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Apple Unveils New iPhone, 4S, at HQ Event

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Apple unveiled an iPhone 4S on Tuesday that will run faster and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine.

Apple Inc. made the announcement at its first major product event in years without Steve Jobs presiding. New CEO Tim Cook is leading the show after Jobs, who has been battling health problems, resigned from the post in August.

Cook, wearing a navy blue button-down shirt and jeans, opened by calling his nearly 14-year tenure at Apple "the privilege of a lifetime." Those in the audience clapped as he entered, but the reaction seemed more muted than what Jobs had recently received.

The company said Sprint customers will be able to use the new iPhone on its network.

Apple also touted the popularity of its products and unveiled a new line of iPods, including a Nano model with a multi-touch display that promises to be easier to navigate.

After much speculation, the company did not introduce an "iPhone 5," which many thought would be a more radical revision of the iPhone. Apple's stock fell nearly 5 percent.

With the Associated Press

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