In this Monday, June 11, 2012, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook walks on stage during the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco. Makers of consumer electronics are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple’s rivals are hoping that a head start on the buzz will translate into stronger sales. Nokia and Microsoft, in particular, are trying to generate interest in a new Windows operating system out next month.
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published Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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NEW YORK — After weeks of speculation, anticipation and a dose of hype, Apple is widely expected to announce a new smartphone at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday.