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iPhone 5 event liveblog starts in 1hr here on SlashGear!

iPhone 5 event liveblog starts in 1hr here on SlashGear!

The Apple Store is down, our liveblog is up, and the Apple event that'll almost certainly be bringing on the iPhone 5 is less than an hour away! We've got several portals for you to jump in on the big Apple action for everything from software to various bits of hardware, starting with our liveblog portal at http://live.slashgear.com/. Next you'll want to jump straight into our Apple portal for big news stories right as they're announced straight from Apple!

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iPhone 5 last-minute leaks include A6 chip and Qualcomm LTE

iPhone 5 last-minute leaks include A6 chip and Qualcomm LTE

With less than two hours left before the big iPhone 5 Apple event [tune in to our liveblog], several bits and pieces have leaked including what very much appears to be the logic board from the device, complete with components. This piece of hardware is set to include the motor and the radio, both a brand new A6 chip and a bit of Qualcomm hardware to back up 4G LTE connectivity. This will trump the previous devices on the market including the iPhone 4S and the iPad 3rd generation devices, both of which use an A5X chip.

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Join our liveblog of the iPhone 5 event in less than 24 hours!

Join our liveblog of the iPhone 5 event in less than 24 hours!

Starting just a bit before 10AM PST on the 12th of September (that's tomorrow) you'll be able to check in on live coverage from the Apple event that'll more than likely show off the iPhone 5 smartphone for the very first time! This press event will have not just a liveblog going on from SlashGear, but instant photos in our live portal as well as full-on news posts in our main news feed! You'll want to jump in on our Apple portal to see all things Apple - be it the new iPhone, iOS 6 features galore, or a possible collection of other devices and services we've had tips on over the past few months!

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iPhone 5 software rundown pre-event: the iOS 6 we know today

iPhone 5 software rundown pre-event: the iOS 6 we know today

Tomorrow may well be the day that Apple reveals their next-generation iPhone 5, a device that'll be bringing their newest mobile operating system, iOS 6, to the forefront. We've seen quite a bit of this operating system already as it was revealed in part as an "iOS 6 Preview" back at the developers conference known as WWDC 2012. Let's have a look here at what iOS 6 is set to bring to the iPhone 5 before we liveblog the main event in less than 24 hours - it'll be fun!

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iPhone 5 pre-orders tipped for September 14 via staffing call

iPhone 5 pre-orders tipped for September 14 via staffing call

This week there's been some reports from Apple staff members - all anonymous, of course - noting that they're staffing up for the morning of September 14th, likely for iPhone 5 pre-orders. This information comes from MacRumors where they've heard from trusted sources that pre-orders may not be starting on the same day as the Apple iPhone 5 event, that being the 12th - tomorrow. Apple sales support is being ramped up, according to sources, beginning at 6AM Eastern on Friday, with sustained large numbers of staff being ready for action throughout the day.

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iPhone 5 pre-event wrap-up

iPhone 5 pre-event wrap-up

In less than 24 hours we'll be liveblogging the Apple event that will almost certainly play host to the new iPhone 5 - what we're doing here is preparing you for the event with everything we've seen thus far. What you're going to see with the iPhone 5 event that commences tomorrow (September 12th) at 10AM PST at the Yerba Buena Center is the smartphone itself, complete with details unknown but tipped and leaked to high heavens - of course there's no telling if anything we've seen yet is real or true without final confirmation from Apple, but let's have a look anyway!

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iPhone 5 called “biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history”

iPhone 5 called “biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history”

If you were looking to get pumped up about how gigantic the launch of the upcoming iPhone 5 device was going to be and you've got stock in Apple, you'll be glad to hear what Topeka Capital analyst Brian White has to say this week. With what's easily the highest target for APPL stock in the analyst universe, White has gone what Forbes calls "uber-bull" with $1,111 USD for what he says will likely be the "biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history." The iPhone 5 is likely to be announced on the 12th of September (this Wednesday) and White has just about split his computer open typing furiously about how amazingly gigantic Apple's launch of the smartphone will be.

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iPhone 5 mini dock connector photographed with microUSB

iPhone 5 mini dock connector photographed with microUSB

Several photos have appeared in the wild this morning showing off what very much appears to be the rumored iPhone 5 dock connector USB cable. This cable's head is compared to a microUSB cable head, the most common cable head in the mobile device industry today. These cables have been shown to be significantly similar - so much so that we'll certainly be grabbing twice in our barrel of cords once this new head appears, that's for certain.

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iPhone 5 (N42) model appears with 4S price points

iPhone 5 (N42) model appears with 4S price points

This week a tip has appeared noting several details on the next-generation iPhone, specifically on its price - that being the same as the iPhone 4S is now - and the model number. This iPhone 5, as it's currently being called, has been tipped to 9to5mac as being part of the iPhone N42 model line, this being the generation that does not work with NFC - this is in contrast the N41 model being tested earlier this year which has not made it to final production. The price structure of the iPhone 5 in model N42 is being shown as matching the current iPhone 4S in stores right this minute.

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iPad mini backplate appears in HD photos

iPad mini backplate appears in HD photos

The next-generation iPad mini, a device tipped to work with what's essentially iPad 2 specifications save it's smaller display, has appeared in several high-definition photos this week. The device appears here from Tech163 as a slightly more blunt version of the larger iPad 3rd generation device on the market today, including here a new dock connector hole and two sets of machine-drilled speaker holes. This device's docking port is likely matching that of the rumored 9-pin connector set for the iPhone 5.

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