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Today's Tech: Intel samples new Xeon chips, all the info on EE's 4G rollout, and iPhone 5 finally set for launch

It has been revealed that Intel is sampling its new Ivy Bridge Xeon E5 and E7 chips, preparing them for a 2013 release with March the probable date. Surprisingly, it has also been confirmed that Intel's low power Xeon E3 chip and 22nm Atom Avoton will be released next year, albeit later on. Intel clearly sees a big future in the currently small micro-server market, says Riyad Emeran, who continues to bring us all the Intel news from IDF in San Francisco.

Microsoft today announced that it will fix a Flash Player weakness within Internet Explorer 10 before its 26 October release date, contrary to its original plans to wait until after. Flash is built into Windows 8 and is not a separate plug-in, which is why it must be patched by Microsoft. The update should be available shortly.

Sticking with Microsoft news, submissions for its Windows 8 app store are now open to all developers. The store has been in preview mode since February, and has reportedly seen great interest from an array of developers, including individuals and service providers. It has also added 82 extra Windows store submission markets. The event has been hailed as the last major milestone before Windows 8's launch.

Yesterday morning, ITProPortal was in attendance to see Everything Everywhere announce the shrinking of its name, but the growth of its company. EE, as it is now called, switched on its new 4G network for the first time and was quick to boast of its super high-speeds, but what did all the announcements mean for consumers in the UK? Making sense of the rebranding, and the more important issue of how to get 4G on your mobile, is this definitive guide - so follow the link.

Tonight really is the night in tech circles. Or in tech writing circles at least, as the endless months of rumour reporting, image leaking and speculative speculating come to an end in California, with Apple finally unveiling its new iPhone – and possibly a whole lot more. We’ve had all the bases covered in our build up to the 6pm conference, with every iPhone 5 article, including this final top 5 rumour roundup, compiled in our dedicated index page. Of course, we’ll be manning the live blog too which is already underway. Bring it on Apple.