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New iPhone expected at Apple event in Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it is expected to announce a new iPhone capable of faster data speeds. It may also come with a taller screen.
The iPhone 5 will likely go on sale in a week or two. It’s expected to work with fourth-generation, or 4G, cellular networks, something Samsung’s Galaxy S III and many other iPhone rivals already do.
In anticipation, several gadget makers refreshed their lineups last week, hoping to beat Apple on the buzz. Nokia Corp. and Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility division announced five new smartphones between them, while Amazon.com Inc. updated its Kindle Fire tablet computer and announced new stand-alone e-reader models.
Samsung Electronics Co. benefited from having its S III out in the U.S. in June, while Apple was still selling an iPhone model it released last October. A new iPhone will allow Apple to recapture the attention and the revenue. Analysts are already estimating that Apple will sell 8 million to 10 million iPhone 5s before the company’s quarter ends Sept. 30.
That said, the iPhone has been trailing Android phones in sales. On Tuesday, Google executive Hugo Barra declared on his Google Plus social networking page that 1.3 million Android phones are added each day, with 500 million devices activated globally. As of June, Apple has sold 244 million iPhones since the first one came out in 2007.
Here’s a running account of the event, presented in reverse chronological order. All times are PDT.
CEO Tim Cook is on stage and showing an Apple store in Barcelona.
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