Apple's iPhone event: Join us Wednesday (live blog)

Join CNET for live coverage from Apple's event, which starts at 10 a.m. PT Wednesday. Our live blog will bring you news updates, photos, and running commentary.

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The Lam Research Theater at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, host to Apple's special event on Wednesday. Josh Lowensohn/CNET

Editors' note (September 12, 2012): It's official, folks. The iPhone 5 is for real. Our first impressions , plus additional full coverage.

Apple is holding its much-anticipated fall event on Wednesday, and you can get your full dose of the news right here.

The press conference, which is expected to bring Apple's next iPhone, takes place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco and kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific. CNET's Scott Stein and I will be bringing you the news live.

You can tune in to the live blog here:

CNET's live coverage of Apple's event on Wednesday

CNET will also be running live blow-by-blow commentary from editors Molly Wood, Brian Tong, and Donald Bell beginning at 9 a.m. PT, which you'll be able to watch right above our live blog. Note that there's no live video of the presentation itself, which is the usual for Apple's events.

Strongly expected is a new version of the iPhone, which was last updated October 2011 . While the event invitation didn't mention the iPhone by name, a not-so-subtle shadow of a "5" appeared below the large 12, which was to indicate the event's date.

Adding to the case for a new iPhone, there have been numerous leaks ahead of Wednesday's event, from individual components like screens and dock plugs to full-fledged iPhone prototypes . All these remain suspect until Apple takes the wraps off its own device. But the sheer number and diversity of leaked parts and details is perhaps the most ever ahead of any iPhone.

The event is also rumored to bring some updates to Apple's iPod lineup. September used to be the time Apple rolled out these iPod updates during the product's heyday, so it's not so much of a stretch. However, details on what those updates will be remain extremely scant, short of some new colors, prices and storage configurations. The iPod, of course, is a product in decline for Apple, though it still brings in billions a year, fueled mainly by the iPod Touch.

CNET will use ScribbleLive to bring you live text and photos, blow by blow. We'll start the live blog about an hour before Apple officially kicks off its event. For more on what to expect, see my colleague Scott Stein's primer here .

Editors' note: The original version of this story was posted September 10 at 12:00 p.m. PT.

 

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