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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. gregsmacintosh

    Snugg iPhone 5 Squared Skinny Fit Protective Case Cover

    I love this jelly feeling case. You can buy it in white or black at only $14.99. This is a nice simple design and I love how the volume buttons are covered up! Only draw back to the case it that it might cling to your pants pockets and attract lint because of its soft material. The sleep/wake button is easy to press still and the cutout for the camera and flash is generous. If you like a case that is a little more fun looking than business, this is a fantastic option.



  2. gregsmacintosh

    Review-Snugg iPhone 5 Distressed Brown Leather Pouch Case

    Let me get started by saying that if you don’t like having a case on your phone, this product is for you! You use this pouch to protect your phone while in your pocket and traveling. I recommend buying a full body protection clear film for your iphone to protect it from scratches, and then you can slide it into the pouch knowing your phone is secure. I have to say, for $19.99, it is a great value. You can pick from brown, black, or tan leather. The great part is that your phone will stay “Snugg” inside. In order to take the phone out easy, there is a magnetic pull-tab that lifts your phone up.

    Just so you know, the tan pouch is a little more expensive at $24.99. Either price point is worth it as it is a quality product and unique.

    Usually at this price you get a cheap flimsy plastic case.