September 10th Event: Liveblog Coverage

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iFans is here to cover the Apple event occurring today at 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern). You can participate in the discussion in this thread and read the liveblog here. Have fun and enjoy the excitement.

In order to keep things loading fast, we’ve moved updates off the front page and after the break instead, so read more for the full liveblog…

11.11:

So, it appears that that is it for Apple’s 2013 iPhone event. Be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the forums, and continue to check out the frontpage as more news rolls in throughout the day!

-Jonathan Kizer

11.11:

Ah, they have Elvis Costello there to play them out.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.10:

Tim: “I’d like to thank all the teams at Apple that worked so hard at creating these products. Before we close, I’d like to turn to music.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.09:

And the ads continue to roll… Showing off the colors of the 5C.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.08:

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11.08:

A new ad is rolling

-Jonathan Kizer

11.08:

Seems like things are wrapping up — Tim is back recapping everything.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.07:

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11.07:

Both on sale starting the 20th (ten days from now)

-Jonathan Kizer

11.06:

Preorder for iPhone 5C begins on the 13.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.05:


This year’s lineup. Gruber was right, 4S sticks around. Strange, strange choice — thought they’d want to get rid of the 30 pin connector already.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.05:


Cases!

-Jonathan Kizer

11.04:

Same prices as the 5 was last year, on contract.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.04:

“Most forward-thinking phone yet”

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11.03:

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11.03:

fingerprints are stored locally and securely — “It’s never available to other software.” It’s never uploaded to Apple’s servers or backed up to iCloud.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.02:

It’s video time, and Jony Ive is again using his accent to make the fingerprint reader seem beautiful.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.01:

It recognizes multiple fingerprints. Multiple fingers, or even multiple people (think significant other, etc.).

-Jonathan Kizer

11.01:

However, we’re going to have to wait until more people have this in-hand to see if the fingerprint reader is magical, or more of a gimmick.

Please, please be great.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.00:

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11.00:

It also can authenticate apps and such.

Which is awesome, because it means I don’t have to type my 16 character iTunes password anymore!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.59:

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10.58:

It reads in any orientation, built right in to the home button of the 5S.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.58:

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10.58:

Fingerprint scanner confirmed. Now, for the marketing push!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.57:

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10.57:

Security time… what could they have up their sleeve!?

-Jonathan Kizer

10.56:

The photos they are showing off are impressive. Really, really impressive. Apple seems to still have the lead in imaging.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.55:


It’s a California ground squirrel, so it’s connected to Apple.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.55:

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10.54:

We’re going to check out some untouched sample photos now.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.54:

” HD video at 720p at 120FPS.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.54:


Vine is going to love this.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.53:

Real-time analyzation will provide the user with the best shot from burst mode.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.52:

Burst mode takes 10 shots per second.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.51:

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10.51:

The dual-LED flash is pretty awesome as well. One is white, the other is warmer — combined, they can accommodate most conditions.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.50:

Some great new changes here, guys.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.50:

When taking a photo, the camera automagically takes multiple shots and selects the best.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.49:

Larger pixels, similar to the approach that HTC has done with the One.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.48:

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10.47:

Camera system up next.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.47:

That’s impressive. Most impressive.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.47:

BATTERY LIFE.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.47:

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10.46:

Apple has been working with Nike to build an app that uses this, actually.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.46:

Apple just killed the Nike Fuelband and most other fitness wearables.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.46:

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10.45:

It “enables a new generation of health apps”

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10.45:


Sensors!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.44:

And the game will be in the App Store “alongside the 5S”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.44:

And buttery smooth.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.43:

So… it’s beautiful.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.42:

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10.41:

So it’s a big game. A huge game, for mobile.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.41:

“Each of the areas in Infinity Blade 3 is as big or bigger than the entirety of the original Infinity Blade.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.40:

Ah, the “Conclusion of the Infinity Blade trilogy”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.40:

Epic Games on stage to demo a new title that will likely be graphically ridiculously beautiful.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.40:

Also: the ring around the home button is there. And it is probably a fingerprint scanner.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.39:

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10.39:

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10.39:

There is still backwards compatibility with 32-bit apps.

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10.38:

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10.38:

“You’ve heard a lot about iOS 7, but what we haven’t told you is that its been completely engineed for 64 bit at the same time. It’s got a new 64-bit kernel, libraries, and drivers. All built-in apps have been reengineered. It’s a seamless dev transition, with full backwards compatibility. “

-Jonathan Kizer

10.38:

It may not matter, but hey. They’re selling it hard and well. And who doesn’t like a faster phone?

-Jonathan Kizer

10.38:

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10.37:

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10.37:

“Today, we’re going to see that Apple will move the mobile computing world from 32-bit to 64-bit in one day.”

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10.37:

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10.36:

A7 chip confirmed, 64 bit. “First ever on a smartphone”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.36:

Talking performance.

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10.36:

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10.36:

The new grey looks… nice.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.35:

Slate, gold, silver.

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10.35:

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10.35:

Gold iPhone 5S confirmed.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.34:

Another video.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.34:

5S time. Schiller: “The 5S is the most forward thinking of our devices; in fact, it might be the most forward-thinking device ever”

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10.34:

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10.33:

iPhone 5C has “more LTE bands than any other device in the world.” Pretty great accomplishment there, that’ll be useful for everyone.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.32:

Here’s how those cases work. Pretty neat idea — holes in the back show the original color.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.32:

I’ve got to be honest, this does look like a nice device. It isn’t as cheap as I was hoping to see, but it seems that Apple is wanting to maintain its hold on the high-end. The 5C looks fun, and will probably appeal to a wide audience.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.31:

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10.30:

Jony Ive’s first (video) appearance of the day, his delightful British accent adding class to the playful nature of the 5C.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.29:

Another video. Nice dig at Android — “iPhone 5C is environmentally friendly, and Android-free.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.28:

Unlocked price? Unknown.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.28:

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10.28:

Improved FaceTime camera, should work better for video calls.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.27:

I believe it has the same camera as the iPhone 5 — definitely not a bad thing.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.27:

Bigger battery than any other iPhone, A6 chip.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.26:

Polycarbonate plastic — in other words, high-quality. Steel reinforced on the inside, which serves as the antenna. Looks like it’s a pretty durable device

-Jonathan Kizer

10.26:

Apple’s making some more cases. They look pretty nice.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.25:

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10.25:

Casing is plastic, but otherwise it does look very nice. They’ve definitely gone the playful route, though — which is fine. The iPod did too, and it was a huge product.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.24:

Promo video is rolling

-Jonathan Kizer

10.24:

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10.23:

Colors, plastic case, innards of the iPhone 5.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.23:

iPhone 5C confirmed.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.23:

Phil SChiller is up to talk iPhone 5S and 5C, presumably.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.22:

iPhone 5 will be replaced.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.21:

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10.21:

iPhone talk. Here comes the 5S…

-Jonathan Kizer

10.21:


Ah, a separate screen to download the apps for free.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.21:

Free with any new iDevice — we’ll see how that works out. Interesting distinction.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.20:

Boom, iLife and iWork apps are now free on iOS. Pretty big deal, and they are fantastic apps.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.20:

“No other platform has any apps like these. We think that all iOS devices are made even better with these apps, and almost all of our customers want these apps. So today, we’re announcing that we’re making all 5 of these apps free.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.19:

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10.19:

Talking iPhoto and iMovie. iOS versions of course — this is an iPhone event, after all.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.19:

Cook: “iOS devices are incredibly for creating content”

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10.18:

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10.18:

Tim Cook is back.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.18:

About to begin talking iWork (kind of a curveball)

-Jonathan Kizer

10.17:

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10.17:

supports the iPhone 4 and later, ipad 2 and later, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch (5th Gen)

-Jonathan Kizer

10.17:

Free update, all devices — iPad version coming at the same time.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.17:

iOS 7 drops September 18th!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.16:

About to move on. “iOS 7 is more than I can show you here. It has more than 200 new features”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.16:

RIP Pandora.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.15:

In fairness, iTunes Radio is pretty cool.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.15:


iTunes Radio! … announced at WWDC.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.15:

They’re essentially recapping WWDC, but in a much shorter period of time.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.14:

Talking camera and photos in iOS 7.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.13:

New ringtones! New *default* ringtones!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.12:

Showing off Siri and multitasking.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.12:

Moving fast through iOS 7, seems like they have more to show that isn’t software.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.11:

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10.11:

Federighi is running through the major iOS 7 changes.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.10:

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10.10:

He isn’t wrong, either. It’ll be interesting to see how people react.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.10:

Federighi is hyping up the iOS 7 upgrade experience. “Soon, we’ll witness an event where virtually overnight people download iOS 7 and get a whole new experience with their device”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.09:

Craig Federighi is up to talk iOS 7

-Jonathan Kizer

10.09:

Fairly smooth transition in to iOS 7.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.08:

New Stanford location, nice architecture:

-Jonathan Kizer

10.08:

Millions of customers served each year.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.07:

In short, Apple’s retail stores are the best.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.06:

Apple Retail updates!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.05:

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10.05:

Suspiciously music-centric way to start things. Maybe new iPods? (yes, I know the iTunes Festival is ongoing, but still)

-Jonathan Kizer

10.04:

Now we have a fun video to watch about the iTunes Festival.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.04:

iTunes Festival is streamed live to more than 100 countries. Tickets are free, so more than 20 million people have applied for them.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.03:

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10.02:

Touting the success of the iTunes Festival

-Jonathan Kizer

10.02:

Tim has some updates! And they’re about “exciting things within the company”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.01:

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10.01:

Statistics are incoming!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.00:

Lights dimming!

-Jonathan Kizer

09.52:

Media is in

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09.50:

10 minutes!

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09.48:

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09.47:

It seems like someone at Apple confirmed that there won’t be a livestream of this event. Not surprising — keep in mind that Apple is hosting this event on campus, as opposed to Yerba Buena. Also, iTunes Festival is still going on. There’s only a limited amount of internetz, right?

-Jonathan Kizer

09.45:

What are we likely to see today?

iPhone 5S and a lower-cost model seem to be a lock. Gruber, ever in possession of great sources, stated that the iPhone 4S would stay around for another year and be the lowest-cost model, while the iPhone 5 simply disappears and is replaced in the lineup by the 5C. The 5S is the flagship model.

-Jonathan Kizer

09.42:

That’s a joke, so laugh, folks.

-Jonathan Kizer

09.42:

In the meantime, late-breaking rumors suggest that Apple will follow Google and begin branding its products based on candies. First up? iPhone 5S(kittles).

-Jonathan Kizer

09.41:

The press are being admitted to the outside of the theatre now. Seems likely that everything will start on time

-Jonathan Kizer

09.40:

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07.44:

2 hours and 15 minutes to go.

-Joe Rossignol

05.12:

Here is when the Keynote will start, based on timezone:

07:00 AM – Hawaii​
10:00 AM – Pacific​
11:00 AM – Mountain​
12:00 PM – Central​
01:00 PM – Eastern​
06:00 PM – London​
07:00 PM – Paris​
09:00 PM – Moscow​
02:00 AM – Hong Kong (September 11th)
02:00 AM – Tokyo (September 11th)​

Check back with us 15 minutes before the scheduled start time!

-Jonathan Kizer

05.10:

Test 1

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