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iPod nano refreshed with Lightning connector

iPod nano refreshed with Lightning connector

Amid the furious excitement that surrounded the iPhone 5 this week, Apple also introduced a brand new iPod nano. This refreshed device has an entirely new form factor looking more like an iPhone than it has an original iPod in previous iterations. Here you've got the "thinnest iPod nano we've ever created", Apple says, with a 38% thinner body at 5.4mm. This device has a giant hardware button on the left that's able to play, pause, forward, back, and adjust volume, and comes with a home button just like the iPhone.

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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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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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