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Apple event today – we’re liveblogging starting at 10AM PST

Apple event today – we’re liveblogging starting at 10AM PST

In a very short amount of time we'll be headed to Cupertino to have a look at what Apple will be offering up in their newest event - starting at 10AM PST. You'll be able to follow along with SlashGear the whole event long through our SlashGear liveblog portal, complete with all the content you'll need to have the news first. Then you'll also want to follow along with our Apple hub, with up-to-the-minute news blasts also coming to you straight from Apple headquarters in California!

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iPhone 5S and 5C rumor round-up

iPhone 5S and 5C rumor round-up

Tomorrow an Apple event will play host to the launch of what's expected to be more than one new iPhone device as well as the formal public release of iOS 7. This mobile operating system update to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device family was introduced earlier this year at Apple's yearly developers conference WWDC. The devices Apple is expected to unveil are both the iPhone 5S - an incremental update to the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 5C - the plastic-backed so-called "budget" device rumored for many moons, with bright colors all around.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch take over Times Square

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch take over Times Square

This week the folks at Samsung created a spectacle of themselves for the likes of their new device duo: the Galaxy Note 3 and the smartwatch known as Samsung Galaxy Gear. They did this both in Berlin and in New York City, with a press event for IFA 2013 and a veritable party in the streets in Times Square. While the press were invited to have a peek at the products in Germany, members of the public were ushered in to see the devices in the USA.

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Apple support vacation blackout dates suggest September iPhone launch

Apple support vacation blackout dates suggest September iPhone launch

A document has surfaced today from the inner realm of Apple product support that suggests the dates between and including September 15th through the 29th will not be available for employee vacation. This range of dates for a blackout provided by AppleInsider suggest something very similar to what we saw earlier this week from T-Mobile USA, they having a black-out range starting on the 20th of September and running through a 3-day range (through the weekend, that is). Such dates suggest not only an iPhone launch, but the release of iOS 7 as well.

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iPhone 5S release signaled by Walmart iPhone 5 price drop

iPhone 5S release signaled by Walmart iPhone 5 price drop

This week the folks at Walmart have decided to join the iPhone 5S party early with a cut in the price of the iPhone 5 well below any minor discount we've seen before. This sort of price drop generally indicates the impending launch of a device from a company that's rumored to have a press event in the near future - and wouldn't you know it? Apple has a press event rumored to be taking place on the 10th of September.

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New iPhones ship in September: “high-end and low-end”

New iPhones ship in September: “high-end and low-end”

In the midst of the unofficial confirmations of both the iPhone and the iPad appearing soon in reboots at a single Apple event comes an assembly line tip that two iterations of the iPhone will ship in September. This suggestion comes from the Wall Street Journal seeing word from people familiar with the matter speaking on Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., this group supposedly acting as assembler of two iPhone models. This report suggests that a high-end version of the iPhone will be joined by a low-end version of the iPhone in September.

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iPhone event September 10th: unofficial confirmations flow in

iPhone event September 10th: unofficial confirmations flow in

Today a one-word "yep" confirmation (unofficial, though it is) appeared for a September 10th, 2013 Apple event that'll almost certainly unveil the next iPhone. This event date was first reported this weekend by AllThingsD, they having received an anonymous tip from someone with knowledge of the matter. Today this "next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10" has been confirmed with that single word by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop.

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iPhone 5S unveiling tipped for September 10th: here’s what to expect

iPhone 5S unveiling tipped for September 10th: here’s what to expect

This weekend it would appear that we're so very close to the launch of the next iPhone that we're being treated to not only up-close photos of the devices themselves, but a possible reveal date as well. According to a source speaking with AllThingsD, a special event held by Apple on the 10th of September will play host to their next iPhone. While their one-line suggestion does only aim at one model, this event could very well still hold a surprise in a budget-minded second tier.

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LG G2 hardware round-up

LG G2 hardware round-up

This morning LG revealed the LG G2, their headliner for the year 2013 in smartphone form, complete with a 5.2-inch display and a back-facing set of physical buttons. With no physical buttons around the sides of this smartphone and only on-screen buttons up front, this device is LG's most unique hardware delivery of the year - if not in their whole smartphone-toting history. What we've learned today is what this device is made of and what makes it tick, starting with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.

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