Top tech stories of the week: September 9

This week, the tech industry was hit with its share of innovative product unveilings, high-profile legal updates and, of course, some scandalous headlines. On the hardware front, Apple debuted the latest updates to its iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Pro product categories, and, in a different vein, premium audio label Pro-Ject enlisted Seth Rogen’s Houseplant brand for a retro turntable. Meanwhile, in court, lawyers suggested Elon Musk terminated his Twitter deal because of his alleged “World War 3” allegiance and, on Instagram, Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve Jobs shadowed the iPhone 14 by Apple because it looked too similar. to its predecessor iPhone 13.

Amidst all the craziness, Hypebeast has rounded up the week’s top tech stories so you can stay up-to-date on industry trends.

1. Apple announced new hardware versions of iPhone, AirPods Pro and Apple Watch during September 2022 keynote

On Wednesday morning PST, Apple hosted its annual September Keynote, during which the tech giant unveiled a number of new updates to its iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro product lines.

Among all the announcements, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max definitely stand out, coming with an all-new pill-shaped notch and a 48-megapixel camera. In addition, the company unveiled the dust-resistant, waterproof and crack-resistant Apple Watch Series 8, which features a range of high-tech additions that prioritize user health and safety, and the next-generation AirPods Pro, the which offer improved sound quality and increased noise cancellation. Apple also unveiled the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, the next-generation Apple Watch SE, and the all-new Apple Watch Ultra.

2. Elon Musk cut his Twitter deal because of his alleged ‘World War 3’ beliefs

Earlier this week, lawyers representing Twitter suggested Elon Musk was looking for opportunities to close his takeover deal at Twitter, citing a text he sent to a Morgan Stanley partner on May 3. It doesn’t make sense to buy Twitter if we’re heading for World War 3,” said one lawyer. “This is why Mr. Musk didn’t want to buy Twitter, this stuff about bots, mDAU (monetizable daily active users) and Zatko is a sham.” The judge overseeing the hearing did not reveal a decision on how the case between Elon Musk and Twitter will evolve.

3. Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve Jobs wasn’t impressed with the iPhone 14 design updates

After Apple’s September Keynote, many tech fans joked about the iPhone 14’s strikingly similar design to its predecessor, the iPhone 13. Among those who shared that sentiment was Steve Jobs’ daughter, Eve Jobs, who posted a meme on her Instagram Story poking fun at the similarities between the two devices.

4. NASA Releases New Images of a Cosmic ‘Space Tarantula’

Leave it to NASA’s famous James Webb Telescope to capture images of a so-called cosmic “space tarantula.” Operating under the more formal name Tarantula Nebula, the “space tarantula” is a star-forming region spanning 340 light-years and home to tens of thousands of young stars. Specifically, the Tarantula Nebula, located 161,000 light-years away, is the largest and brightest star-forming region in the galaxies closest to our Milky Way.

5. TikTok has denied a security breach despite hackers claiming to have access to billions of data

In a statement posted on Twitter, TikTok said it “found no evidence of a security breach,” despite hackers claiming to have access to personal and date information belonging to more than a billion accounts. In a subsequent coverage with Bloomberg, the company emphasized that the hackers’ source code “has nothing to do with TikTok’s supporting source code.” Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt noted that there may not have been a breach at all, pointing out that the hackers were initially accessible to the public.

6. Seth Rogen’s Houseplant Teamed Up With Pro-Ject On A Special Edition Turntable

Seth Rogen’s cannabis company Houseplant has teamed up with premium audio company Pro-Ject on a special edition HP1 Phono BT turntable. Combining Rogen’s cool MO with the label’s advanced performance technology, the unit exudes a retro surfer aesthetic and features a built-in phono preamp with bypass switch, 8mm thick glass platter with shock-absorbing feet, Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet cartridge, HiFi sound system and Bluetooth support, adapter for 7-inch single, lightweight, lightweight, high-precision 8.6-inch one-piece aluminum arm and many maintenance tools.

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