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March 21, 2016, 3:45 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 …
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Apple announces CareKit framework to help patients monitor their health treatments, coming in April  —  Apple announces CareKit to help patients monitor their health treatments  —  At its event in San Francisco today, Apple announced CareKit, a framework for health professionals to build apps …
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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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 …
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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