Apple begins event where new iPhone expected

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) ? An Apple event has started during which the company is expected to unveil a new iPhone. It’s the first major product event in years that Steve Jobs isn’t presiding over.

This time, new Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook is leading the show. Jobs, who has been battling health problems, resigned from the CEO post in August and is now executive chairman. Cook has been in charge of day-to-day operations for years, but isn’t as recognizable as Jobs.

The iPhone has gained millions of fans since the first model came out in 2007, thanks to its slick looks, high-resolution screen and intuitive software. The new iPhone is expected to have a number of changes, including Apple’s latest mobile software, a faster processor, a better camera and improved email and Web-browsing capabilities.