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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: New iPad, Red iPhone 7, new Apple Watch bands, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending March 24, 2017.

Apple headlines for the week ending March 24, 2017
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Apple headlines for the week ending Mar. 24, 2017

Apple released a new iPad, a new red iPhone and new Apple Watch bands. But there’s plenty more news about the Cupertino-based company. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s roundup. Just click on the link to get more information.

Every new product Apple just announced: iPad, red iPhone 7, Apple Watch bands, and more
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From Macworld:

Apple surprised everyone with an early Tuesday morning news drop of new devices, accessories, and apps. From a special edition iPhone 7 and fresh 9.7-inch iPad to new Apple Watch band colors and an iMovie-esque iOS app, Apple’s announcements covered the gamut of hardware and software.

Also:
iTunes 12.6 update will let you watch your iTunes movie rentals across your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV (Macworld)
Apple’s Product(RED) iPhone and new 9.7-inch iPad now available for purchase (Macworld)

Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices, demand ransom
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From IDG News Service:

In the absence of payment, the group plans to launch an automated attack on April 7 that would log into iCloud accounts and wipe their contents and the devices associated with them.

Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free
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From IDG News Service:

Workflow, developed for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, allows users to drag and drop combinations of actions to create workflows that interact with the apps and content on the device. It won an Apple design award in 2015 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits
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From IDG News Service:

Based on Apple’s preliminary analysis of the new WikiLeaks disclosures, the iPhone vulnerability described in the files affected only the iPhone 3G and was fixed in 2009 with the release of the iPhone 3GS, an Apple representative said in an emailed statement.

Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits
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From IDG News Service:

Based on Apple’s preliminary analysis of the new WikiLeaks disclosures, the iPhone vulnerability described in the files affected only the iPhone 3G and was fixed in 2009 with the release of the iPhone 3GS, an Apple representative said in an emailed statement.

Apple Beats 1 chief wants to rekindle the record-store romance
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From Cnet:

[Zane Lowe:] You could put the record in a playlist, put it in a library, just let it exist and hopefully we find it. But culture is what the artist wants it to be. They want to create layers of thought, excitement and vision, and tell you how the record was made. They want to share that experience with you.

Apple pays zero tax in NZ despite sales of $4.2 billion
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From New Zealand Herald:

Apple’s New Zealand operations are wholly owned by an Australian parent and appear to be run from there. A tax treaty between the two countries sees dual claims on income tax default to where the company is controlled.