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Apple’s event has just begun and Tim Cook is on stage…
Tim is talking about the iTunes Festival (5th year now!).. “We can’t wait to see Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry and so many others.”
“We wanted everyone to join this experience, so we’re livestreaming these concerts to over 100 countries.”
Craig Federighi is up now to talk about iOS 7. “iOS will quickly become the world’s most popular operating system.”
Siri now has a male voice as well.
New ringtones!! “You may miss a call because you’re dancing!”
Better photo features and iTunes Radio come along..
iOS 7 will be free, shipping next Wednesday, September 18.
iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, iPad mini, and 5th-gen iPod touch will all get iOS 7.
Tim’s back on stage and he’s talking about iWork now..
“iWork now consists of the best selling mobile productivity app on any platform.”
iWork is now FREE for all new iOS devices!! Woot! Woot!
Here comes some iPhone news…exactly what we were waiting for..
“iPhone 5 helped take our iPhone business to an entirely different level.”
Seems a little too colorful for for an iPhone all of a sudden..but we’ve been expecting that. And a lot more.
“Inside it’s built with a new construction method that uses a reinforced steel structure.”
The iPhone 5C retails for $99 for the 16GB version and $199 for the 32GB model. Available on a 2yr contract..
And here comes iPhone 5S..
iPhone 5S, now in Black, White, and…. GOLD!
“The iPhone 5S is a huge leap forward in mobile computing performance.”
It contains a first-of-its-kind 64-bit A7 chip. Swoosh!
The CPU performance is 40 times faster than the original iPhone! Faster graphics as well. In all, 40 times as fast as the original iPhone.
“Converting games to 64-bit is usually a painful process, but with Apple it took 2 hours.”
There’s a new part called M7, that works alongside the A7. It’s a motion co-processor.
It measures motion data continuously; accelerometer, gyroscope, compass support.
It enables a new generation of health and fitness apps, Phil says.
Improved battery, as always, from Apple:
True Tone – another sidekick addition..
Here comes the Touch ID..
“It reads your fingerprint at an entirely new level.”
iPhone 5S: 16GB $199, 32GB is $299 and 64GB is $399 on contract. cases are $49 each.
iPhone 4S 8GB will remain in the lineup for free.
iPhone 5C will be up for pre-orders from Friday the 13th while both 5C and 5S hit store shelves the following Friday on the 20th in the following countries: US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the UK! (China and Japan to get one on the launch for the first time).
Will arrive in India and a hundred more countries by the end of this year.
That’s all folks!