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So what will Apple be surprising us in this special media event? Well, we have took the liberty of summarising what has happened at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco for your reading pleasure.

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The event kicked off at 10am Pacific Time (2am Singapore Time) and the first major surprise we got was the arrival of Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, on stage for the presentation. Many didn't expect him to turn up due to his deteriorating health, but he did. “We’ve been working on this product for a while and I didn’t want to miss today,” said Jobs, garnering a standing ovation from the audience.

iBooks & milestones

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Besides having over 2500 publishers in iBookstore, Random House will joining the iBookstore today, bringing another 17,000 books to the iBookstore catalog. 100,000,000 books have been downloaded so far from Apple's iBookstore.

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According to Jobs, Apple should have the "most accounts with credit cards anywhere on the internet".

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Apple has also reportedly paid out US$2 billion to app developers on their App Store.

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Apple has also recently shipped out their 100 millionth iPhone.