Live Blog: Apple Unveils iPhone 5 With Bigger Screen, New Connector
Editor's Note: Appletook the stage today to show off its latest version of the iPhone, named the iPhone 5.
Along with a new iPhone, the tech giant is also launched an updated line of iPod products.
2:58 P.M.: Tim Cook says thank you for coming.
2:42 P.M.: Cook makes the argument that no one brings together software, hardware and software like Apple does, gives a shout out to employees.
2:40 P.M.: Tim Cook is back on stage wrapping it up, going through all the announcements.
2:39 P.M.: iPods: Shuffle $49, Nano $149, old iPod Touch $199 and $249, new iPod Touch $299 (new high-end price for iPod Touch)
2:37 P.M.: EarPods available starting today; EarPods come with the iPhone 5, iPod touch, iPod nano.
2:35 P.M.: Now, the obligatory EarPod video starring Jony Ive and some other people.
2:34 P.M.: Now an update on speakers — well, headphones. Apple spent three years designing "EarPods," the new earbuds.
2:33 P.M.: Touch also comes in five colors, each with its own wrist strap; iPod shuffle will match nano colors.
2:32 P.M.: iPod Touch gets iMovie, too. And AirPlay mirroring. And Siri. (This has brought the Touch into the computer category.)
2:30 P.M.: iPod Touch gets iPhoto for the first time for editing. (Apple is turning this into a camera. That's big.)
2:29 P.M.: iPod Touch takes 5MP photos, has many of the software features that the iPhone 5 has. f/2.4 aperture. Panorama feature on Touch too.
2:27 P.M.: This "Clumsy Ninja" is the new Tamagochi. The new iPod Touch has 40 hours of battery life.
2:26 P.M.: Showing "Clumsy Ninja," a new game. The character reacts in real time to your interactions. Move him around, tickle him, etc.
2:23 P.M.: iPod Touch gets the A5 chip, with dual-core processing. (This is an interesting, big deal for the lower end of the market.)
2:22 P.M.: iPod touch: looks like it has the same 4" retina display as iPhone 5, 6.1 mm thin, 88 grams, anodized aluminum.
2:20 P.M.: Up to 30 hours of music playback.
2:18 P.M.: Multitouch display, seven colors, FM tuner with live pause, photo viewer, video back on the nano. Fitness and pedometer apps are built in and it integrates with Nike+ out of the box, Joswiak said.
2:17 P.M.: Nano: New large display, easy rocker controls, thin and light, will have Lightning connector; bigger than the old one, 5.4 mm thin, 38 percent thinner than the old nano.
2:16 P.M.: Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of iPod, iPhone, and iOS product marketing, is up with iPod update.
2:14 P.M.: You can see tour info for artists, concerts from within iTunes.
2:13 P.M.: iCloud built into iTunes, lets you start watching a movie on iPad, resume on Mac at same point (reminiscent of Amazon last week).
2:12 P.M.: New mini player (for when iTunes is in the background) gives more information when you mouse over; you can now search songs from within mini player.
2:10 P.M.: New "Up Next" iTunes feature lets you quickly rearrange playlist songs by double clicking.
2:09 P.M.: Artists can now share photos from within your iTunes library. (Interesting that they're not calling this iTunes 11.)
2:07 P.M.: New version of iTunes: We're getting a demo. Edge-to-edge design is cleaner.
2:06 P.M.: 66 percent of iTunes downloads now come directly from iOS devices.
2:04 P.M.: iTunes: Eddy Cue is up to talk iTunes.
2:02 P.M.: Pre-order on 9/14, ship on 9/21, more countries 9/28 .... Schiller says fastest phone rollout ever. iOS 6 widely available on 9/16.
2:01 P.M.: The level of obsessiveness Apple has shown in manufacturing is staggering.
iPhone 4 goes to free, 4S to $99, iPhone 5 pricing same as iPhone 4S, which was $199 for 16 GB, $299 for a 32 GB and $399 for a 64GB.