September 8, 2022, 1:40 AM

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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 …
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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.
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Peter Kafka / Vox:
Former Disney CEO Bob Iger says the company found that “a substantial portion” of Twitter's users “were not real” when Disney considered buying Twitter in 2016  —  Bots were fine.  Nastiness wasn't.  —  Elon Musk wanted to buy Twitter.  Then he decided he didn't.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple plans to make its $9.99/month Fitness+ service available to all iPhone users in 21 countries this fall, regardless of whether they own an Apple Watch  —  As promised earlier this year at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company today confirmed it's broadening access …
Melissa Repko / CNBC:
GameStop partners with FTX on “e-commerce and online marketing initiatives” in the US and reports a $108.7M net loss in Q2, up from $61.6M YoY; stock jumps 10%+  —  - GameStop said quarterly sales declined and losses widened, as its cash pile shrank and inventory swelled.
Despite the recent downturn in the cryptocurrency market, Y Combinator's Summer 2022 batch has 30 crypto startups, up from 25 in its Winter 2022 batch  —  Crypto and web3 stands out in the Summer 2022 batch  —  Crypto founders have heard the saying a thousand times in the past few months …
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
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
NYC-based Hebbia, a startup founded by Stanford AI researchers to develop AI-powered search tools, has raised a $30M Series A led by Index Ventures  —  Hebbia, a startup developing AI-infused search tools, today announced that it raised $30 million in a Series A round led by Index Ventures with participation from Radical Ventures.
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Internal memo: CEO Evan Spiegel unveils Snap's plans to grow its user base and revenue in 2023, including onboarding more users in their 30s and pushing AR ads  —  After getting “punched in the face hard” by a cratering stock price and brutal layoffs, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told employees …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Ahead of the US midterms, Twitter plans to add 1,000 contributors weekly to its Birdwatch fact-checking tool, each assigned a “rating impact” score out of five  —  On the heels of a report detailing how Twitter had once accidentally allowed a conspiracy theorist into its invite …
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 …

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