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September 15, 2020, 4:15 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple debuts Apple Watch Series 6 for $399 in new colors, including red and graphite, with a similar design, a chip that's up to 20% faster, blood oxygen sensor  —  Including a Product (RED) model for the first time  —  Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 6, the latest in its line of popular smartwatches.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils Apple Watch SE with a Series 4-type design, S5 chip for up to 2x faster performance than Series 3, and GPS support, for $279 or $12/month  —  Apple today introduced the new Apple Watch SE.  The new Apple Watch SE has the same design as the Apple Watch Series 4 and later …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple updates iPad Air with 10.9" edge-to-edge display, iPad Pro-like design, Touch ID in power button, USB-C, and A14 chip, shipping next month from $599  —  Apple has a familiar-looking design for its latest iPad Air update  —  Apple is unveiling a new iPad Air today that looks very similar to the company's iPad Pro.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates entry-level 10.2-inch iPad with A12 chip, bringing “Neural Engine” capabilities, similar design to last model, for the same price of $329  —  Apple today announced the 8th-generation iPad, featuring an A12 chip compared to the previous-generation's A10 processor.
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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Apple One bundles launch with discounts on services including Music, TV+, Arcade, iCloud storage, Fitness+, and News+ and tiers between $15 and $30/month  —  The hardware giant leans into its software offerings  —  The long-rumored bundle bringing together Apple Music, Apple TV Plus …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces Fitness+, a workout class subscription service for Watch and iPhone, for $9.99/month with three months free with an Apple Watch purchase  —  Apple today announced a new fitness service, set to rival the likes of Peloton.  Apple Fitness+ will integrate with the Apple Watch and the Fitness app on the iPhone.
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David Gilbert / VICE:
Activists say ethnic violence in Ethiopia in recent months has been supercharged by hate speech on Facebook, which says it has increased monitoring of content  —  Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox?  Sign up here.  —  Throughout his life, Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa sang about love …
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google unveils its own Meet hardware bundle meant for conference rooms, including a Smart Camera, Smart Audio Bar, remote control, and more, starting at $2,699  —  The Series One kits will be available for preorder soon  —  Google has rapidly updated its videoconferencing Google Meet software …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 will be officially released on September 16  —  Apple today announced that iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 will be officially released on Wednesday, September 16.  Apple has seeded the final Golden Master beta versions of each update to developers in advance.
Seth Schiesel / Protocol:
TechCrunch:
Home buying startup Opendoor announces it's going public by merging with Chamath Palihapitiya's SPAC  —  Today, Social Capital Hedosophia II, the blank-check company associated with investor Chamath Palihapitiya, announced that it will merge with Opendoor, taking the private real estate startup public in the process.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter launches a dedicated US Elections tab in the Explore menu, serving as a central hub for curated news, livestreams, resources, and information  —  Twitter debuted its election hub on Tuesday, introducing a set of tools to help Americans prepare for the most uncertain election in modern U.S. history.
Jay Rosen / The Verge:
Q&A with ex-CSO of Facebook Alex Stamos on why big newsrooms should have threat modeling teams, how media is amplifying disinformation with its coverage, more  —  An interview with Facebook's ex-security chief  —  Editor's note: We're barreling toward the 2020 election with big unresolved problems …
Cyrus Farivar / NBC News:
As Big Fish Games announces $155M class action settlement in WA, 21 users describe how they were hooked on casino-style apps and lost significant sums of money  —  Shellz, 37, a nurse from Houston, spends at least two hours a day with her husband playing a casino-style smartphone game called Jackpot Magic.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony has cut PS5 production for this fiscal year by 4M units to ~11M, following production issues with its custom-designed SoC  —  - Low yields of company's custom-designed silicon a bottleneck  — Sony facing aggressive pricing from Microsoft's Xbox team

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