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September 9, 2014, 5:55 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.
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.
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, CNET and TUAW
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.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
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.  It's right in the middle of the familiar iPhone experience and the iPad …
More: Engadget and ZDNet
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 …
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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