This week’s top stories: WWDC17, iPhone 8, how expensive is a HomeKit house?, & hands-on w/ BeatsX & new CarPlay features

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In this week’s top stories: Apple announces WWDC 2017, iPhone 8 reports, the first trailers for Apple Music’s upcoming original TV shows, how expensive is a HomeKit house?, and hands-on with BeatsX and new CarPlay features.

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We kick things off this week with the latest iPhone 8 reports, including more details on the device’s display size, battery, and possible new ‘function area’ and biometrics that could replace or enhance Touch ID. Apple joins the Wireless Power Consortium, the organization behind the Qi wireless charging standard. And following Sprint last week, the rest of the carriers– Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T– battle it out with new unlimited plan offerings.

Apple announced its annual developer conference with WWDC 2017 officially set for this June. AAPL hits all time highs. The first trailers and release dates for Apple Music’s upcoming original TV show content. And we go hands-on with BeatsX and new CarPlay features in this week’s top videos.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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This week Zac and Benjamin discuss the first HomeKit video camera, iPhone 8’s rumored function area and other details, WWDC 2017 in San Jose, and Eddy Cue’s appearance at Code Media.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & Electrek.co. He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.