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March 9, 2022, 2:20 AM

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Monica Chin / The Verge:
Apple debuts Mac Studio, designed like a taller Mac mini, with M1 Max or Ultra, front and back ports, up to 128GB of memory, and support for four 6K displays  —  It's a Mac Mini but way more powerful  —  Apple has announced the Mac Studio, a desktop system that looks like the Mac Mini …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Apple details M1 Ultra, replacing the M1 Max as the top M1 chip, with 114B transistors, 128GB of unified memory, 16 performance cores, and four efficiency cores  —  Apple rocked the computing world with its M1 chip, the first “Apple Silicon” hardware that turned the MacBook Air, Mac Mini and other computers into portable powerhouses.
Apple:
Apple says the Mac Studio starts at $1,999 with an M1 Max and at $3,999 with an M1 Ultra; the Studio Display costs $1,599  —  Mac Studio with M1 Max and the new M1 Ultra delivers unprecedented performance and extensive connectivity in an incredibly compact design
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces an updated iPhone SE with 5G, an A15 Bionic, the classic Touch ID home button design, a 12MP camera, and more, shipping on March 18 for $429  —  Apple has officially announced it's all-new iPhone SE with an A15 Bionic chip.  The design is the same as the previous-generation iPhone SE.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Mathew Di Salvo / Decrypt:
The SEC charges two siblings with defrauding investors out of $124M through their Ormeus Coin offering, alleging they acted as “modern-day snake-oil salesmen”  —  The “ground-breaking digital money system” Ormeus Coin was actually a scam, the SEC alleges.  —  In brief
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Twitter launches a Tor onion service using a modified version of the Enterprise Onion Toolkit, letting users access Twitter via any Tor-compatible browser  —  The site may become the most significant onion service created if it allows people to access Twitter from censored countries.  —  Joseph Cox
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple announces an updated iPad Air with M1, 5G, a 12MP ultra-wide front camera, and more, starting at $599 in 64GB or 256GB versions, available on March 18  —  A year and a half after its last model  —  Apple has announced an update to the iPad Air a year and a half after it gave the tablet an iPad Pro-style redesign.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Better.com lays off 3,000+ employees in the US and India, citing “current market conditions”; some staff learned of layoffs after early rollout of severance pay  —  The mass layoffs at digital mortgage lender Better.com have reportedly started, according to employees and other sources …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
After experiencing outages on Tuesday, Spotify and Discord say their services have been restored  —  Unrelated issues disconnected both services this afternoon  —  If you can't connect to Spotify or Discord, then no, it's not just you or your internet connection.  Both services acknowledged problems on Tuesday afternoon.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Apple announces Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+, comprising two exclusive Major League Baseball games every week  —  Apple has snared rights to a Friday-night package of Major League Baseball games, extending Silicon Valley's reach into the world of sports.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: the 2022 MacBook Air will have a new form factor, an M1 chip, no mini-LED display, more color options, and is slated for production in late Q2 or Q3 2022  —  Following today's event that saw the introduction of the Mac Studio, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has provided some detail …

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