Apple iPhone 5 announcement live blog
Live coverage from the expected unveiling of the Apple iPhone 5
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Check out photos of the iPhone 5 here:
Tim Cook says goodbye:
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And now a third…
Foo Fighters are moving on to a second song
Foo Fighters take the stage at the event:
Tim Cook wrapping things up:
Tim Cook: “Apple has never been stronger. And that’s because of our employees.”
Tim Cook is reviewing today’s annoucements
Back to Tim Cook
New nano and touch available in October
5th generation iPod touch 32GB $299 or 64GB for $399
4th gen iPod touch 16GB for $199 or 32GB for $249.
Pricing for the iPod lineup is being announced: $49 for the shuffle, $149 for the nano
EarPods are available today
EarPods in their case:
Apple spent three years designing EarPods
iPhone earphones now called EarPods
No pricing announced for iPod lineup
Picture of the colors offered:
iPod Touch coming in five colors
Siri also coming to iPod Touch
AirPlay coming to iPod Touch
Has a 720p forward facing camera as well
Picture of the wrist strap:
iPod Touch has a spot for a wrist strap
iPod has panorama mode as well
Pictures of the specs:
5 megapixel camera
40 hours of music playback battery life for the new iPod Touch
If you missed it, we’re airing a tape delay of the keynote here:
Developer demoing Clumsy Ninja:
Has the A5 processor
Same display as the iPhone 5
Made of aluminum — the lightest and thinnest iPod Touch ever
5th Generation is only 6.1mm thick
iPod Touch has 175,000 games available with 150 million players in the Game Center
iPod touch is up next:
Battery will last for 30 hours
Bluetooth now added to the nano
Built in pedometer
Has a FM tuner integrated with DVR functionality
New nano comes in seven colors
2.5″ screen — multi-touch
38% thinner than the previous nano
Big screen, nice controls:
New iPods coming — nano reinvented
Most popular music player of all time:
iPod coming up — 350 million iPods sold
New iTunes available in late October:
iCould now built into iTunes
Mini-player allows for playlist management
iTunes mini player:
Search feature has been revised, shows results inline
New iTunes design is sharp:
Apple has 200 million iTunes cloud users
Facebook integrated into every App Store entry. App Store has been redesigned.
New design for iOS devices:
More than 2/3 of downloads come from iOS devices
Over 20 billion songs purchased since iTunes launch
They’re set to announce changes to the iPod and iTunes now
They’re moving to the iPod and iTunes now
iOS 6 coming September 19th
Free upgrade to iOS6 for iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad and iPad 2 owners
Full phone lineup and pricing:
Shipping starts the 21st
Preorders start September 14th
No more iPhone 3S
Pricing the same as iPhone 4S on contract: $199, $299, $399
Doesn’t matter if you like Apple or not, this is a nice looking device
No wireless charging, no NFC. Engadget says this is what they expected to see.
If you missed it, we’re airing a tape delay of the keynote here:
Picture from the video that is playing right now:
Still waiting for price and release date
iPhone 5 comes in black and white
We’re airing a tape delay of the keynote here:
Siri has also learned a lot about movies. You can now ask for movie times.
Enhancements to Siri include sports scores, standings, etc.
They are now demoing the Photo Stream feature:
Now they’re showing Passbook. The app has movie tickets, gift cards, etc…
Mail enhancements include VIPS
Fullscreen mode now available in Safari
Now to the notification center…
You can tap to tweet or post to Facebook.
Turn by turn directions now built in
Apple built a search engine so you can look at local points of interest. 100 million so far.
Scott Forstall is coming out to give a demo of iOS6
Moving along to iOS6
Image of the adapter
Major manufacturers are working on new accessories. If you have an old dock, they are working on an adapter.
80% smaller and more durable
New connector is called Lightning — all digital
They’ve used the same connector since 2003
Here comes the connector announcement…
The earpiece is noise-canceling
Improved speak design
Sound: Three microphones on the iPhone 5
Forward facing camera is now 720p
Panoramic photo of the Golden Gate Bridge
Camera will have panorama mode
iOS6 and iCloud will allow shared photo stream
Camera: Better low light performance and 40% faster on photo capture
Now on to the camera — 8 megapixels
The numbers in that last graphic are hours
Battery life to exceed that of the iPhone 4S
Phil is back to talk about the battery:
Vince and Rob are playing Real Racing 3 together. The game is out later this year.
Based on the screenshots I’m seeing, the graphics look great
EA showing off new games:
Rob Murray from EA is on stage
New iPhone uses the A6 chip — 2x faster
We’ll put a link to a delayed version of the Keynote speech up shortly
Tons of carriers available in Canada as well
Sprint, AT&T and Verizon all support LTE
Phone utilizes LTE
Phone has new wireless tech called ultrafast wireless
Developers from CNN and OpenTable had early access to the phone and created apps that utilize the entire screen
Older apps will be centered and bordered
Just a little larger than the iPhone 4. Phone is meant to fit perfectly in the users hand.
iPhone 5 has a 4″ display — 1136×640 — 16×9 aspect ratio
The phone is also 20% lighter — 112 grams
The phone is 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S — 7.6mm
Made of glass and aluminum
Via @theverge: Looks just like the leaked images
Here comes news on the iPhone:
400 million iOS devices sold through June 2012
Over 100 apps downloaded per customer on average
250,000 iPad apps | 700,000 apps in the app store total
Almost all of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPads
iPad holds 68% market share globally
Tim Cook on stage:
17 million iPads sold in the last quarter
Apple notebooks marketshare grows 15% in last year
Tim Cook: 7 million copies of Mountain Lion sold
Photo of Tim Cook on stage:
Those stores service 83 million customers
Apple now has 380 stores @theverge:
Apple airing a corporate video now:
Tim Cook on stage (via @theverge)
The keynote has begun
Photos of the iPhone 4 leak before the event?
I love the old school iPhone parody’s that keep popping up
View from outside the event today:
15 minutes from the big event!
What’s your old iPhone worth?
If you’re planning to upgrade to the new iPhone that Apple is about to release, you can still score cash for your old iPhone to offset the cost — but you’ll have to move fast.
Trade-in services offer up a price based on supply. The fewer phones are being offered, the more money a customer gets. The best chance to lock in a top-dollar iPhone trade was three to four weeks ago. Trade-in companies say prices will decline quickly once Apple makes the iPhone 5 official.
That’s why we’re here!
Best shirt of the day (via @engadget)
ABC Action News anchor Jamison Uhler is excited about the new iPhone
iTunes 11 now trending worldwide on Twitter
iPhone 5 release expected to put the pinch on cell phone carries such as Verizon, AT&T
Which iPhone 5 rumors will come true?
Part 2 of Steve Jobs’ 2007 iPhone presentation
2007 iPhone presentation
Seidio rolls out iPhone 5 cases ahead of Apple event:
In other phone related news, Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that there are no plans for a Facebook phone:
The new iPhone name? The iPhone 5, says Gizmodo:
The event starts in 1 hour!
Rumors, rumors, rumors!
Results when you search for “iphone-5″ on the Apple website:
Apple leaks iPhone5′s LTE powers early:
The complete iPhone 5 rumor roundup from Gizmodo:
I’m sure many will be making the same decision today…
iPhone5 finally hit the trending list
How the iPhone 5 may help the economy
Maybe they’ll call it the iPhone 6?
Via the Scripps station in Cleveland: New Apple iPhone 5 expected to offer 4G LTE – so what is it?
iPhone 5 rumors: What will, won’t and might be announced
People are excited to see this phone:
Most notable news so far has been the early release of search results on the Apple website:
Funniest Tweet of the day:
Engadget is live now with their pre-event livestream:
A look at the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 via iResQ
According to the search results on Apple’s website, it looks like we’ll see a new version of iTunes today as well.
Apple’s online store cycles through “We’ll be right back” messages in several languages
Is this what the new iPhone looks like? http://www.iresq.com/the-new-iphone-5-repair-parts.phtml
Surprised that AAPL isn’t trending on Twitter yet.
Screenshot of the Apple iPhone website as of 10:18 a.m. EST. This will be changing in just a few hours.