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iPhone 5 event October 4 to be Hosted by CEO Tim Cook

Apple is now expected to hold a media event on Tuesday, Oct. 4 presided over by its new chief executive, Tim Cook, to introduce the company's fifth-generation iPhone.

Steve Jobs in the past has been the man to usually host such events, but he resigned from his position in August.

During a medical leave of absence by Jobs in 2009, it was Schiller who handled the presentation to debut Apple's iPhone 3GS, not Cook.

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Apple 'just weeks away' from announcing 'very different' iPhone 5

"We’re just weeks away from the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5, according to an Apple employee who asked not to be named because he was not allowed to speak publicly for the company," Nick Bilton wrote in a report for The New York Times.

His sources within Apple also said case designs that recently surfaced online "seemed potentially authentic." The designs, which were quickly taken down, depicted a next-generation iPhone with curved sides, a flat back, and a mute switch moved to the right side of the handset.

According to an Apple engineer "familiar with the new iPhone," the company's next handset will be "fairly different" from the previous generation. The source also confirmed the widely-held belief that the device will sport an 8-megapixel camera and the faster A5 processor currently found in the iPad 2.

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Apple Manufacturers Reportedly Starting Assembly of iPhone 5 for October Launch

A news report claims Apple manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron have begun producing the hardware for Apple's next-generation iPhone in preparation for the finalized version of iOS 5.

A Japanese Mac site Macotakara cites a "source from China" as saying that the two OEM manufacturers Foxconn & Pegatron have started assembling Apple's so-called iPhone 5.

The report inferred from its source that the iPhone 5 will be ready to launch in the US by early October, adding that the handset would arrive in Asia in late October or early November.

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Steve Jobs Announces Retirement; Remains Chairman of the Board

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced on Wednesday that he is no longer fit to serve as the company's chief executive officer at 56 years old, officially resigning from the position, which has been be filled by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.

The announcement came Wednesday evening in a press release directed at the Apple Board of Directors, as well as the company's community. Jobs said he would like to stay on as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee, a wish that was granted by the board.

Jobs' full letter is included below:

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To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. [ Read more.. ]

HP Overhaul to Ditch Tablets, Smartphones & Possibly Sell PC Division


"Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal-computer maker, is exploring a spinoff of its PC business, an about-face that highlights how growth has pivoted from the computers that so long ruled the industry toward software and mobile devices, where H-P has largely failed to compete.

H-P said its board is evaluating strategic options for its PC business, which could include a "full or partial separation." It also will abandon efforts to sell tablets and smartphones that challenged Apple Inc.'s iPad and iPhone. "

Hewlett-Packard's decision to surrender in smartphones and tablet computers and possibly get rid of its personal computer business underscores how Apple has transformed consumer electronics in just four years.

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