In this week’s top stories: Apple fixes the pesky Telugu bug, new iPad models on the horizon, details on next-gen AirPods, iPhone production speculation, and more. Read on for this week’s top stories…

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After emerging last week, Apple this week officially rolled out a fix for the Telugu character that would cause iOS apps to crash. Of course, Apple’s fix didn’t come until after idiots all over the internet were sharing the character, but you can updated to iOS 11.2.6 to protect yourself.

A series of new regulatory filings in the Eurasia commission database this week appeared to indicate two new iPad models coming soon. The devices carry model identifiers A1954 and A1893 and suggest that new iPads are coming sooner rather than later. We’ve heard in the past that Apple has new iPads with Face ID and more in development.

Continuing the new product leaks, Bloomberg reported that Apple has a new pair of AirPods in development with ‘Hey Siri’ slated for this year. Also coming at some point down the line are AirPods with a water-resistant design.

Apple this week also released the third iOS 11.3 beta to developers. iPhone accessory maker took things a step further by claiming that iOS 11.3 will be released to the public next week, but the legitimacy of that claim remains to be seen.

Finally, Apple was named the world’s most innovative company by Fast Company this week thanks to the iPhone X, AirPods, ARKit, and more. In an accompanying interview, Tim Cook explained that Apple has a roadmap for product releases well into the 2020s, while also noting that the company isn’t necessarily in it for the money.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below…

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HomePod & HomeKit 

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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the slow death of Twitter for Mac, Apple requiring app updates to support iPhone X, Nokia probably killing Withings and how HealthKit will be affected, the Telugu character bug in iOS 11, a small change in watchOS 4.3 beta, CarPool Karaoke returning for season 2, hints of new iPads coming soon, iOS 12 features rumored to be on the way, the current state of the not-yet-shipped AirPlay 2 feature, and HomePod’s ring issue.

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