12:20PM PDT - Going hands on!

11:58AM PDT - We are done!

11:54AM PDT - Making tables while the Foo Fighters play, can I always work like this?

11:51AM PDT - Intel thankfully didn't schedule too much this morning, the big stuff comes later this afternoon

11:50AM PDT - Right after this we'll go hands on with the iPhone 5, before hurrying back to IDF for the rest of the day

11:50AM PDT - More Foo Fighters, not going to live blog the lyrics, my hands are enjoying a little break from the event now

11:46AM PDT - Apple's WiFi stayed up the whole time? That makes Apple and Intel both, able to do a great job of running WiFi at major events

11:46AM PDT - I switched the WiSpy DBx to 5 GHz a while back and captured, compared to 2.4 GHz much more sane.

11:45AM PDT - Refraining from doing comparative analysis on the Foo Fighters vs. The Kin from last week's Motorola/Google event

11:44AM PDT - They're playing Times Like These

11:43AM PDT - yep, Foo Fighters just rolled onto the stage, playing live now

11:43AM PDT - I'm almost as excited about the Foo Fighters as I was about the A6

11:43AM PDT - Foo Fighters about to perform?!

11:41AM PDT - (we wish we were reviewing the announcements)

11:41AM PDT - (Tim Cook, not us)

11:40AM PDT - Reviewing the announcements now

11:40AM PDT - Showing a new iPod ad

11:39AM PDT - Tim is back on stage to close things out

11:39AM PDT - Product RED models will be available for all of the iPod models

11:38AM PDT - New nano and touch available in October

11:38AM PDT - New iPod touch: 32GB/$299, 64GB $399

11:38AM PDT - 4th gen iPod touch: 16GB/$199, 32GB/$249 with iOS 6

11:38AM PDT - iPod nano - 16GB for $149

11:38AM PDT - 2GB iPod shuffle $49

11:37AM PDT - Will be included with the 5th gen iPod Touch, 7th gen iPod nano and the iPhone 5

11:37AM PDT - EarPods start shipping as a standalone accessory today

11:36AM PDT - Port in the back provides midrange frequencies, ports in the stem to provide bass

11:36AM PDT - Designed to not seal your ear but just rest nicely in there

11:36AM PDT - Spent a lot of time designing the size of the EarPods

11:34AM PDT - EarPods

11:34AM PDT - 3 years spent in designing an entirely new headphone

11:34AM PDT - "Doing a great headphone is hard"

11:34AM PDT - Shipped over 600 million sets of earbuds

11:34AM PDT - Talking about headphones

11:34AM PDT - "Since we integrate speakers into our MacBook, iPod, etc..."

11:33AM PDT - "Apple is one of the biggest provider of speakers in the world"

11:33AM PDT - Now talking about speakers

11:33AM PDT - Update the colors of the iPod shuffle to match the 7 new nano colors

11:33AM PDT - Five color options, silver, black, blue, yellow, red, each with its own color coordinated loop

11:32AM PDT - Siri is supported

11:31AM PDT - AirPlay Mirroring support

11:31AM PDT - Improved wireless: 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n up to 150Mbps, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE

11:31AM PDT - Front camera: 720p FaceTime HD, backside illumination, face detection

11:30AM PDT - 1080p HD video recording, video image stabilization, face detection

11:30AM PDT - They are definitely trying to turn this into a point and shoot replacement

11:30AM PDT - Push a button on the back of the iPod touch, it pops up and you can attach a looped wrist strap

11:30AM PDT - iPod touch loop

11:29AM PDT - Supports iPhoto from the app store

11:29AM PDT - Panorama feature is supported

11:29AM PDT - Brian: I think this is the same optical system from the 5, but same CMOS as the 4

11:28AM PDT - Significant upgrade to the camera: iSight Camera, 5MP sensor, backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five element lens, f/2.4, AF, LED flash, sapphire crystal

11:28AM PDT - Now talking about iPod Touch camera

11:28AM PDT - Up to 40 hours of music playback with the new Touch, up to 8 hours of video playback

11:27AM PDT - Modeling more than just physics takes up a good amount of CPU power

11:27AM PDT - Clumsy Ninja will be out this holiday season, uses a good amount of compute if what they are saying is accurate

11:27AM PDT - Showing off Clumsy Ninja doing tricks on a trampoline

11:26AM PDT - Clumsy Ninja learns, the first time he sees a punching bag he's not good at it, but gets better over time

11:26AM PDT - Ray casting out of Clumsy Ninja's eyes, so he can "see"

11:25AM PDT - They modeled his central nervous system and a bunch of other stuff

11:25AM PDT - Clumsy Ninja is a "self aware" character

11:24AM PDT - Clumsy Ninja running on the iPod Touch

11:24AM PDT - New iPod Touch game demo time

11:24AM PDT - dual-core graphics as well, this is likely A5r2

11:23AM PDT - A5 SoC in the iPod touch, dual-core

11:23AM PDT - Nevermind!

11:23AM PDT - Aw man, no mention of silicon - have to check the website

11:23AM PDT - Exact same 4-inch Retina display from the iPhone 5

11:22AM PDT - Bottom: headphone jack, speaker and Lightning connector

11:22AM PDT - Made out of anodized aluminum

11:22AM PDT - Only 88 grams

11:21AM PDT - Brian: this is where the A5r2 will be

11:21AM PDT - iPod Touch ended up being a very popular gaming device

11:21AM PDT - Now onto the iPod touch

11:21AM PDT - 30 hours of music playback battery life

11:20AM PDT - Features all new Lightning connector

11:20AM PDT - Can wirelessly stream music to things like Jambox, car, BT headphones

11:20AM PDT - Fitness and pedometer integrated right into the nano

11:19AM PDT - Widescreen video is supported as well

11:19AM PDT - Integrated FM tuner with live pause so you can pause your FM radio and go back to previous points

11:19AM PDT - available in seven different colors with color matched wallpapers

11:18AM PDT - Home button, volume buttons

11:18AM PDT - multi-touch display

11:18AM PDT - 2.5-inch display

11:18AM PDT - 38% thinner than the previous gen iPod nano

11:18AM PDT - 5.4mm thin

11:17AM PDT - All new iPod nano, 7th generation, looks taller, bigger display

11:17AM PDT - Want to give the nano a really large display, thin, easy to use controls

11:17AM PDT - Want to reinvent the nano for its 7th generation

11:16AM PDT - Talking about the iPod nano now

11:16AM PDT - "add millions and millions to this every quarter"

11:16AM PDT - Over 350M iPods sold

11:16AM PDT - Plz no more major hardware announcements, too many things to benchmark

11:15AM PDT - Now time to talk about iPods

11:15AM PDT - New iTunes available in late October

11:15AM PDT - Brian brought a USB hub here to connect the WiSpy, USB LTE modem and more to his notebook to bring you the best coverage possible

11:14AM PDT - Brian is on photos, doing a great job, give him love up in the comments if you agree!

11:14AM PDT - I like the order of this keynote, iPhone 5 first, iTunes stuff later

11:14AM PDT - Redesigned iTunes store in the new iTunes looks like the new iTunes on the iPad (couldn't possibly fit iTunes more times into that sentence)

11:13AM PDT - Playing Avengers on iPad, can resume where you left off on your Mac using iTunes

11:13AM PDT - iCloud movies, TVs, purchases all integrated in the new iTunes

11:12AM PDT - Still waiting for Apple to talk about making the new iTunes more stable/robust

11:12AM PDT - Integrated search in the mini player

11:11AM PDT - New improved iTunes mini player

11:11AM PDT - Improved search, looks a bit like Spotlight for iTunes

11:11AM PDT - The UI looks different, clean and seems pretty neat, really more curious about performance/responsiveness of the application though

11:10AM PDT - Easy to add songs to play next

11:10AM PDT - New feature: up next, let's you see what songs are coming up next in your playlist

11:10AM PDT - Creating playlists seems pretty simple and quick now

11:09AM PDT - Playlists still on the left in playlist view

11:09AM PDT - Artists can now share photos with you through the new iTunes

11:08AM PDT - New feature called "in the store" lets you see top albums by the artist as well as other recommendations

11:08AM PDT - Clicking on an album expands songs in place

11:08AM PDT - Looks like the same launch icon, but new edge to edge application design

11:07AM PDT - New iTunes for Mac/PC demo happening right now

11:07AM PDT - for Mac/PC

11:07AM PDT - Introducing a brand new version of iTunes

11:07AM PDT - 15 billion downloads

11:07AM PDT - Over 200M customers using iTunes in the cloud

11:07AM PDT - Showing the old iTunes UI now

11:06AM PDT - ohoh talking about iTunes on Mac/PC now

11:06AM PDT - Improved search results in the new stores as well, available with iOS 6 on 9/19

11:06AM PDT - Now you can preview songs while continuing to browse the rest of the store without interrupting the preview

11:06AM PDT - Integrated Facebook likes into every product page in the new store

11:05AM PDT - I hope this means new iTunes for OS X as well

11:05AM PDT - New iTunes store on the new iPhone 5

11:05AM PDT - Same design for movies, TV shows and app store

11:05AM PDT - Everything is faster

11:05AM PDT - New iTunes store on the iPad

11:05AM PDT - Anand - I always felt weird about companies boasting about how many customers who have 1 click ordering enabled

11:04AM PDT - 435 million iTunes accounts with 1-click purchasing

11:04AM PDT - iTunes store is now available in 63 countries world wide

11:04AM PDT - 20 billion songs purchased since iTunes launched 9 years ago

11:03AM PDT - Starting with iTunes

11:03AM PDT - iPod and iTunes changes

11:03AM PDT - The iPhone 5 announcements are done

11:03AM PDT - Now onto music announcements

11:02AM PDT - Phil Schiller is off the stage, Tim Cook is back. Phil really does a great job with these things, almost perfect balance of tech specs and experience discussion

11:02AM PDT - On September 19th

11:02AM PDT - iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and 4th gen iPod touch will get free iOS 6 upgrades

11:02AM PDT - They all run iOS 6

11:01AM PDT - Fastest phone rollout ever

11:01AM PDT - 100 countries and 240 carriers by the end of the year

11:01AM PDT - 20 more countries a week later

11:01AM PDT - in the US, canada, UK, France, Germany, Aus, Japan, HK and Singapore

11:01AM PDT - Shipping one week later, September 21st

11:01AM PDT - Pre order starting september 14 (this friday)

11:01AM PDT - Brian: Looks like the 3GS went away, finally

11:01AM PDT - Both with a 2-year contract

11:00AM PDT - iPhone 4 8GB is free, iPhone 4S 16GB is $99

11:00AM PDT - $199 for 16GB, $299 32GB and $399 for 64GB with 2 year contract

11:00AM PDT - Same price as the 4S

11:00AM PDT - Nearing the end here, I'm guessing we'll hear about storage, pricing and availability next

11:00AM PDT - Not just the iPhone

11:00AM PDT - Apple has done a great job of pushing its suppliers across all markets

11:00AM PDT - Talking a lot about precision manufacturing here

10:59AM PDT - Variance between iPhone 5 units is now measured in microns

10:59AM PDT - Two high power cameras take pics of the housing, instantaneous analysis are done, the best match of 725 cuts is determined as the iPhone 5 heads down a conveyor belt

10:59AM PDT - Provides contrast between lightly textured back and all other surfaces

10:58AM PDT - All surfaces are machined of the enclosure, crystalline diamonds are used to polish the finish

10:57AM PDT - The video is going over iOS 6 on the iPhone 5 now

10:57AM PDT - We got a pretty cool shot of a bunch of tiny plastic aspheric lenses in a pick and place machine in the video there

10:55AM PDT - I really wish they were being more specific about the A6

10:55AM PDT - Recap video playing now about the iPhone 5

10:54AM PDT - Black iPhone 5, slate colored aluminum back, white iPhone 5 with a lighter colored black

10:50AM PDT - We're seeing all of the Siri improvements that have already been shown off previously, including better integration with places of interest, sports, and so on

10:48AM PDT - Now demonstrating Siri enhancements, including its new sports knowledge

10:47AM PDT - More iOS 6 demos

10:46AM PDT - We've seen all of this before however, nothing too new here

10:45AM PDT - Showing off iCloud tabs, now Mail

10:45AM PDT - Brian: I've been running the iOS 6 Beta for some time now and there are definitely some subtle changes here. Fingers crossed for a GM soon.

10:45AM PDT - Full screen mode now supported in iOS 6 Safari

10:45AM PDT - Now showing off Safari enhancements

10:44AM PDT - Looks like this is definitely a much newer version of iOS 6

10:44AM PDT - Brian: I checked two days ago and there wasn't Big Ben!

10:44AM PDT - Showing off flyover of Big Ben

10:43AM PDT - Brian noticed that they changed the flyover icon in the demo, "this must be a GM"

10:43AM PDT - I'm very curious about the GPU in the iPhone 5

10:43AM PDT - I'm curious about the Thunderbolt/Lightning naming similarities, clearly TB isn't supported on the iPhone 5

10:42AM PDT - Over 100M points of interest in the new maps app, free turn by turn navigation

10:41AM PDT - Showing off iOS 6 on the iPhone 5

10:41AM PDT - iOS 6 running on the iPhone 5, Scott Forstall is on stage to do the demo

10:40AM PDT - iOS6 has support for the 4-inch retina display

10:40AM PDT - (obviously)

10:40AM PDT - iOS6 runs on the iPhone 5

10:40AM PDT - No more obsoleting cars with new devices

10:40AM PDT - Can plug a 30-pin cable into it and you can plug it into your iPhone 5, will work with car connection kits, etc...

10:40AM PDT - 30-pin to Lightning adapter available

10:39AM PDT - Bose, JBL, more folks supporting it

10:39AM PDT - 80% smaller

10:39AM PDT - can plug in either direction, reversible

10:39AM PDT - adaptive interface depending on what you're plugging it into

10:39AM PDT - all digital, 8-signal design

10:39AM PDT - Lightning

10:39AM PDT - Time for the connector to evolve, new connector is called Lightning

10:38AM PDT - 4S used the 30-pin connector, first introduced in 2003

10:38AM PDT - Now time to talk about the new connector

10:38AM PDT - Sounds like Apple is taking full advantage of AMR-WB support on the new baseband

10:38AM PDT - Orange and Deutsche Telekom will support it at launch

10:38AM PDT - wideband audio fills up more of the frequency spectrum to make your voice sound more natural, 20 carriers supporting this

10:37AM PDT - wideband audio

10:37AM PDT - Makes it clearer to listen to your phone

10:37AM PDT - noise canceling earpiece

10:37AM PDT - 20% smaller speaker while sounding better

10:37AM PDT - five magnets in the transducer for the speakers (up from 2)

10:36AM PDT - Yep! Beam forming for voice recognition and Siri

10:36AM PDT - Brian thinks they are doing beam forming with the mics

10:36AM PDT - One in the bottom, front, and back

10:36AM PDT - Audio system updated as well, three microphones

10:36AM PDT - Front facing camera: 720p FaceTime HD, backside illumination, face detection, FaceTime over cellular networks

10:35AM PDT - Improved video stabilization, up to 10 faces for face detection in video, take photos while recording video

10:35AM PDT - Still take 1080p HD video recording

10:35AM PDT - Does a lot of real time processing while taking the panorama photo, the new ISP and new cores are clearly at work here

10:34AM PDT - While you're panning the phone takes slices of images, stitches them all together

10:34AM PDT - 28MP panorama images

10:34AM PDT - Tap to set a Panorama photo, sweep your scene to take the image

10:33AM PDT - Panorama feature in the iPhone 5

10:33AM PDT - Showing off photos taken with the iPhone 5

10:32AM PDT - 40% faster photo capture than the 4S

10:32AM PDT - Brian is chiming in here with camera analysis

10:32AM PDT - Better fixed pattern noise rejection using adjacent hot pixels it sounds like, new features in ISP with the A6

10:32AM PDT - Spatial noise reduction, smart filter, better low light performance, faster photo capture

10:32AM PDT - The front vertex of the camera system is topped with sapphire as well to make it resistant to scratches

10:32AM PDT - New next-generation ISP for the camera

10:31AM PDT - Apple is claiming that they will computationally combine multiple exposures to get better low light captures, all in ISP

10:31AM PDT - New features: dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment, Sapphire crystal"

10:31AM PDT - 25% smaller camera design

10:30AM PDT - 8MP rear facing camera sensor (3264 x 2448), f/2.4 aperture

10:30AM PDT - Now talking about cameras

10:30AM PDT - 10 hours of video playback

10:30AM PDT - 8 hours of 3G browsing/talk time, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing

10:29AM PDT - Exceeded the battery life of the iPhone 4S

10:29AM PDT - Now talking about battery life

10:29AM PDT - Real Racing 3 coming to the app store later this year

10:26AM PDT - Real Racing 3 demo

10:26AM PDT - Rob Murray, exec producer at EA is on stage to talk about A6 performance

10:25AM PDT - Pages launch time 2.1x faster, save image from iPhoto 1.7x faster, load music app with songs 1.9x, view keynote attachment 1.7x faster vs. 4S

10:25AM PDT - 22% smaller SoC

10:25AM PDT - The A6 SoC is based on a custom Apple core dual-core ARM Cortex A15 cores

10:25AM PDT - 2x faster graphics

10:25AM PDT - 2x faster CPU

10:24AM PDT - Here we go!!

10:24AM PDT - A6 SoC!

10:24AM PDT - YES!

10:24AM PDT - "we've updated every aspect of iPhone 5"

10:24AM PDT - Getting close...

10:24AM PDT - Brian: Yes! 5GHz WiFi finally!

10:24AM PDT - Up to 150Mbps

10:24AM PDT - 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz and 5GHz

10:24AM PDT - Big list of DC-HSDPA carriers in Europe

10:24AM PDT - We missed some names in Canada

10:23AM PDT - Deutsche Telekom, EE

10:23AM PDT - Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile

10:23AM PDT - SoftBank, KDDI, kt, SKt, SmarTone, M1, SingTel

10:23AM PDT - in Canada: Rogers, Telus, Bell, fido...

10:23AM PDT - In the US: Sprint, AT&T and Verizon

10:23AM PDT - Now we're talking about carrier coverage

10:22AM PDT - Receive diversity

10:22AM PDT - "dynamic antenna"

10:22AM PDT - Single chip, single radio

10:22AM PDT - LTE category 3

10:22AM PDT - GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, and LTE all in the 5

10:21AM PDT - (still not at the big surprise yet)

10:21AM PDT - Ultrafast Wireless technology

10:21AM PDT - Now onto wireless

10:21AM PDT - "that's the first feature in the new iPhone 5"

10:21AM PDT - Less glare in sunlight, sharper image

10:21AM PDT - 30% thinner than the previous display

10:21AM PDT - Integrated touch sensors into the display itself (in-cell)

10:21AM PDT - Full sRGB color gamut!

10:20AM PDT - 44% more color saturation than the 4S display

10:20AM PDT - Showing before and after pics of updated applications that take advantage of the 5's new display

10:19AM PDT - Same is true in vertical position, black bars top/bottom for older apps

10:19AM PDT - Legacy apps run centered with black boarders on the sides

10:18AM PDT - iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, all updated as well

10:18AM PDT - Keynote, Pages, Numbers, all take advantage of the new display

10:18AM PDT - Now see a 5 day workweek in horizontal mode on the 5 due to the higher resolution

10:18AM PDT - Safari, Mail, Calendar, all updated to take advantage of the new screen

10:18AM PDT - We are able to add a 5th row of icons to the home screen

10:18AM PDT - Design center for the iPhone 5 is the human hand/thumb

10:17AM PDT - Same width, but taller, giving it a 16:9 aspect ratio

10:17AM PDT - 1136 x 640

10:17AM PDT - The new screen is 4-inch display

10:17AM PDT - Retina Display, 326 ppi

10:16AM PDT - 20% lighter than the 4S

10:16AM PDT - 112g

10:16AM PDT - "it's the world's thinnest smartphone"

10:16AM PDT - 7.6mm thin, 18% thinner than the 4S

10:16AM PDT - "thinnest phone we have ever made, lightest as well"

10:16AM PDT - "the hardware and software engineering that has gone into this product is the most challenging our team has ever taken on"

10:15AM PDT - Made entirely of glass and aluminum

10:15AM PDT - Hooray for China

10:15AM PDT - It looks just like the leaked chassis images

10:14AM PDT - iPhone 5 on stage now

10:14AM PDT - "today we are going to introduce iPhone 5"

10:14AM PDT - You'll find out very soon :)

10:14AM PDT - Can you guess which prediction we were too conservative on?

10:13AM PDT - Sidenote: We were conservative in our predictions of at least one aspect of today's iPhone launch

10:13AM PDT - We love Phil, he usually puts a technical spin on everything Apple announces

10:13AM PDT - Phil Schiller is taking the stage

10:13AM PDT - Here we go..."today we're taking it to the next level"

10:12AM PDT - 400 millionth iOS device sold last quarter

10:12AM PDT - That's much higher than I expected as an average downloads per user

10:12AM PDT - Average customer downloads over 100 apps

10:11AM PDT - 700K iOS apps, 250K iPad apps

10:11AM PDT - I believe the iPad discussion now is to keep it in everyone's minds as Windows 8/RT tablets prepare to launch next month

10:11AM PDT - Talking about enterprise iPad apps now, this is a big area that Microsoft hopes to go into with Windows 8 tablets

10:10AM PDT - 94% of the Fortune 500 are testing or deploying iPads within their companies

10:10AM PDT - "iPad accounts for 91% of web traffic of all tablets"

10:09AM PDT - Apple claims the latest date shows iPad has 68% market share for the past quarter

10:09AM PDT - Apple claims iPad had 62% tablet market share a year ago

10:08AM PDT - 84 million total iPads sold through June

10:08AM PDT - "we sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer has sold of their entire PC line"

10:08AM PDT - 17 Million iPads sold last quarter

10:07AM PDT - Now onto the iPad

10:07AM PDT - 27% market share

10:06AM PDT - Apple is #1 in the US notebook sales in market share for the past three months

10:06AM PDT - 7 million copies of Mountain Lion have been downloaded, fastest selling OS X of all time

10:05AM PDT - On to Mac updates

10:05AM PDT - 83M visitors to Apple stores last quarter, almost 1M visitors per day

10:05AM PDT - Apple will enter its 13th country on Friday with its first store in Sweden

10:05AM PDT - We couldn't resist bringing along our WiSpy DBx and looking at 2.4 GHz spectrum, so far it is crowded. We're on LTE dongles for this.

10:02AM PDT - Switching to local timezone :)

10:02AM PDT - We're looking at the interior of one of the newest Apple stores. Tim is talking about the glass staircase.

01:02PM EDT - Looking at a new Apple store in Barcelona

01:02PM EDT - Cook is giving us Apple retail updates

01:01PM EDT - Tim Cook is on stage

01:01PM EDT - The lights are coming down...

01:00PM EDT - We are seated!



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