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September 12, 2012, 2:50 PM

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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.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Apple details new iPhone 5 dock connector: It's called Lightning and it's 80 percent smaller  —  The new iPhone deserves a new dock connector.  Say hello to the reversible, 80 percent smaller, Lightning.  The likes of Bose, BLW and B&O are already working on new compatible docks …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Apple's iPhone 5 Uses A6 SoC: ARM Cortex A15s Inside  —  This one caught us off guard, but Apple just announced the A6 SoC powering the new iPhone 5 features 2x faster CPU and GPU performance compared to the iPhone 4S.  Apple reserves major Ax SoC number iterations for architecture changes …
More: Engadget and The Verge
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Cyril Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
The Undercover Report on How the New iPhone 5 is Made Inside Foxconn Factory  —  A Chinese news agency, Shanghai Evening Post, has sent an experienced journalist to slip into the Foxconn Tai Yuan factory and pretended as a new worker, his mission is to find out how the new iPhone 5 is produced.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Kindle Fire HD Is Better but It Isn't the Best Color Tablet  —  Amazon is upping its game in the color tablet market.  Last year, it launched the 7-inch Kindle Fire, a pretty good, but limited, device mostly distinguished by its low price of $199 and its seamless access to Amazon's massive ecosystem …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google: 500 million Android devices activated  —  Just before Apple debuts its next-gen iPhone, Google announces that people have activateda half billion Android devices.  Also, 1.3 million new ones arrive each day.  —  Google won't be able to compete with the attention lavished on Apple …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Preparing For An IPO, Online Customer Service Platform Zendesk Raises $60M From Redpoint, Goldman Sachs And Others  —  Online customer service company Zendesk has raised $60 million in new financing led by Redpoint Ventures with participation by Index Ventures, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs …
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 …
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff drops bomb on Box and Okta  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Chairman and CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff was the epitome of mellow on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today, leaning back with a foot over one leg, casually chatting with Michael Arrington and talking about his trip to Hawaii …
More: TechCrunch, The Diversity Blog and GigaOMTweets: @levie
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
A Creator of Turntable.fm Plans Online Hub DJZ  —  The music industry's latest gold rush is over dance music, which lures tens of thousands of fans to festivals and dominates pop radio.  —  But to Seth Goldstein, a technology entrepreneur who was one of the creators of Turntable.fm …
More: Business Insider, hypebot and VentureBeatTweets: @seth
Mikael Ricknäs / Computerworld:
Amazon Web Services lets users sell reserved instances  —  The company hopes to make reserved instances more attractive by increasing flexibility  —  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced an online marketplace where users of its cloud computing services can sell their reserved server instances …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
New app MindMeld heralds the era of anticipatory computing  —  Tim Tuttle, a serial entrepreneur who co-founded web acceleration technology company Bang Networks and video search engine Truveo (acquired by AOL), has returned with his third startup, Expect Labs, which he co-founded with Moninder Jheeta …

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