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Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote: Join us Monday (live blog)

Editor's note: Apple cranked out the news during the WWDC keynote, from the Mac Pro and MacBook Air to iOS 7, Mac OS X Mavericks, and the long-awaited iTunes Radio. Follow all the news from WWDC 2013 here.

Apple kicks off its annual developers conference Monday, June 10, and we'll be there to bring you all the news.

The press conference, where the company has promised a first look at new versions of iOS and OS X, kicks off at 10 a.m. PT at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. We'll also be running a … Read more

Apple iPad live blog (Wednesday, March 7)

Editor's note: This live blog has concluded, but you can read an edited transcript below or click here to replay the event with all the color commentary. To recap, Apple announced a new 1080p Apple TV box, followed by a new iPad with 4G, a faster A5X chip, and a higher-resolution Retina Display similar to that of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Here's CNET's first take on the new iPad and a roundup of all iPad news.

An edited transcription of the live blog starts here:

9:44 a.m. PT: Josh Lowensohn: Hey everyone, we … Read more

Apple unveils iBooks 2 for digital textbooks, self-pub app (live blog)

Apple unveiled today iBooks 2, a "new textbook experience" for the iPad and the company's attempt to bury traditional schoolbooks.

"Clearly, no printed textbook can compete," Roger Rosner, an Apple vice president, said during a press event this morning at New York's Guggenheim Museum.

The company also announced iBooks Author, a free app for self-publishing e-books, and improvements to the iTunes U app that puts entire courses online and allows instructors to post syllabi and messages for students.

Before unveiling the plan, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, noted the … Read more

Apple unveils Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud at WWDC (live blog)

Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and several CNET reporters. For those of you who just want the basic updates, we've included them in regular text on this page. And here are a few summary posts we've already published with the key points from today's announcement:

• Apple unveils iCloud, shows off features of Lion, iOS 5 • Jobs announces Apple's iCloud storage service • … Read more
Apple: iPad 2 is 'dramatically faster' (live blog)

Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers. Following the introduction is an edited transcript of the event. To get the key points from today's announcement, you can check out our summary of what got announced.

Apple will be holding a press event in San Francisco today to unveil a mysterious product--what many believe will turn out be the next version of the … Read more

Apple gets 'Back to the Mac' with iLife '11, Mac OS X Lion (live blog)

Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with questions and commentary from our readers and CNET editors. For those of you who just want the updates, we've included them in regular text here. You can find a brief summary of what was announced in our followup article here.

CUPERTINO, Calif.--Fresh off of crowing about strong iPhone sales, and unloading on Google and Android, Apple is turning its attention to one of its smallest businesses: the Mac.

Join us live as we find out for sure what Apple has in store. Our coverage begins just before 10 a.m. PDT today. You can follow the blow-by-blow account in the Cover It Live module below.

Those of you on Apple devices can watch Apple's own live stream of the event here: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1010qwoeiuryfg/event/index.html. The stream requires Safari 4 or 5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Safari on iOS 3 or later. It can also be watched on non-Apple products by using a media player called VLC (download here) and inserting the URL into the Open Network Stream option under the media tab.

9:52 a.m. PDT: Hi everyone, thanks for joining us! We're just getting settled inside Town Hall here on the Apple campus. The event should begin in about 10 minutes.

9:56 a.m. (Josh Lowensohn): Hey, Josh here. I'm on photo duty this morning. Ina will be on in a second to corral your comments.

9:59 a.m.: Lights are lowering. Here we go. … Read more

Live blog: Apple music event

Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET editors Donald Bell and Tom Krazit. For those of you who just want the updates, we've included them in regular text here. To get the key points from today's announcement, you can check out our summary of what got announced, in our story here.

SAN FRANCISCO--We're here live at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for Apple's annual music-related press event, which kicked off right on time at 10 a.m. PDT. You can follow our up-to-the-minute coverage using the Cover It Live module below. We'll also be running a special episode of Buzz Out Loud. You can watch that in the video player below the live blog. And finally, if you happen to be the proud owner of a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard, an iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad, you can watch the event streamed live by Apple on its Web site.

Transcript of live blog starts here:

9:51 a.m. PDT: Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us. Donald and I are in and seated. We're probably 10 minutes away.

10:00 a.m.: OK, lights are dimming. Here we go.

Steve Jobs takes the stage. Note: not wearing a turtleneck. Just a black sweater.

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Live blog: Apple gives free cases to iPhone 4 owners

In response to the uproar over spotty reception for new iPhone 4, Apple CEO Steve Jobs spoke Friday to defend the company's handling of the matter.

One takeaway: Buyers of the iPhone 4 will be getting free cases to help prevent users' grip on the phone from weakening the signals carrying conversations. Jobs said Apple cannot make enough of the bumpers that some people have been buying, so it is working with third parties to get the cases for users.

If you're still not happy, Jobs said, "you can bring your iPhone back within 30 days for … Read more

Steve Jobs introduces iPhone 4 at WWDC (live blog)

Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET editors Kent German and Josh Lowensohn. For those of you who just want the updates, we've included them in regular text here. You can find a brief summary of what was announced in our followup article "WWDC 2010: What you need to know." For all the latest iPhone coverage from CNET, click here.

SAN FRANCISCO--On Monday morning Steve Jobs will take the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference at Moscone West here. In all likelihood, he will be introducing the next version of the iPhone. And we will be there to bring you live coverage of the event.

Jobs' keynote will start at 10 a.m. PDT Monday. I'll be live blogging all the news from his speech, along with CNET's iPhone reviewer Kent German and CNET News' Josh Lowensohn. For a reminder of when the event will start, sign up below. You can also bookmark this page and come back here Monday morning.

Though the iPhone is widely expected to be the star of the show, expect more details about iPhone OS 4, the iPad, and lots about apps. The theme of this year's conference is, after all, "The Center of the App Universe."

Jason Howell, Rafe Needleman, Donald Bell, and Brian Cooley will be doing a special edition of Buzz Out Loud while the event is running. There's an embed of that video podcast at the bottom of this page, in case you want to listen to their commentary while following along with the Cover It Live live blog. Also, check out the official WWDC 2010 Bingo card and photos of workers setting up for the event on Friday.

9:51 a.m. PDT: Welcome to our WWDC 2010 live blog. I'm here with CNET's Kent German inside Moscone West where we're listening to Louis Armstrong while waiting for the event to begin. Josh Lowensohn will also be on hand to help out answering your questions once the event gets going. It'll probably kick off in about 10 minutes. … Read more

Apple's iPad: What you need to know

Apple on Wednesday finally unveiled its tablet computer, called the iPad, at an invite-only event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco. The device, which looks like a larger version of Apple's iPod Touch will be available in two to three months, and starts at $499.

Read on to get a quick overview of everything that was announced, and why it matters.

New hardware: The iPad

Proving rumors right, Apple unveiled the iPad, a device that looks akin to a large iPhone or iPod Touch. It sports a 9.7-inch LCD touch-screen display, which makes use of the same multitouch technology found on the iPhone, Apple's Magic Mouse, and its notebook trackpads. It also has the same in-plane switching display technology that made its debut in the latest crop of iMacs.

Like the iPhone and iPod, it sports a finger-friendly OS with an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, and an accelerometer that can detect whether the device is in portrait or landscape mode. It has a 30-pin dock connector, built-in Wi-Fi, and a home button that jumps users back to the main screen of the OS. It also has a volume rocker and a mute button--just like the iPhone.

Along with a big screen, it's sporting a 1Ghz custom Apple chip (from its pick-up of PA Semi back in 2008). Apple says it can get 10 hours of video, which is about four more than the iPod Touch and the same as the latest generation iPhone. This translates to "a month" of standby time. The iPad will come in 16, 32, and 64GB capacities for $499, $599, and $699, respectively. That's just the Wi-Fi version though. Apple will also be selling a version of the iPad that includes both Wi-Fi and a 3G wireless modem built in.… Read more