[Live Update] Apple's iPhone 5 launch and more - as it happens

Fingerprint scanner build into the Home button; slow motion, 120 fps, camera; A7 processor; fitness monitoring coprocessor; lots of colors, and plastic, plastic, plastic; OpenGL, and more. Live updates from the Apple launch, last in, first out: The iPhone 5S TouchID fingerprint detection will be built into the home button, with a small metal ring around it. http://t.co/QsPTr1esSI  

Apple expands iPhone lineup to compete against Android

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty reports that Apple plans on expanding its iPhone lineup with multiple models in a concerted effort to compete with Android-powered handsets, which are available in a variety of form factors, screen sizes and price points.

Was Apple caught off guard by the rise of phablets?

Smartphone users continue to clamor for larger screens, faster performance and more storage. Device makers are obliging popular demand by stepping up to the plate and offering what appears to be ever-increasing screen sizes along with improved specs.

Hynix and Samsung make unholy alliance

It looks like Hynix will recover from Apple's falling iPhone sales by selling its DRAM to Cupertino's arch enemy, Samsung.

Apple shortfall dents panel business

One of the main producers of iPhone screens, Japan Display, is looking around for new customers after the shine went off Apple's business.

Apple scales back iPhone 5 component orders

Apple is reported to have cut its orders for iPhone 5 screens, indicating the sales may not be going as well the company expected.

Apple sells 2m iPhone 5s in first weekend of China sales

Apple says it's shifted more than two million iPhone 5s in China during the phone's first three days on sale.

The iPhone 5 pans 360°

Perhaps the most practical experience most of us have with 360° cameras and the images they produce is  Google's Street View platform.

Election, iPhone 5 and Kim Kardashian top Yahoo searches

Yahoo has released its list of the most-searched terms for the year. The  list reveals that, unsurprisingly, we've been very interested in the US election - but have relaxed by following the Kardashians and dreaming of an iPhone 5.

NTSB ditches Blackberry for iPhone 5

RIM loses yet another major federal client.

Galaxy S3 steals crown as top-selling smartphone - for now

More bad news for Apple: Samsung's Galaxy S3 has become the world's best-selling smartphone, knocking the iPhone 4S down to second place.

Foxconn warns over iPhone 5 supply

Employer of the year Foxconn has admitted it can't keep up with demand for the iPhone 5, saying it's shipping 'far fewer' than requested.

iPhone claims 46% of smartphone web traffic

Apple's iPhone generates more web traffic than any other smartphone in the US.

Consumer Reports: Purple haze not an iPhone 5 issue

Consumer Reports is defending its positive review of the iPhone 5, saying the recent flare-up about the device's camera is an issue common across many smartphones.

Another alleged strike happens at Foxconn

Foxconn is yet again playing damage control after a report claims workers walked off the job.

iPhone 5 purple flare: it's your own fault

Apple's conceded that the camera on the new iPhone 5 is causing a purple flare to appear on photos - but says it's the users' fault.

Consumer Reports says Apple's iPhone 5 is a winner

Apple's iPhone 5 has been ranked as "one of the best smartphones" and the "best iPhone yet" by none other than Consumer Reports.  

Galaxy Tab ban lifted as Samsung attacks iPhone 5

Samsung has succeeded in getting the US sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 lifted - and is celebrating by having a pop at the iPhone 5 with yet another patent lawsuit.  

Apple patches iPhone 5 Verizon bug

It's only been out for several days but the iPhone 5 is already getting its first bug patched.

Regional carriers begin selling iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is now available for a variety of smaller regional carriers.