Shipments of 5G smartphones to emerging markets rose by 6.5% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the first three months of the year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that the total shipments of smartphones to these markets dropped by 5% in the same period.
Telco providers Tangerine Telecom, amaysim, and tech giant Apple earned top recognition at this year’s 2021 WhistleOut Awards.
The iPhone 12 has dominated the best-sellers list for the first quarter of 2021, both in terms of volume and revenue, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Production of the iPhone 12 at Foxconn's plant in India's Tamil Nadu state has fallen by more than half due to employees being hit by COVID-19, the British news agency Reuters reports.
Before iOS 14.5, it was not possible to use 5G data connectivity on an iPhone 12 when using both the eSIM and a second physical SIM, but as you can see from the attached image, iOS 14.5 has solved this problem.
The cost of the blended materials for the iPhone 12 with 128GB of NAND flash comes to about US$415 (A$537), an increase of 21% over the iPhone 11, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says after the latest bill of materials analysis by its own component research practice.
Samsung's next flagship device, the Galaxy S21, is expected to perform better than the S20, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says, adding however that shipments would fall far short of the 2019 flagship, the S10.
The demand for 5G smartphones will increase next year with 39% of users indicating that their devices "must support 5G", with the figure going up to 58% for those who planned to upgrade, the telecommunications analyst firm Telsyte says.
Despite having to delay the launch of its iPhone 12, Apple has continued to be the top OEM in the US in 3Q 2020, with strong sales, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research reports.
Australia's second largest telco, Singtel Optus, has started offering all models of the iPhone 12 for sale from 7 November (Saturday), including the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 Mini.
If there’s one company worth thinking about when it comes to what goes into 5G handsets, then Qualcomm springs to mind.
The smartphone market in China during the third quarter fell by 8% quarter-on-quarter and 15% on a year-on-year comparison, with 83 million units being shipped, the technology analyst firm Canalys says.
The race for the perfect smartphone case continues, as each company makes the case that its iPhone 12 case offers the best-case scenario for protection, killing germs, protecting screens and even being better at letting 5G signals arrive with 'performance optimisation'.
A day ahead of Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro arriving at retail tomorrow, Telstra has released information about its new 5G coverage checker, a new AR feature in the MyTelstra app delivering an AR experience around the iPhone 12, and its new trade-in offer for old devices.
The force is with Belkin, and magnetically so, with Belkin's new MagSafe compatible chargers and "first-of-its-kind" screen protection getting special mention during Apple's iPhone 12 keynote, and plenty of attention.
During Apple's iPhone 12 launch today, Telstra's logo was right up there with other global telcos as one of Apple's important 5G partners, with Telstra to offer all four iPhone 12 models for "a powerful 5G experience".
A new survey from phone and Internet comparison site WhistleOut shows "strong Australian interest in the new iPhone 12 range" and that "iPhone fans are willing to pay more for their handsets than other people" - but will they go on payment plans or buy outright?
Australian technology firm JigSpace had its five minutes of fame during the Apple launch early this morning, with its app being used to demonstrate the new LiDAR and 5G capabilities of the iPhones that were released.
Let the upgrade supercycle begin anew! From a new HomePod Mini that sells for $99 in the US and $149 in Australia, through to four new 5G-equipped iPhone 12 models that will set off the biggest upgrade cycle for Apple and its customers yet, Apple is proof that the best is always yet to come.
As was leaked on Twitter, Apple's iPhone 12 models are being launched on October 13, at 10am PDT at the Apple Park Campus, which is 4am AEDT October 14 in Australia - with four iPhone 12 models expected.
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