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The 7 biggest announcements from Apple’s Peek Performance event — The Verge

Apple has just finished its Peek Performance event, where it introduced a new version of the iPhone SE with its latest mobile processor and 5G, a new desktop Mac aimed at creative professionals, and an external monitor, writes Kim Lyons, Mitchell Clark, and Richard Lawler.

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