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Podcast: FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. will auction off previously reserved 5G spectrum, potentially speeding up next-generation wireless rollout. As device makers continue to release 5G-enabled phones and tablets,...

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FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. will auction off previously reserved 5G spectrum, potentially speeding up next-generation wireless rollout. As device makers continue to release 5G-enabled phones and tablets,...

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Folding iPhones, 5G and Apple Glass: 2021 mobile predictions

In 2020, mobile advances included robust 5G rollout and the first-ever folding phones. So what’s in store for 2021? Apple may be in the very early stages of developing a folding iPhone. Plus, there may be wearables on the way as more...

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Enterprise collaboration services creak as world returns to work

For Slack users, 2021 seems to be picking up where 2020 left off. The popular team chat service was sidelined for a while today — just as workers got back to business after the holiday break. A sign of things to come?

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Apple may put (self-developed) 5G modems in iPads next year

Apple’s world-class silicon design teams may be close to introducing internally-developed 5G modems inside iPads as soon as 2021.

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Apple and Verizon put 5G iPhones closer to the (enterprise) heart

With ‘5G Fleet Swap’ and Verizon Business, Apple is pushing the 5G iPhone 12 hard into the U.S. enterprise market

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Why Verizon and Apple think iPhones are good for business

Verizon and Apple will showcase how iPhones and 5G networks can boost enterprise IT at a special event Thursday. What might they say?

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Should IT buy the new iPhone 12 Pro? Almost certainly not

When it comes to whether enterprise IT should seriously consider this purchase — for those operations where BYOD hasn't yet alleviated the need to buy phones ever again — it doesn't make sense for most.

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Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

Should you spring for a 5G phone today based on the possibility of what it might do for you tomorrow? Yeah — about that...

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What the iPhone 12 means for 5G

You’ve probably heard that Apple’s iPhone 12 line-up will have 5G capabilities. And you've likely heard us discuss how 5G speeds are only available in some parts of the US with some carriers. With millions of new 5G users coming, will...

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What's next for 5G now that Apple supports it in the iPhone 12?

The iPhone 12 supports 5G, but problems remain and all parties should avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

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Apple’s 'Hi, Speed' event preview: New 5G iPhone 12

Apple set its second fall event for Oct. 13, with new additions to the iPhone lineup expected, including the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini. Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis and Macworld writer Michael Simon join Juliet...

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At this point, 5G is a bad joke

Thinking of buying a new phone, just for high-speed mmWave 5G? Do yourself a favor: Don't.

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Edge computing and 5G give business apps a boost

It’s not just cutting-edge apps that can benefit from edge computing and 5G networks.

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Apple sets scene for 5G ‘for the rest of us’

A string of Apple-focused mobile network promotions suggest the company's 5G plan is now in play.

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5G iPhone 12 launch date

Despite the pandemic, the long-awaited 5G iPhone will still launch this year, but it's going to be later than usual. (5G chipmaker Qualcomm has hinted about reduced shipments due to “the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch,”...

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Qualcomm hints at (slight) 5G iPhone 12 delay

The company's Q4 guidance cites reduced shipments because of "the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch."

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Why AMD’s energy efficiency milestone is important to the emerging cloud desktop

As the pandemic continues to re-shape how (and where) we work, energy efficiency efforts by chipmakers could renew the push for a virtual desktop ecosphere. That would be a win for companies, users and cloud providers alike.

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