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September 12, 2018, 6:05 PM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple announces 5.8" iPhone Xs and 6.5" Xs Max with OLED displays, A12 Bionic 7-nanometer processor, dual-SIMs, available in gold, silver, and space grey  —  Apple has announced its next generation of iPhones, and one of them is by far the biggest iPhone yet.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple announces the iPhone XR with 6.1" edge-to-edge LCD display, Face ID and no home button, no 3D Touch, A12 chip, and six colors including blue, yellow, red  —  Confirming rumors that have persisted since January, Apple today officially announced the iPhone Xr — a sub-flagship iPhone loosely based upon …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple's iPhone XR starts at $749 for the 64GB model, in stores by October 26; iPhone XS starts at $999 and XS Max at $1,099, in stores from September 21  —  Apple just unveiled brand new phones.  The iPhone XS and XS Max are the two new flagship devices, replacing the iPhone X. The iPhone XR …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands-on with iPhone XS and XS Max: both feel like the iPhone X, and XS Max feels better than any Plus model iPhone ever has  —  Apple just announced the iPhone XS and XS Max.  They're iterations on last year's iPhone X, but the XS Max at least stands out in one very notable way: it's so much larger.
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Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple announces Watch Series 4 with 40mm and 44mm displays, a larger focus on health data, 2x faster 64-bit Dual Core processor, WatchOS 5, and more for $399+  —  Heavily rumored since shortly after the release of its predecessor, and accidentally revealed in pre-event leaks of images and basic specs …
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Apple Watch Series 4 can detect low rate and irregular heartbeats, like AFib, and perform ECG when user touches digital crown; features expected later this year  —  Featuring a Stunning New Display, Electrocardiogram and Fall Detection  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today introduced …
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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Google says it's decided to discontinue its email app Inbox, which focused on simplicity, by the end of next March  —  Back in 2014, the folks at Google responsible for Gmail did something unexpected: They introduced a new email app.  On the back end, Inbox was the same thing as Gmail, and worked with your existing Gmail address.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Nintendo says the Switch's online service, costing $3.99/month or $19.99/year, will launch on September 18 with a free seven-day trial  —  The Nintendo Switch's online service is launching in less than a week.  In a tweet today, Nintendo revealed that the service will be available on September 18th …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat, once slated for “early” 2018, has been almost entirely removed from its website; sources: AirPower was “too ambitious”  —  A year after teasing us with the AirPower all-in-one wireless charger for the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods …

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