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September 8, 2022, 9:05 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:
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Laurene Powell Jobs, Jony Ive, and Tim Cook partner to launch the Steve Jobs Archive, which features emails, videos, and historical materials related to Jobs  —  CodeCon 2022 held an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, former design chief Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs on Wednesday.
The Verge:
Answering a question on iMessage-RCS interoperability at Code, Tim Cook suggests “[buying] your mom an iPhone” to end green bubbles  —  Asked about RCS support in iMessage, Apple's CEO said users aren't asking for it  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed the idea of adopting RCS messaging …
Peter Kafka / Vox:
At Code, former Disney CEO Bob Iger says the company found “a substantial portion” of Twitter users “were not real” when it considered buying Twitter in 2016  —  Bots were fine.  Nastiness wasn't.  —  Elon Musk wanted to buy Twitter.  Then he decided he didn't.
Reuters:
Apple partners with satellite company Globalstar on Emergency SOS, agreeing to pay 95% of the approved capital expenditure to deploy new Globalstar satellites  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Wednesday selected Globalstar Inc (GSAT.A) as its partner for a feature that would allow iPhone 14 users …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
The Verge:
Hands-on with iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max: similar design to 13 Pro but without the notch, thanks to the playful Dynamic Island; always-on is a great feature  —  A first look at the new always-on display, camera, and more  —  Apple just announced the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Victoria Song / The Verge:
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:
Bloomberg:
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
A Geekbench test shows the iPhone 14's A16 chip, built on a 4nm process, is only marginally faster than the iPhone 13's A15 chip, built on a 5nm process  —  A Geekbench score for the iPhone 14 Pro with the new A16 Bionic chip has revealed little performance improvement compared to the iPhone 13 Pro from last year.
Reuters:
Russia's trade minister Denis Manturov says Russians will be able to buy the iPhone 14 despite US sanctions thanks to the country's parallel import scheme  —  Russians will have the chance to buy the new Apple iPhone 14 despite the U.S. tech company having left the country thanks …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Apple's video montages for the new Watch and iPhone 14 safety features, like satellite emergency calling and car crash detection, are ominous and unsettling  —  The newly unveiled Watch and iPhone 14 features — car crash detection, satellite emergency calling, extreme weather — all seem a little ominous.
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.
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.
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
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Byju's has missed its own deadlines to file audited financials for the year ending March 2021 by nearly 18 months; Indian government demands an explanation  —  It took Byju's 10 years to become India's most valuable startup, expanding its empire of online learning apps to many markets including …

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