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8 minutes ago, BestB said:

which country has rolled out 5G as of now?

I am sure you will find far better answers then mine on Google regarding the exact current implementation. But many EU nations will start providing the service in 2020-2021 and Switzerland will have it end of 2019 - other nations around the world will follow. Qatar currently may be the only nation to provide the 5G network.


My point is that if you want to buy a new phone on 10th september and have to shoove it away in 2020 because not 5G compatible, then maybe a bit of patience may be a smarter.

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On 8/31/2019 at 9:17 AM, keith101 said:

Why would people pay so much for a phone that's designed to last less than 2 years before breaking down which is why you see so many second hand ones for sale as well as those who just have to have the latest to show their friends .

Damn, I must have received faulty phones from Apple! My first iPhone lasted 6 years before I gave it away and the second is going along nicely and will soon pass the 2-year mark. Damn you, Apple, they're supposed to break down after 2 years according to Keith101 so you must have supplied me with a dud!

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Apple reveals triple-camera iPhone; $5 monthly streaming TV undercuts Disney

By Stephen Nellis and Noel Randewich


2019-09-10T181418Z_1_LYNXNPEF891UO_RTROPTP_4_APPLE-IPHONE.JPGCEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam


CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc <AAPL.O> caught up with hardware rivals on Tuesday by revealing a triple-camera iPhone, and it rolled out a streaming TV service priced at $5 a month, undercutting Disney and Netflix.


The announcements came at the company's biggest marketing event, where it unveils its top products for the year ahead, and showcased an aggressive Apple ready to battle on price.


The long-awaited Apple TV+ streaming television service will be available in over 100 countries, starting in November.


Buyers of an iPhone, iPad or Mac will get a free year of streaming TV, potentially drawing hundreds of millions of viewers to the service. That catapults the new service into a rarified group of companies.


"I think the pricing on the Apple TV service was definitely a positive surprise," said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles. "That's why you're seeing the hammering in some of the other video service-related names like Netflix, Amazon and Roku. Clearly, that was a positive that people were happy to hear."


There was no bundle with Apple Music or other services as some analysts had expected. But Ben Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies, said the TV service, a $5 a month "Arcade" gaming service and the base model iPhone 11, seem designed to draw in users for the longer term.


"We weren't expecting Apple Arcade and particularly Apple TV to be priced as aggressively as they were," Bajarin said. "They know once consumers get into their ecosystem, they don't leave."


Apple said its new iPhone 11 will come with two back cameras, including an ultra wide-angle lens and the next generation of microchips, the A13. Prices start at $699, down from last year's new iPhone that started at $749.


The more expensive iPhone 11 Pro will have three cameras on the back - wide angle, telephoto and ultra-wide. It can create videos with all three back cameras and the front camera at the same time and starts at $999. The iPhone 11 Pro Max with a bigger screen starts at $1,099. The new phones are available to order Friday and will start shipping Sept. 20.


Rivals including Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> already sell phones with three cameras on the back. While Apple once tested the upper limits of what consumers would pay for a phone, it is now giving ground on prices, even making older models available at significant discounts to the latest technology.


"Consumers absolutely still care about cameras. That's why it was surprising over the last couple of years that Samsung and Huawei got the jump on Apple," said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy. "Apple was playing a bit of catch up, but Apple did bring their game, particularly on the video side of the camera, where I do think they'll have the leg up."


Analysts expect Apple will sell around 200 million iPhones in the next year, in addition to other devices, and while many of those will be in China, it ensures at least tens of millions of potential viewers for the subscription service.


Hal Eddins, chief economist for Apple shareholder Capital Investment Counsel, said Apple's lower priced iPhones "aren't exciting on the surface, but the low streaming price may suck in some new subscribers." Apple shares gained 0.8%.



With streaming content, Apple is entering a crowded field dominated by Netflix Inc <NFLX.O>. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2N6OB2j)

Walt Disney Co <DIS.N> will launch on Nov. 12 a $7-per-month service that will contain that firm's iconic children's content. Apple is also trying to win out over HBO Max with its hit shows like "Game of Thrones," "Friends" and "The Sopranos."


Apple's challenge is to persuade consumers that its family of devices, from its set-top box to phones, are the best one-stop place to watch shows.


“The roll out of new subscription-based services by Apple paves the way for the introduction of new business models akin to the all-you-can-eat bundles like Amazon Prime," said Paolo Pescatore, analyst with PP Foresight. "In the future we might even see users pay for a service bundle and receive a new iPhone every year.”


Apple also unveiled an updated watch, the Series 5, with an always-on display, starting at $399, while keeping the older Series 3 starting at $199. Moorhead said the older model would drive "tremendous" business.


Apple said the seventh generation of the iPad will start at $329 and be available to order starting Tuesday and in stores on Sept. 30.


(Reporting by Stephen Nellis and Noel Randewich; Additional reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch and Lisa Richwine; Editing by Peter Henderson, Lisa Shumaker and Nick Zieminski)



-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-09-11
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Any news on when the new ones will be available here ?

I look on Apple Thailand website and it says " please double check the release date " but doesn't tell you the release date.

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