Live Blog: Apple Unveils iPhone 5 With Bigger Screen, New Connector
CNBC Technology Correspondent
1:58 P.M.: Ive: "Never before have we built a product with this level of fit and finish."
1:55 P.M.: Apple now showing obligatory iPhone 5 video starring Jony Ive, Apple's senior vice president of design, and Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of hardware engineering.
1:52 P.M.: Schiller is back. iPhone 5 comes in black and white; on the black model, the metal around the edge is tinted as well.
1:50 P.M.: Forstall asks Siri "How did the 49ers do last weekend" ... He also asks for NFL standings and what good movies out. He shows a new feature that allows Siri to update users' Facebook status.
1:48 P.M.: Forstall showing Passbook .... Baseball tickets, loyalty cards, airline tickets among items that go inside (this was demoed at Apple's World Wide Developers' Conference earlier this Summer).
1:46 P.M.: Forstall: iCloud tabs gives you access to any open tab on any device.
1:44 P.M.: Forstall: demoing 3D maps looking at Big Ben in London.
1:42 P.M.: Senior vice president Scott Forstall is up and demoing iOS 6 on iPhone 5. He is showing how turn by turn directions benefit from a larger screen.
1:39 P.M.: Dock connector: Schiller says many of the old uses of connector are obsolete. "Lightning" is the connector for the next decade .... Plugs in in either direction, 80 percent smaller. Apple making accessories to help with transition, a 30-pin Lightening adapter will allow users to plug in and use with a Lightening connector.
1:37 P.M.: Three microphones now: Bottom, front and back; speaker improved, noise canceling earpiece; wideband audio used more of the freqency spectrum to make voice sound more natural.
1:36 P.M.: Video performance improved as well, though fewer details.
1:34 P.M.: Schiller: Panorama allows users to sweep their scene, camera tells user how slow to pan; demo photo is 28 megapixels. The panorama feature is pretty impressive; camera is a key feature.
1:32 P.M.: Better camera: 8 mp sensor, 3264x2448, backside illumnation, f/2.4 aperture, dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment, faster photo capture. Camera will also have panorama mode.
1:29 P.M.: Battery life: 8 hours 3G talk, 10 hours WIFI browsing, which is better than the iPhone 4S.
1:26 P.M.: EA Studios demoing graphics running on A6 chip. It has "full console quality," said Rob Murray, executive producer from EA studios.
The reflections in car bodies and rear view mirror in this game are truly impressive.
1:25 P.M.: Apple A6 chip in iPhone 5, 22 percent smaller (this is a bit of a surprise).
1:24 P.M.: Schiller announcing carriers with iPhone 5: ATT, Verizon, Sprint in US, also carriers in Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe.
1:23 P.M.: iPhone 5 has LTE: dynamic antenna can automatically switch between different networks.
1:20 P.M.: Schiller showing CNN app on longer screen, Opentable; both using screen real estate to add functions. There is 44 percent more color saturation than the iPhone 4S.
1:19 P.M.: Apple updating all its software to fit iPhone 5 screen .... Apple will center other apps with black borders.
1:17 P.M.: Retina display, 326 ppi, 4-inch display, 1136 x 640..."A phone should feel great in your hand," Schiller says.