Apple Special Event Liveblog

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    Just getting ready to liveblog this event. My first Apple liveblog ever. Pretty excited.
    10/23/2012 4:56:26 PM
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    Tim Cook begins by saying that Apple sold out of iPhone 5. But we all know the truth, which is that Apple sold out the day Woz left.
    10/23/2012 5:03:54 PM
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    When we announced the new, super-thin iPod touch, we were so excited to see the Verge say, “We rubbed the iPod Touch on ourselves until the loop button popped up.”
    10/23/2012 5:08:34 PM
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    There are now over 125 million documents stored on iCloud, and nearly 70 million of them are accessible at any given time.
    10/23/2012 5:08:53 PM
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    We have over 28,000 messages being sent *every second* on iMessage, with nearly 44,000 iMessages being received over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
    10/23/2012 5:09:56 PM
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    Apple is incredibly proud to have pioneered the TABLET CAMERA, which you can see in action in [this image](http://live.gdgt.com/live-ipad-mini-launch-event-coverage/#10-03-16-am) from our video.
    10/23/2012 5:11:49 PM
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    Now to iBooks. In iBooks 3.0, we’re adding new themes, and support for four different weights of Marker Felt for your reading comfort, and we’ve made the pages kind of krinkly, and there’s a krinkly sound effect.
    10/23/2012 5:13:01 PM
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    iBooks is extremely popular in grade schools, so we’re adding a new mode that automatically replaces π with 3 in order to comply with Texas schoolbook laws. Apple Maps shows the Earth as being flat, centered on the United States and wildly inaccurate, and thus is already compliant with Texas educational law.
    10/23/2012 5:14:46 PM
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    But since normal people hate books, let’s quickly move on to the Mac.
    10/23/2012 5:15:16 PM
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    ![](https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.scribblelive.com/2012/10/23/ec3b4e40-0ba0-4a61-ac62-57680b7c0d46_500.png)Phil Schiller kicked offstage by Tim Cook
10/23/2012 5:17:10 PM