The Morning After: What to expect at the iPhone 14 launch event

It’s been a while since an iPhone launch has really felt like an event, as each new model is only slightly more polished than its predecessor. Not so, it promised to be a major redesign with big changes and new features. Headline tweaks include vastly improved cameras, a punch-hole to replace the notch, and an always-on display. But if there’s a catch in that particular tail, it’s the rumor that Apple will be saving all those goodies for the Pro model and outfitting the iPhone 14 with last year’s A15 chip.

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It goes back inside for more repairs and testing.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 3: NASA's Artemis 1 lunar rocket sits on Pad 39-B at the Kennedy Space Center on September 3, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The start was scrubbed August 29 because of an engine problem and again today because of a fuel leak problem. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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NASA’s new Space Launch System has suffered another high-profile setback as a fuel leak . The agency acknowledged that it was not able to launch before the September 6 window closed. It’s likely that the next attempt to get this thing airborne will be in October, but with a scheduled launch from SpaceX on October 3, SLS’s test shot will have to wait until October 17 at the earliest.

It placed private data in a public register.

The Internal Revenue Service admitted it. The issue revolved around the filing of Form 990-T, which deals with unrelated income from a variety of sources. Both private individuals and non-profit organizations must fill out the document, but only the latter should be publicly available. Unfortunately, a coding error meant that 120,000 individual records containing income data were in the public register for some time. Affected individuals will be hearing from the IRS in the next few weeks, but the panel has previously said the social security numbers have not been released.

Once again, advertising IDs have been used to track individuals.

For years, civil rights groups have warned that law enforcement agencies could co-opt the advertising industry’s sophisticated surveillance tools. Fog Reveal, , is the realization of those dire warnings. The low-cost tool uses the Advertising ID, a unique identifier smartphones need to target relevant ads based on a user’s location and browsing history. Even more worryingly, the data does not require a search warrant and can track a person’s movements for up to three years.

Machines you can rely on.

Image of laptops.

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Isn’t it wonderful that you no longer have to choose between a beefy gaming PC or an overpriced, underperforming laptop as your daily dorm room companion? Today you can get great performance with inexpensive hardware and solve your price/performance dilemma once and for all. If you’re still looking for a machine to get you through college, you should.

It’s a big moment.

We’ve always understood that while the iPhone is popular and successful, the sheer volume of Android alternatives means it would never become the majority phone platform in the US. It turns out that the wisdom received could be wrong. Analysis company Counterpoint Research found. Android still remains the global champion with more than 70 percent of the global share, but it’s a dramatic shift in the US, and a trend analysts believe could be repeated in many more countries over time.

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