Apple iPhone 5 event liveblogs

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


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!

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!

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...

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... 

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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iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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60 Comments

1. eagerly awaiting ios 5! unregistered

i hope it has ice cream sandwich.

2. AreYouKiddingMe unregistered

WTF???

4. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

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

15. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

I could settle with gingerbread!

3. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

double scoop of ice cream sandwich

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

22. s1ctrigg@yahoo.com unregistered

you also have sprint too you moron

35. Rugrat unregistered

Then what are you doing here moron?

6. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

come with at least 4" screen!!

7. mike unregistered

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

24. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

I just ate lunch you sick bastard!!!

8. 32767 unregistered

3D baby!

9. unregistered unregistered

Yeah after the gingerbeard man loses his job!

10. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

40. rizzay

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 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.

11. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Well the wait is over

12. grroos unregistered

@mike grroooosssss

13. funny man unregistered

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

14. 32767 unregistered

not Foxcon?

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Ok let's see it!

17. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

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

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Ha hate to tell you it is.

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

25. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

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

26. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

34. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

36. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

38. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 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!

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.

29. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

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

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