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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 is really hard to build, Apple pops up at the presidential debate, pricing an iPad mini, and the ITC investigates Apple.

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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:

  • The iPhone 5 isn’t just a difficult device to build, says Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai. It’s the most challenging device the company has ever been tasked to manufacture, it told the Wall Street Journal.
  • In Tuesday night’s presidential debate, President Obama channeled Steve Jobs a bit when asked about whether the iPad and iPhone would ever be built in the U.S. Fortune has the video and transcript.
  • Also at the debate, Mitt Romney called attention to “counterfeit Apple stores” in China selling “counterfeit goods” as a way of attacking China’s loose attitude toward intellectual property. The blogger who brought that store to national media attention in the U.S. spoke to the WSJ’s China Realtime Report about why he didn’t quite get the story right.
  • Looking at Apple’s whole mobile product lineup, Asymco’s Horace Dediu takes a stab at how Apple might price an iPad mini by wireless capability and storage capacity.
  • Apple is being investigated by the International Trade Commission after a complaint filed by VirnetX, a company that wants a ban on Apple products. The reason? VirnetX says Apple’s wireless products infringe on its own patents. (via AppleInsider)

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