Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Event Live Blog 9/12/12 Part2

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Keep an eye on the site, and thanks again!
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We'll be back soon with impressions of all the devices, and we'll be doing another live broadcast from outside the facility in about an hour or so.
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Feel free to tweet at us with your impressions: @Tim_Stevens, @darrenmurph and @ZachHonig.
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Thanks for tuning in, we always appreciate your presence.
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Alright, that's it! We're done here!
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Tim Cook "I hope you guys are as excited as we are."
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Tim Cook is up on stage clapping too. Seriously, a great performance -- just a bit odd.
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"Thank you very much." They're through! Standing ovation!
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I'm still waiting for him to work iPhone 5 into the lyrics.
  • TIM STEVENS"I'm learning to talk to Siri again."
  • TIM STEVENS"I'm learning to walk again thanks to iOS 6's new Maps application."
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"You keep alive a moment at a time" says Dave. Some moments longer than others.
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A couple heads are bobbing here and there, but most people are kind of cruising twitter and, well, seeing what everyone else is doing.
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This song is "Walk"
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Seems like we're getting a third song too.
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Big applause as the song wraps up!
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Full credit to Dave and his crew, they're WAY more into this than the Kin at the Motorola event last week -- despite a similarly bewildered crowd.
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If you've never seen the Foo Fighters I can highly recommend them. Especially in a tiny venue with only a couple-hundred quiet journalists who stay politely seated.
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"There goes my hero. He's ordinary."
  • TIM STEVENSSorry, that's a misquote. He actually said. "He's orrrdinaaaary!"
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The song? Naturally "My Hero."
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"This one's dedicated to all those people."
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"One of the great things about being here is getting to meet all these people. All these incredible people who are shaping our feature. Just like when you get to meet someone... you realize these are just flesh and bone. They're just people, and it's totally inspiring."
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Wow, a second tune. "Times Like These" was the first.
 
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Song over, huge applause!
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So, how many iPhone 5s do the band members get? One each? Is Dave the only ones and the rest have to deal with iPod touches?
  • TIM STEVENSOr is it iPods touch? I can never remember.
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This is a pretty great performance it must be said, but not the sort of "one more thing" we've come to hope for at these events.
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This is a pretty great performance it must be said, but not the sort of "one more thing" we've come to hope for at these events.
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Lots of livebloggers looking around curiously to see what other people are doing...
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Lots and lots of people taking photos with their iPhones of the proceedings here.
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"It's times like these you learn to live again..."
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Photos may be tapering off here, Darren Murph just ran up front to the mosh pit.
  • TIM STEVENSThankfully we locked Zach Honig in the photo pit earlier, so he can't get out.
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Yes, Dave Grohl is rocking it out!
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Yes, a band! It's no Spice Girls, but we'll take it.
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"If you haven't seen them before, you're about to discover why."
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"They're not only one of the most popular bands in the world, they're one of the most talented."
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It's Foo Fighters!
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We're going to get a music guest here!
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It's Foo Fighters!
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"They are doing the best work of their lives, because delivering revolutionary products making a real difference in people's lives."
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"Only Apple could integrate these services and bring them all together... Apple has never been stronger, and that is thanks to the dedication and creativity of our employees throughout the world."
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"When you look at each of these, they are incredible industry-leading innovations by themselves. But what sets them apart, and what sets us so far ahead of the competition, is how they work together."
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"And iPhone 5. The thinnest, fastest and best iPhone we have ever shipped. Powered by iOS 6."
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"A completely new iTunes with a redesigned music player, seamless integration with iCloud"
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"A whole new lineup of all-new music players."
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Tim is reviewing now.
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Short and sweet, should have a solid impact when it shows up on TV -- which should start probably right about now.
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It shows iPods of all shapes and colors bouncing around, dancing and rocking. It's got a beat and we can dance to it.
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"We do love music and we love this new lineup of iPods. We're so excited that we create an ad, and we'd like to run it for you this morning."
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"So that's iPod and iTunes. They are a great duo."
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Alright, Tim Cook is back.
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There are (PRODUCT) RED models for each of these devices too, so giving something back.
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"The best iPods we've ever done."
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New nano and touch are available in October.
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5th gen iPod touch 32GB is $299 or 64GB for $399.
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4th gen iPod touch stays around, 16GB for $199 or 32GB for $249.
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iPod nano is 16GB for $149.
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Okay, pricing. 2GB Shuffle is $49 still.
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These will be shipping starting today, if you want to buy them standalone. They're included with the new iPod touch, the new iPod nano and with the new iPhone 5. Not with the shuffle, though?
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There's a port in the back for mid-tones, a port in the stem and of course the main port pointing into your ear. All are said to maximize airflow for sound quality.
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"The shape of the EarPod is actually defined by the geometry of your ear, but they don't create a seal the way other in-ear headphones do."
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Jony Ive is talking about the difficulty. They scanned hundreds of ears looking for commonality.
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It has a directed speaker port that points forward into your ear canal.
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"They look like no earphone you've ever seen before." Actually, we saw these in some leaked photos about a week back, but indeed they are distinctively designed.
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EarPods is the name.
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"Doing a great headphone is hard, because ears are really, really challenging, because everyone's ears are different."
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New earbuds are next. Over 600 million sets of earbuds have been shipped. That's over 1.2 billion "little speakers"
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"We want to turn our attention to something different, and that's speakers."
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"This is our new iPod lineup for the holidays." No pricing announced.
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Ahh, okay, so just the colors are changing on the shuffle.
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Even the bracelets are color coordinated. Gosh.
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Five colors -- raw aluminum, black, blue, yellow and red.
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"The iPod touch is better now in every way."
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Siri will be supported on the iPod touch!
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Sadly, no 4G wireless for the iPod touch. Mr. Darren Murph is disappointed.
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Alright, getting the wrapup on the iPod touch now. We're expecting a new shuffle too...
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Also a 720p camera for the FaceTime HD camera on the front.
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1080p video now with image stabilization and you can use iMovie right on there.
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Interesting -- makes this more like a consumer compact camera. That's included with the iPod.
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You can attach a little wrist strap to the back if you like, "for the added security when you're taking pictures or just walking around town."
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Mystery button on the back of the iPod. It's called the iPod touch loop.
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It, too, has the panorama feature, which nobody has mentioned about appearing on the 4S...
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Apparently not, but it can make waves crash and friends smile.
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No happy kids yet... can the iPod make kids happy?
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Okay, now we're looking at iPod touch photos of brightly colored things.
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It's a 5-megapixel iSight camera. Backside illuminated, f/2.4, 5-element lens and that same sapphire crystal lens cover.
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And, a new camera too.
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Up to 40 hours of music playback in the touch, 8 hours of video. Slightly increased over the 4th gen Touch.
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"Clumsy Ninja is looking forward to playing with you this holiday season."
  • TIM STEVENSWonder if we'll have to pick up his poop like Nintendogs?
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Oh, we're on a trampoline now. This looks like fun. Oh, darn, we dragged him off of the trampoline.
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Okay, time for some training. "The more we play with him the better he becomes at punching the punch bag."
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This is like Nintendogs -- for ninjas. Genius?
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We're now tickling the ninja, who just ran and hid behind a cherry blossom tree.
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Pick him up and the ninja will land on his feet -- if you drop him gently.
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As you tap you can drag him around and the ninja looks... concerned to put it mildly.
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"Clumsy Ninja is self-aware, aware of his environment, and fully interactive."
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We're going to look at a game called "Clumsy Ninja" -- an "interactive toy."
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That's said to offer "7x faster" graphics than the old iPod touch, and to show that it's time to get a game demo.
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It's now rocking the A5 processor, so it finally steps up to dual-core processing.
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"Perfectly matched for widescreen video using every pixel of that display."
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So, 4-inch display.
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There's a speaker on the bottom plus the Lightning connector and the headphone jack. And, yes, it's the iPhone 5 display!
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It's aluminum on the back with a brushed finish -- no more chrome to get scratched up.
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Just 6.1mm thick, 88 grams in weight, looks to offer similar styling as before but slightly more squared back.
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Time for the 5th generation -- "It's the best iPod touch we've ever made."
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175,000 games available, 150 million players in Game Center.
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"It's the world's most popular music player... but a lot of people don't realize that it's also the world's most popular videogame player as well."
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Okay, iPod touch is the next victim.
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30 hours of music playback, the longest battery life of any nano! Doesn't look to offer any sort of app support, though.
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And, no shocker, it has the Lightning connector, which plugs in to the left side of the bottom.
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Bluetooth now! So, wireless audio streaming is enabled.
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There's fitness and a pedometer built in, so no accessories needed for Nike+.
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Plus you can look at photos and video, too.
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There's an FM tuner with DVR functionality -- pausing and rewinding.
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"It's really beautiful, and of course that bigger screen is great for experiencing your music even better."
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Seven colors, aluminum, black, purple, green, blue, yellow and red.
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Indeed, there's a home button, and a new home screen with big (relatively big) buttons.
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2.5-inch display in the nano that's multitouch.
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Despite that, it has big volume buttons with a third function for play/pause and track advancing.
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It's super tiny but has a wider screen than before. Looks to have a tiny Home button. It's 5.4mm, 38% thinner than the last Nano!
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It's the seventh-generation iPod nano. "It's by far the best Nano we've ever created."
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"We wanted to give it a really large display. We want to have really easy to use controls. We want to make it thin and light... and of course we'd want to give it the latest technologies like Lightning."
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"We really wanted to take the chance to reinvent the nano."1

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