What we’re still waiting for after Apple’s iPhone 11 event

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The rumor mill was remarkably right. On Tuesday, Apple revealed practically everything we expected it to reveal at its “By Innovation Only” iPhone 11 event. You can watch our supercut (above), read our recap, or skim through our detailed live blog for all the highlights, but arguably the only true surprises were these: The two new “Pro” iPhones will have four-plus extra hours of battery life. The new…

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Apple’s HomePod will soon let you play ocean waves, birdsong, or rainstorms while you sleep

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple yesterday managed to sneak in a few updates to its HomePod speaker in between iPhone-related announcements, including the addition of a brand-new feature. Later this fall, the HomePod will be able to help you relax by playing “the soothing sounds of ocean waves, forest birds, rainstorms, and more,” or what Apple calls Ambient Sounds. Apple hasn’t provided any other details, but we’d assume you’ll just need to…

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How to preorder the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Apple has announced the iPhone 11 lineup, including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Each phone will release on September 20th, and preorders begin this Friday, September 13th, at 5:01AM PT / 8:01AM ET. That’s a few hours later than Apple usually kicks off preorders, so you’ll either get to sleep in a little more or wake up earlier than before (depending on where…

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Vox Sentences: The gig economy is in trouble

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. California Senate passes a landmark bill protecting gig economy workers like drivers and couriers; a rocket explodes in Kabul on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A win for California contractors Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A landmark…

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