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Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs
We're just minutes away from the start of Apple's "Let's talk iPhone" event now, and we thought - hey, unfortunately, we won't be able to liveblog from the announcement ourselves, but why don't we present you with a number of media sites that we know will be doing liveblogs! 

Meanwhile, we'll be updating this article with the most important moments from the event, so you can still keep track of the show here, and of course, express your opinions below. And once the announcement is over and the new iPhone 5 is finally unveiled, you can be sure that there'll be a lot of coverage and interesting content around the sizzling-hot device, right here, at PhoneArena!

Apple iPhone 5 event: ThisIsMyNextGDGTEngadgetMacRumors, Arstechnica


Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs
11:35 The iPhone 4S announcement is wrapped up with a video of the new features and the pricing scheme - 16GB for $199, 32GB will set you back $299, and... there is a 64GB option now, for the cool $399. The iPhone 4 gets down to $99, of course, the iPhone 3GS still stays but for free, and the 4S will be available on October 14, with preoders starting this Friday. 

The iPhone 4S comes in black and white, and will be available on Sprint as well! Internationally, we are looking at 70 countries and 100 carriers starting with 22 countries on October 28, then the rest by year-end. And it's a wrap!

Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs
Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs
11:16 The Siri voice recognition solution gets the spotlight now, which is called by holding down the home button. It uses semantic web technology and its abilities are demoed asking about the weather, the stock market and... "Find me a Greek restaurant in Palo Alto", which the software does and lists 14 ranked by their Yelp ratings. Good stuff... now we'll all be the crazy guy on the metro... 

Siri can also send your messages and read the answers to you, find directions, update your calendar and on and on - seems like a fully integrated voice recognition interface navigation. Siri gets English, French and German and will be launched in beta form for now; this seems to wrap up the new stuff about the iPhone 4S, folks!

Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs
11:04 The camera has been upgraded to 8MP, just as everyone expected - a back-illuminated sensor, 33% faster shutter times than iPhone 4, five elements lens and better color accuracy. A quick jab at Android - "I don't know what Droid Bionic users do between pictures, maybe go get coffee?". Video capture is, of course, in 1080p Full HD with image stabilization...

11:00 The iPhone 4S will have two antennas in the stainless steel design, which will seamlessly switch between each other, says Phil Schiller, which hasn't been done before, he claims. The handset will have combined GSM/CDMA baseband radio, making it a world phone. Download speeds go up to 14.4Mbits, and battery life is 8 hours of  talk time 3G, 14 hours of 2G talk time, and 6 hours on 3G web browsing...

Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs
10:53 iPhone 4S announced! Same chassis as iPhone 4, dual-core A5 system chip, seven times the graphics performance of the iPhone 4 - the gaming prowess is demoed with firing up Infinity Blade 2, which is multicore-optimized...

10:47 Phil Schiller comes to talk iPod. Two new iPods coming, an iPod Nano again, which will get swiping and be available in seven colors - $129 for the 8GB version and $149 for the 16-gigger, available today. Talking how iOS 5 will improve iPod touch now, with iMessage taking place of text messaging, and Game Center for all your thumbtwisting needs... iPod Touch Pricing 8GB =$199, 32GB $299, 64GB for $399

10:37 Eddie Cue takes stage now to talk about the free iCloud service that allows you to sync photos, video and music between devices, among other things. A new app called "Find my Friends" was announced that allows you to share location with certain people and for a certain amount of time... 

Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs
10:22 
"Today we are taking it to the next level" - Scott Forstall takes centerstage to talk about iOS 5 and refresh our memories quickly about the more than 200 new features coming down the pipe... regurgitating the stuff that has already been announced about iOS 5 - notifications, reminders, iMessage, Newsstand, etc... the iOS 5 update will be available on October 12, next week!

10:16 iPhone time! Some statistics are thrown our way how liked and popular it is, then the iPad comes into the ring with its proliferation in schools, universities, hospitals and... pilot cockpits...

10:14 Tim is talking how Apple's iPod revolutionized the music industry...

10:04  Apple's CEO Tim Cook is on stage talking about the amazing performance of the retail stores. Beautiful pictures of state-of-the-art Apple 
Store designs from around the world are swirling around. Then he moved onto the rapid growth rate of the Mac line - 23% last year, compared to PC's 4%...

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 11:55 24

1. eagerly awaiting ios 5! (unregistered)


i hope it has ice cream sandwich.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 11:58 1

2. AreYouKiddingMe (unregistered)


WTF???

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 11:59 3

4. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


hahaha ^^ Winner second, u take life too seriously, grow up

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:20 2

15. Goldeneye (Posts: 352; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


I could settle with gingerbread!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 11:58 10

3. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


double scoop of ice cream sandwich

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:00 5

5. kshell1 (unregistered)


idc what kind of iphone it is. i hate the iphone, ios, and any apple product. slow outdated, etc. i prefer my kyocera echo android or htc evo 4g over the iphone any day

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:37 2

22. s1ctrigg@yahoo.com (unregistered)


you also have sprint too you moron

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:59 1

35. Rugrat (unregistered)


Then what are you doing here moron?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:00 2

6. hunted (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


come with at least 4" screen!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:01 1

7. mike (unregistered)


i hope steve jobs gets naked and danced with the new iphone

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:40 1

24. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I just ate lunch you sick bastard!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:02

8. 32767 (unregistered)


3D baby!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:03

9. unregistered (unregistered)


Yeah after the gingerbeard man loses his job!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:07 5

10. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


I dont care if you hate or love Apple, you have to give them respect. No other phone gets this kind of promoting, anticipation, and no other company tries to market so much to get you so excited for it. the closest phone Ive seen so far for the amount of anticipation was the Galaxy S II. Apple's marketing is very impressive i must say.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:10

40. rizzay (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


Yea I agree on Apple's MARKETING. They no longer hold the title for best phone since Android stepped in the picture cuz Android can do whatever apple can do plus more.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:07

11. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Well the wait is over

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:07 1

12. grroos (unregistered)


@mike

grroooosssss

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:10

13. funny man (unregistered)


Is steve willy wonka and is apple the old factory, hummm?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:13

14. 32767 (unregistered)


not Foxcon?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:26

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ok let's see it!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:27

17. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


iOS is now the number one mobile operating system?????? dont think so apple.....

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:30

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ha hate to tell you it is.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:38 2

23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


how is that possble when android has nearly DOUBLE the world wide OS share of iOS? stupid ibot.. lol

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:44

25. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Because you have to take iPods and iPads into account also, not just the phone.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:44 1

26. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because Apple is being disingenuous as usual. They're counting ALL mobile devices using iOS, including phones, MP3 players, and tablets.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:58

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


But it's fair to compare 50 android phones to 2 iPhones right? Stupid droidbot

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:00 1

36. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because they're ALL IN THE SAME COMPETING f**kING MARKET.

How many times must this be explained to you? Phones compete against phones, but MP3 players DO NOT COMPETE AGAINST PHONES OR TABLETS.

Btw, still believe that 52 percent of Android users want to switch to the iPhone 5?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:04

38. LionStone (Posts: 445; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


yea, the two phones is a fault of apple, just like only having it available on at&t in the beginning. Oh look, more choices are coming, and on more carriers! Brilliant!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:23 2

45. cc (unregistered)


Dude, I used to think you were just dumb but now i'm starting to believe maybe you should see a doctor about having that tumor removed from your brain.

Holy s**t.

taco has to be the dumbest motherf**ker on this whole site.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:50

29. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


that's a lie and they know it..that's why ppl hate apple

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:31

46. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Nope it's the truth. Sorry but not liking a FACT doesn't make it a lie.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:34

20. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


They just announce pull down notifications like android and a bbm like service for ios! And why are they suing for patent infrigment? This is why I don't like them.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:36

21. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Im happy its coming to sprint the enemy of my enemy.......

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:45

27. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Sprint I have had bad experiences in the past with them. I had one of the first internet phones it was a qualcomm and the service and phone was horrible and expensive.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:50

28. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Tracking the live blog on Engadget...when it isn't down due to server overload, that is. *rolls eyes*

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:51

30. Jerry209 (Posts: 42; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


DROID
DROID

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:56

31. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


iPhone 4S confirmed, physically the same but with an A5 chip.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:57 2

32. neptune.joel (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Jan 2011)


apple fail.... "Design is the same." (Iphone 4s) ... no new ipod touch...... no ipad.... FAIL

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 12:58

33. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


They could still announce an iPhone 5, fyi.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:04

39. neptune.joel (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Jan 2011)


lest see....... zzzZZZ

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:21

44. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that will be the "1 more thing".. save it for the last.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:02

37. seadooxp (unregistered)


iPhone 4S = EPIC FAIL !!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:11

41. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


LMAO at the DROID Bionic joke!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:19 1

42. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


So, that was it - the iphone 4S?? The features and improvements?? Been done already...So, basically, as a captivate user it is not leaps and bounds ahead of my phone, but the processor does interest me on the 4S....so, if I get a SGSII, then that will take care of that...all other 'new' stuff on iphone 4S I laugh at...but, for the iphone users they will enjoy what Android users already have.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:20 1

43. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


But...but...but...it takes pictures faster! And has notifications that don't suck! And a more understanding voice command feature!

Don't you want it?!

lol

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:31

47. lollercaust (unregistered)


it really doesn't take pictures faster...my bionic can go from locked with screen off to a picture taken in under 1sec. custom theme with camera access on lock screen is nice.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:35

49. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


lol, I figured they were being disingenuous again. I was being sarcastic myself.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:34

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


And it will outsell every android phone. Watch the record sales on launch weekend.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:37 1

50. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You say that as if it's a good thing.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:16 1

55. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Taco, the sad thing is that you are probably correct. In America it is all about what is popular, cool, the latest trend. But, I could care less. My wife will get one soon, but I am happy with my Android and will go for the NOTE when it arrives. And, she will be happy with her 4S, and it will be a good fine...dual-core?? Awesome for playing games....fast UI. The other stuff, I have or do not care about.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:46 1

51. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Iphone 4S = FAIL

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:47 1

52. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


THATS IT!?!?!?!? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIL.


Ok, Miz, Taco.. Gallito.. and Gemini. Front and center.

Now, tell me how apple is "changing the game again" and how the iphone4s is going to "dominate android and take over 1st place in market share" with great new additions like..

being able to send snail mail from the phone

and voice commands!!

woo hoo!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:47

53. LionStone (Posts: 445; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


LOL! Amazing! $400. for a phone that plays catch up...this changes everything...in your wallet! They sure know how to sugar coat that little thing.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 13:48

54. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! They waited this long for this!!!!!! Talk about a epic fail.. Nexus Prime, vigor or Razr here I come...

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 14:38

56. AZ Ranger (unregistered)


i just lost my woody for the iPhones!!!!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:09

57. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


3.5 inch is very small I think 4 inch wud b perfect.apple come on look like u are very behind now as compare to others products

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:00

58. lolwut (unregistered)


might wanna change the title, iPhone 5 is misleading

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 12:36

59. BHonest (unregistered)


Copying and pasting on Android is tedious.(plus no magnifier to clearly see past fingers). iPhone; no micro sd and everything locked in Apple/ iTunes(no saving or sharing). No Android camera can get anywhere near iPhone pixel count (incl. Galaxy S II and upcoming Nexus II Prime). iPhone; No "Back" button. must completely exit application and restart, grrrrr (speed means nothing if you have to go through tedious extra steps; as in Droid's copy/paste fiasco). Android; screen size, screen size, screen size(Duh, Apple).

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 13:04

60. BHonest (unregistered)


Conclusion: Will probably get iPhone 4s for wife and Nexus Prime for myself, which I'll supplement w/ my old iPhone 1st gen on wifi (it's better on certain things such as onboard stock app)

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 07:15

61. thekai12 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


android fans are spamming this page for a good reason apple fan boys apple is stupid they use ideas from other companies and microsoft helped apple to start they should never have don that

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