Apple event expected to bring 5G speed, smaller iPhone 12

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> on Tuesday is expected to announce an iPhone 12 capable of tapping into faster 5G networks, a new feature designed to spur sales during the company’s busiest sales quarter.

The event is nearly one month later than normal and comes as the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted Apple’s well-oiled machine for designing and churning out its biggest-selling product.

Wall Street analysts widely expect Apple to launch four new iPhones at the event broadcast from its Cupertino, California headquarters at 1 p.m. ET (1700 GMT). (https://www.apple.com/apple-events/)

Two will be “Pro” models expected to have more camera sensors and a higher-quality display, with one coming in a large version for fans of big screens. In the middle is likely to sit an iPhone 12 with the broadest appeal: A big enough display and enough cameras to satisfy most of Apple’s fans, with a more attractive

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Apple expected to unveil 5G-capable iPhone 12 at event Tuesday

Oct. 13 (UPI) — Apple is expected to announce its first 5G-compatible iPhone during a highly anticipated digital event on Tuesday.

The company has teased the event with the tagline “Hi, Speed” ahead of the event, scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT.

The announcement is expected to come in a pre-recorded video from Apple Park featuring CEO Tim Cook and other executives providing a look at the company’s latest smartphone lineup.

The new device, which would be the iPhone 12, is expected to come in four different models with display sizes ranging from 5.4 inches to 6.7 inches. The retail cost is rumored to begin at $700 and rise to $1,100 for the top-end model.

Apple is also rumored to be developing two new wireless chargers that could release alongside the new phones, after the company canceled its AirPower charger last year.

The release of a 5G iPhone comes at a

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How to watch today’s Apple iPhone event

If you were disappointed that no new phones were introduced at Apple’s “Time Flies” event last month, you can rest easy — Apple plans to introduce a rumored four brand-new iPhones today. The new phones are said to have a new squared-off design, sizes ranging from 5.4 inches to 6.7 inches, and 5G, although we’re not sure which phones and which types of 5G. And it is said that the phones will not come with chargers or earbuds — which may not be a problem if you’re already overstocked with chargers and already have a decent personal audio device.



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But wait, there may be more. Currently, there is talk of new headphones, a Tile-like tracking device called an AirTag, and a smaller, cheaper HomePod. And perhaps a surprise or two.

Want to know more? To find out, watch the event and follow our reporters as they contribute their expert commentary

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Apple Wins Patent for Ultrasonic Wave Technology that accepts Touch Commands Under Water

 

Today Apple was granted a patent titled “Ultrasonic touch detection through display” Apple’s granted patent relates to system architectures, apparatus and methods for acoustic touch detection and exemplary applications of the system architectures, apparatus and methods. The technology will allow touch commands on an iDevice under water and more. 

 

 Apple notes in their patent filing that the position of an object touching a surface can be determined using time of flight (TOF) bounding box techniques, acoustic image reconstruction techniques, acoustic tomography techniques, attenuation of reflections from an array of barriers, or a two-dimensional piezoelectric receiving array, for example.

 

Acoustic touch sensing can utilize transducers, such as piezoelectric transducers, to transmit ultrasonic waves along a surface and/or through the thickness of an electronic device to the surface.

 

As the ultrasonic wave propagates, one or more objects (e.g., fingers, styli – Apple Pencil) in contact with the surface can interact with the

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HomePod Mini, 6th-Gen Apple TV Could Track U1 Chip-Powered Devices, Leaker Says

KEY POINTS

  • Apple is working on a smaller version of the HomePod and a new Apple TV
  • Both devices will make use of Apple’s UWB technology, a report says
  • The tech allows both devices to act as base stations monitoring all U1 devices in a user’s home

Apple’s upcoming small home speaker, the HomePod Mini, and the sixth-generation Apple TV will feature advanced technologies that allow them to do certain things like keep track of other iDevices, a leaker claims.

Noted tipster Jon Prosser, creator of Frontpage Tech and leaker who claims to be the “world’s most controversial Apple reporter,” suggested that Apple is equipping its upcoming HomePod Mini and Apple TV with technologies allowing them to do “next level stuff.”

Per the leaker, who has a noteworthy 74.5% accuracy when it comes to Apple leaks and rumors according to AppleTrack, the new smart home speaker

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Apple Event: iPhone 12 Expected With 5G Capabilities

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later Tuesday is expected to reveal its latest iPhone, a device capable of connecting to a much faster 5G cellular network, which investors are betting will spur strong demand.

The latest smartphone arrives five years after iPhone unit sales peaked. Chief Executive Tim Cook has pushed the company to sell more-expensive versions of the device and rely on software services and wearable devices, such as smartwatches and headphones, to boost revenue.

Unlike in past years, Apple is holding its iPhone event without journalists, partners and employees in an auditorium, opting instead because of Covid-19 for a virtual event slated to begin at 1 p.m. New York time, similar to one last month for the company’s latest smartwatches and other updates. The event can be viewed on the company’s website.

The iPhone 12 is hotly anticipated by investors who have driven up the company’s shares 69% in

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Best deals for Amazon Prime Day Save on Apple, Dyson, Instant Pot

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We scoured the massive range of offerings to find you the best Prime Day deals. (Photo: Getty Images)
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Amazon Prime Day is finally here! There’s no time to waste. If you want to cut to the chase and get straight to the best deals of the two-day shopping event, we’re us at your service.

We know it’s tough to comb through all the deals Amazon drops, so we did the legwork for you, scanning all categories to amass a lean list of superstar deals on great products. These are true treasures: some of the most popular purchases on Amazon, from trusted brands—with stellar reviews and high star ratings. The kind of items that truly make your

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Amazon, J&J, Apple and JPMorgan – 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Tuesday, Oct. 13:

1. — Stock Futures Waver After J&J Vaccine Trial Pause

Stock futures fluctuated Tuesday following a setback in a coronavirus vaccine trial being conducted by Johnson & Johnson  (JNJ) – Get Report and as Wall Street prepared for the start of earnings season.

Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 106 points, S&P 500 futures slipped 9 points and Nasdaq futures rose 29 points.

Johnson & Johnson paused its trial of a vaccine for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, following an unexplained illness in a patient.

The healthcare giant said the trial participant’s illness was being reviewed and evaluated.

“We are committed to providing transparent updates throughout the clinical development process of our vaccine candidate, in compliance with regulatory standards and our own high ethical and scientific principles,” J&J said in a statement.

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Wearable Technology Market to reach USD 35.48 bn by 2024, Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc. emerge as Key Contributors to growth

Technavio has been monitoring the wearable technology market and it is poised to grow by $ 35.48 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 13% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005187/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Wearable Technology Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

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Week Ahead Brings Earnings Season, Amazon Prime Day, Apple Event

Key Takeaways:

  • Broken record time as stimulus hopes continue to provide early market support
  • Earnings season gets underway tomorrow with big banks beginning to report
  • Big week for FAANGs as Amazon
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    Prime Day, Apple
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    event coming up

If Wall Street had a seat belt sign, now’s when the captain would tell us to buckle up for possible turbulence ahead.

Even if earnings season didn’t begin tomorrow, there’s plenty to keep investors on their toes. Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Day, Apple’s (AAPL) long-awaited product event, continued stimulus negotiations in Washington, and mounting virus cases in the U.S. and Europe all get mixed into the recipe.

Ordinarily, those ingredients would be enough for anyone, but this time it’s happening while investors and the entire world have one eye on polls three weeks ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Despite all this, volatility is the lowest since late

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