Apple planning to launch three new iPhones in 2019

first_imgIt has barely been three months since Apple introduced three new iPhones- the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max- that reports of company’s 2019 iPhone models has already started buzzing on the internet. And the word on the street is that the Cupertino, California based company is planning to launch three new iPhone models this year.According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch three new iPhone models in 2019, including a successor to its more popular iPhone XR. While the highest price iPhone model is expected to sport a triple-camera setup at the back, the other two less-expensive iPhone models will get a dual-camera setup at the back, people familiar with the matter told the publication.Notably, the new report is in agreement with another a render that came out earlier month giving a glimpse of what iPhone XI could hold for us in 2019. The leaked render of the iPhone XI showed a square bump-like structure at the back of the iPhone on which a triple-rear camera setup sat with a flash at the back. However, the iPhone XI, when it comes out later this year, could look radically different from the leaked render.Notably, the report of Apple continuing with its trend of launching three iPhone models this year comes just days after its chief executive officer Tim Cook revised sales guidelines for the final quarter of 2018. Cook, in a letter to the investors, announced that Apple was cutting the quarterly revenue for the final fiscal quarter for 2018. He blamed a series of factors including its battery replacement program, which gave the iPhone users a less costlier alternative to purchasing costly iPhones, the souring trade ties between the United States and China, and the iPhone users upgrading their iPhones less frequently for the reduced sales forecast. For reference, iPhone sales is one of the biggest revenue generating sources for the tech giant.advertisementThe revised guidance had a ripple effect on the company’s market value, which in turn lead to the value of Apple’s shares falling by 10 per cent in the market.Meanwhile, the revised guidance also prompted several Chinese retailers including JD.com and Alibaba-owned Suning to slash iPhone prices in the country. Some retailers are discounting up to $118 (Rs 8,200 approximately) for the 64GB variant of iPhone XR. For reference, the 64GB variant of iPhone XR is priced at $749 in the US.ALSO READ: | Apple says its battery replacement program hurt iPhone salesALSO READ: | Apple CEO Tim Cook gets record $12 million bonus in 2018 even as iPhone growth slowsALSO READ: | Beware! A new type of phishing scam is targeting iPhone userslast_img read more

Police going door to door in northern Manitoba hunt for BC homicide

first_imgGILLAM, Man. — More personnel and equipment are being poured into the gruelling hunt for two B.C. homicide suspects in the bug infested and bog strewn landscape surrounding the tiny northern Manitoba community of Gillam.As the nearly week-long search for Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and 19-year-old Kam McLeod continued Sunday the RCMP said there had been no new sightings of the pair and no new information to indicate they have left the area.The two Port Alberni, B.C., residents are wanted in connection with three homicides earlier this month in northern British Columbia.Police, aided by tracking dogs and drones, have been going door to door, checking every residence and abandoned building in and around Gillam as townsfolk maintain their own stressful vigil for the fugitives.The aerial search effort got a boost Saturday with the arrival of a Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules aircraft equipped with high tech thermal detection gear.In addition, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs said that it had requested help from the Bear Clan Patrol, an Indigenous-led neighbourhood watch group, and was co-ordinating teams to fly to First Nations communities including Fox Lake Cree Nation, York Factory First Nation, and War Lake First Nation.Schmegelsky and McLeod are charged with second-degree murder in the death of University of British Columbia professor Leonard Dyck and are also suspects in the fatal shootings of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese.A burned-out Toyota RAV4 the teens were travelling in was found near Gillam last week and police have said there have been no reports of stolen vehicles since then.However, the RCMP are still asking anyone who may have unwittingly helped the two in their travels to come forward.The Canadian Presslast_img read more