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September 9, 2014, 6:05 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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Apple Watch will be available “early” 2015 in two sizes and three collections, starts at $349, requires iPhone 5 or newer  —  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.
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: VentureBeat, iMore, CNET and TUAW
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple Watch hands-on: a rounded, square wonder  —  Is your wrist ready?  —  After nearly two years of rumors, the Apple Watch has finally been unveiled.  Designed to work in tandem with an iPhone, the Apple Watch is packed with sensors that can be used to help monitor your activity.
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 …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone 6 Plus hands-on: large enough to potentially rival iPad mini, thin enough to feel manageable in-hand  —  The iPhone 6 Plus hands-on: yeah, it's big  —  I just had the chance to play with the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and while it's nothing surprising after all the leaks, it's still a fascinating phone.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple:
Apple announces Apple Pay: make payments with American Express, MasterCard, and Visa cards via NFC on iPhone 6 and Apple Watch  —  Apple Announces Apple Pay  —  Transforming Mobile Payments with an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay  —  CUPERTINO, CaliforniaSeptember 9 …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8 GM ahead of Sep. 17 public release  —  Following today's announcements, Apple has released the golden master version of iOS 8.  The last iOS 8 beta seed for developers was released on August 4th with the push of iOS 8 beta 5. 9to5Mac previously reported to expect iOS 8 beta 5 …
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.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook's memo to employees: I am ‘excited’ about 'this new chapter in Apple's story'  —  Tim Cook sent a memo to Apple employees praising them for the work that was put into the new products announced during today's media event and expressing his excitement for what he calls “this new chapter in Apple's story.”

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