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June 3, 2019, 5:20 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Apple unveils Mac Pro with a tower design, 8 PCIe slots, up to 1.5TB of system memory, up to 28-core Intel Xeon CPU, up to 4 AMD GPUs; coming this Fall from $6K  —  The most powerful Mac is staging a comeback this fall  —  Having admitted that its glossy “trash can” Mac Pro of 2013 was a mistake …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple debuts macOS Catalina, which includes the ability to use an iPad as an external display, and will let devs target iPad apps at Mac via Project Catalyst  —  The next version of macOS will be called Catalina.  Apple officially unveiled the new update onstage at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today.
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Apple announces $4,999 Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch 6K Retina LCD display; a Pro stand, sold separately for $999, has tilt, height, and rotation adjustment  —  At WWDC 2019 today, Apple announced its Pro Display XDR display, along with the redesigned Mac Pro.  The 32-inch LCD display has a 6016 x 3384 Retina 6K display.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Apple breaks up iTunes, creates separate Podcasts, TV, and Music apps for macOS  —  Three dedicated apps  —  The iTunes era is over.  During its annual developers conference today, Apple announced that it's breaking iTunes up into three separate macOS apps: Podcasts, TV, and Music.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple announces iOS 13 with Dark Mode, Quick Path swipe keyboard, and a redesigned Reminders app, with up to 2x faster app launches and 30% faster Face ID  —  iOS 13 is here and it has dark mode  —  As expected, Apple has announced iOS 13 onstage at WWDC 2019, giving a first look at the company's latest software for the iPhone.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FTC secured the rights to begin an anti-trust probe of Facebook as part of an agreement that let DOJ lead a Google probe; Facebook stock drops 7%+  —  Federal Trade Commission secures right to examine how Facebook's practices affect digital competition  —  This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.
New York Times:
Researchers find YouTube's recommendation algorithm is curating home movies of unwitting families into a catalog sexualizing children  —  Christiane C. didn't think anything of it when her 10-year-old daughter and a friend uploaded a video of themselves playing in a backyard pool.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple reveals iPadOS with new home screen widgets, an improved Files app with a column view and USB support, multiple windows for the same app, and new gestures  —  Another step toward laptop-like tasks  —  “We have some big changes coming to iPad,” says Craig Federighi, Apple's software chief.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces tvOS 13 for Apple TV, bringing multi-user support, lyrics synced with music, support for Xbox One S and PlayStation DualShock 4 game controllers  —  Apple has today unveiled tvOS 13, the newest Apple TV operating system, on stage at its WWDC 2019 keynote.
Apple:
watchOS 6 will include a Noise app to track dangerous noise levels, a Dose app for medication reminders, activity trends, Cycles app for tracking women's health  —  Introducing Cycle Tracking, Noise app, Activity Trends and App Store Right on the Wrist  —  San Jose, California …
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Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple reveals ARKit 3, which can perform real-time occlusion of people, and a bunch of tools to make AR development easier with Reality Composer and RealityKit  —  Apple has used the last two WWDCs as opportunities to show off its latest and greatest augmented reality innovations …
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Samsung and AMD announce a strategic partnership where Samsung will license custom graphics IP based on AMD's Radeon GPU tech for use in its mobile GPUs  —  Today Samsung and AMD announced a new multi-year strategic partnership between the two companies, where Samsung SLSI will license graphics IP from AMD for use in mobile GPUs.

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