New Info About The Next iPhones

Leaked information regarding the new series of iPhones indicated that we will have 4 different models for the iPhone 12. The other products like macbooks and smart speakers will get an upgrade as well.

According to the leaked information, the new iPhone will look like a smaller version of the new iPad and the iPhone 5, which came out about 8 years ago.

A report from Bloomberg indicated that Apple will launch 4 new iPhone models, 2 of them will be “low cost” models, a new Macbook pro and a new Apple TV streamer. All new iPhone will support 5G.

The next iPhone will have metal back, not only glass as we got used to, and the body will have straight edges, like the iPhone 5, but much more slim. It’s still unclear if all 4 models will get the new design.

2 iPhone models will be Pro versions with the camera set of the new iPhone which came out 2 weeks ago, and will include 3 cameras. The screen of the new Pro model will be about 6.5-inch.

And other than iPhones, Apple will announce a new version of
HomePod, which should be half the size and cheaper – Apple will be able to compete with Google and Amazon in that category.

Except the Macbook Air that already got its new design, all the other products will get new features from the Macbook pro to the iMac, Apple TV and even a low cost iPad.

These announcements should take place like every other event – in September. Its still unclear due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Apple pretty sure everything will go as planned.

Apple Joins The Fight

The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook revealed a face mask that Apple invented to help medical teams cope with the coronavirus. Apple is not the first high-tech company to join this fight.

Apple’s plan is to make millions of masks and send it to medical team all around the world. As we speak, Apple already sent about 20 million masks to the US authorities.

In a video that was posted on Twitter, Cook, Apple’s CEO, revealed that Apple used its suppliers and manufactures around the world to create protection gear which will get to different countries in need.

Moreover, Cook said that the companies employees such as designers, engineers and logistic staff members, all joined and contributed to this cause. According to Tim, the first shipment already arrived to Kaiser hospital in Santa Clara and received a positive feedback from the doctors.

The face masks have 2 parts – plastic cover and a flexible band that can be adjusted to the doctor’s head. Cook claims that due to its design, 100 masked can be packed in one box and the assemble of the masks is done by the medical staff in less than 2 minutes.

The CEO said Apple is using its manufacturing capabilities in the US and China to make about a million masks per week and transfers it to the US authorities for distribution. Apple hope to send masks outside the US as well. Cook asked everyone who watched to stay at home so we will be able to win this fight.

Apple Presented 3 New iPhone Models

Apple held the keynote in Cupertino, California and revealed 3 iPhone models –

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 –

This is no longer XR but only iPhone 11. The size of the screen is the same – 6.1 inch but in this model, you will get 2 cameras – which allows you to get a better range while taking a picture. The iPhone will have a feature to help you determine rather to use the wide lens or not. You will be able to shoot 4k videos.

The iPhone 11 will have the new A13 core – which Apple claims to be the best core for mobile devices.

The battery life is better and the new iPhone should last 1 more hour than the XR model.

The iPhone will support – Wi-Fi 6 and Dolby Atmos and better resistance to dust and water.

iPhone Pro 11 and iPhone Pro 11 Max –

Both has OLED screen named Super Retina XDR. The standard model will have 5.8 inch and 6.5 inch for the biggest model.

These models will have 3 camera lens and the Pro model will have a new feature – Deep Fusion – machine learning feature that will take 8 pictures even before you pressed any button and builds a photo that should be full with details and colors.

You can get the new iPhone model in preorder from Friday, Sep 13th at 5 a.m. They will get to the stores on Sep 20th. Apple will keep selling iPhone 8 for $449 and iPhone XR $599.

Apple Announces To Buyback $100 Billion Worth of Shares

In addition to buying back shares, Apple said it would increase dividends for its investors by 16% to a whopping 73 cents per share.

In an effort to return capital to its investors, Apple announced Tuesday its decision to buy back $100 billion in stock, though the company didn’t disclose the timeline for the repurchases.

It was in January that Apple surprised its investors with the announcement that it would be bringing back most of the $252 billion which it held overseas. Back then, Apple’s announcement had come in the wake of new tax law which granted organizations tax exemptions from bringing overseas money home.

While the investors knew in advance that Apple would be buying back shares, what they didn’t know was what Apple would do with the cash pile. On Tuesday, therefore, the investors came to know that they should expect to a huge windfall.

If that wasn’t enough to appease its investors, Apple undertook another bold move on Tuesday. It announced that it would be increasing dividends for its investors by 16% to 73 cents per share. This dividend increase has made Apple the largest dividend payer, leaving the previous market leader Exxon Mobil behind.

Due to high sales in the overseas markets, Apple’s cash pile had become gargantuan over the years. So much so that in the buildup to this report, it was reported that Apple had $267 billion in cash reserves abroad.

However, since under the previous American tax law any money brought back from overseas was subject to high tax rates, Apple remained adamant not to bring it back home.

The situation changed only a new tax cut which gives organizations huge tax exemptions on the money they would bring back to America from overseas.

Investors Set to Earn Windfall

If there’s one person who the investors should thank for receiving a windfall, it is President Trump. For it is only due to his tax cut that Apple decided to buy back its stock and benefit from lower tax rates.

Share buyback, as the term is known in financial circles, is great not only for Apple’s investors but also for its executives and employees. That is, because, it produces a limit on the supply of shares per sale, hence lifting the stock prices by decreasing the supply.

Not everybody, though, is praising President Trump after Apple’s move. Some people are worried that the proposed buyback could dissuade Apple from investing in research and development, or hiring. Others contend that it would increase economic inequality as only the wealthiest people would stand to benefit from it.