Day: June 21, 2020

iPhone 12: The 3 new things business pros need

At WWDC 2020, Apple might give business users and developers the features they want most in the next iPhone. Erik Eckel shares his iPhone 12 wish list.

The features business pros need in Apple’s iPhone 12, especially as increasing numbers of users are more dependent upon mobile devices while weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, are: More styles, faster performance, and better pricing. Here are details about each iPhone 12 wish list item that I hope is announced at WWDC 2020.

SEE: Apple iOS 13: Tips and tricks (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

More styles than the iPhone 11

Let’s start with more models. Instead of three sizes—the iPhone 11 offers the 5.8″ iPhone 11 Pro, the 6.1″ iPhone 11, and the 6.5″ iPhone 11 Pro Max—the iPhone 12 is expected to come in four versions. Tech industry observers expect the new lineup to include a 5.4″ iPhone 12, a 6.1″ iPhone

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App Store outrage, WWDC20 prep, Android subscriptions change – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all.

The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus.

In this Extra Crunch series, we help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis.

This week, one story completely took over the news cycle: Hey vs. Apple. An App Store developer dispute made headlines not because Apple was necessarily in the wrong,

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