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September 7, 2022, 8:00 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple unveils the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max with a Dynamic Island notch, 48MP main camera, an A16 4nm chip, and an always-on display  —  It's also the first iPhone with a 48-megapixel camera  —  Apple has officially announced the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus with the iPhone 13's design and notch, 2021's A15 chip, satellite connectivity, and more  —  Apple today announced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, as part of its September media event.  The phones come in a new color lineup of midnight …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple makes eSIM the only option on iPhone 14 models in the US, working with T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T; outside the US, the phones will have a SIM card tray  —  Apple today announced that all iPhone 14 models sold in the U.S. do not have a built-in SIM card tray and will rely entirely on eSIM technology.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
A look at the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island pill-shaped notch, which has custom UI elements for incoming phone calls, timers, turn-by-turn navigation, and more  —  Apple today introduced the new iPhone 14 Pro with a new pill-shaped notch called the Dynamic Island that can morph into different shapes …
Valentina Palladino / Engadget:
Apple says iPhone 14 starts at $799, 14 Pro starts at $999, and 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099, available September 16; 14 Plus starts at $899, available October 7  —  Plus everything else announced at Apple's “far out” event. … It's September, and that means new iPhones are coming right around the corner.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Apple unveils satellite-based Emergency SOS, free for two years in the US and Canada with iPhone 14 models, offering low-bandwidth messaging in November 2022  —  Live from Cupertino, it's the iPhone 14  —  Apple has announced the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, preserving much of the iPhone 13's design …
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Apple debuts the Watch Ultra, for athletes, with a 49mm titanium case, improved multiband GPS, “action button”, second speaker, and 36-60-hour battery, for $799  —  Say hello to Apple's biggest fitness watch  —  After over a year of rumors, Apple has finally announced the Apple Watch Ultra …
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils Watch Series 8 in 41mm and 45mm sizes with a body temperature sensor, new Sleep app, focus on women's health, and more for $399+ on September 16  —  Apple has finally unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 8.  After months of rumors, the company has announced the successor of the Apple Watch Series 7.
The Verge:
Apple debuts AirPods Pro 2 with an H2 chip, a new low-distortion driver, personalized Spatial Audio, volume touch controls, available on September 23 for $249  —  The new flagship earbuds face much stiffer competition than Apple's original pair  —  The long-awaited refresh of Apple's AirPods Pro is here.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
A Delaware judge denies Elon Musk's attempt to delay the October trial over his abortive Twitter acquisition but allows adding Peiter Zatko's claims to the case  —  But he can add whistleblower claims to his lawsuit  —  A Delaware court has denied billionaire Elon Musk's attempt to push …
Financial Times:
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss confirms she wants to dilute the draft Online Safety Bill, focusing on protecting minors while making sure free speech is allowed  —  Definition of ‘legal but harmful’ may change to give greater scope to say on web what is acceptable in person
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Cloudflare belatedly dropping Kiwi Farms demonstrates the “stochastic terrorism loophole”, offering groups cover so long as no one explicitly calls for murder  —  On platforms and the stochastic terrorism loophole  —  I.  —  Kiwi Farms is a nearly 10-year-old web forum …
Melissa Repko / CNBC:
GameStop partners with FTX on “e-commerce and online marketing initiatives” in the US and reports a Q2 net loss of $108.7M, up from $61.6M YoY; stock up 10%+  —  - GameStop said quarterly sales declined and losses widened, as its cash pile shrank and inventory swelled.
Associated Press:
Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran and expels embassy staff over a major cyberattack in July 2022 that shut down many government digital services and sites  —  Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled the country's embassy staff over a major cyberattack nearly two months ago …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
Ring adds end-to-end audio and video encryption to its battery-powered doorbells, matching its hardwired and plug-in devices, but the option disables features  —  Ring users can now keep their video completely private at the cost of some conveniences  —  Ring is now offering end-to-end encryption …

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