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September 10, 2019, 9:15 PM

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Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Apple debuts iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, with 5.8" and 6.5" screens, no 3D Touch, 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.
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.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
All iPhone 11 models have the U1 ultra-wideband chip for spatial awareness, whose underlying tech would enable Apple's rumored Tile-like tracking tags  —  Apple introduced the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro with nary a mention of its rumored tracking tags, but the underlying technology appears to be present and accounted for.
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.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Apple announces research studies around hearing, heart, and women's health, and says it will launch an Apple Research app for enrolling in them by end of year  —  Apple is today launching the Apple Research app for iPhone and Apple Watch users interested in sharing their health data along …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mozilla partners with Cloudflare to launch the beta of Firefox Private Network VPN, a VPN service via a browser extension for US desktop users  —  Mozilla today announced that it is bringing back the Firefox Test Pilot program to allow users to try out new features before they are ready for mainstream usage.
Angelica LaVito / CNBC:
Peloton sets IPO range between $26 and $29 per share, looks to raise as much as $1.2B at ~$8B valuation at the high end of the range  —  KEY POINTS  —  Peloton seeks to raise as much as $1.16 billion in its initial public offering, the company known for its connected at-home fitness equipment said Tuesday in a regulatory filing.
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
After criticism, Lyft hopes to improve rider safety by mandating driver education and adding a new notification system for potentially dangerous off-track rides  —  The company will mandate driver safety education and use prediction to determine if riders or drivers need help.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
CasperLabs, which aims to improve Ethereum 2.0's scalability without sacrificing decentralization, raises $14.5M Series A from Arrington XRP Capital and others  —  CasperLabs, the startup working to improve Ethereum 2.0 scalability without sacrificing decentralization or speed …
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