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September 13, 2012, 5:10 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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: CNET and iMore.com
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
Cade Metz / Wired:
Intel Confirms Decline of Server Giants HP, Dell, and IBM  —  Diane Bryant, the head of Intel's data center group, says that eight server makers — not three — now account for 75 percent of Intel's server chip revenues.  Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired  —  In 2008, says Intel bigwig Diane Bryant …
Todd Brix / The Windows Blog:
Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview program is now open  —  Today we begin accepting requests for access to the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Developer Preview program.  The objective is to let developers of our most-downloaded apps start optimizing them for Windows Phone 8, and we expect the majority …

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