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  {
    "Article ID": "a6bf2fc2-ab95-411b-ae46-651d942e56ad",
    "Article Date": "2020-12-26",
    "Article Title": "Apple iCloud issues follow Christmas activation rush",
    "Article Text": "If you just received a new iPhone 12, Apple Watch or iPad, you might not have gotten immediate satisfaction -- Apple was having some iCloud issues.  That's likely the result of a large volume of people trying to set up  or update iCloud accounts following the gift-giving of the Christmas  holiday. The issue started early on Christmas Day, according to the iCloud account and sign-in entry on Apple's system status page. More than a day later, as of late morning PT Saturday, the Apple system status page indicated that the issue with the storage service remained \"ongoing.\" But by 2 p.m. PT Saturday, the iCloud issue was marked \"resolved.\" No specifics were given about how widespread the problems might have been, only that \"some users were affected.\"The company also noted issues with Apple ID sign-in. In a Twitter reply later on Christmas Day to the query of an Apple user  looking to set up an iPad and a HomePod Mini, Apple Support acknowledged problems, saying the company was \"experiencing a high capacity at  this time which is impacting your ability to set up iCloud.\" The Apple  Support tweet said to \"please try back in a couple of hours.\" The holidays are typically a busy time for device activations as people unwrap gifts of phones, tablets, smartwatches, smart speakers and other electronics and look to get them set up right away.Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.See also: Apple One subscription bundle: Everything included and how to sign up now",
    "URL": "https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-icloud-issues-follow-christmas-activation-rush/",
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    "Article ID": "473429e9-a423-4dbd-9903-cd59046b8353",
    "Article Date": "2020-12-27",
    "Article Title": "iPhone 12's missing features: Expandable storage, a telephoto lens and more",
    "Article Text": "The iPhone 12 has hugely impressed in our review and comes with some awesome features like 5G support, a fresh design and support for Apple's new MagSafe chargers. But there are some things missing that in an ideal world we'd like to see. No, they're not deal breakers, and aren't even features we'd find on any iPhone, but they may be worth keeping in mind, particularly if you're thinking of making the switch from Android. 1. Expandable storage Apple has never allowed you to expand the storage with a microSD card on any of its phones and the new generation, including the iPhone 12 is no exception. While it may not be a problem for many of you, you will need to think hard in advance about how much space you're likely to need, and how much built-in storage you can afford. Apple charges a premium for more storage space with the base 64GB iPhone 12 clocking in at $829, with the 256GB model costing $979.Being able to pop in a tiny microSD card would provide endless room for storing more photos and videos. Andrew Hoyle/CNET If you're switching from Android it may not have been something you'll have considered much, as many Android phones let you pop in a microSD card to expand the base storage. If you plan on shooting a lot of 4K video or downloading a lot of large, graphically demanding games then you should look at the higher capacities. 2. Fingerprint scannerApple retired the classic home button with its built-in fingerprint scanner several generations ago (not counting the iPhone SE, of course) replacing it instead with FaceID, which uses facial recognition to secure your phone. For the most part it works well, and we haven't really missed it. That is until the coronavirus pandemic hit, and wearing face masks became the norm when we're out and about in public places. FaceID doesn't work with face masks so we're back to typing in PIN codes to access our phones. An in-screen fingerprint scanner would still provide biometric security, but wouldn't take up any extra space on the phone. Andrew Hoyle/CNET While we wouldn't want to see a return of a big button on the front of the phone, squashing the screen in, many Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and even affordable phones like the OnePlus Nord have built the fingerprint scanners into the display itself. They're invisible and take up no additional space on the phone, making them an elegant solution to biometric security when face scanning is impossible. 3. 120Hz screen refresh rate All iPhone 12 models have screen refresh rates of 60Hz, which was a disappointment to many who hoped Apple would up this to 120Hz. A faster refresh rate gives a smoother look and feel to the phone when you're using it, with no motion blur as you're moving between screens and everything feeling that bit snappier. It's a feature that's increasingly common on Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 and OnePlus Nord. The OnePlus 8T has a 120Hz screen, which makes things look buttery smooth as you scroll around. Andrew Hoyle/CNET It's likely that Apple opted to stay with 60Hz to help improve battery life, particularly as the addition of 5G makes the phones even more power-hungry. Does it matter? Personally, no. If you hold the iPhone 12 next to the OnePlus Nord with its 120Hz display (as I have done), you can maybe tell a bit of difference but I honestly don't think it's anything you'd ever notice in day to day use. The powerful processors inside the iPhone 12 models means performance always feels snappy which makes for a smooth experience, despite the lower refresh rate and I'd take a better battery over a faster screen any day.4. Telephoto lens The iPhone 12's camera can take some superb images with its default wide view and with the superwide lens. What it can't do is zoom in with the telephoto lens found on the iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max or on previous generations like the iPhone 11 Pro.Read more: iPhone 12 vs. Pro and Pro Max: The features that might convince you to go ProWhether that matters to you will depend on how seriously you take your photography and how often you find yourself needing to get closer in a scene, or whether you prefer to capture as much in front of you as possible. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have a telephoto lens that lets you zoom further into the action. James Martin/CNET For me, photography skills are my No. 1 priority in phones so I want to have that telephoto lens to give me additional shooting options when I'm out and about. If you're a more casual shooter, you might not miss it and will be perfectly happy with the superb shots you can get from the other two lenses. 5. ProRaw Apple's ProRaw is an image format that uses some of the computational photography capabilities of the cameras (including HDR merging) but allows for deeper editing options, much like a raw image file taken on a professional DSLR. It's potentially a great compromise between full raw and the standard JPEG the camera spits out, but it's a feature reserved for the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. Apple's ProRaw may be a big help for professional editing of images after they've been taken. It's not available yet, so this image was taken in standard JPEG mode, which still allows for plenty of editing options. Andrew Hoyle/CNET It's arguably a pretty niche feature that'll only appeal to the most dedicated of photographers (of which I count myself a proud member), so as with the telephoto lens, the more casual of shooters among you will likely never give its absence a second thought. There is a chance that Apple could bring the feature to phones beyond the Pro line, but it seems more likely that it'll reserve it as a more elite feature to help justify the upgrade cost.",
    "URL": "https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-iphone-12-missing-features-expandable-storage-telephoto-lens-proraw/",
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    "Article ID": "4dbcb7b7-d603-48c0-ba5f-76e878b617e5",
    "Article Date": "2020-12-15",
    "Article Title": "Apple reportedly plans to boost iPhone production in first half of 2021",
    "Article Text": "Apple reportedly wants to increase iPhone production by roughly 30% year over year, due in part to strong demand for the company's first 5G phones. Apple plans to produce up to 96 million iPhones for the first half of 2021, according to a report Tuesday from Nikkei Asian Review, citing unnamed sources. The production boost will reportedly include iPhone 12 models, as well as the older iPhone 11 line and the iPhone SE. Apple unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup during an online event in October. The lineup includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which all feature 5G connectivity, a magnetic backing branded as MagSafe that can attach to a number of accessories, and a ceramic display designed to be more durable.Demand for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max -- the two higher-end models of the phone -- has been stronger than estimated, an unnamed Apple supplier told Nikkei. The iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini went on sale in November, about three weeks later than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, due to the coronavirus pandemic. During Apple's latest earnings report, Apple CEO Tim Cook said initial data points on the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro suggested the company would see growth in key markets, including China.  Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. See also Best iPhone 12 deals available now: Save on every model at AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, other carriers iPhone 12's four models compared: Differences between iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and Mini iPhone 12 and 5G: All the answers to your questions about the super-fast connectivity",
    "URL": "https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-reportedly-plans-to-boost-iphone-production-in-first-half-of-2021/",
    "Searched Terms": "iphone 11 | iphone 12 | iphone 12 mini"
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    "Article ID": "82a0322e-04d7-46ff-abdf-775fc1086300",
    "Article Date": "2020-12-18",
    "Article Title": "The carrier battle over 5G will only escalate in 2021",
    "Article Text": "For the wireless industry, 2020 was notable not just because of the coronavirus pandemic, but because it marked the true beginning of the 5G era. While the actual networks still have a long way to go to fully live up to the hype, they did usher in at least one welcome change: a renewed competition between wireless carriers. At the beginning of the year, Verizon was well established as the largest carrier in America, AT&T was in second place and T-Mobile was pushing hard to get its merger with Sprint approved. On the network front, T-Mobile was leading with a nationwide low-band 5G network that didn't offer much compared to 4G LTE, Verizon was focused on a millimeter-wave rollout that offered much faster speeds but only worked on certain city blocks, and AT&T was dabbling with both. As we march to the end of the year, the industry has flipped. Verizon is still the biggest carrier, but its nationwide 5G network is still smaller than T-Mobile's, which has taken the pole position in the US 5G race. Thanks to the approval of its Sprint merger in April, T-Mobile not only surpassed AT&T as the second-largest carrier, but it is also well underway with the rollout of a faster midband 5G network which offers significantly faster speeds than low-band 5G with much better coverage than the higher-frequency millimeter wave. AT&T, meanwhile, has fallen to third and has become one of the most aggressive carriers when it comes to promotions, particularly with iPhone 12 deals that offer heavy discounts to both new and existing customers. The radical shift underscores the topsy-turvy nature of the wireless world, which also had to deal with another curveball from the coronavirus and a global pandemic that kept people from being on the go and actually using those upgraded networks. That competitive nature should continue on to 2021, when the battle over dominance in 5G and consumers is expected to intensify. Read more: 5G will start to live up to its hype in 2021 -- for real this timeA new battle of networksOver the last decade, Verizon dominated 4G LTE from the get-go, when it was the first major carrier to roll out the network technology. But the rise of 5G has Big Red trailing T-Mobile. Thanks to its Sprint merger, T-Mobile has opened a wide lead. It has the largest low-band 5G network, covering 270 million people today, and its faster midband network -- something that Verizon can't catch up to right away -- is expected to reach 100 million people by the end of this year. T-Mobile's president of technology, Neville Ray, said he is targeting a nationwide midband network covering 200 million people by the end of 2021, offering much higher speeds compared to the low-band 5G now used for nationwide coverage. Ray expects average speeds over the midband network to be between 300 to 400Mbps, with peak speeds \"north of 1Gbps.\" T-Mobile will continue to expand its low-band and midband network coverage as well as its millimeter-wave offering, though the latter may not arrive in a real way until the second half of next year. T-Mobile currently has millimeter-wave 5G in parts of just seven cities. \"For us, it's all about delivering the best 5G mobility experience that anybody's going to see, you know, in 2021 and beyond,\" Ray says. \"We've made a tremendous start on that in 2020.\" T-Mobile also was the first of the major US carriers to launch a standalone 5G network that isn't tied to any existing 4G LTE technology. These networks offer better coverage and lower latency. AT&T is starting its deployment this year, and Verizon expects to launch its own standalone 5G network in 2021. The lower latency should allow for improvements in applications such as augmented reality and gaming, Frank Boulben, Verizon's senior vice president of marketing and products, tells CNET. \"Those are the types of applications that will be largely improved with a standalone 5G core versus a 4G core.\" Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET In the interim, Verizon announced on Thursday that it had exceeded its goal of 60 millimeter-wave cities in 2020 (officially hitting 61) and has expanded its low-band 5G network to cover 230 million people.It plans to continue to expand both its low-band footprint and its millimeter-wave offering next year, though Kyle Malady, Verizon's chief technology officer, says not to expect another wave of 60 new millimeter-wave cities in 2021. \"You won't see 60,\" he says, \"but you'll see just growth in the cities that we've already deployed.\" Millimeter-wave has been Verizon's 5G focus, and the company is keenly aware of its limitations -- particularly when it comes to working indoors. Malady says that the company is working with a variety of partners to help bring the signal indoors and has been working with retailers, including Apple Stores, and factories to test how the technology performs inside.  Improvements are also coming for its low-band performance, with Malady already planning some \"optimizations\" in the first quarter of 2021.For AT&T, the focus for 2021 will not be on speed but on improving its latency, or the responsiveness of its network, including scaling out the standalone 5G network offering. \"If I look at our typical speed across the network, we're actually pretty pleased,\" Gordon Mansfield, AT&T vice president for converged access & device technology, tells CNET. \"The next thing is starting to improve that latency for that immersive experience.\" The company is targeting a latency of under 20 milliseconds for \"the majority of the population\" and then continuing to \"further improve it.\" It offers a low-band 5G network that covers 225 million people and has a millimeter-wave offering (what it calls 5G Plus) available in parts of 36 cities.  A messy current state2020 started with four major carriers, but Sprint is now a part of T-Mobile. Angela Lang/CNET Given the existing state of 5G, the improvements can't come soon enough. When asked to ascribe letter grades to the carriers for the 2020 performances, Techsponential analyst Avi Greengart says they are \"all over the place.\" \"In terms of marketing, Verizon gets an A,\" he says. \"They've convinced people they have something that they don't, which is a great 5G network in places where it's usable.\"  Like rival low-band networks from T-Mobile and AT&T, Verizon's nationwide low-band 5G network isn't radically different from 4G LTE connections, something CNET tested in the New York area this past month. \"Even though, in some cases, AT&T and Verizon have very fast 4G networks, you're not going to see an improvement on that with 5G,\" says Greengart, until both carriers get more wireless airwaves known as spectrum.A Federal Communications Commission auction for more midband spectrum, known as the C-Band, is now underway, and Verizon and AT&T are both expected to be active bidders. Craig Moffett, an analyst at MoffettNathanson, wrote in a Dec. 8 research note that Verizon is \"widely expected to be the most aggressive player,\" adding that his firm expects the telecom giant to spend \"$16.25 billion on C-Band in 2021.\"But getting that spectrum and putting it to use will take time. \"Given the expected auction timeline and spectrum clearing deadlines,\" Moffett writes, \"Verizon and other buyers will not be able to access even the first tranche of C-Band spectrum for 12-18 months after the auction is completed.\"Good coverage from this spectrum is \"two or three years out,\" Greengart says.Taking the fight to the home (broadband)Verizon's updated 5G Home router and receiver. Verizon The expansion of 5G should also open up a new front in the wireless carrier battles: home broadband. T-Mobile and Verizon have been very open about plans to expand into home internet service, and each has already begun dabbling in the space. T-Mobile offers a 4G LTE-based home internet product, while Verizon offers both a 4G LTE based product and, in 12 cities where it already has millimeter-wave 5G, a 5G Home service that connects to that faster network. Verizon's 5G Home service offers average download speeds of 300 Mbps for either $50 or $70 per month (depending on if you have the right Verizon wireless plan), and Malady says to expect Verizon to continue to expand where it offers 5G Home to more cities in 2021. He adds that it is possible the 4G LTE home broadband will expand next year as it continues to add more capacity to its network. In addition to the C-Band auction, Verizon spent $1.9 billion acquiring some additional midband spectrum this summer, which it has already begun putting to use. T-Mobile will have a 5G home broadband device that Ray says will be \"plug and play\" and arrive in the first quarter of 2021. The carrier charges $50 for its existing 4G LTE product, though Ray would not disclose how much the 5G offering would cost. The launch of the 5G home internet product will also not be nationwide, instead, T-Mobile will be focusing on areas that don't have strong home internet options.\"There's a lot of places where people's access to broadband is pretty, pretty goddamn awful today,\" Ray says. \"And I wish we could fix all of that overnight but we will make a start on that as a company, you know, in 2021, and that's the benefit that's coming with 5G and the capacity that we can build and we deliver out in the marketplace.\"  Although AT&T has largely stayed away from offering a home internet service over its cellular network, preferring to instead focus on its wired internet. \"We actually have very good fiber penetration and if fiber to the home is available, it is a superior performance advantage than anything we can do wirelessly,\" Mansfield says. The company plans more fiber buildouts in 2021.  In a home internet market that for many has long struggled to offer competition, 2021 should be a doozy. In addition to the wireless carriers, new entrants include SpaceX, Elon Musk's space company, which has been launching low-Earth orbit satellites into space throughout 2020 with the goal of eventually providing home internet access. The company reportedly plans to expand its \"Better than Nothing\" beta service, which offers broadband internet for $99 per month (plus a $499 upfront cost for a terminal), to more people in 2021. Other companies are looking at LEOs for providing home internet, including Amazon with its Project Kuiper program.The Dish wildcard Boost Mobile is Dish's current wireless offering. Boost Mobile Lurking in the background of all of this is Dish. The satellite TV provider has spent years, and billions of dollars, accumulating valuable wireless spectrum with the promise that it would eventually turn on a mobile network. As part of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, Dish acquired Sprint's prepaid wireless brand, Boost Mobile, and gained the ability to use T-Mobile's network for seven years while it built out its own network. While the company has made announcements about vendors and the progress it is making developing the pieces needed for a 5G network, it has yet to turn on the service. In court last year as part of the hearings to get the T-Mobile-Sprint merger approved, Dish co-founder Charlie Ergen talked about how his company's pricing would be lower than where the market was and said his company would have a 5G network operational in one city by the end of 2020. While Boost Mobile has experimented with cheaper rate plans, a publicly accessible Dish 5G city has yet to happen. Dish is testing a 5G network in Cheyenne, Wyoming, that is taking advantage of a new technology known as O-RAN, which will make up the core of its future wireless network, according to a person familiar with the company's thinking. The person added that the radios it needs should arrive in the second half of 2021 which is when the company will go live with its first 5G cities. It is unclear where these cities are located or how many Dish will launch in 2021. When asked in court if the company can be trusted to build out a 5G network, Ergen cited potential fines and lost spectrum, saying that \"it'd be financial suicide\" if the company failed to meet the guidelines and that Dish is \"not suicidal.\" Yet industry watchers remain skeptical of Dish's motives. \"I believe they are going to start building something in a few in a handful of locations so that they can say that they're doing something,\" said Greengart. But, he cautions, \"they are using brand new technology which introduces its own delays and they don't necessarily have the capital to do a full rollout.\" \"I am not expecting any meaningful coverage for a 5G Dish network in 2021,\" he continues. \"Maybe they'll build it in one city. Maybe.",
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