Apple iPhone 5 announcement: meta-liveblog

Apple iPhone 5 announcement: meta-liveblog
And so it has begun. The day is September 12, 2012, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to come on stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to announce the sixth-generation iPhone, reportedly called 'iPhone 5', or just iPhone.

In contrast to previous years, we've seen many leaked pictures and heard many rumors, some of which quite silly, others somewhat trustworthy, but the moment when all will become clear has finally come. Apple is no longer the one and only go-to company if you need a great smartphone. There are alternatives now with the likes of Samsung, HTC, Nokia and LG, who have come up with some lovely Android and Windows Phone offerings this year. However, one thing is certain: today, there will be no Samsung, no HTC, no Nokia, no LG. Today is iPhone day.

Welcome to our meta-liveblog, guys and gals! Together, we'll be following Apple's keynote, witnessing the announcement of the new iPhone as it unfolds. Apple's keynote will begin in about an hour, so if there's something you have to do - do it now, and be sure to come back quickly, as this will be an event you don't want to miss. Alternatively, if you don't have anything else to do, why don't you refresh your memories with our iPhone 5 rumor round-up!

The event will start at: 1PM ET | 12PM CT | 10AM PT | 6PM GMT | 7PM Central European Time.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to attend the show live, so that's why we'll be doing a meta-liveblog. Info and pictures are courtesy of TheVerge and Engadget.

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Someone knows where I can watch it live?

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

5. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

thanks bro! :)

4. zzzzz

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

11. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Last time their "livestreaming" was just a bunch of Ustream guys in their studio, discussing the event live, but we'll see what they'll do this time.

15. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

here will be better, Ray s is the one writting the live blog. he's not and icrazyfan xD (lol?)

36. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

same as rumors

37. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LoL thats one ugly iFone ..

3. copales

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

WIll the ipnone 5 have nfc?

7. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Only Tim Cook knows. But this will change in an hour or two.

8. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

some say YES and some say NO... I guess we will find out in about 30min...

9. zzzzz

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Better ask Cook...

6. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i've been lounging around at work all day waiting for 1pm...hahaha not a iFan - i've done this for all the big releases... SGSIII The Note Windows Phone 8 (Samsung version) iOS 6 Windows Surface Tab so i have my popcorn ready! LETS GO RAY!!! haha

10. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

That's how we roll!

29. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Hey....did you just steal my idea or what???? just glad that there are like-minded people out there;)

12. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

im not happy with the concept phone like milion people out there ... so we wait to see something really beautifull after the epic fail 4s... lets see...

17. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

someone should be really stupid to buy this phone if it looks the same as the 4S...

13. copales

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

What about a 4 in screen???

14. techgeek90

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

lets see what the hype is all about

16. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

for the apple users who are going to be disappointed: android users are welcome to have a smile :P

28. dsg_cobra

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

So is phonearena a place for everybody to let their inner 12 year old selfs out, and bash on anything other than what they have? So if you drive a chevy and the guy next to you drives a ford are you gonna start talking trash about how their truck is crap? No, why is a phone any different? Cool good for you if you love the inovative android's that take chances and launch stuff prematurely and like to use their consumers as beta testers. I have a droid charge btw. And good for you if you want a iphone that is very cautious and only releases a product after it has been designed, tested, took back down worked on tested again, and again, till perfection before release. And when you have it, it runs flawlessly as expected after having to wait a year or so for it. ex LTE. (- Dont start android fan boys the antenna issue on the 4, that was a stupid mistake on their part. But we can compile a list for days on issues your Godly Android phones have had.)

18. champ_vl

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Not an iPhone fan nor Android/WP but I am reallyyyyyyy curious about the new iPhone :D Another disappointment like the 4S or maybe this time something acceptable?

19. VebbX

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I am a fan of watching releases too, but I have never bought a iPhone and never will, but what I will buy is the new Nokia 920 or LG Optimus G.

22. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Don't buy lg

23. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

LG Optimus G looks great... Quadcore Snapdragon S4... My Galaxy S3 looks old now :(

20. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

im afraid that we wait the long 4s ...

21. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

imagine this is the iPhone : Name ? The New iPhone 4S Design ? Same with 1 less line on the side. Screen ? Still 3.5" Processor ? Enchanced from 1 GHz to 1.2 GHz Dual Core which is bla bla faster ! Battery ? Maxed Up From 1420/1430 to 1460 !!! an extra 30 minutes talk time ! Screen ? What else beside the beautifull Retina Display ? RAM ? 832 MB Camera ? 8 MP Front Camera ? VGA, 0.9 MP

24. Virile

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Nice one Ray, would love my iphone with a floppy =D

25. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Hope iphone 5 has lte cause i wanna see sammy and apple in court room again. But this time samsung winning it.

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I will see my phone for this new bad boy...

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