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Apple Stocks Up on Components for September iPhone Launch (AllThingsD)
Apple hasn’t yet officially announced the fall event at which it is expected to debut the next iteration of the iPhone, but it’s definitely planning one. The blog iMore was first to report that the company has scheduled a special event for Sept. 12, with the release date to follow nine days later on Sept. 21. iMore The iPad mini will be announced at the same event, as will the new iPod nano. iMore hasn’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. ZDNet More photos and video of parts believed to be part of the yet unannounced iPhone 5 have leaked online. Japanese smartphone repair company iLab Factory has posted an extensive array of photos of parts it claims belong to the iPhone 5, including what it claims is a fully assembled body for the handset. Bloomberg Businessweek All of the changes rumored to be heading to the next iPhone have been included: a longer screen, redesigned speakers, a smaller dock connector and differently located headphone jack, top mic and front camera. Besides iLab’s pictures, a video has emerged supposedly showing the next iPhone and some of its parts. Gizmodo Let’s clear up one thing right now: there is no iPhone 5. Don’t worry! There’s still a new iPhone coming very soon. But it’s just going to be called that: the new iPhone.

Facebook Upgrades Photo Viewing, Sharing (Mashable)
Continuing the super-sizing of photos that began with the introduction of Timeline last year, Facebook on Monday enhanced image-viewing on the platform. Now, when you click Photos at the top of your Timeline, you’ll be presented with larger pics that fill up the page. Business Insider Facebook says you can use the new menu to find shots you’re tagged in, pictures you’ve shared and albums you’ve created. Bundled in with all of this is the ability to highlight your favorites, making it easier than ever to show friends your photos. Inside Facebook Facebook tells Inside Facebook these changes will apply to personal profiles as well as fan pages, as it rolls out over the next few weeks. Hovering over images brings up the title, buttons to like and comment, and the number of people who have engaged with the photo already.

5 Fun Videos That Show Off the Goofy Side of the Olympics (SocialTimes)
The Olympics are finally here, and we just can’t seem to get enough of them. If you can manage to tear yourself away from Olympic coverage for a few minutes, we’ve put together a list of five videos that show the goofier side of the Olympics — from the U.S. swimming team’s “Call Me Maybe” lip dub to a pair of puppets that are sick of the Games already.

Viddy Takes Social Video to the Next Level: Officially Opens Up its API (The Next Web)
Social video sharing site Viddy has announced the availability of its API, which will allow developers to build around the platform and come up with new ways to share videos. In a blog post, the company has challenged developers to come up with cool things and is offering a $10,000 prize.

Peter Jackson Uses Facebook to Announce Third ‘Hobbit’ Film (AllFacebook)
Facebook became a source of movie news when director Peter Jackson, who is at the helm for upcoming feature films “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” used the social network to announce that two films will become three. Readers: Would you be surprised to see more movie and entertainment news break on Facebook?