APPLE has done other phone makers a massive favour by launching the pricey iPhone X, according to a top expert. The £999 blower has “reset” the price of a top phone in our minds, making us willing to spend even more on handsets. When Apple launched the incredible new iPhone X in September last year, it was the most expensive handset it had ever made. The previous-generation iPhone 7 cost £599 at launch, but the iPhone X ranged anywhere from £999 right up to £1,149. According to top analyst Ben Wood, Apple’s phone launch has completely changed the way we look at the price of phones. “The £1,000 smartphone was something totally and utterly unthinkable just a couple of years ago,” he explained at a press briefing hosted by tech firm Lenovo and attended by The Sun Tech. “Now they’ve reset the kind of price cap in consumers’ mind,” he said, adding it’s “been helpful” to rival phone makers. … [Read more...] about How Apple has made us willing to spend MORE on our smartphones
Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action is urging Amazon, Apple, and YouTube to cut ties with NRATV. DirectTV, AT&T, Google, and Roku are also being pressured to make the break.According to Huff Post, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts released a statement saying, “NRATV is home to the NRA’s most dangerous and violence-inciting propaganda. It’s time for tech leaders to acknowledge their role in helping the NRA spread this dangerous content and cut it out.” She added, “We demand that Apple, Amazon, AT&T’s DIRECTV, Google and Roku all dump NRATV once and for all.”Brad Chase is friends with the father of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor. Chase launched a Change.org petition urging Amazon to end its relationship with NRATV. He said, “The NRA has long ignored its role in promoting gun violence and betrayed the names of good and responsible gun owners. It’s time to hold them, and their partners, … [Read more...] about Amazon, Apple, YouTube Urged to Cut Ties with NRATV
Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano is calling on her three million Twitter followers to boycott Amazon, Apple, and FedEx for one day, in hopes it will pressure the mega-corporations to break ties with the National Rifle Association. “THURSDAY! We are calling for a one-day boycott of @amazon @appletv @fedex. Pass it on. Don’t shop. Don’t stream. Don’t ship. As consumers we are demanding these companies sever ties with the @NRA. #march1NRABoycott #BoycottNRA #Enough,” Milano tweeted this week.Earlier the Charmed star tweeted to Amazon’s official Twitter handle: “Do you want to be known as a Pro-NRA company!? Because If you don’t cancel NRA TV, that’s exactly what you run the risk of becoming.” Milano’s calls come after Marjory Stone High School student David Hogg called for his Twitter followers to boycott Amazon and FedEx entirely. The high school senior has also said he will not return to school until … [Read more...] about Alyssa Milano Leads Charge for Boycott of Amazon, Apple, and FedEx over NRA
One of the biggest questions among Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shareholders is how the company will produce future growth in the face of slowing iPhone sales. The iconic device accounted for nearly 70% of the company's revenue in the most recent quarter, and sales of the iPhone increased a mere 3% year over year for the full fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017.The iPhone isn't Apple's only product, however, and the company still has several compelling opportunities to generate future growth, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale.Is this the Apple segment to Watch? Image source: Apple.Watch this categoryThe wearables market is one such opportunity. Growth in the industry is expected to average 20% in each of the next five years, according to a report by technology research firm CCS Insight. The largest portion of that market is smartwatches. As many as 71 million smartwatches are forecast to be sold in 2018, and that number could double to 140 million by 2022, resulting in a wearables … [Read more...] about Is Wearables Apple’s Next Big Growth Driver?
Quick thoughts on the Territorial Cup before we get to the Civil War: * No question, Arizona Stadium has been THE place for entertainment in the Pac-10 this season, with three down-to-the-wire games (Iowa, Cal and ASU). * Count the Holiday Bowl among the Thursday night losers. If Washington wins the Apple Cup — and assuming Oregon State loses and Stanford jumps into the BCS — the Huskies would head to the Alamo. That would leave the Holiday with an Arizona team carrying four consecutive losses and repeat-offender status (Cats lost the Holiday 33-0 last year). In that situation, Arizona just might be the most unwanted participant in Holiday history. * How long will the late-season collapse — culminating with two botched extra points in a rivalry-game loss — stick with Arizona? It’s the kind of meltdown that has the potential to hover over a program, and a head coach, for years. Now, about that Civil War … I fully expect the Beavers to play much better … [Read more...] about Pac-10 football: Picks of the Week (Civil War, Apple Cup and that other game)