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Making the Case Against Syria; "Ready to Fully Cooperate"; Spitzer and Weiner Defeated; Bill De Blasio, Joe Lhota Win Primary; Hurricane Humberto Watch; The One-Year Anniversary of 9/11; Morgan Fire Grows; Two Colorado Lawmakers Recalled; Molasses Spill in Honolulu; Memorial Services In Pennsylvania, Washington, And New York City
Aired September 11, 2013 - 08:00 ET
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KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, and welcome back to NEW DAY, everyone. It's Wednesday, September 11th, 8:00 in the East. Thank you so much for joining us.
Let's show you some live pictures this morning as we remember the day we lost nearly 3,000 lives in the 9/11 terror attacks, 12 years ago, if you can believe it.
This is a live look at the 9/11 Memorial in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. And coming up at exactly 8:46 Eastern Time this morning, a moment of silence will be held to mark the moment that the planes struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. We will, of course, bring that to you live.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Lot of other stories we've been telling you about this morning as well.
Brand new, we have dramatic video of the moment George Zimmerman was taken into police custody shortly after his estranged wife called police. The question is, whose side of the domestic video support? We'll show it to you.
MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: And Apple does it again, delivering not one but this time, two brand new phones. But after all the hype the question is, are they worth it? We're going to take a look at some of the new features, this exciting fingerprint sensor, I love that. Everything you need to know, coming up.
CUOMO: All right. Let's begin, though, with President Obama standing down on a military strike on Syria for now. The president telling Americans in a nationally televised speech he's willing to give Russia's diplomatic solution a chance to play out.
But he's keeping pressure on Assad's regime for its use of chemical weapons calling it a, quote, "crime against humanity."
We have complete reaction of the speech, covering it like no other network can.
Let's start with CNN's Brianna Keilar at the White House.
Good morning, Brianna.
BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Chris, good morning to you.
I think the speech that President Obama gave last night is not the one he thought he'd be giving when he said on Friday he would be addressing the nation, but pulled between a war-weary American public and his and the U.S.'s credibility, what was initially supposed to be a speech arguing for a military strike became a speech arguing to buy time.
KEILAR (voice-over): From the East Room Tuesday night, President Obama told Americans why his administration is certain Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack the U.S. government says killed more than 1,400 civilians.
OBAMA: In the days leading up to August 21st, we know that Assad's chemical weapons personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas. They distributed gas masks to their troops. Then, they fired rockets from a regime-controlled area into 11 neighborhoods that the regime has been trying to wipe clear of opposition forces.
KEILAR: He made the case for a military response.
OBAMA: This would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective.
And some members of Congress have said, there's no point in doing simply a pinprick strike in Syria. Let me make something clear: the United States military doesn't do pinpricks. Even a limited strike will send a message to Assad that no other nation can deliver.
KEILAR: But facing a likely defeat in Congress to authorize a military strike --
OBAMA: However --
KEILAR: -- the president then argued against taking action, pointing to a new Russian brokered proposal for Syria to give up its chemical weapons.
OBAMA: I have therefore asked the leaders of Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this diplomatic path.
KEILAR: It's an extraordinary turn of events. The policy of U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war began with one reportedly off-the- cuff remark President Obama made more than a year ago.
OBAMA: A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.
KEILAR: And it has unexpectedly turned on what appears to be another.
REPORTER: Is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack?
JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Sure. He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. But he isn't about to do it, and it can't be done, obviously.
KEILAR: What one U.S. official initially called an off-message comment by Kerry. It bored the proposal that Russia that the president has yet to endorse.
OBAMA: It's too early to tell whether this offer will succeed. And any agreement must verify that the Assad regime keeps its commitments. But this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force, particularly because Russia is one of Assad's strongest allies.
KEILAR: But most observers of Syria strongly doubt that the country will actually give up its extensive stockpile of chemical weapons and the administration is concerned that perhaps this is just the Assad regime stalling. Secretary of State John Kerry said any action that Syria takes would have to be swift, real and verifiable. He said this cannot be a delaying tactic.
And, Kate, he heads to Geneva, Switzerland, today, meeting tomorrow with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
BOLDUAN: Brianna, thank you so much. Many are wondering how many time the administration will give Assad to stand by his word. Thanks so much, from the White House this morning.
The president left no doubt about where he stands on chemical weapons in Syria but how was that message received around the world?
Nic Robertson is tracking the international reaction to the president's speech live in Beirut this morning.
So, what are you hearing, Nic?
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Kate.
Well, in Damascus, state TV didn't play President Obama's speech live, they ran a ticker across the screen saying that Obama delays the vote and this gives space for Russian diplomacy. They seemed to be taking full advantage of that. The foreign minister in Syria saying that the country will sign up to the chemical weapons convention, banning the use of chemical weapons and the stockpiling of weapons.
Also we're hearing from the rebels saying that the point the international community is now missing the point. This isn't about chemical weapons, the discussion going on at the U.N., this is all about the killing that continues. Seventy-six people they say killed yesterday and they want Bashar al-Assad to be held accountable not just for 1,400 people killed in the chemical weapons attack, but for the 100,000 that have been killed in the more than two years of fighting right now.
Also hearing from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, these countries that support the rebels also saying that the international community missing the point, the killing continues. This does nothing. The Russian proposal at the moment does nothing to stop the real fighting and suffering inside Syria -- Chris.
CUOMO: All right. Nic, a very important point for people to remember every day that goes by is another day the war continues without any relief.
So, what does it mean for us here? What did it mean in the speech last night? Did the president make the right impact that he wanted to make?
Let's bring in a couple of people to go through it with us. First, we have Ari Fleischer, Republican consultant, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, and Mr. Paul Begala, a former aide to President Clinton, both CNN contributors.
A pleasure to have you both, gentlemen.
Let's look at the quick up and down for the president on this speech last night. We'll start with you, up, Mr. Begala, your take?
PAUL BEGALA, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Yes, I thought he did a very difficult job extremely well. This is a war-weary country and he had to adapt. Ari and I both worked in White Houses sadly when combat operations weren't going on and it's a very dynamic time and dynamic place and the president and his speechwriters had to adapt to what I think is a much stronger formulation and that is diplomacy backed by force. That's what President Clinton used to call it when America stopped a dictator from committing genocide and it was diplomacy. Yes, we had talks in places like Dayton, Ohio, and Rambouillet, France, but there was also force behind it, 78 days of air strikes that brought Milosevic to heel.
I think that's what President Obama is doing. It's what Reagan used to call peace through strength. Yes, we're going to talk, but we're going to have force backing up it. And I thought that was the right mix.
CUOMO: Ari, the measure of the man was largely the decisiveness he had shown throughout this process or the lack thereof, what was your take on last night?
ARI FLEISCHER, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Well, Paul's half right. I think what the difference is with Bill Clinton because he did it and Ronald Reagan because everybody knew he would do it and credibility. I think the question here is: does President Obama have credibility when he threatens the use of force? Does he really mean it or was he bluffing when he drew that red line?
I wish the president well on this. I wish him luck and success. It would be the preferable outcome if what Russia is trying to do or says that they want to do actually happens, if Bashar al-Assad actually goes along. I think that's not going to happen. I think realistically, there's no chance Assad is going to give up his chemical weapons. I think there's no chance that Russia is really going to put him to the test to make sure he does.
So, the consequences, frankly, are going to be that this stretches on for months and months and months and inaction -- which frankly I think the president is more comfortable with. I think he wants to use force and that's why I don't think it was a credible threat.
He's gotten the limit he climbed on to, sawed off and he put the saw in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. I don't think that leads to success.
CUOMO: Now, while there is a big humanitarian cost that goes along with this delay, or the more time, what do you think it means politically for the president, Paul, that if this does stretch on as Ari is outlining and many others theorize will happen, can it help him at home? Do you believe the concentration is on the humanitarian situation over there? Or what does it mean to us in the minds of Americans?
BEGALA: I actually think the focus moves sadly moves away from Nic Robertson's reporting, the violence and murder and slaughter in Syria and it also moves away from Capitol Hill where frankly the president was losing. He was not going to get the votes to authorize force I believe.
And it moves it to a third place which is the diplomatic realm, and I have deep skepticism, probably not quite as deep as Ari's but I saw Kate interviewing Senator Casey earlier and I kind of share his view, that this is unlikely but you have to run it to ground. You have to pursue it all the way.
So, that will be the focus now -- the negotiations between Secretary Kerry and Minister Lavrov, the talks at the United Nations.
And here is what's, I don't know, maybe depressing for me as a guy who used to work on Capitol Hill. It looks like the Russians might be easier and more reasonable to deal with than the Tea Party Republicans in the House. That's kind of a heck of a thing to say about your own country.
CUOMO: Ari, head shake. What does it mean?
FLEISCHER: I have no idea what Paul is talking about when he says something like that.
You know, I think what it means is that the country gets what it wanted, because President Obama is now firmly in both camps. He's threatening the use of force, where you can believe him or not believe him. I don't, and the country now can get out of what it was about to get into, and that's the mood of the country. There was very little support for military action in Syria and that's why the president needed to climb back off that limb that he put himself onto.
CUOMO: Did the bar remain last night, Ari? (CROSSTALK)
FLEISCHER: The president found a formula to keep us out. I'm sorry?
CUOMO: Did the bar remain last night, the primary skepticism I think, and please feel free to disagree is no boots on the ground. Even with this new plan who is going to go on the ground and ensure the inspections and make sure where the chemical weapons are and monitor them. Wouldn't those be boots on the ground, is that basis for disbelief in this plan?
FLEISCHER: Chris what's interesting is you have a lot of smart people who have experience in the field of dismantling chemical weapons. Former weapons inspector David Kay, a front page story in "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal," all talking about how difficult to go into a nation in a middle of a civil war like Syria, that has a hostile government, that's killing its people, have weapons inspectors go in, get access to the weapons and destroy them.
It takes forever. It's hard to do. They won't have accountability, and a Pentagon report says they need as many as 75,000 troops on the ground to protect the weapons inspectors.
And so, it does raise a whole other can of worms that I think the president is happy just to let get raised because he doesn't want to have to deal with it.
CUOMO: Paul, the worst situation is they have American men and women on the ground getting fired at and not even part of a military action, just to have them as sitting ducks. You know, the polls after the speech last night, the instant poll, yes, weighted towards Democrats because people who wanted to watch the speech last night would be weighted that way. 65 percent believe a resolution will be followed through diplomatic efforts.
So, you're setting an expectation.
BEGALA: You are, and I think that's awfully high.
Ari's right. There are a myriad of logistical and practical barriers to success here, but it doesn't mean you don't try.
The American people are war-weary country, our president is war-weary, I think Ari's right, he doesn't want to attack Syria, but he will, and that's one thing I want to make clear. Nobody should doubt this man's resolve. He's kind of like the quiet guy at the end of the bar you don't want to mess with. Obviously, he's the one who gave the order very courageously to take out bin Laden.
His guy who did send air strikes into Libya to support the rebels and to topple Gadhafi. This is not a guy to mess with. I'm glad he's trying to pursue diplomacy but I'm also glad it's backed by force.
CUOMO: Ari, give me --
FLEISCHER: I think he's the guy at the bar drinking his own Kool-Aid and just loves to sit there and mumble and talking and doing nothing.
BEGALA: Ask Mr. Bin Laden about that.
CUOMO: That's upsetting to me, Ari, because that's usually my role. I don't like anybody taking my role of being the guy drinking the Kool-Aid and mumbling to himself.
Aril Fleischer and Paul Begala, thank you very much. Appreciate the perspective this morning, gentlemen.
Back to you, Kate.
BOLDUAN: All right, Kate, thanks so much.
So, the curtain has finally dropped on New York's comeback kids, scandal-plagued politicians, former governor Eliot Spitzer, former Congressman Anthony Weiner soundly defeated both last night in the Big Apple's primaries. And as for Anthony Weiner, he did not go quietly into the night.
Rosa Flores following these latest developments.
Something new every day.
ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, definitely.
So, you know, Weiner's campaign was a roller coaster of drama and on primary night he could have hit the self-destruct button. It went like this, porn star in a very tight dress, a chase to a concession speech and a one-finger exit by Weiner.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Watch your back, fellas. Watch your back fellas.
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FLORES: So, Kate, as we were talking about just a little while ago, so here's how it developed. It's primary night, Anthony Weiner is very low in the polls and that's kind of what the day has been showing, and then all of a sudden, Sidney leathers, his alleged sexting partner, she shows up at HQ.
BOLDUAN: In the latest round.
FLORES: Shows up at his HQ and then starts -- wants to follow him around so he shows up at, she shows up at his primary party and then just stands there and says, "I want to confront Anthony Weiner and I really enjoy the media attention."
BOLDUAN: And she gets the media attention. He exits with a flip of the bird to the media, and he was fifth in the polls and then we have the winner of the primary is --
FLORES: Bill de Blasio.
BOLDUAN: Bill de Blasio.
FLORES: And on the GOP primary, it's Joe Lhota.
BOLDUAN: All right. Well, that's quite an exit by Anthony Weiner. We'll see what happens next. Thanks so much, Rosa.
CUOM: All right. Also some breaking news of the weather variety this morning. We are following a hurricane. Hurricane Humberto graded up from a tropical storm early this morning. Let's get over to Indra Petersons. She is following all this of course. She is our meteorologist. What do we know, Indra?
INDRA PETERSONS, CNN NEWS METEOROLOGIST: This is the big deal. Everyone was watching this morning. Was it going to be Humberto or Gustav that was the latest hurricane ever to form since we've had satellite. Well, it turns out Gustav in 2002 will hold that record Humberto just a couple of hours early now formed into a hurricane.
Now, keep in mind peak season is on September 10th. That was yesterday. We typically see our first one in August and now this is only our first one here, 75 miles per hour winds as what we are seeing moving to the north-northwest at 8 miles per hour. And, notice it is far out into the Atlantic.
Either way, we are going to track it. We will show you where it's expected to go. It will hold on to its category 1 strength, probably until about Friday and eventually it will start to weaken as it progresses to the west and moves into cooler waters. We will watch it there, thus we will see where it goes and whether or not it will dissipate before it gets the chance to make it far enough west.
The other day we were watching Gabrielle. Remember it completely dissipated. Well, it is back as now tropical storm making its way over Bermuda today, bringing about one to three inches of rain. So, we'll be monitoring that and also some high surf in that area. So, looks like we're starting to get a little bit active, never a good thing in Atlantic hurricane season. Chris and Kate.
BOLDUAN: All right. It can stay as far, far out there in the Atlantic as possible it would be great. Thanks so much, Indra. There's barely a lot of news developing at this hour. So, let's get straight to Michaela for the latest. Good morning.
PEREIRA: Good morning to the two of you. Good morning to everybody at home. An explosion overnight rocking Benghazi, Libya, on the one- year anniversary of the deadly U.S. consulate attack.
The witness says, the blast damaged a foreign ministry building and a branch of Libya Central Banks; not clear what exactly cause that explosion. One year ago today, four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens were killed in a terror attack in the American consulate in Benghazi. Security has already been tightened to western diplomatic post around the globe because of 9/11.
To California now where the Morgan fire has now burned more than 3,200 acres around Mount Diablo State Park. Fire fighters said they are making good progress. They expect to have that blaze fully contained by the weekend.
And, it turns out adding insult to injury. Someone broke into the firehouse while fire crews were out doing their much needed jobs. They stole items like wedding rings, watches and computers.
Two Colorado lawmakers ousted in a recall election after supporting tougher gun control, getting the votes State Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron. Both democrats voted in favor of universal background checks and magazine limits. Both now replaced by republicans, who oppose those new restrictions. Colorado passed stricter gun laws after last year's aurora movie theatre shooting.
A Six Flags roller coaster in Texas will reopen this weekend almost two months after a woman fell to her death when she slipped from her seat. Extra safety measures will be in place in the Texas giant including redesigned padding on restraint bars and new seat belts. Rosa as far as her relatives are now suing Six Flags saying, the park should have known the dangers of not having seat belts.
Quite a sticky situation in Honolulu Harbor, a massive molasses spill. Yes, I said molasses spill. It is killing fish. It could actually lead to other environmental problems. Why the department of health blames the leak in a molasses pipeline; allowing as much as 233 gallons of spillage to the Pacific Ocean. Officials are warning people not to eat the fish and to stay out of water if it has the brown coloring like the coloring of molasses.
A proud grandpa in Oldham County, Kentucky, has built quite a little gift for his granddaughter -- his beloved granddaughter. Look at it. A 12 x 2 foot log cabin that sits high on top of 50-foot high corn silo. Rusty has been thinking about it for years, but when his little granddaughter Kylie was born 20 months ago, he thought, time to follow through Kylie's clubhouse.
Check it out. Better than my apartment. It got lights, running water, air conditioning and a spectacular view. Rusty built a cabin in his garage then used a crane to place it atop the silo. That is a grandfather's love, right there.
BOLDUAN: And, Rusty how are you going to get your granddaughter into the tree house?
PEREIRA: I think there is a whole intricate ladder system. So, you know what they need.
BOLDUAN: Don't even forget that bike.
PEREIRA: The bicycle. The bicycle ladder. Remember we saw that.
CUOMO: Yes. That will work.
BOLDUAN: We'll suggest it.
CUOMO: Two words, "Man Cave."
BOLDUAN: Man Cave. That's what it's about. PEREIRA: It's for rusty.
CUOMO: All right. We all know what today is. It is 9/11, right? Twelve years since America endured one of its darkest hours. Later this morning at 8:46 eastern time, we will pause to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that day. There will be memorial services in Pennsylvania, Washington, and New York City of course. Deborah Feyerick is live from Lower Manhattan right now at the site of the 9/11 memorial. Deb, good morning.
DEBORAH FEYERICK, CNN CORRESPONDENT (on camera): Good morning Chris. Well, families and first responders are all gathering here at this site. For so many, it's a source of comfort to come to that place where the people they loved were last alive. For so many years, Chris, you come down here. It was this gaping hole. It was like a raw wound cutting through Manhattan. But, now, as we see it rebuilt the memorial there. There's a sense of healing and reverse. Not the way it was but certainly more humbling.
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FEYERICK (voice-over): Beyond the massive reflecting pools where water fills the void left by the twin towers the 9/11 museum is coming together, a year and a half behind schedule, is set to open this spring.
JOE DANIELS, 9/11 MEMORIAL PRESIDENT: These two tridents actually came from the north tower.
FEYERICK (voice-over): Joe Daniels is president of the 9/11 memorial and museum.
DANIELS: They are the important symbol of our resilience. They speak to the recovery period, and they really recall the original towers.
FEYERICK (voice-over): Images of those who perished and stories of the lives they led will grace the entry as seen in this artist's rendering.
DANIELS: It's a story of people who were sitting at their desks, having a cup of coffee, talking to a colleague, boarding a plane for a vacation, and then the absolute unthinkable happened.
FEYERICK (voice-over): Families have donated personal momentos, each of them precious in their own way.
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FEYERICK (on camera): When you look at all the artifacts, how did you decide, which ones to include and which ones just couldn't make it in?
DANIELS: It was a difficult process. We very carefully looked at the ones that could best tell the stories.
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FEYERICK (voice-over): Like the steel that bore the brunt of a plane's impact. More than 10 million people from 188 countries have visited the 9/11 memorial since it opened in 2011. A new transportation hub will open in 2015 and serve a quarter of a million people a day.
One World Trade Center source 17,076 speed in the air redefining the skyline. One of six towers set to change the Lower Manhattan landscape. A symbol of rebirth, renewal and remembrance of what was lost.
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FEYERICK (on camera): And, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement just a short while ago about today's anniversary, both of the attack on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the crash in Shanksville and the attack on Benghazi, in the U.S. Consulate there.
He said that it reminds us in steering ways just how complicated and dangerous a world we live in. So, many people lost so many. 8:46 will be the first moment of silence that is when our world as we know it changed forever. Chris, Kate.
BOLDUAN: Absolutely right. Deb, thanks so much. And, a reminder that CNN will bring you all of the live events throughout the morning. Very important day for all of us to remember and pay tribute to all the lives lost.
coming up next on NEW DAY police dash cam captures George Zimmerman in handcuffs. But, the decision on any possible domestic violence charges still rests on possibly a shattered iPad. We are going to explain, why.
CUOMO: And, you heard about the Apple offering, not one but two new iPhones. Are they enough to hold off the competition? We will take you through what's on the table and what it could mean.
BOLDUAN: And, welcome back to NEW DAY, everyone. It's time. It's money time. For the first time -- how many times can you say this? Apple didn't unveil just one new iPhone. It unveiled two for you. The question now, will the tech giants new strategy be enough to hold off the growing competition. For all the answers, let's go to host of CNN "Your Money" with Christine Romans.
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Well, the competition out there is super fierce, right? There's a lot at stake here for Apple. And, what the company did yesterday, it gave what was essentially the biggest day of the year, right? A colorful launch not for one but two new iPhones. Some responses on social media weren't so bright. Look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) ROMANS (voice-over): Here it is in a highly anticipated event at Apple Headquarters in California. CEO Tim Cook unveiled apple's newest flagship device, the iPhone 5s. The main features, it will come in three colors, silver, gold, and space gray.
It has a new A7 chip inside, which Apple says makes it twice as fast as the previous iPhone and improved camera features a better image stabilizer and bigger flash. And, as rumored a fingerprint sensor called touch I.D.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE SPEAKER: The history of fingerprint sensors on notebooks, to be honest with you, is not very good; but, this is a different technology, so until people had a chance to use it for a while, that will be the big question.
ROMANS (voice-over): What is the best feature, pricing. The new iPhone 5s stays the same as previous models, starting at $199 for the 16 gigabyte with a two-year contract. Apple also unveiled a new cheaper model, the 5c.
It's made of plastic with a 4-inch display, comes in a rainbow of colors, green, white, blue, red and yellow. The 16-gigabyte model is just $99 with a two-year contract. Online reaction was mixed. One tweeter posted "iPhone 5c made from hard coated polycarbonate, fancy name for cheap plastic." Another asked, "When can I get my fingerprint on this thing." You can preorder on Friday at the new iPhone stores on September 20th.
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ROMANS: Yes. Don't go stand in line. You hear about people standing in line, because September 20th is when it goes on sale. So, what will you do with your old phone, right? You can trade it at Wal-Mart, as the Sam's Club is, too.
It is the same weekend the New iPhones go on sale, in exchange at credit toward a new smartphone in store only. There are also lot of websites with competing trade-in prices and those companies will send you a check for your old phone if you want to upgrade.
BOLDUAN: I love the idea of the upgraded camera in the phone.
ROMANS: Yes. Camera is nice. And, every time they come out they've got new camera features. It get better and better.
BOLDUAN: They need to because -- the camera that we use --
BOLDUAN: But, what's at stake for Apple's business here?
ROMANS: Well, you look at this, Samsung has something like 30 percent of all global smartphone sales, 14 percent belongs to Apple and that number has been shrinking. So, Apple's share of the market is shrinking at a time when smartphones --the iPhone is a huge part of apple's revenue. So, a lot is at stake for Apple here. And, they are doing something for the first time here. They are doing the low end and high end at the same time. They used to be at the high end -- think of them as only BMWs -- only BMWs and now they are offering you, you know, a mid price and a high priced car at the same time. Very knew strategy for Apple.
BOLDUAN: Yes. It is very different. It's very, very different. We'll see if it works.
ROMANS: We will see.
BOLDUAN: Thanks, Christine.
CUOMO: Coming up on NEW DAY police say the key to finding out what really happened during George Zimmerman's confrontation with his wife may be on her smashed up iPad.
BOLDUAN: Also, ahead, they also released dash cam video of him in handcuffs. We are going to piece together the latest George Zimmerman drama ahead.