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September 12, 2012, 10:40 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) …
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.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
iPhone 4S drops to $99, iPhone 4 now free; Apple discontinues the 3GS  —  To make room for its latest iPhone, Apple has just announced new prices for the rest of the line — and the iPhone 3GS isn't part of the mix.  Cupertino followed a similar strategy to what it used last year …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple's iOS 6 Available September 19: Facebook, Maps, Passbook, Photo Sharing, Siri And More  —  Apple first previewed iOS 6 back in June at WWDC, but today it showed off the shipping product in detail.  It arrives September 19 as a free update.  —  In the intervening time you may have forgotten …
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.
Andrew Nusca / ZDNet:
Apple's era of secrecy is over  —  Summary: Apple introduced the new iPhone 5 today.  It was entirely underwhelming.  Why?  Because we knew about it well ahead of time.  —  Andrew Nusca  —  Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave.  —  No disrespect to the late Apple chief executive …
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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.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Visual Studio 2012: Free desktop development tool out today, first update outlined  —  Microsoft has decided that today is the day it will launch Visual Studio 2012.  Although it has been available to MSDN subscribers for some weeks already, and although the Express editions for Web …

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