This week on AI: 'Apple Car' & 'iPhone 9' batteries, 'iPhone 8' leaks, Apple software updates & more

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 Batteries, oddly, ended up being a theme of Apple product rumors this week —including ones for the company’s possible electric car. The “iPhone 8” otherwise dominated headlines, with less than two months to go before an expected announcement.

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Everything you need to know:

  • Apple may be developing car batteries with the help of a Chinese firm > >
  • Both the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 8” may face delays > >
  • The “iPhone 8” could have an unusually large power button —possibly for Touch ID > >
  • Apple released updates to iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iTunes > >
  • Apple and four of its partners launched new antitrust claims against Qualcomm > >
  • The “iPhone 8” could include Samsung-made processors > >
  • LG may supply L-shaped batteries for next year’s “iPhone 9” > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Apple working with Chinese firm on car battery research – report

Latest supply chain reports claim ‘iPhone 7s’ and ‘iPhone 8’ both face production delays

New ‘iPhone 8’ renders based on case manufacturer CAD files show large power/lock button

Apple squashes bugs with releases of iOS 10.3.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3

Four Apple manufacturers launch antitrust complaint against Qualcomm, with Apple’s backing

Samsung rumored to resume making iPhone chips for Apple in 2018 with 7nm ‘A12’

LG to be exclusive supplier of L-shaped ‘iPhone 9’ batteries, report says

Apple sends top executives to lobby Australian government over proposed encryption laws

US appeals court upholds gag orders on national security letters to firms like Apple

Apple appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as managing director of Greater China

Conflicting iPhone SE rumors about impending refresh, doom of line both probably wrong

Apple puts Nokia health accessories back on sale following end of legal battles

Apple adds Wave, 9 other TV providers to single sign-on on iPhone, iPad & Apple TV

Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg pitched Apple on new TV service

Qualcomm sues Apple in Germany as quarterly profits suffer steep decline

Watch: Apple’s new Files app for iOS 11

Alleged chassis for Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 update protects against ‘Broadpwn’ Wi-Fi exploit

State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by ‘defective’ iPhone

Watch: Everything you need to know about the new App Store in iOS 11

Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs

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