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September 11, 2019, 9:55 AM

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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 4 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.
The Verge:
Hands-on with iPhone 11 Pro: looks slightly better than XS, but the camera bump is big and Apple is not trying to hide it, the new camera interface is great  —  The glass is nice, but we can't judge the cameras yet  —  Apple just announced the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
New York Times:
California passes landmark bill that requires gig economy workers to be treated as employees, going into effect Jan 1, affecting companies like Uber and Lyft  —  SACRAMENTO — California legislators approved a landmark bill on Tuesday that requires companies like Uber and Lyft to treat contract workers …
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.
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 …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
iOS 13 GM and latest iOS 13.1 beta reference stereo AR headsets and apps, suggesting support for a face-mounted AR experience similar to Google's Daydream  —  As 9to5Mac's Gui Rambo first shared back in April and detailed more specifics just last week, Apple is working on bringing Stereo AR …
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.
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:
John Jurgensen / Wall Street Journal:
Interview with Bill Gates on his public image, Jeffrey Epstein, Steve Jobs, and more ahead of a docuseries, Inside Bill's Brain, debuting on Netflix Sept. 20  —  A new documentary profiles the tech-titan-turned-philanthropist.  In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Gates reflects on his shifting public image.
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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