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September 14, 2012, 9:45 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple on iPhone 5 Demand: “We've Been Completely Blown Away”  —  Late-sleeping early adopters may be unhappy to hear that preorder inventory of Apple's new iPhone 5 has been depleted, but Apple's pretty happy with the level of demand it's seeing.  “Preorders for iPhone 5 have been incredible …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's iPhone 5 Pre-order Shipping Estimates Slip to Two Weeks  —  Just an hour after pre-orders for the iPhone 5 went live, Apple Store shipping estimates for new pre-orders have already slipped to two weeks in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and Australia.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Cheapest iPhone 5 costs an estimated $168 to make but sells for $649  —  The 16GB iPhone 5, the least expensive of Apple's new smartphone models, costs $167.50 to manufacture, according to an analysis by UBM Tech Insights.  —  Tech Insights estimates the iPhone 5 costs about $35 more than the iPhone 4S to make.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Preliminary ruling by ITC judge clears Apple of infringement of four Samsung patents  —  Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea just issued his preliminary ruling on Samsung's ITC complaint against Apple.  At this stage of the investigation, four Samsung patents, including a couple of allegedly standard-essential ones, are at issue.
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Twitter surrenders Occupy protester's tweets  —  (Reuters) - Twitter handed over tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester to a New York criminal judge on Friday after months of fighting a subpoena from prosecutors.  —  The company surrendered the micro-blogging posts …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Twitter Hires Elite Apple Hacker Charlie Miller To Beef Up Its Security Team  —  In Twitter's early days, hackers enjoyed breaking into the company's accounts to embarrass news anchors or make obscene jokes about Britney Spears' nether regions.  Lately, it seems like world-class hackers …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Why the iPhone 5 Does Not Have N.F.C. — It Can't  —  Apple's iPhone 5 got bigger than its predecessor, and some wonder why the company didn't make room inside for a technology called near-field communications (N.F.C.), which enables devices to exchange information wirelessly over very short distances.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
AT&T to launch Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy Note II on October 21st  —  BGR has confirmed with a trusted source that AT&T's (T) upcoming flagship smartphones for the holidays — besides that flagship smartphone, of course — will be launching on October 21st.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Apps Says Goodbye To Internet Explorer 8, Pulls Support For the Browser  —  Today, the Google Apps team announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (and lower).  Thank goodness.  This will affect everyone using Google Apps: businesses, educational and government institutions.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Intel declares Clover Trail Atom processor a “no Linux” zone  —  During presentations at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on September 13, Intel officials confirmed that the upcoming “Clover Trail” version of the company's low-power Atom processor would not support Linux.

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