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Apple to Empower Over 90,000 US Girls in Coding

Apple Music would also feature visionary women in the music industry with highly-curated playlists and editorial packages

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

In a bid to empower women coders and creators, Apple has partnered with “Girls Who Code”, a US-based non-profit organisation, to create coding avenues for girls in the US.

“Using the ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum, 90,000 girls and ‘Girls Who Code’ club facilitators in all 50 states can learn to use Apple’s easy to learn programming language, Swift, (with which) hundreds of thousands of apps are built,” the iPhone-maker announced in a blog-post on Thursday.

Headed by Reshma Saujani, an American lawyer of Indian origin, the “Girls Who Code” is working to close the gender employment difference in technology aiming to change the image of what a programmer looks like.

The organisation supports and encourages women participation in the field of technology and computer science.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

“Women have earned the opportunity to have our ideas shape the future. We’re excited to support ‘Girls Who Code’ as they empower girls to be the developers and tech innovators of tomorrow,” said Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple.

As part of the programme, visitors are allowed to attend over 60 sessions of the “Made By Women” series, led by artists, musicians, photographers, app developers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

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Marking the International Women’s Day that falls on March 8, the App Store would daily highlight an app founded, developed or led by women.

Apple Music would also feature visionary women in the music industry with highly-curated playlists and editorial packages. (IANS)

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Apple to Capture Dominant Share in 5G Smartphone Market

Apple is mobilising suppliers to produce its first 5G iPhones next year

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Apple plans to launch three 5G phones and ship at least 80 million of the new devices, Pixabay

Entry of Apple into the 5G race in the third quarter of 2020 will catapult the iPhone maker to top position, ahead of Samsung and Huawei, a new report has predicted.

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple will capture a dominant share in the emerging smartphone technology segment next year.

“It may seem counter-intuitive that Apple, which currently has no 5G phones in its portfolio will be able to pass current 5G market leaders Samsung and Huawei,” Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement.

“But with three new 5G models coming next year, Apple merely needs to match its current upgrade rates for newly introduced iPhone models to take the lead next year,” he added.

Samsung currently is the undisputed market leader in 5G smartphones.

“But with the two largest 5G markets in 2020, China and the US, dominated by Huawei and Apple respectively, these two vendors are set to lead in 5G next year,” commented Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics.

Apple is mobilising suppliers to produce its first 5G iPhones next year, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

Apple plans to launch three 5G phones and ship at least 80 million of the new devices, said the report, citing sources.

While leading smartphone players like Samsung and Huawei have launched their 5G phones, Apple’s iPhone 11 series supports 4G.

The new iPhones will carry the most advanced 5G modem chip, known as X55 that is designed by Qualcomm, according to the Nikkei report. The iPhones will be powered by Apple’s latest-generation processor, known as A14.

However, in the longer term Samsung will regain the 5G crown.

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Entry of Apple into the 5G race in the third quarter of 2020 will catapult the iPhone maker to top position, ahead of Samsung and Huawei, a new report has predicted. Pixabay

“As more markets cut over to 5G, Samsung will capture the majority of that share by virtue of its dominance of the overall smartphone market and a broader portfolio of 5G devices across more price-bands,” said Hyers.

Huawei’s potential in 5G smartphone sales is currently limited by the US technology trade ban.

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“Huawei is dominant in China and will likely remain so. But until the ban is lifted, prospects for Huawei in 5G smartphone sales elsewhere are limited,” said Ville-Petteri Ukonaho from Strategy Analytics. (IANS)