Kuo: Apple’s huge lineup of products for early 2020 includes AirPower alternative

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Apple hasn't given up on wireless charging pads.
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Apple is planning a huge lineup of products for early 2020, including a brand-new AirPower alternative, according to reliable TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Fans can also look forward to a low-cost iPhone, upgrades to iPad Pro and the MacBook lineup, high-end headphones, and more before the summer.

Prepare your wallets for one hell of a beating!

Ming-Chi Kuo: Coronavirus could hurt Apple 2021 iPhone production

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The impact of coronavirus in China could hurt Apple in 2021.
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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo warns that Apple could experience product shipment delays and other risks if the deadly coronavirus spreading in China is not significantly contained before March.

In a note to investors Wednesday obtained by Cult of Mac, the respected soothsayer also warned that the coronavirus has caused consumer confidence in a market Apple has been trying to grow, especially with smartphones.

Wall Street analysts go all-out bullish on record Apple earnings

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With strong iPhone sales and improvements in China consumer sales, Wall Street analyst can say enough good things about Apple.
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Apple’s first-quarter results have triggered confidence among analysts that the future of the company is stronger than ever on the back of the iPhone.

Wall Street analysts began reporting Wednesday their thoughts on the tech giant – everything from strong sales growth in China, to rumors of a new low-cost iPhone to a 5G-ready mobile later this year.

Latest iPhone was 1 out of every 10 smartphones sold in US last quarter

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Latest iPhone was 1 out of every 10 smartphones sold in US last quarter
The iPhone had a great Q4 2019.
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The iPhone 11 reportedly accounted for a massive 1 out of 10 of all smartphones sold in Europe and the United States during the last quarter of 2019. The iPhone also made market share gains in every major market — including the big five European countries, the US, China, Japan, and Australia.

As if people needed another reason to be wowed by Apple after its blow away earnings call Tuesday!

iOS 13 has now been installed on 70% of all devices

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Have you upgraded yet?
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Apple’s big iOS 13 update has now made its way to an impressive 70% of all iPhones and 57% of all iPads, Cupertino’s latest data reveals.

Just 23% of Apple smartphones are running iOS 12, while a mere 7% are running an earlier version of its software. A whopping 77% of all devices introduced in the last four years have been upgraded.

Apple debuts HomePod in India at its cheapest price yet

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Apple debuts HomePod in India at its cheapest price yet
Apple has rolled out HomePod in a new market.
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Apple has reduced the price of HomePod to $280, a further reduction on the $349 it charged initially for its smart speaker. Unfortunately, you’ll have to be living in India to take advantage of it.

Having released the HomePod in 2018 in the United States, Apple has finally launched it in India. This heavily populated market is comparable in size to China. However, Apple has not yet been able to make too many inroads in terms of sales.

Dropbox finally gets a dark mode on iPhone and iPad

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The latest Dropbox update finally brings dark mode to iPhone and iPad.

The feature works alongside your system settings, so it can be enabled and disabled automatically based on your dark mode schedule. That means Dropbox will no longer blind you at night.

Today in Apple history: ‘The Diesel’ becomes Apple COO

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Apple CEO Michael Spindler headed the company during trying times in the 1990s.
Michael Spindler's COO promotion put him on the path to being named future chief executive.
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January 29: Today in Apple history: Michael H. Spindler, aka 'The Diesel,' is named new Apple COO January 29, 1990: Apple CEO John Sculley appoints Michael H. Spindler as the company’s new chief operating officer.

Nicknamed “The Diesel” on account of his work ethic, Spindler’s new job continues his upward trajectory at Apple. Three years later, he will become CEO.

First Apple Store in India might not open this year

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Until real Apple Stores open in India, this is what customers have to use instead.
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Apple’s first retail store in India reportedly won‘t open in time for the launch of the 2020 iPhone. And even online sales allegedly won’t begin until the second half of this year.

There have supposedly been problems in Apple’s efforts to begin selling iPhones and other devices directly to consumers in India.