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Apple may be putting all of its eggs in one special event basket, while Microsoft announces a product release date with help from the federal government. And Jonathan Ive explains that money doesn’t make Apple go ‘round. The remainders for Monday, July 30, 2012 are digging in the wrong place.

Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21 (iMore)

Is the next iPhone due to be announced on September 12? So supposedly reliable sources tell iMore, adding that the day will also see the release of a new iPod nano and the fabled iPad mini. Sources tell this reporter that Tim Cook is scheduled to make a dramatic entrance with Apple’s newest device. From his headquarters up north, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple pokes his head out of the window and nods. He’s like an iOS version of Punxsutawney Phil, if the groundhog lived in Canada and not Pennsylvania and weighed in on iPhone rumors instead of weather conditions.

Microsoft Form 10-K (SEC)

Speaking of release dates, Microsoft’s much-anticipated Surface is due to, er, surface on October 26, the same day the company is due to release Windows 8. That information comes courtesy of the company’s latest SEC filing, showing once again that Microsoft’s showmanship and carefully constructed media strategy is unparalleled.

Jonathan Ive: Apple’s goal isn’t to make money (Wired UK)

Speaking at a British Embassy event, Apple senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive said that Apple’s goal isn’t to make money, but to make great products. Easy to say for a guy who has an iPhone case made entirely out of origamied $100 bills.

Redskins can use iPad playbook to anonymously trash talk each other (The Washington Post)

Players on the Washington Redskins were provided with iPads this year, each of them pre-loaded with the team’s playbook. However, the playbook also apparently lets the teammates exchange anonymous commenting, which has in turn become a forum for trash-talking. In other words, they’ve basically recreated the Internet.

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