Apple Unveils Latest Smartphone With 5G Network, Better Camera, New Design, More Power, Magnets

KEY POINTS

  • Apple’s newest smartphone boasts across-the-board improvements, with special attention paid to 5G capacity, processing power and the camera
  • Prices range from $700 to $1,100, with preorders starting Friday and reaching full availability in September
  • Apple has partnered with Verizon to build a nation-wide 5G network, although some remain skeptical they can deliver on promises due to the U.S.’s lagging infrastructure

Apple has announced the iPhone 12, complete with 5G networking, more processing power, enhanced durability and better cameras. Apple also announced its new Homepod mini speaker, the newest addition to its line of home integration products.

A partnership with Verizon will enable the new model’s 5G connectivity as Verizon unveils its nationwide 5G network.

The iPhone 12 mini will start at $700, with the standard model starting at $800. The pro version will begin at $1,000, with the pro max starting at $1,100.

Preorders begin Friday for the

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Apple announces first ever handset with new network technology



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Apple has announced 5G iPhones, the first time it has ever integrated the new network technology.

Proponents claim the 5G technology will be both far quicker and more reliable than the existing 4G technology.

While almost all major companies have now released 5G versions of their phones, networks still do not provide full coverage and the technology is yet to be widely available or used. Analysts have suggested that the iPhone’s 5G connection might struggle to fulfil its potential because of the problems with the infrastructure underpinning it.

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, insisted that the company had worked with network carriers to ensure that the network technology would actually work as promised.

He claimed that the technology represented a “step change” that would fundamentally alter the way the iPhone works.

Hans Vestberg, Verizon chief executive, appeared during the live-streamed event to promise that the

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Spark gives preview of Auckland’s future connected on a 5G network

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IOT technology.

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Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IOT technology.

Spark is giving Aucklanders a glimpse into the future made possible by the Internet of Things (IOT).

The telco has installed smart lights, solar-powered benches with charging ports and parking sensors in Auckland’s downtown Wynyard Quarter and enabled its private 5G network for commercial use.

The network’s coverage spans Britomart, the Viaduct, Commercial Bay and Wynyard Quarter, as well as North Shore’s Takapuna.

Spark technology lead Renee Mateparae said 5G could allow one million devices to be connected per square kilometre on a continual basis, generating data to improve services and amenities for New Zealanders.

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Microsoft takes down hacking network with potential to disrupt election

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Microsoft obtained a court order to disrupt the largest botnet in the world.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

A group of tech companies dismantled a powerful hacking tool used by Russian attackers just three weeks before the US presidential election. On Monday, Microsoft announced actions against Trickbot, a Russian botnet that’s infected more than a million computers since 2016 and that’s behind scores of ransomware attacks. 

Cybersecurity experts have raised concerns about ransomware attacks casting doubt on election results. While a ransomware attack wouldn’t change votes and could only lock up machines, the chaos stirred by a cyberattack could create uncertainty about the outcome of the results. 

Election officials in most states have offline backup measures in the event of a ransomware attack, but have a harder time tackling the disinformation that comes with getting hacked.

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Cisco, Arista Cut to Neutral On Concern About Network Demand

Cisco Systems  (CSCO) – Get Report and Arista Networks  (ANET) – Get Report were downgraded by Citigroup analyst Jim Suva, who sees the coronavirus pandemic continuing to blunt corporate demand for networks.

Cisco has networking systems for internet communications and internet technology, and Arista has cloud networking solutions.

Suva cut his share-price targets to $43 from $48 for Cisco and to $230 from $290 for Arista. 

Cisco, San Jose, Calif., recently traded at $40.31, up 1.2%. The stock has slumped 16% year to date. 

Arista recently traded at $226.29, down 0.6%. The stock has gained 11% year to date. The S&P 500 has climbed 10% year to date

“It is clear to us that business and life will not return to the pre covid-19 normal,” Suva wrote in a commentary.

“While we recognize there is likely a permanent shift to a more flexible work environment, we

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Spark and NNNCo team up to create a roaming trans-Tasman LoRaWAN network

New Zealand telco Spark and Australian IoT network builder National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) announced an agreement on Monday that will allow LoRaWAN users to deploy on either side of the Tasman and roam on the other side of the ditch.

In order to implement the roaming arrangement, NNNCo’s enterprise platform, N2N-DL, has been integrated into Spark’s network core.

“Data from devices on the Spark NZ network will feed into N2N-DL giving customers access to data on a single platform from devices enrolled in either country,” the pair said.

“Spark can also do the same for customers with devices enrolled on the NNNCo network in Australia.”

One of the first customers of the network will be Parkable, a New Zealand parking app that is looking to expand in Australia.

“As the economy continues to be shaped by COVID-19, we could expect to see more partnerships like this; where carriers and

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Comcast Reaches 10G Technical Milestone Delivering 1.25 Gig Symmetrical Speeds in Trial Over a Live, All-Digital HFC Network

Trial shows future path to delivering multi-gigabit symmetrical speeds using Network Function Virtualization technology in a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network

Comcast today announced that it has achieved a 10G technical milestone in a trial delivering 1.25 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) upload and download speeds over a live production network using Network Function Virtualization (NFV) combined with the latest DOCSIS Technology.

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The trial also represents an important milestone on the path to deliver on the promise of the industry’s 10G platform, which aims to enable 10-gigabits-per-second speeds and beyond. (Graphic: Business Wire)

At a home in Jacksonville, Florida, technicians have installed the service which is based upon a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) that Comcast has deployed throughout the area. This advanced architecture includes a suite of software-powered networking technologies, including digital fiber optics, “Remote PHY” digital nodes, and a cloud-based, virtualized cable

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Hold Dish Network Stock For 6 Months To Beat The Market

Dish Network stock (NASDAQ: DISH) dropped 14% in the last one month to $28 currently. The decline was in line with the sell-off in the technology and cable industry over recent weeks. But will the company’s stock continue its downward trajectory over the coming weeks, or is a recovery in the stock imminent?

According to the Trefis Machine Learning Engine, which identifies trends in the company’s stock price data for the last 20 years, returns for Dish Network stock average 1.5% in the next one-month (21 trading days) period after experiencing a 14% drop over the previous month (21 trading days). Notably, though, the stock is very likely to outperform the S&P500 over the

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People feel most backed when their network is connected — ScienceDaily

It’s good to have friends and family to back you up when you need it — but it’s even better if your supporters are close with each other too, a new set of studies suggests.

Researchers found that people perceived they had more support from a group of friends or family who all knew and liked each other than from an identical number of close relationships who were not linked.

The results suggest that having a network of people to lean on is only part of what makes social support so beneficial to us, said David Lee, who led the study as a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at The Ohio State University.

“The more cohesive, the more dense this network you have, the more you feel you can rely on them for support,” said Lee, who is now an assistant professor of communication at the University at Buffalo.

“It matters

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Aliro Surges Ahead As The Leader In Quantum Network Technologies With New Products, Research, and Funding

“The quantum internet will enable transformative applications with wide-ranging societal impacts, including physics-based secure communications, ultra-precise long-baseline astronomy, and advances in medical imaging,” said Aliro Quantum CTO Prineha Narang, PhD. “But to build these networks, telecom and government organizations have an immediate need for accurate simulation and emulation tools. Aliro is proud to unveil pioneering research and simulation products, significant milestones on our mission to make quantum technologies accessible with a write-once-run-anywhere cloud platform.”

Aliro will introduce two new quantum simulation products with superior usability and accuracy to help quantum R&D departments significantly reduce the time and budget associated with distributed quantum computing development:

  • Aliro™ Q.Compute (AQC) is a hardware-independent quantum computing development environment with an intuitive UX, access to a variety of quantum computing backends, and a robust set of optimization schemes. AQC’s noise-expert compiler makes the necessary transformations to quantum circuits, freeing quantum R&D teams of constraint considerations
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