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September 12, 2012, 10:00 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.
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 …
Mat Honan / Wired:
The iPhone 5 Is Completely Amazing and Utterly Boring  —  Apple shows off its newest iPhone.  Photo: John Bradley/Wired  —  The iPhone 5 is the greatest phone in the world.  It has top-notch hardware with a zippy new A6 processor and amazing four-inch display.  Its new operating system, iOS 6, is slicker than slugs on ice.
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 …
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.
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 …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Chrome for Android's first post-beta update brings better sandboxing, other tweaks  —  Chrome users on Android might have felt a bit neglected over the last couple of months, during which Google pushed a few updates to its browser on iOS while leaving its own platform untouched after it dropped the beta tag in June.
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.

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