Apple execs unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 5 Wednesday, Sept. 12 as well as a slew of other Apple updates to existing products, including iTunes, iPods and iPod Touches, Nanos. GigaOM’s Erica Ogg live-blogged the event from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the event in photos.
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Outside Apple iPhone 5 event
Outside the Apple iPhone 5 event Sept. 12
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CEO Tim Cook opened the event with updates on Apple stores across the world.
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According to Cook, it's been a good year for Apple, which sold 7 million copies of Mountain Lion, the fastest-selling OS X ever.
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SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller introduces the iPhone 5.
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The iPhone 5 features LTE.
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The iPhone 5, he says, is the thinnest and lightest Apple has ever made.
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It's 18% thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S.
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It's faster, too.
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Prices are the same, $199-$399 depending on storage.
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The iPhone 5 goes on sale Sept. 21.
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The event also brought word of new Shuffles, Nanos and Touches.
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The iPod Nano has been "reinvented."
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It has a larger display and fitness tracking built in.
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Nanos cost $149.
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A new updated iTunes will be available in late October and it will allow users to view their entire library and playlist simultaneously.
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Apple also introduced smaller upgrades, such as cords. The iPhone 5 uses a new pin-connector technology called Lightning.
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The iconic iPod earbuds also see updates and are now called Earpods.
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The Earpods also feature larger controls.
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And the new rounder shape better fits ears.