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Verizon Has Modest Hopes for iPhone 5 Release

With the iPhone 5, Verizon Wireless is expected to gain a long-awaited level playing field in its battle with AT&T over iPhone sales. But the carrier is apt to aim for a solid hit rather than a home run with Apple's iPhone 5, analysts say. And for investors, that's a good thing.

iPhone Launch Event Preview: 5 Things to Watch

The entire tech world is anxiously awaiting Tuesday's iPhone launch event. The hope: that the iEmpire's holiday lineup impresses enough to reverse a 7% stock slide that began two weeks ago. We'll have to wait until 10 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday to find out exactly what the Mac maker has up its sleeve. In the meantime, here are five things to watch for as the event unfolds.