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Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: The iPhone 5 event will also include iPods, Apple’s winning event formula, the security expert who solved the Apple UDID mystery, more iPads in the air, and more.

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With so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Apple’s September event used to be about iTunes and new iPods. The iPhone, however, has usurped the attention (and profits) from Apple’s iconic music player, but iPods still account for three-quarters of all MP3 players sold. So let’s not forget: before Apple executives get around to announcing the new iPhone tomorrow, they’ll probably show us new iPods. (via MacRumors)
  • CNN walks us through Apple’s careful event choreography. For those planning to follow along the iPhone event tomorrow (we’ll be live blogging!), check this out first and see for yourself how closely Apple sticks to the same basic script.
  • David Schuetz, the mobile security expert that tracked those Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous, tells us how he figured out the true source of the UDIDs — an appmaker in Florida, not the FBI.
  • American Airlines is the first major airline approved for iPad use in “all phases of flight.” And it won’t just be the pilots who’ll use the tablets to replace flight manuals, charts and maps. Soon AA flight attendants will use the devices to keep track of passenger details and in-flight service, says Smart Planet.
  • Thompson Reuters analysts attempt to divine the future of the iPhone by combing through Apple’s mobile patent portfolio. (via 9to5 Mac)

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