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Wall Street expects Apple’s new iPhones to fuel sales surge

“iPhone 12 mini hits the magic $US699 price point,” longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster wrote on Twitter. “That’s a big deal and slightly expands iPhone’s addressable market. This is the first time in seven years (since the iPhone 5S) that smaller form factor is part of flagship lineup.” In Australia, …

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Apple shrinks the iPhone, but not the price tag

The new phones do pack many improvements over the iPhone 11 to justify the price — including OLED screens (versus LCD on the iPhone 11) at significantly higher resolutions than previous non-Pro iPhones, 5G connectivity and the ability to display video in Dolby Vision HDR — but the higher prices …

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Apple unveils iPhone 12 with 5G, including ‘Mini’ and ‘Pro’ versions

Apple has unveiled four versions of the iPhone 12 at a virtual event early on Wednesday morning, with 5G connectivity and OLED screens across the board, alongside a new HomePod smart speaker and magnetic wireless chargers. The iPhones have been redesigned with angular metal edges reminiscent of older models, and …

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Star Wars Squadrons stays firmly on target

Compounding this, Squadrons uses 3D space extraordinarily well. By filling maps with clutter like asteroids and capital ships, it manages to avoid the worst trappings of the genre: endlessly chasing each other’s tails around a giant empty fishbowl. Skilled pilots need to shift planes of orientation constantly, and some maps …

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Apple’s multi-pronged iPhone play could be a hit with customers

“A smaller premium model with a mid-level price could be a huge seller for Apple in Australia, as it brings together multiple customer segments.” Earlier this year Apple launched the iPhone SE at $749, a small retro-styled phone aimed at those with older models who needed an upgrade. But a …

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Will coronavirus influence the new iPhone? We’re about to find out

Speculative renders of an iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12, based on leaks, by designer Michael Ma.Credit:Twitter @apple_idesigner Details including the number of models, size of screens and exact components going into new iPhones have proven impossible for Apple to keep secret in the past, owing to factory leaks and …

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US investigation highlights tech giants’ abuse of power

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google engaged in anti-competitive, monopoly-style tactics to evolve into four of the world’s most powerful corporate behemoths, according to US congressional investigators, who called in a wide-ranging report released on Wednesday AEDT for sweeping changes that regulators could bring Silicon Valley back in check. The roughly …

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Apple set to unveil 5G iPhones next week

The introduction of the new iPhones is occurring about a month later than usual after the company faced final testing and production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a rapid expansion into services and new devices, the iPhone remains Apple’s most important product. The smartphone generates about half of …

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Old meets new in Crash Bandicoot’s fresh but frustrating return

Levels seamlessly blend Crash’s traditional movement — away from or towards the camera — with side-scrolling sections and more open 3D areas. As ever, the hilariously goofy enemies operate in wrote cycles or animations, requiring timing and a bit of memorisation to get past using your jumps and spins. It’s …

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A smart companion for locked down seniors

Having been through a few digital photo frames over the years, I reckon the Google Nest Hub is one of the best in terms of picture quality, so I gave them a 10-inch Hub Max to live on the kitchen bench. I set it up for them during my weekly …

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