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October 18, 2022, 1:10 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces a new 11" and 12.9" iPad Pro with M2 chip, Wi-Fi 6E, and a new Apple Pencil hover feature, in stores 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 the A15 Bionic chip, support for HDR10+, and an updated Siri Remote with USB-C, starting at $129 and available 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 the A14 Bionic chip, flat sides, 10.9" display, Touch ID side button, USB-C, and Wi-Fi 6E, coming Oct. 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:
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple will release macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 on October 24 with the new Stage Manager window management feature  —  Updates drop support for several generations of older hardware, too.  —  The next versions of macOS and iPadOS will be released to the general public on October 24, Apple announced today.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Meta confirms it will divest itself of Giphy globally after 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: less 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 …
Aditi Agrawal / Newslaundry:
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Netflix rolls out a feature globally to let users transfer all their personalized viewing data to a new account, ahead of a crackdown on account sharing in 2023  —  Netflix is making it easier for people to disentangle their personal viewing data: The streaming service is rolling …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Carl Pei's Nothing will hike the price of its Ear (1) wireless earbuds from $99 to $149 on October 26, citing “an increase in costs”  —  Nothing is hiking the price of its debut Ear 1 earbuds from $99 to $149, the company's CEO Carl Pei has announced.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Jasper, a service that leverages AI to generate marketing art and copy, raised $125M 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, has raised $125 million at a $1.5 billion valuation.
The Information:
Sources: worried about Apple stealing customers from Android's ecosystem, Google refocuses on its hardware, moving more staff to work on Google-branded devices  —  It may be Google's worst nightmare.  Apple's iPhone is stealing share from Samsung phones powered by Google's Android software.
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