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    Apple Unveils New iPhone 5S, 5c (LIVE BLOG) - Forbes (click for full blog)



    -- 9:55 a.m. The doors have opened and everyone has rushed into seats into Apple town hall. Event to begin momentarily.

    -- 10:01: "Tim Cook steps onto the stage. We're really excited to show you some things we're really proud of." Welcomes other folks who are watching the event in Berlin, Beijing and Tokyo.

    He's talking about some other Apple related news before he gets to the new product stuff. He's talking about the iTunes Festival going on now in London. It kicked off with Lady Gaga Sept. 1. 20 million people applied for tickets. "It's like an opening weekend for product." Apple is live streaming the concerts to over 100 countries. "The enthusiasm and excitement around the concert is just incredible." He's now showing a video that shows them setting up for the month-long festival in London.

    -- 10:05: Retail update, with Cook revamping Stanford shopping mall store. It was the first of the mini stores that Apple opened seven years ago. They opened a new larger store on the site this past weekend. "This store is a gorgeous pavilion design with glass on three sides...It's an architectural marvel." It's eight-time bigger than the prior mini store design.

    -- 10:09: Now to iOS 7. Next month will ship the 700 million iOS devices. Craig Federighi, software chief, has stepped out on stage to give the iOS 7 demo.
     
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    Apple TV a no-show, in any respect, at iPhone event | Internet & Media - CNET News (click for full article)

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    Despite initial hopes for new hardware, and then tempered hopes for a software update, Apple continues to tread water on its set-top box.


    by Joan E. Solsman September 10, 2013 11:22 AM PDT


    -- A lot of big names showed up at Apple's event Tuesday -- Al Gore, Marissa Mayer, Elvis Costello -- but one that was conspicuously missing was Apple TV.
     
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    Apple events are really non-events but only get publicity because it's Apple. I mean come on, iPhone 5Sh!t and iPhone 5Crap is all that they could come up with.
     
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    Apple TV hardware release date: October | BGR (click for full article)

    by Brad Reed - Sept. 11, 2013

    5:05 PM
    New iPads may not be the only big product Apple releases next month. On his Twitter account, Google Ventures partner and longtime TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler claims that Apple will be unveiling "new Apple TV hardware" next month. Siegler says that the new hardware is not the long-fabled "iTV" that analysts have been breathlessly predicting for years, although he isn't giving any further details on what the new hardware might be.


    We've heard rumors lately that Apple has been negotiating directly with content providers to bring programs directly to Apple TV set-top boxes over the Internet without requiring a pay-TV subscription. It seems unlikely, however, that Apple has finalized any negotiations in such short time, especially given how long it took to work out deals with record labels for iTunes Radio and how long it's taken to work out a deal with China Mobile to carry the iPhone.


    9to5Mac, for its part, says that "Apple is thoroughly testing Xbox Kinect-like motion sensors for future TV-related products," although it doesn't know how close those products are to being released.
     
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    Report: Apple TV Getting Sept. 18 Software Reboot | News & Opinion | PCMag.com (click for full article)

    Report: Apple TV Getting Sept. 18 Software Reboot

    By Stephanie Mlot September 11, 2013 11:13am EST


    -- Apple made no mention of its Apple TV set-top box during Tuesday's iPhone press event, but that doesn't mean the device isn't getting a refresh.

    According to AllThingsD, Cupertino is planning an Apple TV overhaul on Sept. 18 - the same day the next-generation iOS 7 mobile software is released.

    The internal upgrade will focus mainly on Apple's AirPlay system, which allows owners to wirelessly stream downloaded content from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to their HDTV.

    But as ATD tells it, this is more than a simple software update. Apple is reportedly planning to allow more flexibility for users to share downloaded shows, movies, and music via the cloud to any Apple TV. Basically, it seems that iDevice owners will be able to stream content from the cloud to the Apple TV rather than having to download it onto their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
     

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