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September 20, 2013, 7:30 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 …
Juro Osawa / Digits:
Apple Suppliers to Boost Gold iPhone Production  —  In Hong Kong, it's all about the Gold iPhone 5S.  —  Apple Inc. has asked its suppliers to increase production of the gold-colored iPhone 5S by an additional one-third after seeing strong demand, people familiar with the situation said.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
iPhone 5C and 5S go on sale with gold in short supply (update)  —  Apple's latest iPhones are now on sale online worldwide and at retail stores across Europe and Asia, with a US retail launch scheduled for 8:00AM local time.  If you're looking for a gold iPhone 5S, however, you may leave the Apple Store disappointed.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
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:
Microsoft: Phablets are Windows RT's future  —  Summary: The possible convergence between Windows RT and the Windows Phone OS may be closer than many thought, based on new hints from Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting.  —  The question arises again and again: Why is Microsoft continuing …
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.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Chipworks: Apple's A7 Chip Made By Samsung, M7 Co-Processor By NXP  —  Here's a bit of supply chain nerdery for you on the iPhone 5s front.  Teardown experts Chipworks have uncapped Apple's A7 processor and discovered that it is indeed still made by Samsung.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.”
AllThingsD:
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