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September 9, 2014, 3:15 PM

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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 …
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.
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
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: 9to5Mac
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.
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
iOS 8 available for iPhone and iPad on September 17th  —  Apple's latest iOS 8 update will be available on September 17th for existing iPhones and iPads. iOS 8 might not be the big visual overhaul that iOS 7 was, but it adds in a number of important features and changes for existing iPhones and the company's new iPhone 6.
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.
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 …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Apple Watch works with Apple Pay to replace your credit cards  —  It turns out that Apple's Watch is also a wallet.  The company has announced that the new Apple Watch works with Apple Pay, which was just revealed today.  With the system, you don't need to take out your plastic credit card as the cash register to pay.

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