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March 21, 2016, 4:00 PM

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Apple:
Apple Introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro  —  Breakthrough Pro Features & Advanced Display Technologies Come to the Most Popular iPad Size  —  Apple® today introduced the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro™ — at just under one pound it features a new pro Retina® display with greater brightness …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
New 9.7-inch iPad Pro has True Tone display, A9X processor, Pencil support, four speakers, starts at $599, ships March 31; 256GB option available for $899  —  New iPad Pro announced: $599, 9.7-inch display, weighs less than one pound  —  Apple has just announced a new iPad Pro …
Apple:
Apple Introduces iPhone SE — The Most Powerful Phone with a Four-inch Display  —  Featuring A9 Chip, Advanced 12-Megapixel iSight Camera & Apple Pay  —  Apple® today introduced iPhone® SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, in a beloved compact aluminum design …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Apple's new iPhone SE is as powerful as iPhone 6S, has 4-inch screen, 12MP iSight camera, Apple Pay, available starting at $399 for 16GB on March 31  —  Apple Announces The iPhone SE  —  Today's Apple launch event came with three major announcements.  The first was the public release date of iOS 9.3 …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Numbers from Apple event: 30m 4-inch iPhones sold last year, 5000 Apple TV apps, renewable energy stats, more  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook took some time to kick off today's ‘Let us loop you in’ press event with comments on the FBI/encryption controversy, but the company also offered the usual milestones and stats throughout the event.
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Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Johns Hopkins researchers find an iMessage bug that allows attackers to decrypt photos and videos on older iOS versions  —  Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple's encryption  —  Apple's growing arsenal of encryption techniques — shielding data on devices as well as real …
Reuters:
US Supreme Court agrees to hear Samsung's appeal in Apple patent case  —  U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world's two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook addresses FBI & encryption controversy at Apple's press event: ‘we owe it to our customers’  —  One question that was up in the air leading up to Apple's press event today was whether or not the company would use the very public stage to also address the current controversy with the FBI over the iPhone's security.
Bloomberg:
How the White House, initially receptive to Apple's arguments for strong encryption, came to support the FBI  —  The Behind-the-Scenes Fight Between Apple and the FBI  —  On June 2, 2014, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference …
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Apple Watch now starts at $299, gets new nylon and black milanese bands  —  Apple just announced even more bands for Apple Watch, and slashed its price to $299  —  There's no new Apple Watch hardware, but there are new accessories.  At an event held in Cupertino this morning …

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