iPhone 5 event

COOK COUNTS TO 5: The mystery surrounding what has been unofficially been dubbed the iPhone 5 will be unlocked this morning in San Francisco, and Apple-ophiles are predicting a slightly slimmer shape, a slightly larger touchscreen, an 8 mgapixel camera, the same chip that powers the iPad 2 and voice-command capability. Today’s event will also mark the debut of new CEO Tim Cook as the host of an Apple dog-and-pony show, a job long held by the Billy Crystal of technological presentations, Steve Jobs, and that’s as big a deal in some circles as the new iPhone itself. All will be revealed very soon—and then you’ll be bombarded with the details for the next few days, so brace yourselves. (10/4a)