This week on AI: Wireless charging for 'iPhone 8,' AirPods due date & more


News quieted down in a bit in the wake of Apple's Oct. 27 MacBook Pro event, but as usual in the Apple world, there were still rumors about the company's plans —among them talk about wireless charging in the "iPhone 8," and the unexpected delay of its AirPods.

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Everything you need to know:

  • The 2017 iPhone might finally implement wireless charging > >
  • Apple Music's prices might drop 20 percent > >
  • Apple's AirPods should ship by the end of 2016 > >
  • Logic Pro X should get Touch Bar support by early 2017 > >
  • The new MacBook Pros aren't compatible with all Thunderbolt 3 devices > >
  • A surprise iOS 10.1.1 patch fixed problems with Health > >
  • Apple shareholders will vote on whether executive compensation should be independently monitored > >
  • Apple cut the prices on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 add-ons to keep the MacBook Pro crowd > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Watch: Hands-on with Apple's entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with USB-C

Foxconn working on wireless charging system for 'iPhone 8,' report says

Rumor: Apple mulls 20% Apple Music price decrease

After missing October debut, Apple's AirPods remain on track to launch this year, sources say

Apple exec confirms Logic Pro X getting Touch Bar support by 'early next year'

New MacBook Pro models reportedly incompatible with certain Thunderbolt 3 devices

Apple issues iOS 10.1.1 with fix for viewing data in Health app

Rare reports of poor image quality on iPhone 7 Plus circulate, no root cause known

Apple pushes Irish High Court to fast-track legal challenges to new datacenter

See the new & refreshed emoji in Apple's first public beta of iOS 10.2

Apple shareholder proposal for more executive compensation oversight coming to vote in 2017

New MacBook Pro drops optical audio out through headphone jack

Apple iPhone's global marketshare dips to 12.1 percent on problems in China & Africa

Apple activates single sign-on for tvOS and iOS beta testers

Apple cuts prices on USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 gear in response to MacBook Pro backlash