Verizon’s iPhone 12 deals include free phones for switchers, upgrade discounts

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Verizon is offering iPhone 12 discount if you meet the right criteria. 


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Looking for the new iPhone 12 on Verizon? The carrier has some deals if you meet the right criteria. 

Fresh off of the announcement that it has turned on its new 5G nationwide network, the nation’s largest carrier on Tuesday announced its deals for Apple’s latest iPhones. As with prior years, those who are switching to Verizon will be able to get an iPhone 12 for free when they trade-in “select” phones and sign up for either a Do More, Play More or Get More unlimited plan. 


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Why China could be key to 5G upgrade ‘supercycle’

GUANGZHOU, China — Apple’s iPhone 12 range with 5G connectivity is going to be very important in China and key to achieving what analysts are calling an upgrade “supercycle.”

5G refers to next-generation mobile networks promising super-fast data speeds.

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled four new 5G-capable iPhone models. While 5G networks are in their infancy, China’s networks have been pushing quickly to expand coverage.

That has led to a surge in 5G smartphone sales, particularly from domestic players like Huawei.

Apple is now joining the party, a big move in a market that accounts for around 15% of the U.S. tech giant’s total sales.

“If we look back to (the) second quarter of the year, almost half of the smartphones shipped in China had 5G connectivity,” Will Wong, research manager at IDC, told CNBC. “Among the top 5 vendors in China, Apple was the only one without a 5G model.

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The iPhone 12 is supposed to be a blowout upgrade. But COVID-19 could change that

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This year, Apple introduced four iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 12 Mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.


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Apple’s iPhone 12 family hits the market at an extraordinary time — with the coronavirus pandemic leaving tens of millions of people out of jobs and kicking off a recession that has thrown everything into a state of uncertainty. The new phones feature a boxier look, a magnetic attachment called MagSafe and, yes, super-fast 5G, but the price tag of these typically premium gadgets may be more important than ever. 

Rivals have already responded to the economic and health crisis. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE, a budget phone with high-end specs wrapped in a plastic housing that helps push its price down to $700 from the $1,000 price tag for its

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Analysts Predict Apple’s iPhone 12 to Outperform Global Smartphone Market in 2020 with Significant Upgrade Cycle in Q4

 

Apple is set to announce its new line-up of iPhones later today. This will mark a significant moment in the rollout of 5G and will be an opportunity for Apple to have a large upgrade cycle.

 

Counterpoint’s Research Director Tom Kang: “Apple has done a great job outperforming the global smartphone market. During the COVID-19 low point in Q2 2020, Apple was helped by the timely launch of the iPhone SE, which created a new, low price point for iPhones at $399. It helped Apple get through the worst months of COVID-19 and its lockdown periods.

 

In addition, the iPhone 11 has proved to have great longevity, still selling over one million devices per week on the brink of a refresh.

 

The SE and iPhone 11 helped maintain momentum through Q3 as the general market remained negative.”

 

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COVID-19 has hit the market hard in 2020 but some parts of the

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S&P 500 Gains 57 Points Ahead of Earnings, Huge Apple and Amazon Events, Ford Stock Gets an Upgrade

The S&P 500 Index (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) gained nearly 1.7% on Oct. 12, a huge day for the index that makes up some 80% of the entire U.S. stock market’s value. With the exception of materials, every sector closed higher today, but tech did the heavy lifting. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF gained 3%. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) gained 6.2% today, while Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) closed up 4.5% and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL)(NASDAQ: GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), picked up 4%. Combined, that’s $7.4 trillion in market cap gaining more than 4.5% on average.

Why the big day? A combination of factors, including Wall Street analyst upgrades, optimism that Congress could reach a deal on stimulus, and high hopes as earnings season gets under way — not to mention a couple of big events coming up for Apple and Amazon. Shares of auto giant Ford (NYSE: F) joined Apple in

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Preorder Info: Editions, Next-Gen Upgrade Details, And More

Destiny 2’s fourth year begins next month, and Bungie isn’t slouching when it comes to celebrating it. Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the next major expansions for Bungie’s shooter-MMO is out November 10, bringing with it a new era for the game. The expansion includes a new campaign, location, and tons of smaller changes to an already huge game. Beyond Light is available to preorder on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia, and is coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as well. As always, there are a number of different editions to get.

Season 11, called Season of Arrivals, kicked off in Destiny 2 back in June, continuing the story of the Guardians in their ongoing battle to save humanity. The chain of events in Season 11 will lead into the upcoming expansion. As a new power emerges from the ancient pyramid ship above Europa, Jupiter’s frozen moon,

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Apple to Outperform Global Smartphone Market in 2020; iPhone Refresh to See Significant Upgrade Cycle in Q4

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SEOUL, South Korea and NEW DELHI and HONG KONG and SAN DIEGO and LONDON and BUENOS AIRES, Argentina and MUMBAI, India, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Apple is set to announce its new line-up of iPhones on October 13. This will mark a significant moment in the rollout of 5G and will be an opportunity for Apple to have a large upgrade cycle.

Commenting on Apple sales in 2020, Research Director Tom Kang said, “Apple has done a great job outperforming the global smartphone market. During the COVID-19 low point in Q2 2020, Apple was helped by the timely launch of the iPhone SE, which created a new, low price point for iPhones at $399. It helped Apple get through the worst months of COVID-19 and its lockdown periods. In

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Should You Upgrade Your PC With The RTX 3080 Or Buy A New PS5 Or Xbox Series X?

As we (Tirias Research) and countless other tech review sites have reported, having new consumer graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s new Ampere GPU are a major performance boost for gaming and creative PCs. However, when you combine this with price points starting at just $499 (for the GeForce RTX 3070), a critical mass of major game titles supporting Nvidia’s ray tracing technology, the growth of esports, and a COVID-19 epidemic that is increasing consumer PC use, you have a major market inflection point. This inflection point combines new technology, increased performance and functionality, and new price points that is sure to drive demand for high performance PCs and high-performance graphics.

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Simultaneously, game consoles are receiving a generational upgrade that is at similar price points to previous generations

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First benchmark indicates A14 is major upgrade from A13

Benchmarks for the iPad Air 4 have seemingly surfaced, indicating the A14 Bionic expected to be used in the “iPhone 12” range offers more performance than the high-powered A13 Bionic and the iPad Pro’s A12Z Bionic.

Apple is due to launch the “iPhone 12” in the near future, and the fourth-generation iPad Air hasn’t gone on sale yet, meaning no-one has been able to try out the latest tablet model to see how responsive the new A14 system-on-chip is in use. In benchmarks spotted by Twitter user “Ice Universe” offers what could be the first benchmark for the tablet, and a first glimpse of what could be powering the 2020 iPhone models.

The single GeekBench benchmark for an “iPad13,2” from October 2 indicates it is a tablet with the motherboard number J308AP. Serial leaker “l0vetodream” pointed out the J308AP refers to the iPad Air 4 with cellular, rather

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Wellview Announces Brand Refresh and Technology Upgrade

Wellview, the industry’s leading digital health platform with integrated behavioral health and chronic condition management, has launched a brand refresh to its visual identity, including a redesigned website and digital product experience. The rebrand reflects the outstanding clinical and cost-saving outcomes that Wellview’s rapidly growing client base is achieving, not to mention record-breaking member engagement of up to 91% and a 99% user satisfaction rating.

“Our next-generation approach to healthcare deserved a next-generation look,” says Wellview CEO and Co-Founder, James Story. “Now, more than ever before, people need easy access to cost-effective health resources. Wellview builds 21st-century care. Our unique approach to understanding an individual’s health behaviors through data and conversations is changing the landscape and setting the new standard for employer-sponsored health care.”

Gartner, the world’s leading information technology and advisory company, finds that patients report higher satisfaction when care is coordinated. Behavioral healthcare engagement creates consumers who are

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