Your handy weekly roundup of all the biggest Apple stories from the past seven days.
Apple's giant iPad Pro device went on sale in the UK last week via the firm's website and in store.
There are three cost options for the 12.9in tablet-laptop hybrid. The cheapest is £679 for the 32GB WiFi only model. The 128GB WiFi only model costs £799 while the top 128GB WiFi and mobile data version costs £899.
The matching Apple Pencil costs £79 while the Smart Keyboard is £139. Anyone splashing out on a top-of-the-range model with both add-ons faces a bill of £1,117.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 launched in the UK just one day after the iPad Pro, Apple's own attempt at breaking into the business tablet market. We've analysed which has the best chance of success as a professional device.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned that there will be "dire consequences" if UK cyber spies are given powers to access the encrypted communications of the public.
Speaking to The Telegraph to mark the arrival of the iPad Pro, Cook said that, given the number of data breaches now taking place, it is clear that data needs to be protected.
"You can just look around and see all the data breaches that are going on. These things are becoming more frequent," he said.
"They can result in privacy breaches and security issues. We believe very strongly in end-to-end encryption and no back doors. We don't think people want us to read their messages. We don't feel we have the right to read their emails."
However, he warned that moves to create so-called 'back doors' in encryption technology, as laid out in the Investigatory Powers Bill last week by the government, would undermine privacy while at the same time putting people at risk.
Apple is apparently plotting to beef up Apple Pay with peer-to-peer payments functionality in a bid to rival the likes of Facebook and PayPal.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is currently in talks with a number of US banks, including Wells Fargo, Chase, Capital One and JP Morgan, about developing the system.
Apple has an eye firmly on the business market with the iPad Pro, and we've compared the iPad Pro's key specs against the 11in MacBook Air to see whether the large tablet can really replace a laptop in the workplace.
Those in the market for a new Apple tablet are no doubt considering whether the iPad Pro or the more manageable iPad Air 2 is the best to suit their needs. We've taken a look at their key specs to see which is the best device.
Apple workers have had their case against the firm's policy of searching staff bags dismissed by a US district judge.
The complaints about bag searches were among a number of disputes involving disgruntled Apple staff, which include working hours and pay.
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