All the essential iPhone, iPad, Apple and apps news from the last week

Apple hires Amazon Fire head What does this mean for Apple’s TV ambitions? Read the story!

iPhone 8 production Apple set to make new devices earlier. When?! Read the story!

Ultra Accessory Connector Is Apple making another connector port? Hint: yes… kind of. Read the story!

BeatsX released! New Beats headphones have same chip-capability as Airpods… but they’re cheaper. Read the story!

‘One Night’ See the iPhone 7’s low-light capability stretched to new limits – watch the new commercial: Read the story!

Facebook Weather iOS app adds new Weather section. Here’s how to access it: Read the story!

Apple’s 1999 Super Bowl commercial Watch and read all about the ad that featured HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey and how it broke new ground during the Steve Jobs era. Read the story!

Apple opposes Executive Order Company is one of 97 companies opposing President Trump’s immigration order. What have they said? Read the story!

Free expression award Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive the award – what’s he been awarded it for? Read the story!

Elsewhere

iPhone 8 production to begin early, supply chain insists, as iris scanner remains rumored – via 9to5Mac

Matte Black iPhone 7 owners complaining about paint chipping on edges and rear of device – via iPhoneHacks

Tim Cook says UK will be ‘just fine’ after Brexit, visits iPad-centric school and Tate Britain art gallery – via 9to5Mac