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October 18, 2022, 4:45 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces new 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros with M2, Wi-Fi 6E, and a new Apple Pencil hovering feature, in stores on October 26 and starting at $799 and $1,099  —  Apple today unveiled the new generation of 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, powered by the latest M2 Apple Silicon chips.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple announces an Apple TV 4K with A15, HDR10+ support, and an updated Siri Remote with USB-C, starting at $129 for preorder now and shipping on November 4  —  Apple today announced an updated Apple TV 4K model with the A15 Bionic chip, support for HDR10+, and an updated Siri Remote, for a starting price of $129.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple unveils a redesigned 10th-gen iPad with A14, flat sides, a 10.9" display, a Touch ID side button, USB-C, and Wi-Fi 6E, coming on October 26 for $449  —  Apple today announced the 10th-generation iPad, featuring the A14 Bionic chip and a complete redesign with a range of color options.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils a $249 Magic Keyboard Folio for the 10th-gen iPad, with a detachable keyboard, 14 function keys, and an adjustable stand, shipping on October 26  —  To complement the just announced 10th gen iPad, Apple has launched the new Magic Keyboard Folio.
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Meta confirms plans to divest itself of Giphy globally after the UK's CMA gives a final order to sell the company following a court-ordered reassessment in July  —  Bye-bye: Meta has again been ordered by the UK's competition watchdog to sell animated GIF platform, Giphy.  And this time it's final.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Microsoft announced layoffs across multiple divisions on October 17; source: fewer than 1,000 jobs were cut across various levels, teams, and parts of the world  —  Microsoft announced layoffs across multiple divisions on Monday, Axios has confirmed.  —  Why it matters: The move …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Source: Parler has around 50,000 DAUs and its parent company had been trying over the last few weeks to sell the social network at a “wildly inflated” price  —  On Monday, Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, announced that he would buy Parler, an alternative social media platform …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Austin-based Jasper, a service that leverages AI to generate marketing art and copy, raised a $125M Series A led by Insight Partners at a $1.5B valuation  —  As the enthusiasm around AI image and text generators grows, Jasper, a startup developing what it describes as an “AI content” platform …
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