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Apple Store is down: iPhone 5 incoming!

Apple Store is down: iPhone 5 incoming!

Fresh to the "comes as no surprise to anybody" column comes word that Apple's online store has gone down for updating, ahead of the iPhone 5 launch expected later on today. The by-now traditional downtime gives Apple's technical staff time to prepare the store for the latest round of Cupertino goodies, today expected to include not only a new iPhone but freshly updated iPods, too.

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Apple’s Jonathan Ive reportedly drops $17m on San Francisco home

Apple’s Jonathan Ive reportedly drops $17m on San Francisco home

Apple senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive likes to lead a pretty private life, but thanks to a new report, we know that he's pretty well off thanks to his position at Apple. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Ive has spent $17 million on a new home located on San Francisco's Gold Coast. As you can probably imagine, $17 million buys a lot of house, and this one does not disappoint when it comes to size.

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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 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 event reportedly getting new iPod reveals as well

iPhone 5 event reportedly getting new iPod reveals as well

Judging from the invitations, it seems like a pretty sure thing that Apple will reveal the iPhone 5 at its press event next week. Originally, rumors were saying that Apple would debut the new iPad Mini alongside the iPhone 5, but now that looks like it may not be the case. Instead, Apple may opt to announce a new line of iPods at its event, and 9to5Mac is reporting that it may even announce more than one new iPod variant.

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TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo has finally given a release date for its incoming Steam transcoder, which was unveiled back in May. Pre-orders opened up for a select few yesterday, and the company says that the device will be arriving on September 6. When it launches, it will set you back $129.99, which doesn't seem to bad for what it does.

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iPad mini and wifi iPods head for October iTunes event

iPad mini and wifi iPods head for October iTunes event

This afternoon it would appear that not only has the name "iPad mini" been tipped once again, a couple new iPods have been updated as well. According to Asian sources speaking with Macotakara, the new iPad will have a 7.85-inch display and will indeed be called the "iPad mini." A couple new iPods will be popping up at the same event as this iPad mini, each of them with the ability to connect to wireless internet so that they might connect with iTunes in the Cloud.

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