iPhone SE 2021 Will Not Arrive in the First Half of Next Year: Ming-Chi Kuo

first_imgiPhone SE 2021 (not the official name) will not be launched in the first half of next year as was expected by the industry, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared. The highly popular iPhone SE (2020) that brought great performance at a relatively budget-friendly price had fans looking forward to a 2021 model. However, an alleged report by Kuo states that there may not be a new iPhone SE in the first half of 2021. The report states that there is stiff competition between four Apple suppliers for the anticipated iPhone 13’s cameras that might hinder the production of a new iPhone SE.According to a report by MyFixGuide citing Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there will not be an iPhone SE in the first half of 2021. iPhone SE (2020) was released in April this year with internal hardware of the iPhone 11 in the body of an iPhone 8, with a few differences. It is the cheapest iPhone model available and became quite popular among the masses upon launch. Fans who were expecting a 2021 version of the iPhone SE in the first half of next year may have to wait longer.- Advertisement – The report states that Kuo believes the market underestimates the impact of the competition being faced by Taiwan’s Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), a company that provides camera hardware to Apple. There seems to be three other players – Largan Precision, Semco (Samsung Electro-mechanics), and a new firm named Sunny Optical. It is believed that due to this competition, Apple’s production plans for the iPhone SE 2021 model will be hindered.The report further adds that GSEO might lose orders for the ultra-wide-angle lens in the yet-unannounced iPhone 13 due to the competition. It is being estimated that while GSEO fulfilled 50 percent orders of the ultra-wide lens for iPhone 12, that number may come down to 30 percent for iPhone 13.As of now, Apple has not shared any information on iPhone SE 2021 or iPhone 13.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

LA Dodgers fall to Pirates again; magic number still seven

first_imgThe ball lined off Mike Bolsinger’s left wrist and rolled toward the first-base line.Bolsinger made a quick recovery and pounced on the ball but made a wild underhand throw past the first-base bag. First baseman Scott Van Slyke retrieved the ball and fired toward the plate but air-mailed it into the stands allowing the run to score.“I was a little discombobulated,” Bolsinger admitted. “Everything happened so quick. I probably should’ve just eaten it.”Welcome to September baseball, the time of year for sloppy play, expanded rosters and countless pitching changes and defensive substitutions. September has not been kind to Bolsinger, who gave up two more booming homers in a 4-3 loss Sunday afternoon to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Bolsinger has allowed four homers in 13 innings since being recalled Sept. 1 after giving up just three homers in his first 89 innings over 16 starts. Bolsinger was charged with four runs (three earned) and five hits in 4 1/3 innings, and even he expressed doubt about making the playoff roster if his malaise continues.“My feel is not there,” Bolsinger said. “It hasn’t been there. Before it was consistent and a lot sharper.”VIDEO: Watch Mike Bolsinger’s postgame interviewWith the San Francisco Giants’ 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the National League West remained at seven games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Dodgers still lead the Giants by 7 1/2 games with 14 to play, but the sun-soaked crowd of 47,483 endured 97-degree heat and the Dodgers’ second straight loss to the Pirates.Although it is nearly a foregone conclusion the Dodgers will make the playoffs — though there is no guarantee of home-field advantage — there were a couple of alarming trends.Red flag No. 1: If the Dodgers are going to succeed in the playoffs, they must find a way to overcome the kind of pitching they saw Sunday from the Pirates’ Garrit Cole, a former UCLA star who struck out nine in seven innings of work.The Dodgers did manufacture some runs off Cole. Andre Ethier had a two-out RBI single in the first inning following Carl Crawford’s 122nd career triple (most among active players). Alex Guerrero squirted an RBI single in the second inning, and Van Slyke bombed a solo homer over the center-field wall in the seventh in his first game since coming back from a hand injury Sept. 15.But it was not enough to overcome Bolsinger’s so-so performance.The Dodgers also tiptoed quietly in the eighth and ninth innings against the Pirates’ bullpen, being retired in order by Tony Watson and Mark Melancon. That is not a good omen against playoff teams with lockdown bullpens.It followed a commanding performance from Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano on Saturday.Red flag No. 2: The Dodgers continued their trend of sub-par play against playoff-bound teams. By winning Sunday, the Pirates won five of six from the Dodgers in the season series.Worse yet, the Dodgers fell to 10-18 against the other NL playoff-bound teams for a paltry .357 winning percentage, a record that improves just slightly to 16-25 (.390 percentage) if one throws in the American League playoff teams the Dodgers have faced.“The most important thing is coming back tomorrow against the D’backs,” Ethier said. “We know where we are at, but if you are looking too far ahead, that gets you into trouble.”The silver lining: There were some positives from the Dodgers to take from Sunday’s game.Corey Seager hit a third-inning double and has hit safely in 13 of his 16 games while batting .379 (22 for 58). Seager also made several stellar plays in the field, including snaring a line drive to start a 6-4-3 double play in the third inning and turning a nifty 4-6-3 double play from Chase Utley in the ninth.Utley came up with his own web gem to end the sixth inning, making a diving stop up the middle and throwing from his knees to rob a decent-hitting Cole of a hit.The much-maligned Dodgers bullpen also put up zeroes as Dodgers manager Don Mattingly “only” used five relievers to piecemeal Bolsinger’s outing. Yimi Garcia (2/3 of an inning), Carlos Frias (two innings in his first appearance since June 30), Jim Johnson, J.P. Howell and Juan Nicasio combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.last_img read more

Spring planting delays, soil erosion among top concerns for Iowa farmers

first_imgAMES — With spring flood damage approaching three-billion dollars in Iowa and Nebraska combined, concerns are growing that waterways will again rise beyond their banks with even moderate rainshowers.Iowa State University Extension agronomist Joel DeJong says the soil remains saturated across much of the state and spring planting will certainly be delayed for many growers.  “We’ve got areas where the water seems to just not drain very well,” DeJong says. “Our soil moisture profile is just full right now so any rain we get this spring, a high percentage of it is going to run off, so we have that continued threat as we move forward. And as we get runoff from snowmelt up north, if the reports are accurate, I think we have continued threats.”Not only is the soil too water-logged to plant, but DeJong says there are many areas where the rich topsoil has been carried away by flooding.  “The issue I have concerns about is soil erosion in areas where we had runoff, and secondly, the areas that had flooding. How long before we get dry enough to get back there?” DeJong says. “All acres are probably at risk of being a little late for planting this year but if you’re near a river where you got really saturated, it’s going to be a really long waiting game before we get a good shot at it.”Even if the waters have receded and the soil might soon be suitable for planting, DeJong says farmers are facing other obstacles, like all the trash, sand, rocks and trees deposited by the high water. “We’ve all seen the pictures of all the flooding and how wide those rivers have been and how long they’ve been there and it’s just amazing the power that comes with it and what it takes with it,” DeJong says. “Of course, the residue is all gone from those acres and then you’ve got stuff that’s deposited on top of it. I’m sure they’re going to have sand deposits and everything else you’ve got to clean up and level out.”DeJong advises producers not to get too concerned over the wet weather as conditions can change quickly. He says it’s a good idea to get everything ready to go for planting, so it can get done quickly when things do dry out.last_img read more