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Live blog: Apple iPhone 5 event

Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or avoiding the internet the last few weeks — you know what’s happening today: Apple’s iPhone event. We’re covering Apple’s press event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Om Malik and I will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage as CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives take the stage to introduce us to what in all likelihood will be Apple’s latest smartphone.

Here’s what has been announced:

  • iPhone 5: Faster (with LTE), thinner, and lighter. Prices are the same ($199 to $399 depending on storage) and it goes on sale Sept. 21st. iOS 6, announced earlier this year, will be available on the 19th.More details here.
  • Time for new iPhone cords: The iPhone 5 uses a new pin-connector technology called Lightning.
  • iTunes 11 will be released shortly, with updates for both the iPhone and the Mac versions.
  • New iPods: the iPod Nano has been redesigned with a larger screen, and the iPod Touch will use the same 4-inch screen (also larger) as the iPhone 5.

72 Responses to “Live blog: Apple iPhone 5 event”

  1. Waiting to see another uninspired, underfunctioning, behind the curve product which will drive fanbois mad and wet their panties at every word that is uttered by the Apple drones

  2. Kristen Isaacs

    Goodbye, Android of despair! Goodbye HTC Incredible and its “known issues” that HTC doesn’t care about fixing. Goodbye iPhone envy! Hello sweet, sleek Apple goodness.

  3. Looking forward to this event. Actually looking for the release of the new phone to drive down the price of the 4s.

    I am a big fan of staying a year behind the late$t greate$t thing!

    Also thank you GigaOm for at least temproarily bringing the smart, talented , and stunning Ms. Ogg back to California. Even just for a little while!
    (sigh)

    • Tom Krazit

      It will be right on this page. The updates won’t start happening for a while, though, we’re just waking up in California and the event won’t start for about 2.5 hours.

    • Tom Krazit

      No, there won’t be live video. For some reason I’ve never understood, Apple doesn’t provide live video of its events. I bet more people want to watch this than the average daytime TV show, but they still don’t do it..