Here's the (Almost) Live Scoop on the iPhone 5

Today is the day iPhone fans have been waiting for. The Apple Store is down for the update, the big press conference is underway and tech sites around the world are live-blogging away. Here are some details hot off the digital press (aka Gizmodo)...

• Made entirely of glass and aluminum. (Gizmodo)
• 7.6 mm thick, 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the 4S. (Engadget)
• Same 326 ppi retina display as the iPhone 4S with a 4-inch display (Ars Technica) and 44% more color saturation. (Engadget)
• Five rows of icons, four shortcuts on the bottom. (Engadget)
• Touch is integrated into the display, thinner, more glare-resistant. (The Verge)
• Ultrafast wireless (Macworld) and LTE (Engadget)
• Auto switching of antenna connections for optimized signal at all times (Ars Technica)
• Will be available in black and white. (Engadget)
• More than 200 features in iOS 6. (Ars Technica)
• All the software on the phone has been updated, including Calendars and Email. (Macworld)
• Camera upgrades: 8 megapixel sensor, 3264x2448, five-element lens, f/2.4 aperture Gizmodo
• Dynamic low light mode and panorama mode (Gizmodo)
• New CPU - the A6. 2 times faster than the current 4s in cpu and graphics to load web pages 2.1 times as fast (Gizmodo)
• Shipping 9/21, Pre-order date: 9/14 (Ars Technica)
• iPhone 4 8gb free on contract, 4s $99 for 16gb, iPhone 5 16gb $199, 32gb $299, 64gb $399 (Gizmodo)

LOTS MORE INFO:
Gizmodo
Macworld
Ars Technica
The Verge
Engadget

(Image: Ars Technica via Gizmodo)

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