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September 13, 2012, 7:00 AM

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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 …
Mg Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige  —  The opening dialogue of Christopher Nolan's 2006 film, The Prestige: … This is what was on my mind following today's Apple event.  It's essentially the story of the iPhone.  —  Apple took something ordinary, a phone …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Is the iPhone 5's ‘Lightning Connector’ a Pain in the Neck?  —  Apple Inc. rolled out a host of new features for the latest iPhone, then threw in one big pain in the neck.  —  Along with a bigger screen, better camera and faster speeds, the iPhone 5 sports a redesigned plug for cords …
Louis Goddard / The Verge:
Official Apple list shows international availability for each iOS 6 feature  —  As iOS 6 features such as turn-by-turn navigation and Siri become increasingly localized, it can be difficult to keep track of exactly what is available where.  To help ease confusion in the wake …
More: Tech in Asia and Web 2.0 Asia BlogTweets: @asymco
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With New iOS 6 App Store, The Most Important Changes Are Under The Hood  —  One of the most noticeable consumer-facing changes in the new version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 6, is the updated App Store application for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
More: Guardian and Guardian
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
ANALYST: Facebook Has A Big New Problem You Need To Worry About  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said several encouraging things when he spoke at a tech conference yesterday.  —  One thing he didn't address, however, is the rate at which Facebook's desktop usage is declining in its most mature market—the U.S.
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 …
More: iMore.com and CNET
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Vinod Khosla: “I Feel Sad Sometimes For Y Combinator Companies That Get So Much Hype”  —  The legendary mentor Vinod Khosla criticized accelerators like Y Combinator who produce startups with overly slick pitches that he says garner “so much hype that they get valuations that no one who will help the team are going to pay.”
More: Digiday
Darren Murph / Engadget:
7th-generation iPod nano hands-on!  —  Not to be outdone by a refreshed iPod touch (and, let's face it, a new iPhone), Apple also shot out a 5.4mm-thick iPod nano today — that's 38 percent thinner than the one it replaces.  We just got our hands on the newest, tiniest music player outside …
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Cops might finally need a warrant to read your Gmail  —  If Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is able to pass his amendement, e-mail and other electronic communication will have stronger privacy protection.  —  Eric Constantineau  —  Right now, if the cops want to read my e-mail, it's pretty trivial for them to do so.
More: ACLU
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Instagram redesigns mobile photo pages to match Web, adds ‘Open in App’ button  —  After all the Apple hoopla, Instagram today announced it has revamped its mobile photo pages, both in design and function, for its 100 million users.  In terms of design, they now have a more consistent look and feel with the Web-based photo pages.

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