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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 6:29:23 PM
    Hidden button for a new feature called the "iPod Touch loop" Lets you attach a wrist strap to it.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:29:36 PM
    So Apple's effectively turning the iPod Touch into a consumer camera.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:29:40 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:29:45 PM
    Showing off a wrist-strap to the Touch: this is, I feel, for kids as well.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:29:47 PM
    The touch loop is included out of the box with the iPod Touch, Joswiak says.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:30:01 PM
    Extra drop insurance.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:30:08 PM
    Video specs: shoots 1080p video, front camera does FaceTime HD w/720p.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:30:22 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:30:36 PM
    This introduces the "which will you buy: new Touch or iPhone 5?"
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:30:43 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:30:46 PM
    Other things upgraded: Bluetooth 4.0 w/LE, 802.11 a/b/g/n, same as iPhone 5.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:31:14 PM
    iPod Touch gets Siri too
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:31:14 PM
    Supports AirPlay gaming via Apple TV. Virtual controllers, etc.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:31:32 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:31:48 PM
    Comes in a bunch of different colors: silver, black, blue, yellow and a red.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:31:55 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:32:00 PM
    Each has its own color-coordinated loop.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:32:09 PM
    The new Touch covers a *lot* of new features. Wonder, seriously, how many might go Touch vs. iPhone 5. Covers a lot of bases.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:32:14 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:32:20 PM
    Colors of the iPod shuffle are getting updated to match the nanos, otherwise unchanged.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:32:28 PM
    And that's it for the iPod lineup.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:32:29 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:32:31 PM
    Now onto speakers
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:32:55 PM
    Joswiak says that Apple is one of the biggest providers, if not the biggest provider of speakers. Speakers are integrated into MacBooks, iMacs, iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:33:02 PM
    Just realized, one thing we haven't seen yet: those rumored redesgned earphones.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:33:06 PM
    here we go.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:33:09 PM
    Speakers are also included in the headphones - over 600M sets of headphones.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:33:16 PM
    1.2 billion little speakers.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:33:26 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:33:27 PM
    Those buds make my ears hurt. I just have to admit.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:33:30 PM
    Doing a great headphone is hard, Joswiak says. Everybody's ears are different, but you have to make one size fits all.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:33:42 PM
    3 years of design for a new headphone. They're called EarPods.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:33:50 PM
    Matches up with the leaks from earlier, three little grills.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:33:55 PM
    They look, once again, like the leaked images.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:34:00 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:34:04 PM
    The controls on the headphone have also been bumped up in size, Joswiak says.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:34:10 PM
    Now we're seeing a video about the new headphones.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:34:17 PM
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:34:24 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:34:32 PM
    With Jonny Ive back narrating. Says it's difficult, like trying to make a pair of shoes for everybody.
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:34:36 PM
    They look similar from the back.
  • Josh Lowensohn 9/12/2012 6:34:54 PM
    Ive says the company did a bunch of 3D scans of ears to find a common size.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:34:55 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/12/2012 6:35:09 PM
    Design started with 3D ear scans. I'm hoping this means a good fit for my mega-ears.
  • James Martin 9/12/2012 6:35:26 PM
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