• Apple goes small for new iPhone, iPad

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    CUPERTINO: Apple went small on Monday — cutting prices as well as screen size — as it unveiled a new iPhone and iPad aimed at first-time buyers and customers in emerging markets. The new launches came as the FBI moved to postpone a high-profile court battle with the US government on encryption and data protection, saying it may have a way to break into an iPhone at the heart of that case. On Sunday, “an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking (Syed) Farook’s iPhone,” prosecutors said in a filing asking a federal judge in Southern California to delay a hearing set for Tuesday. “If the method is viable, it should eliminate the need for the assistance from Apple Inc. set forth in the All Writs Act Order in this case.” Apple chief executive Tim Cook stressed that protecting privacy is an obligation the tech giant “will not shrink from.”

    AFP

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