Live blog: Apple iPhone 5 event

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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 Comments

Jason Russell

I’ve been rocking a 3G iPhone for 3+ years now. Unfortunately, due to economic considerations, I have no idea when I’ll be able to upgrade. iCry.

guest

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

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.

jc93230

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)

Kristen Isaacs

Agree! Now if someone could keep her from getting back on that plane…

Anderworx

Really looking forward to replacing my iPhone 4 with a shiny, new iPhone 5. I’m not, however, looking forward to replacing all of my accessories that use the 30-pin Dock connector, but we’ll see what happens.

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.

Tina

So if it is 10 AM here in Eastern ontario, I guess I wont be able to watch it live until 1pm correct lol

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..

John Sheppard

Right now it’s a beautiful sunny day in northern Vermont! It’s 9 am!

Paul

3am in Australia think I am going to need more coffee, 6 and a half hours to go

Saul

Cant wait to see this new iphone iam on 4s and cant wait to upgrade Apple makes the best phone cant use anyothet phone than. Iphones 4 , iam in Gambia west afrika

Chris Burt

I live in England, I have booked marked this page for when I get home at 5:30PM in time for 6PM, I’m really exited for this!

Stephen

$649 and up, judging from the last few phones. It would be great if 32gb was the new low standard… It won’t happen though…

dailytut

I just cant wait ;) so curious to see the all new iphone 5 features here.

Rob.

DavidGago

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