Following tough year, the global 5G smartphone market predicted to see significant growth

The global 5G smartphone market saw a ‘steep reduction’ in demand during the first two quarters of 2020

A new study concludes that the global 5G smartphone market size is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 122.7% from 2020 to 2027. While the market of next-gen smartphones reached 12.42 million units in 2019, the first two quarters of 2020 saw a “steep reduction” in demand, according to the study from Polaris Market Research.

However, the global 5G smartphone market is expected to rebound starting in the Q3 and Q4 of 2020 and should maintain its momentum during the forecast period. This return to growth is considered to be the result of the market’s increasing ability to provide high-speed internet connectivity and coverage as well as the ability of 5G phones to provide improved reliability in comparison to 4G-based smartphones.

Further, new 5G product launches, particularly in

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Tough September Is Finally Over

Apple investors can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The past month was Apple’s worst in the stock market since February 2020, and the toughest month of September since the 2008 Great Recession: -10%.

As the graph below illustrates, Apple stock fell off a cliff in the first part of the month, finally recovering only in the last five trading days. Compared to the rest of the FAAMG group, Apple underperformed in September by more than 1 percentage point. Against the S&P 500, Apple shares lagged by even more: 6.5 percentage points.

Valuation-driven correction

From a business fundamentals perspective, there wasn’t much about the month of September that could fully explain the drastic swing in Apple share price. In my view, the 22% top-to-bottom decline can be almost completely justified by a correction in valuations that had skyrocketed in August.

On the bearish side, in addition to the

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Thinkware’s Tough M1 Action Camera System Smooths Out Your Motorcycle Ride Videos

I reviewed a lot of dash cameras this summer and it was time to try something a little bit different: a dash cam for my motorcycle. The first one to arrive was the Thinkware M1 Motorsports Cam system. This system features two high definition video cameras in basically nuclear explosion-proof cases, a central control box with a built-in GPS antenna, and a wired remote control that goes on your handlebars. The system works just like a dash cam system in a car in that it is always recording once you start up your bike, but the remote control system lets you record longer sections of video if you want to capture a longer ride or a specific incident that happens in front of you. It

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