Well, all the big news came yesterday (and wasn't it nice to see so much new hardware? I'm looking forward to getting my hands on these gadgets), but a few things caught my eye that you might have missed in the excitement:
- The new phone has also brought some questions and new information about monthly voice/data plans. AT&T will let customers with unlimited data plans keep them, even though the iPhone 5 is a 4G LTE device, meaning that they'll likely consume much more data. Verizon, for its part, is requiring that customers pay full price for their iPhones (i.e. US$549 and up) if they want to keep their unlimited data plans.
- Were you expecting some more advanced features, like NFC, in the iPhone 5? Or just curious about Apple's process and thinking in getting to the new model? Check out AllThingsD's interview with Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of marketing.
- iTunes 10.7 is available now. As usual, it's a free update. Learn how to get it here. It seems to primarily provide support for the new iPods and iOS 6. iTunes 11 is still scheduled for late October.
- Speaking of iTunes, Apple is shuttering its (frankly pretty lame) Ping social network on Sept. 30. Now that Facebook and Twitter are so tightly integrated into both iOS and Mac OS, there's no need for Ping.
- Curious about pre-paid iPhones? Cricket, one of the two pre-paid carriers in the U.S., is getting the iPhone 5 on Sept. 28. No word on pricing or other details yet.
- Want to see yesterday's entire event for yourself? Apple's posted video.