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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: More iPhone 8 rumors, free Smart Keyboard repairs, how to shoot on iPhone 7, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending May 12, 2017.

Apple headlines for the week ending May 12, 2017
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Apple headlines for the week ending May 12, 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: Higher price tag of $999 for 128GB and $1,099 for 256GB will send Apple stock soaring
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From Macworld:

According to Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski, the iPhone 8 will cost $999 for the 128GB model. The 256GB model, however, will cross the thousand-dollar mark and be sold for $1,099. Read the article

Apple Offering Free Smart Keyboard Repairs Under New 3-Year Policy
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From MacRumors:

Apple has determined that some Smart Keyboards may experience “functional issues” during use, such as the Smart Connector not working or certain keys sticking, repeating, or not responding, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers last week. Read the article

Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking monitor and iOS app
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From Macworld:

The fact that Beddit is no longer touting its watchOS companion app suggests that its technology might be incorporated into the Apple Watch. A natural fit, especially since Beddit has tapped into the gamification of sleep. Read the article

Apple publishes ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ video series to website
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From AppleInsider:

The mini-site is filled with short tutorial videos that explain—and advertise—the handset’s various capture modes to new users, while offering lessons on basic photography techniques. Read the article

iTunes Affiliate Resources: Commission Update
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From Apple:

Commissions for all iOS in-app purchases will be reduced from 7% to 2.5% globally, and all other content types (including music, movies, books, paid iOS apps and TV) will remain at the current 7%. Read the article

Apple invests $200 million in Corning to innovate on Gorilla Glass
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From Macworld:

Corning will be able to leverage the $200 million investment, which will go toward equipment, glass processing, and research and development, to make new versions of its extra-strength glass. Read the article

Apple offers first peek at plans to convert D.C.’s Carnegie Library into new store
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From The Washington Post:

Apple officials say they plan to restore the building to its original grandeur and outfit Carnegie as a place to hold a slate of free, open-to-the-public concerts, art exhibitions, workshops for teachers and coding classes for children. Read the article

Also:
Apple reportedly doing worldwide overnight ‘refresh’ on older Apple Stores on May 16 (9to5Mac)