Tag Archives: Apple

Apple to upgrade budget handset to 5G, drop iPhone Mini from 2022 lineup: Nikkei

The company will start selling a 5G version of budget iPhone SE in the first half of 2022, Nikkei reported, adding the device will be powered by its A15 processor and its 5G connectivity will be enabled by Qualcomm Inc’s X60 modem chip. Telecom operators have been spending billions of dollars to upgrade their networks… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Amazon launches wellness wearable, to compete with Fitbit and Apple Watch

Dive Brief: Amazon on Thursday forayed into the crowded wearables sector with the launch of a wristband and smartphone app. The so-called Halo Band comes with sensors, including an accelerometer, temperature sensor, heart rate monitor and two microphones, though lacks a screen. New capabilities include monitoring a user’s emotional state by listening to the tone of… Read More »