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English, Technology, 1 season, 31 episodes, 1 day, 11 hours, 44 minutes
5by5 special events. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.
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Episode 32: The Hulk Doesn't Kneel

Dan is joined by his 7 year old son, Cash, to talk about being a big brother, Google, the iPhone 6 and 6+, phablets, the role of iPads and computers in education, Grek Pak, black mambas, Stan Lee's Superhumans, and more. Links for this Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk (9780785120124): Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, Juan Santacruz, Gary Frank, Takeshi Miyazawa: Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) NEWEST VERSION: Computers & Apple iMac ME089LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION): Computers & AccessoriesStan Lee's Superhumans - Episodes, Video & Schedule -
2/8/201522 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 31: Apple 2014 iPad Event

Dan Benjamin is joined by Victor Agreda Jr. of TUAW and Adam Christianson of Maccast to talk about the Apple 2014 iPad Event. Links for this episode:Dell's crazy 27-inch monitor has nearly twice as many pixels as a 4K display | The VergeApple - iPad - Compare iPad models.The MacCastThe iOS Show | A Podcast About All Things iPhone, iPad, iOS, Apps, and Beyond!TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004Apple accidentally leaks details on the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004Apple - Mac miniCaptainSparklez - YouTubeiMac with Retina 5K display - Buy iMac Desktop Computers - Apple Store (U.S.)The 8 most important announcements from the Apple iPad and Mac event | The VergeVictor Agreda Jr (@superpixels) | TwitterAdam Christianson (@maccast) | TwitterRoaringApps - Application compatibility and feature support for OS X and iOSSuperpixel: Home of Victor Agreda JrSponsored by MailChimp. Easy email newsletters. Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free forever.
10/16/201456 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 30: Four Places at Once

Dan and his 6 year old son Cash discuss antenna breaks in the upcoming iPhone 6 housing, iPad as a gaming platform, the technology of podcasting and live streaming, the limits of Magneto's powers, Adventure Time, deadly amoebas, visiting Four Corners, Bigfoot, rodeos, a crystal tooth, and more. Links for this episode:Apple - iPhoneApple - iPadFour Corners - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLEGO ® Marvel ™ Super Heroes: Universe in Peril on the App Store on iTunesTime Tangle - Adventure Time on the App Store on iTunesLEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga on the App Store on iTunesiPhone 6 Sapphire Crystal Display! - YouTubeLatest iPhone 6 renderings show rear antenna cutouts | Cult of MacAlleged iPhone 6 housing makes another on-screen appearance, ugly antenna breaks still present (Video) | 9to5MacAdventure Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMonsters Inside Me: Animal PlanetFinding Bigfoot: Animal PlanetAdventure Time Games | Play Free Online Games | Cartoon NetworkMagneto (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaWolverine (character) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSuperman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
8/22/201417 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 29: E3 Day 3 - Choo Choo

Jeff and Christian welcome Ashley Esqueda, Senior Editor at CNET and host of the uncoming Tomorrow Daily show to help them wrap up a huge week of daily E3 episodes. They discuss The Order 1886, No Man's Sky, Splitoon, Super Smash Bros, Playstation Now, Counterspy, Destiny, Batman: Arkham Knight, Sunset Overdrive, and much much more. Plus, they each name their Games of Show for E3. All that, plus calls from David Nottingham, Anthony Carboni, and YOU. You can hear all of the complete daily DLC coverage of E3 2014 starting with episode 23.
6/13/20141 hour, 44 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 28: E3 Day 2 - Now THAT'S a Dongle

Jeff is without Christian for this, the third DLC Special Edition episode, covering the second official day of the the E3 conference. But fear not! Jeff has a couple of awesome guests host to fill in, complete with their own experiences from the E3 show floor. Jeff Mattas from Weekend Confirmed and the upcoming game, Narcosis, and Matthew Burnside, formerly of the Indoor Kids Podcast help Jeff discuss The Witcher 3, Lords of the Fallen, Splatoon, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Smash Bros, The Division, Batman: Arkham Knight, and more! All that, plus YOUR phone calls! Don't miss DLC's special live E3 coverage every night this week! Sponsored exclusively by Squarespace (coupon JEFFSENTME).
6/12/20141 hour, 52 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 27: E3 Day 1 - Witcher Voice

Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks from PC Gamer Magazine to the show for the second live E3 episode of 2014. This, the first official day of the conference, started with Nintendo's big Nintendo Direct announcements, and continued with great games. Jeff and Christian report from their show floor and behind closed doors experiences with Bloodbourne, The Witcher 3, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon, Driveclub, The Crew, Ori, Fable Legends, Far Cry 4, and so many more! Plus a special call in from Xav De Matos of and YOUR phone calls Sponsored exclusively by Squarespace (coupon JEFFSENTME).
6/11/20141 hour, 49 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 26: E3 Day 0 - Monsters with Flatulence

Jeff and Christian welcome big time Hollywood Director, Dan Trachtenberg to the show to discuss the first day of E3 2014! Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Ubisoft press conferences with surprise announcements, big games, and more! Check back for live episodes every day of E3 this week as the biggest event in gaming continues! Sponsored exclusively by Squarespace (coupon JEFFSENTME).
6/10/20141 hour, 47 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 25: WWDC 2014

Dan Benjamin is joined by Arnold Kim of, Victor Agreda Jr. Of TUAW, and Haddie Cooke from 5by5 to discuss the WWDC announcements after really letting them sink in, Apple's future, so-called missing hardware, the rest of the year for Apple, Android and indy developers as inspiration for iOS and Mac OS, and more.
6/6/201458 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 24: Thank You For Calling!

Pilot for a new live call-in show about the world of customer service, hosted by Moisés Chiullan. Whose fault is it that we're angry when a company screws up? How can we improve consumer discourse? What makes a bad situation better? Links for this episode:Thank You For Calling!: A New Show on ESN.fmArthouseCowboy.comMoisés Chiullan (moiseschiu) on TwitterThe Daily Dot - Moises Chiullan takes on thankless PR task of rescuing Avenger Controller maker N-ControlAMA the guy who replaced Paul Christoforo and is cleaning up after him. : IAmACustomer Support Fail | SupportOps.comSmile Blog - Changes to TextExpander Touch5by5 | Back to Work #151: The Christmas PantsUPS and FedEx buckle under holiday load, leaving retailers and families in the lurchUPS, FedEx moving Christmas packages late - CNN.comUPS, FedEx scramble to deliver delayed Christmas packages - U.S. NewsThank You For Calling: Podcast Pilot — Arthouse Cowboy
12/28/20131 hour, 44 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 23: iPhone 5c and 5s

Dan is joined by Christina Warren, Horace Dediu, Benedict Evans, and Haddie Cooke to discuss their thoughts on the September 10th Apple Event announcing the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, and more. Links for this episode:Apple - Apple Events - Special Event September 2013Apple iPhone 5s hands-on pictures and impressions | The VergeAs it turns out, everything that we'd seen from the rumors were true: the iPhone 5s is faster, of course, with a dual-LED flash and the much-vaunted fingerprint scanner on the home button. And yes, it comes in a gold color, which actually looks better in person compared with the many leaked images we've seen. After all that, however, you would be hard-pressed to distinguish the iPhone 5s from the iPhone 5 — if you are picking one up in "Space Gray" or white, the only visible difference will be the ring around your home button and the slightly larger flash. T-Mobile Confirms Sale Of iPhone 5S And iPhone 5C, No Simple Choice Pricing...Yet | TmoNewsTmoNewsWe know that the iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order on September 13th and both devices will arrive on September 20th. As of today, there’s no sign of a pre-order for the iPhone 5S. T-Mobile’s press release highlights Simple Choice pricing and JUMP!, but doesn’t make any mention of how much the devices will cost with equipment installment plans. Apple Announces iPhone 5s With 'Touch ID' Fingerprint Sensor - Mac RumorsAt its media event today, Apple introduced the new iPhone 5s. In line with expectations, the iPhone 5s will be the same size and design and the current iPhone 5 but will feature improved specifications and will be available in three colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. Apple Announces Colorful New iPhone 5c, Starting at $99 on Two-Year Contract - Mac RumorsApple today announced the new lower-priced iPhone 5c, replacing the iPhone 5 in Apple's phone lineup. The new device is available in five different colors -- green, yellow, blue, white, and pink -- in a polycarbonate design. The phone uses the same A6 processor and rear-facing camera as the iPhone 5. Apple posted a new product video, featuring Jony Ive, for the 5c. iPhone 5s Includes New 'M7' Motion Coprocessor for Health and Fitness Tracking - Mac RumorsApple's iPhone 5s is equipped with both an A7 processor and a new "M7" chip that is otherwise known as a "motion coprocessor." It is designed to work alongside the A7 processor, capturing motion data from the phone's compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope to power a new generation of health and fitness apps. Apple - iPhoneApple - iPhone 5sApple - iPhone 5cApple - iPhone - AccessoriesApple - iPhone - Compare ModelsApple - iPhone 5 - Where to BuyBenedict Evans@BenedictEvans on TwitterChristina Warren (@film_girl) on TwitterMashableAsymcoHorace Dediu (@asymco) on TwitterSponsored by Hover (use code DANSENTME for 10% off),Shutterstock (use code DANSENTME9 for 25% off), and Squarespace (use code DANSENTME9 for 20% off).
9/11/20131 hour, 30 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 22: Vis-à-vis Nokia (Critical Path #95)

A special episode in three parts: 1) Too many variables: The mechanics of the Microsoft Nokia deal 2) Climbing Everest without oxygen: The implications for Microsoft and 3) Post-abyss: The implications for Nokia. Links for this episode:Does the phone market forgive failure? | asymcoUnforgiven, Continued | asymcoThe Innovator’s Curse | asymcoWho’s buying whom? | asymco5by5 | The Critical Path #93: The Innovator's Curse5by5 | The Critical Path #94: The Limits of Executive PowerAnother Nokia Explanation; The Same Tragic Conclusion | stratechery by Ben Thompson5by5 | High Density #3: Staying hungry with Ben ThompsonSponsored by (use code DANSENTME for a 10% discount), (use our URL for 3 months free), and (use code DANSENTME9 for 25% off).
9/6/20131 hour, 24 minutes
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Episode 21: Comic Con 2013

Jason Snell joins Moisés to discuss the chaos of San Diego Comic Con, new Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, ChromeCast viability, and nerd culture in constant evolution. Links for this episode:5by5 | The Incomparable #152: The Comic-Con EpisodeJason Snell (jsnell) on TwitterArticles by Jason Snell | MacworldThe Incomparable - An award-winning geeky podcast about sci-fi and related books, comics, movies, and TV.5by5 | The IncomparableAge of Ultron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaEdgar Wright confirms we'll meet Hank Pym in Ant-ManWho won Comic-Con, Superman/Batman or Avengers 2: Age of Ultron?BBC News - Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi revealed as 12th DoctorSponsored by Hover (use code [DANSENTME] for 10% off), Squarespace (use code [POPSICLE] for 10% off), Igloo, and Shutterstock (use code [DANSENTME8] for 30% off).
8/13/20131 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 20: Haddie Cooke on Show Me Your Mic

5by5 Producer Haddie Cooke is interviewed by Chris Enns for Episode 14 of Show Me Your Mic.
5/21/201338 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 19: Merlin Mann on Beyond the To-Do List Podcast

Merlin Mann is interviewed by Erik Fisher on the Beyond the To-Do List Podcast and talks about what the word ‘productivity’ really means, Merlin’s super-hero origin story as a student of productivity, The creation of 43Folders, what Inbox Zero started as and what it really means, David Allen and Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost, the Sunk Cost Fallacy, and a deeper dive into Merlin's prequel story of how the Back to Work Podcast began. Links for this episode:Original interview on the Beyond the To-Do List Podcast WebsiteMerlin Mann on Inbox Zero, Getting Things Done, Opportunity Cost and Sunk Cost Fallacy – BTTDL032.
5/19/20131 hour, 29 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 18: One Movie A Year

Dan Benjamin joins TJ and Joe for episode 42 of The MovieByte Podcast to discuss John Williams, online media consumption versus broadcast TV, some thoughts about J.J. Abrams version of Star Trek, and ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ which leads to some great discussion. Links for this episode:The MovieByte Podcast #42: One Movie A Year
5/3/20131 hour, 26 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 17: Put a Collar On with Dan Benjamin

Dan Benjamin is interviewed by Tim Smith for The East Wing, a weekly show that talks about design, user experience, problem solving and the keys to creating products with value. Links for this episode:The East Wing #53 - Put a Collar On with Dan BenjaminThe original interview on The East Wing's website.
5/2/201354 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 16: Dan Benjamin on Michael Wolf's NextMarket

Dan Benjamin is interviewed by Michael Wolf for the NextMarket Podcast. They talk about a the state of the podcast market, 5by5's early days, how Dan manages being so involved with all aspects of 5by5, how he determines what type of role he should take as podcast host for each show, and we wrap up by Dan sharing some insights into the advertising and monetization of podcasts. Links for this episode:Dan Benjamin on Michael Wolf's NextMarketA PodumentaryMichael Wolf talks to Adam Carolla, Ira Glass, Stephen Dubner, Leo Laporte, Dan Benjamin and others about the state of the podcast market in this 'podumentary: a podcast about the podcast'.
4/11/201349 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 15: Dan Benjamin Interviewed for Show Me Your Mic #8

Dan Benjamin is interviewed by Chris Enns for episode 8 of Show Me Your Mic. Dan talks with Chris about the gamut of podcasting from his start on the Hivelogic podcast to where he is now, networks vs individual podcasts, getting unstuck when podcasting, taking care of sponsors and plenty of fun discussion on life as a podcaster. Original episode on SSKTN. Links for this episode:Dan Benjamin on Episode 8 of Show Me Your Mic
4/11/201357 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 14: Radio Is Dead

Dan Benjamin and Myke Hurley of 70 Decibels discuss how Podcasting is evolving, the power of networks and share a huge announcement. This episode is a cross-post of 70 Decibel's CMD+SPACE episode 33. Links for this episode:70Decibels - Blog - We're Moving To 5by5!
3/14/201358 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 13: Part II

Haddie Cooke and Dan Benjamin take callers and discuss the second half of the Lance Armstrong interview by Oprah. Links for this episode:Body language expert David Alssema analyses Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah | Banned Performance Enhancing Substances and MethodsCycling Investigation - USADANarcissism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSponsored by Squarespace (use code DANSENTME1 for 10% off), Shutterstock (use code DANSENTME1 for 30% off), and Shopify.
1/21/20131 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 12: We Believed Him (Lance Armstrong) Part 1

Part 1 of Haddie Cooke and Dan Benjamin's discussion about the Lance Armstrong interview. Links for this episode:The Frequency Episode 65
1/18/201324 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 11: State of the Union for 2012

Dan Benjamin delivers the 5by5 State of the Union Address for 5by5. New beginnings and the end of an era. Links for this episode:5by5 | Broadcasts5by5 | Build and Analyze5by5 | HypercriticalBuild and Analyze ending December 17 – Marco.orgTranscript of The 5by5 State of the Union Address for 2012The Crossover
11/18/20127 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 10: CMD+SPACE Episode 11, with Guest Dan Benjamin

Dan Benjamin joins Myke Hurley for an episode of CMD+SPACE of the 70 Decibels network to discuss getting started in Podcasting and what it takes to build a Podcast network of your own.
10/4/201257 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 9: The iPhone 5

Dan Benjamin is joined by Christina Warren, Marco Arment, John Siracusa, and Haddie Cooke to discuss Apple's iPhone 5 announcement. They discuss iPhone 5, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, the new iTunes, the tablet market, and much more. Links for this episode:Yes, You Can Install the Nook App on a Kindle Fire [EXCLUSIVE]Install Android Marketplace and Google Apps on Amazon Kindle Fire | Esotech Inc.iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple opinion and news | The LoopApple’s iPhone event live updateNew iPhone debuts with larger screen, thinner designApple overhauls iTunes with new version due in OctoberApple - iPod touchApple - iPod nano with Multi-Touch.Apple - The colorful iPod shuffle with VoiceOver, playlists, and more.Apple - iPhone 5 - The thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone ever.Screen Shot 2012-09-12 at 3.41.58 PM.pngChristina Warren (film_girl) on Twitterchristina on App.netJohn Siracusa (siracusa) on Twittersiracusa on App.netMarco Arment (marcoarment) on Twittermarco on App.netHaddie Cooke (haddiebird) on TwitterDan Benjamin (danbenjamin) on Twitterdan on App.netSponsored by Gazelle, Shutterstock (use coupon DANSENTME9 for 30% off), and Hover (use coupon DANSENTME for 10% off)
9/12/20121 hour, 35 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 8: Dan Benjamin Guests on Episode #111 of The Bro Show

Dan Benjamin was a guest on episode #111 of The Bro Show, part of the 70Decibels network. Here is the interview in its entirety for your listening convenience, with permission from our friends at 70Decibels. Links for this episode:The Bro Show on 70Decibels
6/14/201244 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 7: Regarding The Talk Show

Dan Benjamin shares his thoughts about The Talk Show.
5/21/20124 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 6: iPad 3rd Generation

Dan Benjamin is joined by Marco Arment of and Horace Dediu of to discuss the just-announced Apple iPad 3rd Generation. Links for this episode:Apple - The New iPadThe iPad FamilyiPad Tech SpecsApple Special Event - March 7, 2011Sponsored by Harvest -- use code 5BY5 for 50% off your first month, and by Rackspace.
3/7/20121 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 5: Kindacritical

Dan Benjamin is joined by Merlin Mann and Marco Arment for a very special show. In this Hypercritical-like episode, the trio discuss a wide-range of topics, from Google to Apple to software development, and the relationship between consumers and the companies that serve them. And sodastreams. Links for this Sodastream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Starter Kit: Kitchen & DiningPastebot 2012-02-10 13.03.15 iPad at Work (9781118100561): David Sparks, Merlin Mann: Books5by5 | Back to Work5by5 | Build and AnalyzeFastMail - reliable email hosting services (IMAP, POP, SMTP, Web)Instapaper Founder Marco Arment On The App Economy : Planet Money : NPRSponsored by Smile, Sourcebits, and Shopify.
2/11/20121 hour, 59 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 3: The Best of 2011

Prepare yourself for the the 5by5 2011 Holiday Extravaganza, featuring a collection of our favorite moments over the last year. We hope you have a great holiday and a happy new year. Sponsored by MailChimp.
12/24/20111 hour, 36 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 2: Thank You, Steve Jobs

A collection of stories, thoughts, and memories about Steve Jobs and Apple by 5by5 hosts and friends, expressing how their lives have been changed for the better by Steve and Apple. Sponsored by Squarespace and MailChimp.
10/7/201153 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 1: Let's Talk iPhone

Dan Benjamin talks about Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event with Dan Moren, Marco Arment, John Siracusa, John Gruber, Horace Dediu, Arnold Kim, and Christina Warren. Topics include the iPhone 4S hardware and form factor, the iOS update, the "geek letdown", Siri, iPods, pricing, release dates, AppleCare, carriers, serious stats, iCloud and iTunes Match, the non-geek response, and more. Links for this episode:Apple - iPhone 4S - The most amazing iPhone yet.Apple - iPhone 4S - Buy directly from Apple in store or online.iPhone 4S - iPhone 4 - iPhone 3GS - Buy direct from Apple - Apple Store (U.S.)Apple - iPhone 4S - Technical SpecificationsApple - Play music and more on iPod.Apple - iPod nano with Multi-Touch.Siri Voice Recognition Arrives On the iPhone 4S - Mac RumorsiPhone - AppleCare+ - Apple Store (U.S.)Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' keynote liveblog! -- EngadgetSponsored by Halftone, MailChimp, and Squarespace.
10/4/20111 hour, 58 minutes, 13 seconds