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This week’s top stories: iPhone 8 face recognition, lack of Touch ID, & OLED details, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, new apps & updates, & more

In this week’s top stories: New iPhone 8 face recognition and Touch ID details, our 10.5-inch iPad Pro Smart Keyboard video review, new apps and updates, and much more.

This week the latest iPhone 8 reports arrive with two new reports from reliable sources indicating Apple will replace Touch ID in the upcoming device, possibly with a new 3D facial recognition solution. An Apple patent describes bringing similar functionality and more to Macs. A separate report claims Apple is preparing three new iPhone models for 2018 all with OLED displays. And the latest renders imagine the iPhone 8 in white, also showing the expected glass body design and reduced bezels.

Apple releases the sixth iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6 betas. We walk you through how to join the new Apple TV public beta for tvOS 11. A report claims the ban on laptops and tablets for US-bound flights led to a 20% drop in bookings. The US government is reportedly set to intervene in Apple’s $15bn Ireland tax dispute with the EU. And Jeff shows you why the Smart Keyboard makes the 10.5-inch iPad Pro a better device in this week’s top video.

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

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPhone 8 rumors, including thoughts on face recognition and the fate of Touch ID, watchOS, and much more.

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