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It's finally here. Apple's next generation iPhone 5 is larger than its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, and yet it's still significantly lighter and thinner. The iPhone 5 will support LTE technology, which will allow it to connect to the higher-tier networks provided by the likes of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Also new to the iPhone 5 is Apple's latest mobile processor, an entirely redesigned connector and some fancy new cameras. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 start September 14 at $199 and 16GB, with units shipping out to the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere on Sept. 21 and to additional countries a week after that. It will be available in white and black, both with an aluminum finish.
 
In about two weeks, Apple is expected to reveal the long due iPhone 5. The only problem is that most of have already seen it photos of leaked parts and reverse engineered 3D renders created by artists. This batch of leaked photos practically seals the deal on what Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to announce.
 
When Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had "cracked" how to build a TV with "the simplest user interface," he didn't actually mean Apple was building an HDTV. A new reports suggests that hardships in securing content from cable companies is killing any chances of an Apple HDTV (for now).
 
It's been widely reported by a variety of reliable sources that Apple will announce the new iPhone 5 on September 12, and it will go on sale eight days later. As much as we can know for sure sans Apple's official imprimatur, the new iPhone will connect via 4G LTE and feature a 4-inch screen. These are the headline upgrades; there are more, which I'll get to after the jump. As per usual, I'll be on the physical line at an Apple store or pre-order an iPhone 5 to be delivered to my door so I can pass judgment in print as quickly as possible — and pass my 4S to my anxious wife. But strangely I am not tingling with geek excitement as I have with past major iPhone upgrades (which is a place, sadly, I've been before).

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