors also emerged about a long-awaited Mac mini refresh, along with plans for lower-cost MacBooks.

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  • New 'professional' Mac mini, low-cost MacBook refresh coming soon says report > >
  • Video: What to expect from the Apple Watch Series 4, and when it is coming > >
  • Fitbit launches $150 Charge 3 fitness tracker with new design > >
  • Video: What's new in iOS 12 beta 9! Is this the final beta? > >
  • How to get started with and get more out of the Apple TV 4K > >
  • Comparing the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 performance versus the iPhone X > >
  • Nikon launches full-frame mirrorless cameras with wireless iPhone & Mac support > >
  • A 5G iPhone will cost Apple about $21 in licensing fees to Nokia, Qualcomm, and others > >

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A roundup of other top stories this week:

Review: Sonicare DiamondClean Smart uses your iPhone and Bluetooth to perfect the electric toothbrush

Apple culls thousands of apps in China amid attacks from state media

New 'Series 4' Apple Watch spotted in Eurasian regulatory filing

Apple sued over claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users

Apple's 2018 iPhone may charge faster because of new material in Qi charging coil

iPhone preorders appear to be starting on September 14

Apple issues ninth iOS 12 beta, eighth tvOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave betas to developers

Apple looking to open premium franchise-owned stores in India

Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

Apple's Tim Cook likely to reap $120M in shares of stock on Friday because of AAPL performance

Apple expected to get full EU approval for takeover of music discovery service Shazam

Review: G-Drive mobile adds USB-C for on-the-go storage

Apple opens up iTunes & App Store donations for flooding in Kerala, India

DJI launches Mavic 2 Pro drone with Hasselblad camera, Mavic 2 Zoom

Apple seeds iOS 12 beta 10 to developers as final release nears

Apple poached 'scores' of Tesla employees in recent months, but not all go to 'Project Titan'

Apple opens online iPhone Upgrade Program enrollment to T-Mobile customers

iPad Pro cover leak shows opening for rumored new Smart Connector location

Video: One year with the Apple Watch Series 3

Review: Fantom Drives G-Force 3.1 USB-C SSD great for on-the-go video editing