Seems like a lot of folks were holding out for the iPhone 12 , with its all-new design, improved display, and 5G capability, among other features. Apple has just reported record revenue for a non-holiday quarter, coming in at a colossal $89.6 billion for the three months ending March 27, 2021, and marking a year-on-year increase of 54 percent. A whopping $47.9 billion of that came from iPhone sales, which included not only the iPhone 12 but also the iPhone 11, XR, and SE2. That’s up from $29 billion for the same period a year earlier. While Apple doesn’t reveal sales data for each handset, it’s safe to assume that a good chunk of that income came from the new iPhone 12 range, which launched last fall. Buyers of the iPhone 12 appear to enjoying it, too, with recent data from IT advisory company 451 Research indicating customer satisfaction of more than 99%. The disgruntled 1% may have included iPhone Mini users suffering issues with the lock screen , as well as owners with 5G … [Read more...] about Apple sold a whopping $48 billion worth of iPhones in just three months
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In 2017, something miraculous happened: Almost every major carrier in the United States announced revamped, tweaked, or entirely new unlimited data plans. Since then, a number of things have changed. Sprint was bought by T-Mobile, and all the major carriers have rolled out their own versions of 5G, to name but a few. But that doesn’t mean they’ve brought all their plans together, and having “unlimited” data doesn’t mean all the plans are equal. Beyond subtle (and not-so-subtle) variations in pricing, there’s fine print to consider. Some plans slow the download speeds of subscribers who exceed a data limit. Others impose caps on certain forms of traffic. Others omit basic benefits like tethering. Thankfully, you don’t have to wade through all the offers. We’ve broken down each of the major four carriers’ best unlimited data plans to see which offers the most bang for your buck. Is an unlimited data plan not for you? We’ve also got guides to the best individual plans and the … [Read more...] about The best unlimited data plans for 2021
Amazon Prime Day 2021 isn’t set to arrive until June, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start embracing what we expect to be the retailer’s most exciting event to date with a little bit of harmless speculation. For starters, it’s safe to assume that Prime Day 2021 will see more discounts than ever before. How do we know? Because each Prime Day is bigger and better than the last — duh! So, Prime Day 2021. What’s it about? Well, it’s far too early to say with absolute certainty what we’ll see. Heck, we don’t even know for certain when it will be (though we have a pretty good idea — more on that in a bit). One thing is almost for certain, though: While Amazon will be at the heart of Prime Day 2021, other retailers will also be throwing their hats into the ring. What happened on Prime Day 2020? Before we can look forward to Prime Day 2021, we first need to look back to Prime Day 2020 — an anomaly in the history of the event. Amazon was left with no choice but to reschedule the … [Read more...] about Prime Day Deals 2021: When is it, and what can we expect?
The International Space Station (ISS) is no longer the only habitable satellite orbiting Earth after China successfully launched its own station on Wednesday, April 28. A Long March-5B rocket carrying the new station’s main Tianhe module launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan Province at just after 11:20 p.m. ET. State TV broadcast live footage of the launch and deployment, along with the jubilant scenes that erupted at Mission Control in Beijing when the module entered orbit. You can watch the coverage below. Weighing 22 tons and about the size of a five-story building, the station will be able to accommodate up to six astronauts. The first three inhabitants could arrive as early as June this year, with a separate cargo mission heading to the station before that, in May. When China finishes building out its space station some time next year, it’s expected to be around a quarter of the size of the International Space Station. Like the ISS, the new … [Read more...] about The first module of a new space station has just entered Earth orbit
Returnal Score Details DT Editors' Choice “Returnal takes full advantage of the PS5's features to give players a fast and furious sci-fi spectacle.” Fast combat Great risk-reward systems Engrossing story Immersive DualSense features Demanding difficulty Limited build options Returnal finally closes the gap between AAA and indie video games . While those worlds have often felt disconnected from one another, the new third-person shooter is proof that they can naturally meld together. Its DNA is just as rooted in indie gems like Dead Cells as it is in big-budget sci-fi shooters like Mass Effect . The PS5 exclusive comes from Housemarque, a Finnish studio known for niche titles like Super Stardust and Nex Machina that draw influence from arcade shooters. The studio announced it was changing direction in response to lackluster sales, famously declaring “ arcade is dead .” Fans feared that the pivot could squash what made the … [Read more...] about Returnal review: The PS5 finally gets its must-play exclusive