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September 12, 2012, 8:10 PM

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Apple:
Apple Introduces iPhone 5  —  Thinnest, Lightest iPhone Ever Features All-New Aluminum Design, Stunning 4-Inch Retina Display, A6 Chip & Ultrafast Wireless  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Interview: Phil Schiller on Why the iPhone 5 Has a New Connector but Not NFC or Wireless Charging  —  While Apple managed to pack a bunch of new technologies into the iPhone 5, the company opted not to include the wireless charging found on Nokia's Lumia 920 or the near field communications technology found in the Galaxy S III.
AnandTech:
iPhone 5 Hands On Pics and Video - Updated: With Impressions  —  We just spent a good amount of time with the iPhone 5.  The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared to the 4S.  Apple didn't have any games (and obviously no benchmarks) …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Yes, you can keep your old unlimited AT&T data plan on the LTE iPhone 5  —  AT&T has issued a press release today that indicates you'll be able to keep your old grandfathered-in unlimited data plan on your new iPhone 5 even if you upgrade using its subsidized pricing, as pointed out by Matt Buchanan on Twitter.
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: what's changed?  —  Its name is enough to send CEOs into cold sweats, which is why the rest of the mobile world spent last week announcing their hardware back-to-back to steal a march on this handset.  Now, after all of the rumor, speculation and leaks …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple introduces iPhone 5, 4″ screen, 7.6mm thick, 112 grams, 4G LTE capable, A6 processor, Lightning dock connector  —  Today at a special event in San Francisco, Apple introduced the iPhone 5.  —  “It's a jewel.  It's the most beautiful product we've ever made, bar none,” said Apple's Phil Schiller.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
iPhone 5 Pricing And Availability Revealed: $199 For 16GB, $299 For 32GB, $399 For 64GB, Ships On Sept. 21  —  Now that everyone's appetite for the iPhone 5 has been whetted, when can people actually get one?  Apple's Phil Schiller took the stage after playing a brief video to talk …
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
Apple redesigns the iPod touch with 4-inch display, Siri, and upgraded cameras  —  After two years of maintaining the same aesthetic design, Apple has given the iPod touch a much deserved overhaul.  As rumored last week, Apple has redesigned the iPod touch to feature a larger 4-inch Retina display …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Final iOS 6 Golden Master build released to developers  —  Apple has just released the final Golden Master (GM) build of iOS 6 to developers.  Although a public version won't be available for existing users until September 19th, developers can use the final version to test against iOS apps in preparation for the new iPhone 5.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple is shuttering failed social music network Ping on September 30th  —  After making hints about its future back in May, Apple has announced plans to shut down Ping as of September 30th via a notice in its iTunes 10.7 update, reports Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple Releases A Totally Redesigned iTunes With iCloud Built-In  —  As with every new hardware releases, Apple updated iTunes.  But the media software received a major update today.  The interface is now totally new with an edge-to-edge design.  Browsing your music feels completely different with a great emphasis on album art.
Zoe Fox / Mashable!:
GoDaddy Apologizes for Outage, Gives Customers One Month Credits  —  GoDaddy tried to win back its customers' spirits Wednesday morning, following its server outage Monday.  The world's largest domain register dolled out one month credits to all of its customers for their accounts.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Evan Williams About Twitter's APIs: “We Didn't Have That All Figured Out”  —  Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today to discuss Medium, their new online publishing platform coming out of Obvious Corp with YouTube's Hunter Walk.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon, Forced to Collect a Tax, Is Adding Roots  —  PATTERSON, Calif. — At the moment, it is little more than dirt and gravel.  But a sunbaked field at the edge of this farming town will play a significant role in one of the most ambitious retailing ventures of the era …

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