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CNET's Apple event live blog (Wednesday, September 12)

This event has concluded. Apple has officially announced the iPhone 5.

  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 5:58:49 PM
    Video showing off machining, and production right down to how the company matches lenses that go into the camera based on the micron-level matching with what comes off the machine line.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 5:59:22 PM
    "It took all of our leaning, our best thinking to realize something so simple, so clear and yet so truly extraordinary," Ive gushes. Schiller now back up after that.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 5:59:23 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 5:59:33 PM
    Two questions left -- how much do I have to spend?
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 5:59:34 PM
    That's the video. very focused on engineering and design, sleekness.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 5:59:41 PM
    Same price as the iPhone 4S. $199 for 16GB
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 5:59:48 PM
    Same prices. No 128GB model.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 5:59:51 PM
    $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:00:02 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:00:08 PM
    iPhone 4 w/8GB for free w/contract, i16GB iPhone 4S for $99.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:00:22 PM
    Release: pre-order Sept. 14th
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:00:28 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:00:29 PM
    The free iPhone 4 takes the place of the 3GS.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:00:33 PM
    Released Sept. 21
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:00:54 PM
    By end of year, 100 countries, 240 carriers.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:00:59 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:01:08 PM
    James will have a shot of which countries get that in a sec.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:01:15 PM
    A ton of countries will have the iPhone 5 by the end of the month.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:01:15 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:01:27 PM
    iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2, and 4th gen get iOS 6 on September 19.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:01:32 PM
    And Cook coming back up.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:01:42 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:01:46 PM
    Presumably to wrap what could be a very short press conference.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:01:57 PM
    So, pre-order on Sept 14, and iOS 6 next week, a few days before the iPhone 5 goes on sale. Much like last year.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:02:08 PM
    In addition to iPhone 5, we have something near and dear to our hearts, Cook says.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:02:12 PM
    That's Music.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:02:35 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:02:38 PM
    Music is deeply embedded into our DNA, Cook says. "This is the reason we created iPod and iTunes, and these products have gone on to revolutionize the music industry," he says.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:02:43 PM
    Hmm...music discussion. Subscriptions? What could this be?
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:02:50 PM
    Today changes to iPod and iTunes.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:03:02 PM
    Eddy Cue, Apple's iCloud and music chief takes to the stage.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:03:03 PM
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:03:32 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:03:36 PM
    iTunes has 26M songs, Cue says. More than 20 billion songs have been purchased over the last 9 years. The store is now available in 63 countries.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:03:52 PM
    435M iTunes accounts w/1-click purchasing set up.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:04:00 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:04:10 PM
    Showing Mac/iPad/iPhone all using iTunes.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:04:12 PM
    66 percent of downloads come from iOS devices, Cue says.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:04:30 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:04:49 PM
    Cue showing off the new iTunes store on the iPad, reworked since people buy a ton of stuff on there. New look has big tiles across the top.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:04:51 PM
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:05:08 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:05:11 PM
    Also re-worked for iPhone, big app pages, Facebook integration.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:05:13 PM
    The new iTunes store design on iPad emphasizes big icons, album/poster art, almost like a media-browsing interface.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:05:31 PM
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