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How the iPhone 12 delay played into Apple’s hands

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Analyst firm Counterpoint Research said the delayed release of the iPhone 12 last year actually played into Apple’s hands.

Counterpoint calculated that smartphone sales in Europe fell 14% in 2020 from the previous year, while iPhone sales were down 4%. Users began to save money, while many could not or did not want to visit retail stores and buy new devices.

April was the worst month of the year, with sales falling nearly 50% from 2019. In September, the coronavirus situation escalated, leading to new store closings across Europe. Thus, at the end of the year, the market fell again, despite Apple’s best efforts.

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However, Apple was still doing better than the market as a whole. The decision to delay the release of the iPhone 12 paid off for two reasons. First, it enabled the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE to demonstrate amazing durability and consistently sell well in many markets throughout the year. Secondly, it has increased the demand for new iPhone smartphones that are selling well. In fact, the iPhone 12 had the most successful launch of any Apple device. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple hit a record 30% share.

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Step aside, Geely! Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make smartphones

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Step aside Geely Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make

Nio, which is known in China for its electric vehicles, intends to develop a new market. They plan to develop and produce smartphones there.

Step aside, Geely!  Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make smartphones

On August 4, the manufacturer registered a division of Nio Mobile Technologies Co Ltd with a starting capital of $100 million. The division is headquartered in Shanghai and co-founders include Nio President Qin Lihong. According to media reports, the company is preparing the first smartphone in 2023, while it will be cheaper than the iPhone. Smartphones are expected to be released once a year.

In addition to smartphones, the new company will sell mobile devices, wearable electronics, hardware solutions for artificial intelligence and communication devices. There will also be software development.

By the way, earlier the Chinese car manufacturer Geely acquired Meizu to also enter the mobile electronics market.

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Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that disappeared on smartphones with FaceID

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Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that

Apple has released the fifth developer beta of iOS 16, which has received many new features and visual changes. One of them was the battery percentage icon, which users have not seen since the iPhone X.

Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that disappeared on smartphones with FaceID

The fact is that with the release of models equipped with FaceID, there was no room left on the screen for percentages, so you had to turn on the Control Center or use widgets. In the latest iOS 16 beta, percentages will be displayed inside the battery icon in the status bar.

Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that disappeared on smartphones with FaceID

At the same time, according to the source, this feature will appear on the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, but will not be available on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini. Perhaps the situation will change by the release.

iOS 16 itself should be released in September along with the iPhone 14, but it is not yet known exactly when this will happen. Note that the company may postpone the release of iPadOS 16 for a month. According to media reports, this is due to problems with the Stage Manager function.

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Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed that Apple will show an AR headset as early as 2023 and called it the most revolutionary solution since the iPhone

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Ming Chi Kuo confirmed that Apple will show an AR headset

Analyst and insider Ming-Chi Kuo burst out with another prediction about future Apple products. According to him, the appearance of an augmented reality headset may take place as early as 2023, it will become the most revolutionary solution in the consumer category after the iPhone.

Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed that Apple will show an AR headset as early as 2023 and called it the most revolutionary solution since the iPhone

According to the analyst, initial shipments will be low due to the high price of premium AR headsets. Kuo again claims that the cost of the first versions will be approximately $2,500.

Rumors also attribute the base model of the headset to an M2 processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM. There is no data on the most powerful model yet.

Earlier it was already reported that the first version of the headset will be released in 2023, the second – in 2024. Initially, the models will be “sharpened” for games. It was also claimed that the announcement and release of the novelty was postponed due to problems with overheating.

Previously, Kuo already announced the most important update for the front camera of the iPhone 14.

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