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September 10, 2019, 3:15 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple unveils the 6.1" iPhone 11, the XR's successor, with low-light night mode, A13 Bionic chip, dual cameras with an ultra wide lens, in six colors  —  A successor to the default iPhone  —  Apple is introducing a successor to its iPhone XR today, dubbed iPhone 11.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Apple debuts iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, with 5.8" and 6.5" displays, A13 Bionic, better battery life, triple camera system with zoom and wide angle, in 6 colors  —  As usual, Apple's latest batch of iPhones aren't exactly surprising, thanks to plenty of detailed leaks throughout the year.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Apple TV+ will launch on November 1 for $4.99/month in 100 countries; customers get one year free with the purchase of an Apple device  —  Back in March, Apple unveiled Apple TV+, a subscription television and film service featuring a slate of original content from Steven Spielberg …
The Verge:
Apple Arcade to debut on September 19 for $4.99/month with a one month free trial; Apple says it will add hundreds of games to its catalog in the coming weeks  —  Apple's subscription gaming service is coming soon.  Today, at its latest iPhone event, the company revealed that Apple Arcade …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple announces Watch Series 5 with built-in compass, always-on display, and new materials, shipping on September 20 from $399; Series 3 price drops to $199  —  Apple has just officially announced the next generation of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 5.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple unveils an entry-level 2019 iPad with Pencil support, A10 Fusion chip, and a 10.2" screen, up from the 9.7" size, shipping on Sept. 30, starting from $329  —  Roughly a year and a half after introducing the sixth-generation iPad — an entry-level model virtually identical to its predecessor …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple says iPadOS is coming on September 30, alongside the new 10.2-inch iPad, with support for iPad models going back several years  —  Apple will release iPadOS on September 30th, with support for the last several years of iPad models.  —  While it's mostly just a name change, this is technically the first ever release of iPadOS.
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Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber says it has laid off 170 people from its product team and 265 people from its engineering team  —  Uber has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, the company announced today.  Combined, the layoffs represent about 8% of the organizations …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Ahead of iOS 13, which will warn users of apps that collect location data in the background, Facebook publishes a blog post explaining how it uses location data  —  KEY POINTS  — Facebook has published an informational blog post about how its app collects and uses background location data from smartphones.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Hedge fund Elliott Management takes a $3.2B stake in AT&T, questions its M&A strategy and operational execution, calls for reassessing leadership team  —  KEY POINTS  — Hedge fund Elliott Management takes a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T, questioning its M&A strategy and operational execution.
Bloomberg:
EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has been appointed to the additional position of EU vice president for digital, with broad oversight of tech policy issues  —  - Margrethe Vestager nominated as EU vice president for digital  — As EU antitrust chief she's hit big tech with large penalties
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Sources: the WeWork IPO is going forward as planned, with the roadshow set to kick off as soon as Monday  —  KEY POINTS  — The roadshow for the We Co., the startup's parent company, is set to kick off as soon as Monday, sources say.  — WeWork's roadshow flies in the face …
Financial Times:
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
900+ Amazon employees have pledged to walk out September 20 to protest Amazon's huge carbon footprint, demanding a commitment to get to zero emissions by 2030  —  Nearly 1,000 employees have pledged to walk out September 20 to demand the company go to zero emissions by 2030.
BuzzFeed News:
Photos and videos on private Facebook and Instagram accounts can be shared publicly by followers via source URLs, even after Stories expire or media is deleted  —  Photos and videos posted to private accounts on Instagram and Facebook aren't as private as they might seem.

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