IN THE NEWS: APPLE TO ANNOUNCE NEW iPHONE TODAY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Remember last fall when everyone was expecting Apple to announce the iPhone 5 -- and some people were disappointed that it was "only" the iPhone 4s? Now it's a pretty safe bet that today's announcement from Apple will be for the newest incarnation of the iPhone -- and that it will be named the "5." As usual, Apple isn't saying anything about today's media event in San Francisco today, but the email invite sent to journalists contains a shadow in the shape of a "5." And it's being held at a venue where Apple has launched products before. The new model is expected to work with fourth-generation, or 4G, cellular networks. It's also possible that the screen will be bigger. Apple is also about to upgrade its phone software. Still unknown is whether Apple will announce a smaller version of its iPad today.
IN THE NEWS: YOUTUBE BEING REPROGRAMMED FOR iPHONE AND iPAD
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It won't be something Apple will be announcing -- but Google is. It has rolled out a new app for YouTube for both the iPhone and iPad. Google's move comes as part of the growing beef between Apple and Google, which owns YouTube. Those apps had always been built in as part of the iPhone and iPad. But when that five-year deal expired, Apple didn't renew it -- opting to, for example, come up with its own mapping system to replace Google Maps. The new iOS could be released as early as today, when Apple is expected to announce its newest iPhone.
ON THE WEB: JUSTIN BIEBER, HOCKEY HERO?
CYBERSPACE (AP) -- Justin Bieber a hockey player? Could be, if a California minor league team gets its way. The Bakersfield Condors have offered the pop singer a contract, if he wants to play with them this season. The coach says he has seen the Canadian-born native on skates -- and think he has what it takes to play. No word from Bieber or his people if he will take a "shot" or "pass" on the offer to suit up.
Bakersfield Condors site: http://www.bakersfieldcondors.com
IN STORES: TOP-SELLING VIDEO GAMES -- AUGUST
UNDATED (AP) -- Here are the top-selling video games for August, as compiled by NPD Group. Number one is "Darksiders II," followed by "New Super Mario Bros 2" and the number three title, "Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance." Next, it's "NCAA Football 13" followed by "Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" and the number six title, "Sleeping Dogs." The number 7 video game title is "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron," followed by "Batman: Arkham City," "Call of Duty: Black Ops" and "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.