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

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

  • Yo 9/12/2012 7:21:58 PM
    Did they say the new earphones come free with the iphone5 or is that a separate purchase?
  • fireko 9/12/2012 7:22:02 PM
    You guys brushed over the fm-tuner in the Nano. This is a shift from Apple products not having a built-in tuner.
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:22:29 PM
    New earbuds are free with iphone 5, ipod touch
  • Sterling Jordan 9/12/2012 7:22:43 PM
    @Yo both.
  • Sterling Jordan 9/12/2012 7:22:48 PM
    First gen products usually have bugs and need refurbishing.
  • Coco peeeples 9/12/2012 7:23:01 PM
    I was hoping for a killer feature but this is cool
  • djsamsoul 9/12/2012 7:23:05 PM
    Apple seems to have made their major mark on the industry. This icing on the cake stuff is not for fanboys or new consumers. It is probably just to stay ahead of Samsung.
  • MARQUEL WAITES 9/12/2012 7:23:17 PM
    I am glad that the itunes was redesigned for once.
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:23:22 PM
    @Coco A killer feature like what?
  • Android 9/12/2012 7:23:28 PM
    @Tom Burke I also have a Droid and have been waiting for the release of the iPhone 5 to see if I wanted the iPhone 5 or the 4s. After reading all of the updates with the iPhone 5, I have decided to go with that model. I think the iPhone 5 is groundbreaking in the field of smartphones (as per usual for Apple) and am looking forward to getting my upgrade
  • Aseye 9/12/2012 7:23:39 PM
    They have video and other stuff on the apple website now! Can't wait till friday!
  • Rob 9/12/2012 7:23:41 PM
    I may have missed it but was there an indication that Siri will be able to write tweets. Or was it just Facebook statuses?
  • Julian Forthun 9/12/2012 7:24:10 PM
    If you have songs that you want on your iphone, just drag them from a folder into itunes library and then you sync your iphone! easy!
  • Anton 9/12/2012 7:24:20 PM
    You told one wrong thing: iTunes Music is DRM Free support.apple.com
  • serg 9/12/2012 7:24:41 PM
    When can we upgrade to IOs 6?
  • Jon 9/12/2012 7:24:45 PM
    What's your take on iOS 6 Siri versus Jelly Bean S-Voice?
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:24:53 PM
    iOS 6 upgrade happens Sept 19th.
  • TerryW 9/12/2012 7:24:58 PM
    @Rob From what I seen it was Facebook updates only with SIRI
  • David Hamilton 9/12/2012 7:24:58 PM
    Upgrades to iOS 6 are going out on Sept. 19.
  • KT 9/12/2012 7:25:15 PM
    Does the fact that the iPhone 5 is not compatible with the exsisting Micro-SIM card mean that it will no longe be offered as an unlocked phone? And won't be able to be used with other carriers?
  • meat420 9/12/2012 7:25:20 PM
    lightning adapter $30 new cable $19 ???????
  • Scott 9/12/2012 7:25:32 PM
    sorry guys, what are your twitter handles?
  • Apple Fan 9/12/2012 7:25:35 PM
    Will the iPhone 5 come in black and white?
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:25:42 PM
    @ Apple Fan Yup.
  • David Hamilton 9/12/2012 7:25:48 PM
    @scott -- I'm @david_hamilton. I'll let Rich speak for himself.
  • Calineil 9/12/2012 7:25:54 PM
    I'm still left considering the Samsung Galaxy after seeing the new phone and specs and having to get a new adapter as well for $30 is just ridiculous. Do we HAVE to get the new connector or is this going to come along with the iPhone 5 ? Gonna love seeing the new iPhone in person to weigh up the options and even my fiancee who's an Apple-Mad nut is considering changing camps so is that new adapter coming with the new phone and charger and 4G LTE through AT & T ??? I'm worried now being involved with WAY too many data over-charge investigations on the Apple boards. All 150+ pages of it !! Lol. It's sure gonna be interesting to see the new phone in person ;)
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:26:10 PM
    I'm @richbcnet
  • Teamiphone 9/12/2012 7:26:33 PM
    I'm disappointed on the design... looks the same... for a phone that updates every year... give me some new to look at keep me motivated to stay #teamiPhone... Samsung is coming for Apple
  • IndyJay 9/12/2012 7:26:42 PM
    well "Slate" and "silver" as they put it @applefan
  • Display Name:Jassim 9/12/2012 7:27:06 PM
    watching from Dubai...thanks to cnet.
  • Bobby 9/12/2012 7:27:12 PM
    Gaday I am in Australia and it's night you did a good job
  • David Hamilton 9/12/2012 7:27:15 PM
    @Geo Actually, James Martin did our photography today.
  • TorpeAlex 9/12/2012 7:27:40 PM
    One thing to note for folks looking to buy the iPhone 5, no comments have been made as to whether an unlocked version will be sold. My guess is that we'll have further press releases and clarifications by Apple before the preorder next Friday.
  • ninininininin 9/12/2012 7:27:45 PM
    its available on the AUS online store as outright purchase so im guessing it is available unlocked.
  • kw 9/12/2012 7:28:06 PM
    I am not impressed with the iPhone 5. feel like Apple is losing a little ground here to Samsung.
  • Joel 9/12/2012 7:28:13 PM
    Live feed discussion glossed over, actually totally missed, the fact that the old iPod Touch is still available, in fact that is the only way to get a 16GB version... new Touch is only 32 and 64? So the pricing is not $199 as an entry level as they had thought. Seems to be following in the iPad trend of keeping the old version around...
  • mdjack 9/12/2012 7:28:28 PM
    Will you guys do a iphone 5 vs S3 when jelly bean rolls out?
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:28:38 PM
    @mdjack Undoubtedly
  • Steven 9/12/2012 7:28:47 PM
    No news of an iPad mini?
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:29:01 PM
    @Steven Nope, nothing on iPad Mini
  • David Hamilton 9/12/2012 7:29:03 PM
    @vikas We're moderating comments pretty heavily. If you were here earlier, you got a sense of what our unmoderated stream looks like :-)
  • rg92 9/12/2012 7:29:10 PM
    hey guys, thanks for all the info but i had a question, maybe i didn't hear it well but did they mention if the iphone would be dual core or quad core and also how much ram it's going to have
  • TerryW 9/12/2012 7:29:16 PM
    @Teamiphone Apple knows a good design when they find it.. Most companies that have iconic brands do.. Look at BMW.. the looks have changed very very little both exterior and interior because it works.. you just know it's a BMW.
  • Rich Brown 9/12/2012 7:29:27 PM
    Man that was ugly
  • Joseph Cox 9/12/2012 7:29:29 PM
    Without contract or before upgrade you can get it starting at 649 for 16gb
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