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September 9, 2014, 3:30 PM

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Apple:
Apple Unveils Apple Watch—Apple's Most Personal Device Ever  —  CUPERTINO, California—September 9, 2014—Apple® today unveiled Apple Watch™—its most personal device ever—featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking.
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Meet The Apple Watch  —  Apple today announced the Apple Watch, its first foray into the world of wearable tech during it's iPhone 6 launch event this morning.  A stainless steel watch with a square face, sapphire glass, swappable bands and a rotating crown.  Apparently, there are also some gold models.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple Watch uses four sensors to detect your pulse  —  One of the most distinct elements of the new Apple Watch is a set of four rings built into its backside, but they're hardly there for style: inside those four rings are sensors that the Apple Watch uses to measure its wearer's pulse.
More: TUAW
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Apple Watch apps and partnerships announced, powered by ‘WatchKit’  —  Apple now has an entirely new category of device on its hands with the Apple Watch, meaning it'll need a robust group of third-party developers working to power it.  Apple's always been the best at roping in high-profile teams …
More: TechCrunch and TUAW
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch shows notifications through ‘Glances’, with contextually relevant custom UI  —  Click to view slideshow.  —  Glances appear when you swipe up from the bottom of the Apple Watch.  This shows relevant notifications, from both Apple and third-party apps.  The watch vibrates when a new notification comes in.
More: TechCrunch
Apple:
Apple Announces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus—The Biggest Advancements in iPhone History  —  Dramatically Thin Design Features Stunning Retina HD Displays, Powerful A8 Chip, Advanced Cameras & Apple Pay  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5" retina HD display, 8MP camera with optical stabilization, two-paned landscape mode, A8, available Sept. 19, $299/16GB, $399/64GB, $499/128GB  —  Meet the iPhone 6 Plus and its 5.5-inch, 1080p Retina Display HD  —  Well folks, the time for wild-eyed rumors and clandestine reports …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
iPhone 6: 4.7" retina HD display, 8MP camera, A8 processor, preorders Sept. 12, available Sept. 19, $199/16GB, $299/64GB, $399/128GB  —  Apple's iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display is here  —  Apple has officially announced its latest iPhone model, the iPhone 6.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Apple to developers: Your apps will scale on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus screens  —  Summary: Developers won't have to hurry to update their apps for the larger iPhones, but if they want to take advantage of new features they'll have to get to work.  —  Apple's launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 …
AppleInsider:
‘Apple Pay’ is a Touch ID-based mobile wallet included with iPhone 6, rolls out in October  —  Apple will enter the mobile payment space in a big way with this month's launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which will ship with integrated near-field communications technology …
Apple:
Apple Announces Apple Pay  —  Transforming Mobile Payments with an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay  —  CUPERTINO, CaliforniaSeptember 9, 2014Apple® today announced Apple Pay™, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.
Apple:
Apple Announces iOS 8 Available September 17  —  Introduces New Messages & Photos Features, QuickType Keyboard, Extensibility, iCloud Drive & New Health App  —  CUPERTINO, CaliforniaSeptember 9, 2014Apple® today announced iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store …
More: MacDailyNews and MacNN
iFixit:
Motorola Moto 360 Teardown  —  Motorola Moto 360 Teardown Hello Moto!  After months of speculation and publicity, Motorola has finally released their flagship smartwatch, the Moto 360.  Join us as we disassemble it and answer the one question Motorola dares not ask.
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Comcast Wi-Fi serving self-promotional ads via JavaScript injection  —  Comcast has begun serving Comcast ads to devices connected to one of its 3.5 million publicly accessible Wi-Fi hotspots across the US.  Comcast's decision to inject data into websites raises security concerns and arguably cuts …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion  —  Rumors have been swirling around Japan's Rakuten, which has been in discussions with rebate website operator Ebates.com, regarding a potential acquisition deal.  That deal is now official, as the company announced today it has agreed to acquire Ebates for $1 billion.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
The iPod classic is finally dead, disappears from Apple Online Store  —  It only took four years, but the iPod classic is finally dead.  As part of the Apple website overhaul, the iPod Classic has finally been removed from sale.  The new website has been modernized in many ways …
More: The Verge
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Nancy Pelosi urges FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility  —  A good number of politicians have recently made statements in favor of net neutrality, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is going further than most of them today and asking that the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband …

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