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March 21, 2016, 8:30 PM

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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
DoJ asks to vacate Tuesday's hearing on iPhone case, citing new leads on a possible unlocking method  —  Feds move to cancel iPhone hearing  —  The Justice Department asked to postpone a court hearing set for Tuesday.  —  Citing new leads about how to access an Apple iPhone used …
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 …
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.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iOS 9.3 launching today with Night Shift, passcode for Notes, editorial picks in News, new education features for iPads, more  —  Apple Announces iOS 9.3 Launching Later Today  —  As widely expected, Apple has today confirmed the official release date of iOS 9.3 at a media event held …
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
iPhone SE hands-on: form factor is great, basically indistinguishable from iPhone 5 design  —  The new iPhone SE finally makes a small phone feel powerful  —  Well, it's a small iPhone.  —  That's what I can tell you about the new iPhone SE, which essentially takes the powerful processor …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Bloomberg Business:
On 10th anniversary Jack Dorsey talks about Twitter's past, current changes, and future  —  The Future of Twitter: Q&A with Jack Dorsey  —  An in-depth conversation on 10 years of tweeting, the importance of live media, and “the puddle.”  —  Last year, amid a cratering stock price …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
Burner phones, not encryption, kept Paris terrorists off the authorities' radar  —  Prepaid burner phones, used only for a few hours, are almost impossible to track.  (credit: Aaron Gustafson)  —  New details of the Paris attacks carried out last November reveal that it was the consistent use …
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 …
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.

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