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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 for more updates:

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

New fertility iPhone app will pay for fertility treatments

ABC News: PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and former Google executive Mike Huang launched Glow today, an iPhone fertility app that’s different from the other popular options in the App Store. Instead of just tracking menstrual cycles, the app uses big data to give women more information about their reproductive health and provides information about the best times to conceive.

But if that doesn’t help, the app also offers a premium service called Glow First, which will actually help pay for fertility treatments. Levchin, whose net worth is valued at $1 billion, is kicking off that program with a $1 million donation to the fund.

Read more from ABC News.

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.

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:

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

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

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

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.”

Apple announces new MacBooks, iOS 6

Apple announced an overhaul of its line of MacBook laptops and a new version of its mobile operation system for iPhones and iPads today at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

The New York Times reports:

The new mapping system [in iOS 6] will provide drivers with turn-by-turn directions, a feature that has long been available in other smartphones. Apple created the 3-D view in its maps service, called Flyover, by shooting aerial photographs.

Photo: Philip W. Schiller, Apple’s marketing chief, at today’s event. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)