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September 10, 2013, 10:35 PM

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Apple:
Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World  —  iPhone 5s Features 64-bit A7 chip, All-New 8 Megapixel iSight Camera with True Tone Flash & Introduces Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor  —  Apple® today announced iPhone® 5s, the most forward-thinking iPhone yet …
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
Investors unimpressed with incremental iPhone improvements as Apple's stock falls 2.28%  —  Apple's Reputation for Innovation Is Now Its Greatest Liability  —  A year ago, Apple seemed unstoppable.  Its share price topped $700.  Its cash horde eclipsed the GDP of many countries.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
iPhone Developers Won't Get Fingerprint-Reader Authentication Option — For Now, Anyway  —  Perhaps the most surprising thing about the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 5s is the fact that it can only be used to do two things — unlock the phone and verify iTunes purchases.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
iPhone 5s: 64-bit A7 processor, fingerprint authentication, improved camera, gold/silver/gray, from $199  —  Apple introduces the iPhone 5S, launching September 20th starting at $199  —  Ladies and gentleman, the moment you've all been waiting for.  As expected, this afternoon's day-brightening news …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple iPhone 5s hands-on video and impressions  —  As it turns out, everything that we'd seen from the rumors were true: the iPhone 5s is faster, of course, with a dual-LED flash and the much-vaunted fingerprint scanner on the home button.  And yes, it comes in a gold color …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Apple's Touch ID: A 500ppi Fingerprint Sensor Built Into iPhone 5S Home Button  —  Remember those persistent rumors of a fingerprint sensor that would be baked into the iPhone 5S?  Well, it's not a rumor any longer — Apple has just confirmed that the iPhone 5S will feature a 500ppi fingerprint sensor right in the 5S's home button.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
iPhone 5c: improved front camera, slightly larger battery, in five colored plastic backs, from $99  —  Apple iPhone 5C is official, a plastic and colorful iPhone for $99  —  The new iPhone 5C is finally official.  After months of rumor and speculation, Apple has opted to introduce …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple confirms Cards app for iOS is discontinued, recommends iPhoto  —  We've received multiple tips indicating that Apple's Cards app and service for iOS has stopped functioning.  Cards was launched alongside the iPhone 4s in fall 2011 and served as an easy way for users to create custom …
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Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
iOS 7: what's changed since June?  —  What we're getting next week isn't exactly what we saw at WWDC  —  Apple's June preview of a huge redesign for iOS — its first since launching in 2007 — drew a fair amount of criticism.  Designers took to sites like Dribbble and Behance to show off their …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Wall Street Journal:
DNI documents: NSA phone record searches between 2006 and 2009 violated privacy protections  —  NSA Violated Privacy Protections, Officials Say  —  Revelation Calls Into Question Security of Phone-Record Database  —  WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency's searches …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Antonio Garcia / Medium:
Why Twitter Buying MoPub is a Very Big Deal … WTF is MoPub?  —  MoPub is the world's largest mobile ad exchange.  That means people trade eyeballs on mobile devices for money through the technology MoPub provides.  And they do it billions of times a day.  —  Why is that important to Twitter?
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Apple shows the LTE love, going for near global 4G support in the iPhone 5s and 5c  —  Apple isn't skimping on the radios for its new “budget” iPhone, the 5c.  At its official unveiling Apple said both it and the new 5s would support more LTE bands in than any other smartphone in the world.

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