This week on AI: 12.9″ iPad Pro & 5K iMac reviewed, Cook meets with Trump, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors & more

As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the “iPhone 8,” and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

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Everything you need to know:

  • The updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro is on par with its 10.5-inch sibling > >
  • The 2017 5K iMac plays catch-up with faster CPUs and GPUs, and USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 support > >
  • Apple may still be finalizing Touch ID for the “iPhone 8,” and only ship in October > >
  • Here’s what’s new in iOS 11 beta 2 > >
  • The iMac Pro may have a Secure Enclave and Intel’s “Purley” processors > >
  • Tim Cook told President Trump that coding should be a mandatory subject in US schools > >
  • Apple is allegedly partnering with a startup called Health Gorilla on iPhone medical records > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Review: Apple’s 2017 12.9″ iPad Pro gains feature parity with its smaller sibling

Review: Apple’s 2017 27″ 5K iMac impresses with truly powerful desktop-class graphics

Apple still undecided on fingerprint tech for ‘iPhone 8,’ no shipments until October

Watch: Every change, bug fix and new feature in Apple’s second iOS 11 beta

High Sierra firmware suggests Secure Enclave, Intel ‘Purley’ chips coming to iMac Pro

Apple’s Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools – report

Apple teaming with startup Health Gorilla for iPhone medical record plans

Watch: Siri will translate for you in Apple’s iOS 11

Apple claims recent Supreme Court ruling makes Qualcomm iPhone IP agreement invalid

Apple product security team briefing shows 99% drop in stolen iPhone cases from 2014 to 2016

Case maker gambles big on Apple’s rumored ‘iPhone 8’ design, builds 9 cases for edge-to-edge display

Virgin Mobile USA goes iPhone-exclusive, promises first year of unlimited plan for $1

New Siri icon location could hint at touchscreen home button in Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’

Apple releases second betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 to developers

Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music & iTunes content

Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks sale of entire company to parties unknown

Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment, eyeing six states for display plant

Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ for Grenfell victims

Diabetes monitor exec details Apple Watch connectivity, refutes claims of other hardware partnership