Best Prime Day 2020 Apple deals so far: Save $10 on latest iPad now, but better sales may be coming

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Prime Day, which kicks off on Tuesday, may bring some of the best deals of the year on a range of Apple products. At the same time, Apple will also be holding a virtual event at which it’s expected to unveil the iPhone 12 (and possibly other new products). We’ll be covering both events in detail here at CNET, of course. 

Read more: iPhone 12 launch: How to watch Apple’s Oct. 13 event live

As to Prime Day: If last year’s event provides any guidance for what to expect in 2020, we could see the brand-new 10.2-inch iPad dip to $250 (and last year’s model sell for even less), the MacBook Air on sale for less than $900, new all-time low

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Global 5G Smartphone Sales Will Hit 250 Million in 2020

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics global 5G smartphone sales will surge 1,300 percent to a record 250 million units in 2020. Apple iPhone, Huawei, and Samsung are driving the 5G smartphone market higher this year.

Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “We forecast global 5G smartphone sales to soar 1,300 percent from 18 million units in 2019 to a record 250 million in 2020. The 5G category is the main engine of smartphone growth today and for the next decade.”

Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “A quarter-billion 5G smartphones will be sold worldwide in 2020. China and United States are the two largest 5G countries. Apple iPhone, Huawei, and Samsung are the top-three brands that together will capture two-thirds of all 5G smartphone sales globally this year.”

Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, added “The 5G category

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TSMC Leads Chipmakers’ Sales Surge Ahead of New iPhones

(Bloomberg) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reported a stronger-than-expected 22% rise in quarterly sales, buoyed by orders from its largest customers including Apple Inc.

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The world’s largest contract chipmaker saw revenue for the three months to September climb to a record NT$356.4 billion ($12.4 billion), up from NT$293 billion a year earlier, according to Bloomberg calculations based on monthly sales data disclosed by TSMC. Fellow Taiwanese chipmakers United Microelectronics Corp. and MediaTek Inc. on Thursday also reported strong sales, suggesting a broad recovery in the industry.

TSMC in July raised its 2020 outlook, saying that revenue this year will grow by more than 20% in dollar terms. Sales for the first nine months of the year suggests that Apple’s main iPhone chipmaker is on track to meet its growth forecast as the Covid-19 pandemic fueled demand for home computing equipment.

The company’s business typically revs up in the

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Videogames Boosting PC, Peripheral Sales: 4 Stocks to Watch

Demand for laptops, PCs and computer peripherals have seen astounding growth over the past few months, thanks to the pandemic that has compelled people to work and learn from home. Also, people are playing video games like never before and this in turn is boosting PC and peripheral sales.

Per a recent report by analyst firm IDC, gaming PCs and monitor shipment will reach almost 50 million units globally. If health experts are believed, the situation isn’t by going to change anytime soon, and this new normal will only help boost sales of PCs and peripherals.

Videogame Sales Boosting PC, Peripherals Sales

Per a new report from IDC, gaming PCs and monitor shipments will increase 16.2% year over year in 2020, reaching 49.6 million units globally. Through the year 2024, shipments will continue to rise to 61.9 million at a CAGR of 5.7%.

Moreover, IDC forecasts that gaming PC shipments

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How AI Is Transforming The Future Of Sales

CEO of Regalix Inc.

B2B buyers today expect a customized and seamless buying experience backed by value-added insights from the seller. A recent study shows that 89% of business buyers rank the experience provided by a company at the same level as its products and services, and 82% are ready to pay more for a great experience. Given this reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have the potential to transform sales forever, as they offer organizations the power to build strategic, adaptive sales processes that can be tailored to enrich each customer’s buying experience.

The Power Of AI

As a McKinsey research shows, companies that have pioneered the use of AI in sales have seen benefits, including an increase in leads and appointments of more than 50%, cost reductions of 40% to 60% and call time reductions of 60% to 70%. Here are four important ways AI

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Samsung likely to post 35% surge in third-quarter profit as smartphone sales recover

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a person holding a sign: FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul


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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], analysts said.

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip supplier, is scheduled to announce preliminary July-September operating profit and revenue on Thursday.

Profit likely rose 35% to 10.5 trillion won (£7.04 billion) from the same period a year earlier, according to Refinitiv SmartEstimate, derived from analyst estimates weighted toward those more consistently accurate. Revenue likely rose 3%.

While Samsung’s overall chip business was muted, analysts said orders from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei likely propped up sales.

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PREVIEW-Samsung likely to post 35% surge in Q3 profit as smartphone sales recover

By Joyce Lee

SEOUL, Oct 7 (Reuters)Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s 005930.KS September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd HWT.UL, analysts said.

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip supplier, is scheduled to announce preliminary July-September operating profit and revenue on Thursday.

Profit likely rose 35% to 10.5 trillion won ($9.07 billion) from the same period a year earlier, according to Refinitiv SmartEstimate, derived from analyst estimates weighted toward those more consistently accurate. Revenue likely rose 3%.

While Samsung’s overall chip business was muted, analysts said orders from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei likely propped up sales. Huawei is likely to have built stockpiles before U.S. sanctions from mid-September prevented it from buying chips made using U.S. technology without a license, analysts said.

Last year Samsung’s chip business accounted for roughly

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Samsung likely to post 35per cent surge in third-quarter profit as smartphone sales recover

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, analysts said.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul. Picture taken January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s September-quarter profit likely surged more than a third, fuelled by strong smartphone sales and a rush order of memory chips from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, analysts said.

Samsung, the world’s biggest memory chip supplier, is scheduled to announce preliminary July-September operating profit and revenue on Thursday.

Profit likely rose 35per cent to 10.5 trillion won (US$9.07 billion) from the same period a year earlier, according to Refinitiv SmartEstimate, derived from analyst estimates weighted toward those more consistently accurate. Revenue likely rose 3per cent.

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Sci-Tech Daresbury collaboration leads to sales rise

The continued impact of the collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury led to a strong rise in overall sales last year, according to new figures.

Income was up 27 per cent – a 5 per cent increase on 2018 – as shown through a campus survey of 117 companies.

It also found that more than 70 per cent of firms on site are collaborating with at least one of their neighbours, generating approximately £10m in sales and cost savings.

Exports for those on campus sit at 29 per cent, with Europe remaining the key market and accounting for 50 per cent of all international sales.

Elsewhere, the survey revealed that more than 240 new products and services were developed in 2019 – nearly double that of the previous year and the highest ever figure for the campus. Sci-Tech Daresbury companies also created a net increase of 162 jobs during the period.

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DZS Bolsters Executive Leadership, Technology, Operations and Sales Team

Industry luminaries join DZS as company builds 5G and Fiber Access momentum

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DZS (NASDAQ: DZSI), a global provider of fixed and mobile packet, optical transport and connected premises solutions to service providers and enterprises, today announced several new appointments to its executive leadership, technology and operations team. The new leaders bring cutting-edge technology and best practice expertise that will continue to fuel DZS’ growth in the rapidly evolving 5G and Fiber Access Markets.

“Since joining the DZS team in early August, we have been strategically and systematically assembling an experienced leadership team that is poised to take DZS to a whole new level,” said Charlie Vogt, President and CEO of DZS. “The acceleration of 5G, fiber deep, smart homes, connected building/city solutions and software defined roadmaps are redefining the possibilities of tomorrow. Every company’s success is amplified by their people

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