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As it happened: Live coverage of iPhone 5 launch

As details are unveiled in San Francisco, can the new device live up to Apple's hype without the guiding hand of Steve Jobs?

  • Welcome to The Independent's live blog of tonight's Apple event.

    The event has begun and the following facts have been confirmed:

    The iPhone 5 is 20% lighter than the 4S
    LTE (4G) is confirmed as a feature of the iPhone 5
    All new A6 processor
    Improved battery life promised. 10 hours on Wi-Fi 8 hours on 4G
    iPhone 5 camera is 8 megapixel with a 2364x2448 resolution
    New reversible charger which is 80% smaller than previous version
    New Apple Maps replaces the Google alternative
    $199 for 16GB up to $399 for 64GB - no word on UK prices as yet
    Pre-order from Friday, on sale in the UK on 21 September

    We’ll be incorporating coverage from the guys at Mashable, live from the announcement in San Francisco.

    iPhone 5 gets a gets a head start on the 4G network, from our own David Phelan: ind.pn

    Voices: How long will Apple shine? Analysis by Martin Hickman: ind.pn

    We'll be taking in your comments - you can tweet us using the hash tag #IndyiPhone
    9/12/2012 3:19:14 PM
  • "Clumsy ninja is self-aware and fully interactive." Uh, really?
    9/12/2012 6:24:24 PM
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  • poor little clumsy ninja is getting picked up and thrown around. "But he does like being tickled."
    9/12/2012 6:24:56 PM
  • What are your thoughts so far then: pleased, disappointed or ambivalent?
    9/12/2012 6:25:22 PM
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  • The more you play with Clumsy Ninja, the better he learns. Wonder if he slashes fruit.
    9/12/2012 6:26:00 PM
  • Another whole round-up of the iPhone 5 that has just been announced can be found here: www.ibtimes.co.uk
    9/12/2012 6:26:10 PM
  • "clumsy ninja is based on many years of research into natural motion ... would previously have required a supercomputer, now it's on an iPod Touch."
    9/12/2012 6:26:40 PM
  • Clumsy ninja will be out this holiday season.
    9/12/2012 6:26:56 PM
  • 40 hours of music playback, 8 hours of video on the new iPod Touch battery.
    9/12/2012 6:27:12 PM
  • Oh they've trapped an interactive mini ninja inside #IndyiPhone
  • iSight camera is going to be built into the Touch for the first time. It's 5 megapixel, with autofocus, flash and Sapphire lens.
    9/12/2012 6:27:52 PM
  • Time for some more camera demonstrations, which of course were not taken by professionals. No sir.
    9/12/2012 6:28:20 PM
  • Okay, Clumsy Ninja, a super-cute game for iOS is the stand-out best-fun moment so far. Looks great, and is out before Christmas. #indyiphone
  • iPod Touch gets the cool Panorama feature too. And the shared photo streams.
    9/12/2012 6:28:44 PM
  • what's that circle on the back of the iPod touch, at the bottom? Push it and it pops up. You can attach a loop ...
    9/12/2012 6:29:20 PM
  • The iPod touch even allows you to attach a wrist strap called the iPod touch loop #indyiphone
  • the Touch gets 1080p video camera, too. And you can do your video editing on it, not to mention FaceTime.
    9/12/2012 6:30:08 PM
  • Basically, the new iPod touch is the iPhone 5 -- without the phone, a slightly slower chip, and a slightly smaller megapixel camera.
    9/12/2012 6:31:00 PM
  • AND Siri. On the iPod Touch.
    9/12/2012 6:31:20 PM
  • And the new iPod touch supports Siri, which is very cool #indyiphone
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  • And colors -- black, white, blue, yellow, red.
    9/12/2012 6:31:52 PM
  • And each one comes with its own color coordinated camera loop.
    9/12/2012 6:32:08 PM
  • and now the iPod touch comes in five pastel colours
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