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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: Today at Apple, iPhone 8 rumors, ‘Carpool Karaoke’ delayed, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 28, 2017.

Apple headlines for the week ending April 28, 2017
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Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 28, 2017

Plenty of important news and juicy rumors from the past week. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

iPhone 8 rumors: October launch date likely due to display issues, and analysts blame Samsung
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From Macworld:

The reason is because lot of custom-ordered parts, including pieces for the display, wireless charging, and printed circuit boards won’t be ready by September, according to the latest findings from Nikkei Asian Review.

Apple Cuts Affiliate Commissions on Apps and In-App Purchases
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From MacStories:

Many developers also use affiliate links in their apps and on their websites to supplement their app income. This change will put additional financial pressure on both groups, which is why it’s especially unfortunate that the changes are being made on just one week’s notice.

Today at Apple sessions aim to make Apple stores the modern-day town square
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From Macworld:

The free sessions will cater to customers of all skill levels, ranging from coding lessons for kids to “Photo Walks” where iPhone photographers will get to venture out to learn about natural lighting and Portrait mode.

Apple’s first original series, Carpool Karaoke, delayed to later this year
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From Macworld:

It’s unclear if Apple wants to delay Carpool Karaoke to coincide with a bigger event—June’s Worldwide Developers Conference, perhaps—or if there are bigger issues underlying the show’s release schedule.

Check Out the Lexus That Apple’s Using to Test Self-Driving Car Technology
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From Bloomberg:

The white Lexus RX450h SUV emerged from an Apple facility this week and was kitted out with an array of sensors, according to a person who saw the vehicle and provided photos to Bloomberg News.

Also:
Apple, Tesla ask California to change its proposed self-driving car testing policies (Reuters)

Apple considering Venmo-like feature to make you more likely to use Apple Pay
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From Macworld:

Apple has been in talks with payment processors and banks about a Venmo-like service for two years, but nothing has happened—yet. Those talks are back on, and we may see an Apple Pay money transfer feature as soon as this year.

Apple AI guru Tom Gruber speaks of artificial intelligence’s ‘inevitability’ at TED
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From AppleInsider:

Siri co-founder and Apple AI expert Tom Gruber declared that artificial intelligence should be used less to replace humans, and more to enhance aspects of humanity that are unreliable or fail with time, like memory.

Report: Apple poached augmented reality expert from NASA to work on glasses
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From Macworld:

Rumor has it the company is working on augmented reality features for the iPhone 8 camera, but they’re also reportedly developing augmented reality devices—like a pair of glasses—we probably won’t see until next year at the earliest.