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2:39pm - Last big announcement, and we’re done: 4S will be available on Sprint! No iPhone 5.
2:38pm – iPhone 4S release date: October 14th, pre-orders on October 7th. US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany and Japan.
2:37pm – iPhone 4 will be available f0r $99, 3GS still available, for free.
2:36pm -â€œSo thatâ€™s the iPhone 4S. Black and white, 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399. 64GB is the first time in an iPhone.â€
2:27pm – Itâ€™s essentially an iOS butler.
2:25pm - Still talking about Siri… â€œCompose and dictate email right to Siri. Set timers. Look up contacts, create notes, search the web, search Wikipedia.â€
2:24pm – Siri is a big deal. You can do almost anything just by using your voice. Search Wikipedia or Wolfram Alpha for definitions, or topics.
2:23pm – â€œThis is blow-away. I just checked my calendar, scheduled a meeting, and got it all read back by Siri.â€ Itâ€™s like Knight Riderâ€™s phone..
2:20pm - â€œWith Siri, you can just ask Siri to read your messages to you.â€
2:16pm - Siri, voice control to the extreme, sounds great. You can ask it â€œwhatâ€™s the weather like today?â€ and itâ€™ll tell you.
2:14pm - One more thing… Voice (Siri)! â€œFor decades technologists have teased us with this dream that we can talk to our technology. But itâ€™s never come true! Itâ€™s such a let-down! What we really want to do is just talk to our device!â€
2:10pm - 1080p video recording, and much faster shutter speed than its competitors.
2:07pm - Apparently has a fantastic lens. Can let in a lot of light.
2:06pm – â€œCMOS backside illuminated sensor â€” gets 73% more light than the iPhone 4 sensor, and 1/3rd faster. On top of that, we place a high-end IR filter for greater accuracy and uniformity.â€
2:05pm - New camera, 8mp!
2:04pm - Itâ€™s a worldphone. (Both GSM and CDMA)
2:02pm - Download speeds up to 14.4mbps
2:00pm – Better battery life, even with the enhanced processor. Improved antenna.Â â€œOur engineering team has worked really hard to advance the state of the art thatâ€™s never been done in a phone before. It can now intelligently switch between two antennas between send and receive to make even better call quality.â€
1:57pm – Usual Apple arrogance. “It’s a breakthrough device.” No, it isn’t. It’s an iPhone 4 with a faster chip.
1:56pm - Same 3.5″ Retina display. New A5 processor. â€œDual-core CPU, 2x as fast at CPU tasks. Also dual-core graphics. Up to 7x faster in the previous iPhone. One area you really see it scream is in games.â€
1:55pm – New iPhone!! Finally. And (drum roll please) – itâ€™s the iPhone 4S!
1:54pm – iPod Touch will come in white and black: 8GB, 32GB and 64GB. For $199, $299 and $399 respectively.
1:51pm - iPod Nano available from today:Â 8GB for $129, and 16GB for $149. Comes with 16 new watch faces, 7 colors.
1:49pm - New iPod Nano, multitouch display. Larger icons to make it easier to use.
1:48pm – Phile Schiller is on stage talking about iPods – again.Â â€œIâ€™m really pleased to talk to you about the iPod. We started the iPod simply because we love music. We still love music, and weâ€™re still making great iPods.â€
1:44pm - iCloud will be officially released on October 12th.
1:42pm - “Find my Friends” allows you to stalk/track/follow your friends. They do need inviting though.
1:41pm - iCloud backups once per day: calendars, apps, photos etc.
1:38pm - Going through all the stuff mentioned at WWDC. Documents in the cloud, photos and all that jazz.
1:37pm – On to iCloud…
1:36pm - iOS 5 will launch on October 12th. 8 days!
1:32pmÂ - Newsstand, something we havenâ€™t seen yet in iOS 5 betas, will have GQ, Allure, Vanity Fair, NYT etc. Itâ€™s like iBooks for newspapers.
1:28pmÂ - iOS 5 time. Scott running down iOS 5 features: Reminders, iMessage etc..
1:27pmÂ - Apologies for the slowness. iPhone is causing the internet to break..
1:26pmÂ - What we came to see (sarcasm), Apple is launching a new â€œCardsâ€ app. Lets you make greeting cards.
1:25pmÂ - “All of this together makes the App Store the number one store for mobile apps.”
1:24pmÂ - Scott Forstall is up on stage, talking about apps.
1:22pmÂ - 3/4 of all tablets sold are iPads.
1:20pmÂ - Talking about iPads. Theyâ€™re replacing Pilot log books, 80% hospitals using iPads in the US. Schools and colleges all using them too.
1:32pm - Newsstand, something we havenâ€™t seen yet in iOS 5 betas, will have GQ, Allure, Vanity Fair, NYT etc. Itâ€™s like iBooks for newspapers.
1:28pm – iOS 5 time. Scott running down iOS 5 features: Reminders, iMessage etc..
1:27pm - Apologies for the slowness. iPhone is causing the internet to break..
1:26pm – What we came to see (sarcasm), Apple is launching a new â€œCardsâ€ app. Lets you make greeting cards.
1:25pm - “All of this together makes the App Store the number one store for mobile apps.”
1:24pm – Scott Forstall is up on stage, talking about apps.
1:22pm – 3/4 of all tablets sold are iPads.
1:20pm - Talking about iPads. Theyâ€™re replacing Pilot log books, 80% hospitals using iPads in the US. Schools and colleges all using them too.
1:16pm – â€œiPod is still a large and important market for Apple.â€
1:15pm - On to iPods, 78% market share of the portable music player market. 300 million iPods have been sold.
1:13pm - In August 23% of people buying computers bought a Mac of one kind or another.
1:09pm - Now begins the spiel about Apple’s successful products. Mac and OS X Lion are first up. (Talk about the iPhone already!)
1:07pm - Heâ€™s talking about the success of Apple retail stores now. Saying how â€œgorgeousâ€ and popular they are.
1:05pm - Heâ€™s going to be talking about innovations in software and hardware.
1:03pm - Tim Cook is on stage. “This is my first product launch since becoming CEO” (paraphrased)
1:01pm - It’s starting.
12:59pm - “Presentation to start shortly”
12:54pm - Everyone’s sat down waiting for the event to kick off. Apparently, the auditorium is much smaller than the one used for WWDC.
12:45pm - The release date rumor comes from a Japanese site. But, to be fair, it’s the most likely date regardless.
12:41pm – As I’ve been expecting, apparently iPhone 4S is due for launch on October 14th. (Just a rumor right now.) One of my sources told me the same thing yesterday, he said it was an “educated guess”. (Didn’t want to get in to trouble.)
12:38pmÂ - Just over 20 minutes to go. Who’s excited?
Today is the day we’ve been waiting for ever since, well, probably June 2010. The iPhone 5 (4S?) will be unveiled today. Coverage begins at 1PM Eastern Time/10AM Pacific/6pm British Summer Time. So, bookmark this page and pop back in time for the event and we’ll have all the updates as they happen.
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