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Named the best selling smartphone in the U.S. in the second quarter

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Analysts at Kantar World Panel has published a quarterly report on the smartphone sales. Although the share of Apple smartphones in the U.S. market declined slightly, the best-selling model was the iPhone model XR, which accounted for 7.8% of all sales. Second and third places also take smartphones the Apple IPhone 8 and iPhone XS Max respectively.

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Followed by Samsung Galaxy Plus and Galaxy S10 S10. By the way, Samsung smartphone sales also declined slightly, but Google and Motorola showed an increase. The share of Motorola in annual terms increased from 4.8% to 8.1%. The most popular models from this manufacturer are Motorola E5 and G6 Plus.

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Apple Card Launches for All U.S. iPhone Users

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Apple Card is now available to all U.S. iPhone owners.

Following an invite-only launch earlier this month, Cupertino on Tuesday announced expanded applications for its Goldman Sachs-backed MasterCard.

Compatible with most iPhones running iOS 12.4, the bank card is managed entirely via Apple Wallet; sign up by tapping the plus icon in the upper right corner of the app.

Users can also request a physical (titanium!) card—free of charge.

“We’re thrilled with the overwhelming interest in Apple Card and its positive reception,” Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, said in a statement. “Customers have told us they love Apple Card’s simplicity and how it gives them a better view of their spending.”

That includes 24/7 support, weekly and monthly spending summaries, and a transaction history featuring full names of vendors and splash images matching the spending category.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about annual, late, international, or over-the-limit fees.

With no card number, CVV security code, expiration date, or signature on the card, Apple Card is more secure than any other physical credit card (via Apple)

The credit card also boasts a Daily Cash rewards program, which gives back a percentage of every purchase as cash:

  • 1 percent for purchases made with the titanium Apple Card
  • 2 percent for purchases made with Apple Card through Apple Pay
  • 3 percent for purchases made directly with Apple (in-store or online)

As an added bonus, Cupertino partnered with Uber to offer 3 percent cash back on all ridesharing and meal deliveries when using Apple Pay.

The firm will “continue to add more popular merchants and apps in the coming months,” according to a company announcement.

Despite ties with high-falutin bank Goldman Sachs—not exactly known as a friend of the lower classes—a majority of early-access users were accepted for the card.

Credit limits, however, range from a couple hundred dollars to many thousands, depending on the applicant’s income, among other factors, Ars Technica reported.

Apple Card does not track where customers shop, what they buy, or how much they spend.

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Don’t Let Your Apple Card Touch Basically Anything

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Like most Apple products, the company’s new titanium credit card looks (and sounds) sleek and elegant.

And, like most Apple products, it requires a pretty strict care routine.

Alongside Tuesday’s wide release of Apple Card, Cupertino shared instructions on how to protect and maintain the alabaster charge plate.

First things first: Store the credit card in a wallet, pocket, or bag made of soft fabrics—but preferably not leather or denim (the two most popular wallet/pocket materials), which can cause permanent discoloration.

Also avoid placing it in the same slot or billfold as another (i.e. lesser) piece of plastic that could scratch the Apple Card.

The firm urges users to stay vigilant, never touching their titanium card to any hard surfaces or materials—tabletops, card readers, loose change, etc.—to prevent damage.

If your precious does mistakenly come in contact with a contaminant, gently wipe it with a soft, slightly damp (preferably with isopropyl alcohol), lint-free microfiber cloth (one of which anyone who is anyone carries at all times).

Whatever you do, never use household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, or abrasives.

Finally—and this just feels like common sense—don’t store your Apple Card near magnets that will probably desensitize the magnetic strip.

All of this is a moot point, of course, for the majority of users who will simply manage their Goldman Sachs-backed MasterCard entirely through Apple Wallet.

“We’re thrilled with the overwhelming interest in Apple Card and its positive reception,” Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, said this week. “Customers have told us they love Apple Card’s simplicity and how it gives them a better view of their spending.”

Among its perks are 24/7 support, weekly and monthly spending summaries, and a transaction history featuring full names of vendors and splash images matching the spending category.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about annual, late, international, or over-the-limit fees. And the firm promised it won’t track where customers shop, what they buy, or how much they spend.

Credit limits vary depending on the applicant’s income, among other factors.

Keep up with the Apple Card via its dedicated Twitter account, which launched in April but has tweeted only once since this week’s nationwide expansion.

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Part of the Apple Watch Series 5 will get a display manufacturing Japan Display

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Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo), which last year moved from KGI Securities International Securities in the TF, but, contrary to initial information, continued to give subsequently confirmed predictions about products Apple, announced that Apple Watch 5 Series will use OLED display manufacturing Japan Display.

Thus, he confirmed the information published by Reuters in April.

Часть часов Apple Watch Series 5 получит дисплеи производства Japan Display

Evaluation of the launch of Japan Display gets about 20% of orders for displays for the Apple Watch Series 5. The percentage of orders will gradually increase, and by 2021 will reach 70-80%.

The company Japan Display later entered the market with OLED and was in a difficult financial situation, as demand for LCD screens dropped before the company managed to make OLED panel as a new source of income. In July failed to agree on the receipt of fundsnecessary to avoid bankruptcy. According to unofficial data, the $ 100 million of the total amount of 738 million dollars received from Apple.

Note that as of April this year, the company Japan Display already owed Apple a billion dollars. The iPhone maker is the most important client Display — in 2018, he earned nearly 60% of revenue.

The announcement of the Apple Watch Series 5 is expected in September, simultaneously with the new iPhone.

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