This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors & more

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple went on an environmental publicity blitz, most notably promising to eventually make products entirely out of recycled materials. Rumors about specific projects like the “iPhone 8” continued, meanwhile, and a new version of the Apple Watch appeared: the Apple Watch NikeLab.

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Everything you need to know:

  • Future Apple devices may be made entirely using recycled materials > >
  • Public documents gave a glimpse at Apple’s self-driving car tests > >
  • The “pro” iMac could have a discrete graphics card and a Xeon E3 processor > >
  • The ‘iPhone 8’ may use a relatively flat OLED display and a vertical rear camera > >
  • Apple’s original video plans may involve new Los Angeles offices —possibly even a studio > >
  • The Apple Watch NikeLab arrives on Apr. 27 > >
  • Apple hired two Google executives specializing in satellite technology > >
  • A safety contractor’s document may back up rumors of AR glasses > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

Internal documents reveal first look at Apple’s self-driving car platform

New ‘pro’ iMac said to have discrete GPU and Xeon E3 processor, ship at end of 2017

Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ again rumored to adopt stainless steel chassis, flat OLED, vertical iSight camera

Apple original content plans a ‘moving target,’ may play into new Los Angeles offices

Apple Watch NikeLab to bring new band option in limited Apr. 27 launch

Apple hires two Google satellite execs for ‘new hardware team’

Leaked safety document may hint at future Apple technology such as AR glasses

Rumor: Apple TV to get multi-user support, picture-in-picture with ‘tvOS 11’

US appeals court revives ‘rubberbanding’ portion of key patent from Apple v. Samsung case

Apple settles Unwired Planet patent suit for undisclosed amount

Apple still experimenting with ‘iPhone 8’ tech including curved screens, new camera systems

Availability of Apple’s 12.9″ iPad Pro slips to May as rumored update looms

Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages now free for all iOS & macOS users

Apple Music & iCloud users receive unexpected subscription discontinuation alerts

Apple suppliers withhold royalty payments to Qualcomm amid legal spat

Serial patent troll Acacia Research again sues Apple, cellular carriers over wireless patents

Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M

Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

Apple debuts Live Photos API, allows for playback on most popular browsers