Apple’s iPhone 12 launch with 5G will complete the smartphone equation to make speedier wireless access a reality in the US. And coverage with broader price points will spur upgrades into 2021.
Analysts are expecting the iPhone 12 family–iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max–to all feature 5G. The models are rumored to cover a wide range of price points including the $400 to $700 range where the growth will be.
Now Android devices have been all over 5G, but Apple represents the 46% of the market in the US, according to Counterpoint Research. In addition, 5G devices have typically been reserved for the premium market until recently.
Apple’s iPhone 12 series will ensure the two leading smartphone platforms are 5G equipped. As a result, analysts are betting on another supercycle for the iPhone, or a once in a decade upgrade cycle.
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives lays out the 5G upgrade argument for Apple.
Across the board we are seeing an uptick around production and pent up demand for the slate of iPhone 12 models (expecting 4 new models) set to be unveiled next week in this launch event. In particular we are seeing Apple and its Asian suppliers anticipate stepped-up demand for the larger 6.7-inch model which is raising the overall iPhone 12 expectations heading into this “once in a decade” potential launch. We continue to believe the line in the sand a few months ago was between 65 million to 70 million 5G iPhone 12 units and now has moved into the 75 million+ range with 80 million a stretch goal. Importantly, with our estimation that 350 million of 950 million iPhones worldwide are currently in the window of an upgrade opportunity, we believe this will translate into an unprecedented
Get Ready for More Football… TSL Games to Air Weekday Evenings on FS1 Starting Tuesday, Oct. 27
FOX Sports Secures Option to Acquire Minority Equity Stake in TSL
Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports and The Spring League (TSL) announced an extensive, multi-year agreement to televise TSL games beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27. Featuring some of the brightest up-and-coming prospects in the game, TSL football will air weekdays on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on FS1. As part of the agreement, FOX Sports also secures an option to acquire a minority equity stake in TSL.
TSL’s 2020 fall season features six teams, competing in a 12-game format spanning four weeks from the Alamodome in San Antonio. The season culminates in a championship matchup the week of Monday, Nov. 23, exact date and time to be announced at a later date.
“As we’ve said time and time again, FOX is football. We’re excited to add TSL to our already robust football programming lineup complementing our NFL and college football coverage,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports. “We believe in TSL’s mission as a developmental league and we are excited to grow with them in partnership over the coming years.”
“Given the reduction in roster sizes heading into NFL training camps this year and the cancellation of the CFL season, it was critical to accelerate our League expansion and provide additional development opportunities for players this fall,” said Brian Woods, CEO of The Spring League. “We also wanted to seize the opportunity to play TSL games when America traditionally watches football. Our plan will be to return to the Spring season in 2021.”
TSL enters its fourth season this year as the premier professional football development league in the United States and abroad. Since 2017, TSL has seen almost 100
COLCHESTER, England, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Seatrade Cruise Virtual (5-8 October 2020), slated to be the largest gathering of the cruise industry in 2020, announces programming highlights for its first-ever virtual conference. The four-day forum, themed “The New Cruise Journey,” will include an exclusive fireside chat between BBC World News and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), as well as its annual Professional Women in Cruise panel, spotlighting female leaders in the industry.
“Knowledge exchange is one of the most powerful tools we have to prepare for cruising’s comeback,” says Chiara Giorgi, Global Brand and Event Director for Seatrade Cruise. “Bringing together leading industry innovators for open conversations and invaluable insights at a pivotal time will serve the cruise community in identifying opportunities and solutions as we look ahead toward 2021.”
Programming highlights for Seatrade Cruise Virtual 2020 include:
ARMCHAIR CHAT | Recharting the Course: Inspiring Cruise Confidence
Tuesday 6 October | 5:00 PM BST/12:00 PM EDT
BBC World News broadcast journalist Lucy Hockings and CLIA Global Chair Adam Goldstein, host an armchair chat about about how the cruise industry is helping the travel and tourism sector to forge a path towards long-term, sustainable recovery. While facing COVID-19 related challenges, how has the cruise industry used the pause in operations to identify and implement enhanced public health protocols, and propel sustainability tourism initiatives forward? This discussion will take a closer look at the cruise industry’s continuous evolution and responsible tourism best practices that make cruising a great way to experience the world.
PANEL | Professional Women in Cruise: Reflecting on Role Models
Thursday 8 October | 3:30 PM BST/10:30 AM EDT
While navigating difficult times, it is more important than ever to have the support of a strong team of colleagues to help fuel aspiration and
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Dobama Theatre has announced a lineup of alternative programming, including filmed performances and a virtual theatre festival in lieu of live productions for the 2020-21 season.
“The 20/21 season will be a year of intermission, transition, and transformation. We are thrilled to reveal our plans for a year of exciting alternative artistic programming, investment in new play development, and engagement with our shared community,” said the theatre’s artistic director Nathan Motta in a press release. “We also look forward to sharing bold anti-racism and anti-bias action plans in the coming months as we hold ourselves accountable to the vital work of dismantling harmful antiquated theatre practices and creating a welcoming, equitable, and safe artmaking organization. Dobama Theatre will emerge from this moment stronger, focused, more equitable, and with renewed purpose.”
Headlining the schedule is the Immersive Theatre Festival, set for October 15-25, featuring interactive theatrical experiences including a performance of “Torso Book Club” by Northeast Ohio’s Shadow of the Run immersive theatre company.
The offerings also include “The Soliloquy Project,” a series of short films featuring memorable monologues from previous Dobama productions and notable contemporary playwrights; a filmed version of “How to Be a Respectable Junkie,” a play that premiered on the Dobama stage back in 2017; “Quarantine Q&As” on Zoom with artists involved in the theatre’s 2021 season; and online masterclasses with Motta and other Dobama artists.
Dobama Theatre, which calls itself Cleveland’s off-Broadway theatre, announced three plays in various stages of development, too. “What We Look Like” is B.J. Tindal’s dramedy about a Black family that moves to a suburban white neighborhood. “The Land of Oz” is a musical based on the second book in L. Frank Baum’s Oz series and will be Dobama’s holiday show once the theater is able to reopen at
Gadget maker Wyze, best known for its series of low-cost security cameras, is expanding further beyond its core product line to include new devices in the audio and smart home markets. The company is announcing three new products today: a pair of over-the-ear noise-canceling headphones, a video doorbell, and a smart thermostat. Those join the company’s cameras, fitness band, and smart versions of various household appliances like a lock, lightbulb, and wall plug.
Much like how China-based gadget maker Anker used its USB charging line as a springboard into the broader consumer electronics business, Wyze is using its cameras and its extremely low prices as a way to fashion an entire family of branded products that now extend beyond just the smart home market.
And the prices for at least one of its new products are indeed competitive. The new Wyze Video Doorbell costs $29.99 and is available for preorder starting today, while the company’s new headphones and thermostat will go up for preorder on September 29th and October 6th. Wyze isn’t publicly disclosing pricing for those last two products until preorders go live, but it’s safe to say they’ll be priced quite a bit below most of the competition, as is Wyze’s consistent approach.
Wyze says its video doorbell requires a hardwired connection and it comes with 1080p video recording, night vision, IP65 weather resistance, and two-way audio. It also comes with the same set of cloud capabilities as its cameras, including full-length motion recording and person detection with a Cam Plus add-on subscription service as well as free cloud storage on a two-week rolling basis.
The doorbell also comes with Wyze’s custom wireless chime and all of the materials required for mounting, and the system supports multiple chimes in the event you want to play more