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Apple to pay $32.5 million to settle FTC complaint

JUST IN: Apple will pay at least $32.5 million in refunds to consumers to settle an FTC complaint over in-app purchases made by children without parental consent, 9to5Mac.com and NBC News report.

Siri, who are you? Are you Susan Bennett from Atlanta?

CNN: An Atlanta-area voice actor named Susan Bennett has come forward with claims that she is the voice behind Apple’s virtual assistant Siri.

Although Apple won’t confirm the report, professionals including an audio-forensics expert are ‘100%’ certain that the voices are the same person.

Photo: A customer demonstrates the Siri function on an Apple Inc. iPhone 4S smartphone outside the company’s store in this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo. (Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Apple announces new iPhones to replace iPhone 5

UPDATE (2:15 p.m. EDT): Apple announced the iPhone 5S, which has a fingerprint sensor built into the home button for security. The 5S will have a 64-bit chip and “motion coprocessor.” The device, which is available in silver, gold and “space gray,” will cost $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GC on a two-year contract. The iPhone 5S and 5C will be available in multiple countries, including US and China, on Sept. 20.

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company is replacing the iPhone 5 with 2 new iPhones. The first announced is the iPhone 5C, which has a plastic back and will come in a variety of colors. A 16GB version of the phone will start at $99; 32GB phone will cost $199.

Apple also announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available beginning Sept. 18.

Stay with BreakingNews.com for more updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/apple-sept-10-2013-event

Photo: Apple’s Phil Schiller shows off the iPhone 5C at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. (Wilson Rothman / NBC News)

Apple probing claim woman died while using charging iPhone

The Next Web: A 23-year-old Chinese woman has allegedly died from an electric shock when using Apple’s iPhone 5 while it was being charged, her family members claim, according to media reports.

The older sister of alleged victim Ma Ailun took to Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like social network, over the weekend to demand an explanation from Apple and urged people not to use their phones while charging them.

A Sina Tech report said that Apple has issued a statement expressing condolences to Ma’s family over the unfortunate incident, and vowed to investigate the incident thoroughly. The company also said it would cooperate with authorities over the matter.

Photo: iPhone 5 (Suzanne Choney / NBC News Digital)
Apple announces 128gb iPad

Bloomberg: Apple has introduced a fourth-generation version of the iPad with a so-called retina display and 128gb of memory, twice the storage capacity of models already on the market.

The new iPad will be available starting Feb. 5 at a starting price of $799 for a Wi-Fi version

Photo: Members of the media preview the iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, file)

Apple announces 128gb iPad

Bloomberg: Apple has introduced a fourth-generation version of the iPad with a so-called retina display and 128gb of memory, twice the storage capacity of models already on the market.

The new iPad will be available starting Feb. 5 at a starting price of $799 for a Wi-Fi version

Photo: Members of the media preview the iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, file)

Exxon once again ‘world’s most valuable company’ as Apple stock sinks

Mashable reports: Apple’s market cap plummeted below $420 billion on Friday after a disappointing earnings report earlier in the week, allowing Exxon Mobil to regain its title as the most valuable company by market cap.

Apple first overtook Exxon in August 2011. At its peak in September 2012, Apple’s market cap was $656 billion, about $240 billion more than Exxon at that time.

Read more updates on Apple’s earnings report on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Image from Andrew* on Flickr, via Mashable

Report: Apple working on less expensive iPhone

Wall Street Journal: Apple is said to be working on a lower-end iPhone, according to people briefed on the matter. While Apple has explored the possibility of such a device for years, the plan has been progressing, the sources say.

One of them says the less expensive version of the device could launch as soon as later this year.

T-Mobile to sell Apple products in 2013

Verge:


T-Mobile USA has just announced that it’ll finally bring Apple products to market in 2013, making it the last major carrier in the US to do so. The company slipped this major news into a press release detailing T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom’s financial plans for the years 2013 through 2015. It didn’t specify specifically which Apple products it would carry

Apple to manufacture Mac line in the US
NBC News: In an interview with Brian Williams airing tonight on “Rock Center,” Apple CEO Tim Cook says one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the US next year.
Cook says he believes it’s important to bring more jobs to the US. “We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the US,” he says.
Photo credit: NBC News

Apple to manufacture Mac line in the US


NBC News: In an interview with Brian Williams airing tonight on “Rock Center,” Apple CEO Tim Cook says one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the US next year.

Cook says he believes it’s important to bring more jobs to the US. “We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the US,” he says.


Photo credit: NBC News

Apple formally announces Oct 23 event

CNBC:Apple has announced that it will host an event Oct. 23. The company is expected to reveal a smaller iPad, along with a smaller MacBook Pro with retina display.

Reports indicate the company will unveil the smaller iPad, dubbed ‘iPad mini,’ with a screen that is slightly larger than 7 inches. The current iPad is slightly more than 9 inches.

Invitation via CNBC

Apple CEO apologizes for Maps

Apple CEO Tim Cook has apologized for their new Maps product, saying “we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.” Read Cook’s apology letter: http://bit.ly/OZzFjl

Photo: The Brooklyn Bridge, as seen in 3-D view on the new Apple Maps app. (Apple)

iPhone 5 preorders top 2 million in first 24 hours

CNET: Apple says the iPhone 5 got more than 2 million preorders in its first 24 hours, doubling last year’s 4S launch. Apple says demand exceeded the initial supply. While a majority of orders will be fulfilled on Sept. 21, the company says many are scheduled to be delivered in October.

Photo: The iPhone 5 is seen next to an iPhone 4S. (James Martin / CNET)

Apple announces iPhone 5

UPDATE (3:15 p.m. EDT): Apple unveiled its iPhone 5 in San Francisco today, saying the new smartphone is 18% thinner, 20% lighter than iPhone 4S; new screen has 4-inch display. The company also provided information on iOS6, changes to the iPod nano and iPod touch, and introduced the newly designed ‘EarPods.’  Details on BreakingNews.com.

ORIGINAL POST: Apple is hosting an event for the media today, where they’re expected to announce a new version of their iPhone. Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Members of the media are seen surrounding Apple’s iPhone 5 launch at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. (Wilson Rothman / NBC News)

Hackers say they stole 12 million Apple user IDs

Hackers associated with Anonymous claim to have stolen more than 12 million Apple device identification numbers and related personal data from an FBI computer. Read more on ZDNet.com.

Update (4:53 p.m. EDT): The FBI has issued a statement on the hackers’ claim. All Things Digital has the full text:

“The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.”

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From CNBCApple announces special event for September 12

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