Apple introduces Cards messaging app with new iOS 5

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News from Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5 media event: The company unveiled Cards, a free iOS application enabling users to design personalized greeting cards via iPhone. "We'll do the rest," said Apple senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall. "We'll print them out; we'll emboss them."

According to Forstall, Cards users can select from 21 different designs. Once the card is completed, Apple will print it, address it and mail it, even offering USPS delivery tracking on cards mailed within the U.S. Apple also will send users a push notification when their card arrives at its destination.

Apple will launch Cards on Oct. 12 in conjunction with its iOS 5 mobile operating system update. 

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