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Apple's online store has gone dark ahead of today's product announcement in California while media gather at Apple's flagship retail store across the country in New York, as excitement builds for the company's next iPhone.

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TV trucks assemble outside Apple's Fifth Ave. Store on Wednesday. Photo via AppleInsider reader Ryan.


Apple's Web store went offline early Wednesday morning, only hours before the company is set to kick off a media presentation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif. The company is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 5, a device with a larger 4-inch display and a redesigned exterior.

In New York City, Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store has already become a gathering place for media looking to report on the buzz surrounding today's event. Inside the Fifth Avenue store, it's business as usual thus far, with no signs yet of any new products potentially going on sale immediately.

Beyond the next iPhone, Apple is believed to be prepared to introduce a number of new products this fall. Perhaps the most anticipated among them, a new 7.85-inch tablet known colloquially as the "iPad mini," is not expected to debut today. Instead, Apple is rumored to hold another media event in October to expand the iPad lineup.

However, Apple's own website mistakenly revealed earlier on Wednesday that the company plans to unveil a new iPod touch, iPod nano, and a new version of iTunes.

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The new iPod touch is rumored to feature a taller 4-inch display, like the new iPhone. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes it will feature a dedicated GPS receiver and a high-definition forward-facing FaceTime camera, and that it may act as a game controller for other devices like a Mac or iPad.

Apple is also expected to launch a redesigned iPod nano with a larger touchscreen and iOS-style home button, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and connectivity with iTunes. Kuo has said that product will debut in October, along with a new 27-inch iMac, and a modified third-generation iPad that will sport a smaller 9-pin dock connector.

No details are yet known about the new version of iTunes, including whether it will be called "iTunes 11" or something else. The last major update to the media suite for Mac and PC came in September of 2010 when iTunes 10 launched with the Ping social music network.

Beyond the new iPhone and iPod touch, Kuo has indicated that a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and redesigned 21.5-inch iMac are strong candidates for a September release. This week it was said that Apple's over suppliers are now shipping the new finalized hardware. However, the leaked press release headlines on Apple's website did not indicate that new Macs will be launching on Wednesday, suggesting the new systems are likely to debut at a later date.
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Ok

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The media are morons if they think anything other than iOS6 and iTunes will be immediately available.

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AI has no Live Blog this time?  :(

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AI has no Live Blog this time?  :(

 http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/12/apple-iphone-5-liveblog/

http://live.arstechnica.com/apple-september-2012-event-its-almost-here/

 

I prefer Ars, as Engadget can be a bit snide sometimes...

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post #6 of 36

Just few hours to go for the iPhone 6 rumors!!! Yay!!

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The media are morons if they think anything other than iOS6 and iTunes will be immediately available.


They just want to use the cube as a background when reporting the news from today.

 

Or they want to block off spots for their transmission vans when the first people starting lining up for a product that won't be available for weeks. haha

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Why doesn't Apple have their events on IOS devices like they did a few times with steve jobs?

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If iOS 6 comes out right away, I'll be running home to get on wifi and will be installing. 

 

can't wait..

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They just want to use the cube as a background when reporting the news from today.

 

 

Maybe they could do their live feeds from inside a data center?  The only thing interesting happening today will be iOS 6 and ML 10.8.2 downloads.

 

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Or they want to block off spots for their transmission vans when the first people starting lining up for a product that won't be available for weeks. haha

 

Days, not weeks.  I'm expecting the iPhone 5 to be available on Friday.

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If iOS 6 comes out right away, I'll be running home to get on wifi and will be installing. 

 

can't wait..

 

Seriously. Can't wait for that.

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Originally Posted by John.B View Post
The only thing interesting happening today will be iOS 6 and ML 10.8.2 downloads.

 

And apparently iTunes 10.7, though iTunes 11 is being announced (October).

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If iOS 6 comes out right away, I'll be running home to get on wifi and will be installing. 

can't wait..

Some people won't do that as they like their current Street View and ad-free YouTube...
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Why doesn't Apple have their events on IOS devices like they did a few times with steve jobs?

 

It's unnecessary because it will be a news throughout the world anyway and there's live bloggers too.

 

And maybe because they don't want the media/people use the low quality video stream as news to masses.

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The media are morons if they think anything other than iOS6 and iTunes will be immediately available.

 

iOS 6 will be around 3 days before iPhone 5 release date. But the new iTunes is possible to be released today.

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All this hype to profit Apple. You people are fools. You bought a iPhone 4s a year ago and now you're going to dump that and buy a new Chinese phone.
Does apple care about their customers, I think not, they are just numbers on a P
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Originally Posted by Rodent View Post
All this hype to profit Apple. You people are fools. You bought a iPhone 4s a year ago and now you're going to dump that and buy a new Chinese phone.
Does apple care about their customers, I think not, they are just numbers on a P

 

Blatant trolling, pure lies, and we have to allow it to be here.
 
I hope other users see where I'm coming from in wanting to ban these people sight unseen.

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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All this hype to profit Apple. You people are fools. You bought a iPhone 4s a year ago and now you're going to dump that and buy a new Chinese phone.
Does apple care about their customers, I think not, they are just numbers on a P

What phones are manufactured in the US? 

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Why is the media gathered in front of the 5th Ave Apple store? Is Apple planning to launch something immediately?

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I don't agree with the post AND don't want the troll banned. Censorship is censorship. Besides, the heated arguments they start inspire research and greater detail in later posts.

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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post
What phones are manufactured in the US? 

 

Isn't the Galaxy S III? Or so they say.


Originally Posted by NotScott View Post
Censorship is censorship. Besides, the heated arguments they start inspire research and greater detail in later posts.

 

If censorship is censorship, we should be able to just throw around insults willy-nilly? Maybe I should stop banning the spam accounts, too. lol.gif

 

And the lies they spew don't inspire anything meaningful. 

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I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Originally Posted by helia

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Apple could make it easier on everyone by installing a chimney on top of 5th avenue that emits a puff of white smoke.
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Why doesn't Apple have their events on IOS devices like they did a few times with steve jobs?

One time.

And it's possible the turn out wasn't enough to justify the hassle

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Blatant trolling, pure lies, and we have to allow it to be here.
 
I hope other users see where I'm coming from in wanting to ban these people sight unseen.

Ban him and he'll just keep signing back up..

Ignoring works best. You don't have to read the garbage and you don't get accused of being a censor happy douche

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Isn't the Galaxy S III? Or so they say.

 

 

If censorship is censorship, we should be able to just throw around insults willy-nilly? Maybe I should stop banning the spam accounts, too. lol.gif

 

And the lies they spew don't inspire anything meaningful. 

No Galaxy SIII is not manufactured in the US.

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Originally Posted by Rodent View Post

All this hype to profit Apple. You people are fools. You bought a iPhone 4s a year ago and now you're going to dump that and buy a new Chinese phone.
Does apple care about their customers, I think not, they are just numbers on a P

 

Apple is seeking a profit?!  Thank you for opening my eyes, young Rodent!

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I hope Apple unveils more than a minor update to iTunes. From purchasing to playing to music management, that app is a mess.
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Where is the AI live blog of this at?

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Apple could make it easier on everyone by installing a chimney on top of 5th avenue that emits a puff of white smoke.

Great comment!!

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Ban him and he'll just keep signing back up..
Ignoring works best. You don't have to read the garbage and you don't get accused of being a censor happy douche

 

Every village has one.  I think trolls are entertaining....though in my perfect world I suppose comments would be limited to people who were either insightful or merely benignly conversational.

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Originally Posted by Rodent View Post

All this hype to profit Apple. You people are fools. You bought a iPhone 4s a year ago and now you're going to dump that and buy a new Chinese phone.
Does apple care about their customers, I think not, they are just numbers on a P

Who says we all buy a new phone every year? Maybe just your flourishing imagination? It might help for you to get your prescription adjusted.
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Some people won't do that as they like their current Street View and ad-free YouTube...

 

And some would like ad-free maps.  Tough call...

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All this hype to profit Apple. You people are fools. You bought a iPhone 4s a year ago...

 

Ad hominem.  Nice...

 

I bought a 3GS on the day it was released, and have been chomping at the bit for an LTE iPhone, thankyouverymuch.

 

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... and now you're going to dump that and buy a new Chinese phone.

 

Maybe you can recommend the smartphone you bought that wasn't built in Asia?

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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Originally Posted by John.B View Post
Maybe you can recommend the smartphone you bought that wasn't built in Asia?

 

Ah, he didn't say smartphone! He'll get you there.

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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I don't agree with the post AND don't want the troll banned. Censorship is censorship. Besides, the heated arguments they start inspire research and greater detail in later posts.

 

Censorship is a governmental construct that is widely misunderstood and misapplied to the private sector.

 

In the good ol' US of A, you have the right to a free press, free from governmental interference, but only if you own the press.  What you don't have is the guarantee to free speech on someone else's "press" (or forum, in this case).

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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Originally Posted by John.B View Post

 

Maybe they could do their live feeds from inside a data center?  The only thing interesting happening today will be iOS 6 and ML 10.8.2 downloads.

 

 

Days, not weeks.  I'm expecting the iPhone 5 to be available on Friday.

 

Well, I was wrong about that.  And the new iTunes really is weeks, just in time for the iPad mini.

 

The good news is that the news media should be able to get video of people buying, umm, the new earpods.  :LOL:


Edited by John.B - 9/12/12 at 12:26pm

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    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

    AT&T believes their LTE coverage is adequate

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