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September 20, 2013, 10:55 PM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple: Demand for New iPhones Has Been “Incredible”  —  Apple said that Friday that it is sold out of some iPhone 5s models amid what it described as “incredible” demand.  —  “Demand for the new iPhones has been incredible and we are currently sold out or have limited supply of certain iPhone 5s models …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVPs Phil Schiller and Eddie Cue are at Palo Alto Apple Stores greeting iPhone buyers  —  Readers and Tweeters are reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the just upgraded Palo Alto Apple Store greeting new iPhone 5S and 5C buyers.  Cook spoke highly of the new design …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Juro Osawa / Digits:
Scott Buscemi / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV 6.0 released with iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud, iTunes Music Store, more  —  Everyone's favorite hockey puck “hobby” has received a huge software update today.  Apple TV 6.0, which has been in beta testing since June, brings with it iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Senator Al Franken voices privacy concerns over Apple's Touch ID in letter to Tim Cook  —  Apple has gone out of its way to emphasize the secure, locked down nature of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system, but Senator Al Franken still believes the technology “raises substantial privacy questions.”
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook Engineering and Products VP Greg Badros to Leave Company  —  Greg Badros, Facebook's vice president of engineering and products, plans to soon leave the company, AllThingsD has learned.  —  Facebook confirmed Badros's departure in a brief statement: “Greg was a valuable member of Facebook's team …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vevo Will Block YouTube's Offline-Video Viewing Feature  —  Music video service Vevo, which is one of YouTube's top content suppliers, will not be allowing users to watch its videos through YouTube's mobile apps if they're not connected to the Internet.  —  A new feature for YouTube mobile apps …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Twitter, First Tweet About Visiting Palo Alto Apple Retail Stores  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has apparently joined Twitter with the username @tim_cook, with fellow Apple executive Phil Schiller retweeting him as a means of verification.  The account was first created back in July, but today saw Cook's first tweet.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Surface 2 launch: What to expect  —  Summary: Microsoft is readying its next-generation Surface tablets and peripherals for launch on September 23.  Here's what we know (and think we know) on specs, pricing and availability.  —  On Monday, September 23, Microsoft will be launching …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Verizon FiOS Expands Mobile TV Support To Android & iPhone, Now Lets You Watch Live TV Outside The Home  —  For the first time ever, customers of Verizon's FiOS TV service are being allowed to watch live television on their mobile devices when they're out of their homes, and disconnected from their home's Wi-Fi network.
Chris Burns / SlashGear:
Skype cuts future support for Windows Phone 7  —  Microsoft is letting the world of Windows Phone 7 (not to be confused with Windows Phone 8) know today that it's time to move on.  With Windows Phone 8 being released to smartphones for just under a year, Microsoft has decided …

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