• This Week in Apps: Apple's big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

    13 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch 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.
    App stores saw record 204 billion app downloads...
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  • Apple touted 5G as one of the biggest features in its new iPhone 12 lineup. But here's why 5G shouldn't be the only reason you upgrade

    Apple touted 5G as one of the biggest features in its new iPhone 12 lineup. But here's why 5G shouldn't be the only reason you upgrade

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the 5G iPhone 12 earlier this week.
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    Apple's iPhone 12 lineup marks the company's first smartphones to come with 5G.
    While it's an important step for the iPhone, 5G support alone isn't enough of a reason to upgrade.
    The fastest 5G networks operate at a short range and are only found in very limited areas around the US.
    But bringing 5G to the iPhone 12 ensures that the phone will remain relevant in the future as 5G networks develop over the coming years.
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    When Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage on Tuesday to...
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