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Tech Giant Apple Expands its Retail Presence in US

There are over 1,800 third-party Apple authorized service providers across the US

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

Expanding its repair services across the US, Apple has partnered consumer electronics retailer Best Buy with the company’s nearly 1,000 stores that would provide expert service and repairs for Apple products.

“We’re always looking at how we can reliably expand our network of trained technicians and we’re excited to partner with every Best Buy store so it’s even easier for our customers to find an authorized repair location near them,” said Tara Bunch, Vice President of AppleCare, said in a blog post on Wednesday.

According to the iPhone-maker, Best Buy has nearly 7,600 newly Apple-certified technicians who are always ready to make same-day iPhone repairs or to service other Apple products.

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

The company asserts that every repair at an authorized service provider was not only performed by trained experts but also backed by Apple.

There are over 1,800 third-party Apple authorized service providers across the US.

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“This is three times as many locations as three years ago, meaning eight out of 10 Apple customers would be within 20 minutes of an authorized service provider,” the post added. (IANS)

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Apple may Add Quick and Ultra-Smooth Displays to Make iPhones More Gaming-Centric

Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020, and is discussing

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Both LG and Samsung are known to be the two biggest suppliers of smartphone AMOLED displays in the world. Pixabay

To make its devices more gaming-centric, Apple may add quick and ultra-smooth displays to its 2020 line-up of iPhones, for which the company is currently in discussion with Samsung and LG.

Both LG and Samsung are known to be the two biggest suppliers of smartphone AMOLED displays in the world.

“Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020, and is discussing with Samsung and LG,” a reliable Apple tipster, Ice Universe, tweeted on Sunday.

By “switchable 60Hz/120Hz”, it is presumed that next year’s iPhones would be able to switch to a 60Hz refresh rate whenever static images are displayed in order to conserve battery, Tech Radar reported.

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To make its devices more gaming-centric, Apple may add quick and ultra-smooth displays to its 2020 line-up of iPhones, for which the company is currently in discussion with Samsung and LG. Pixabay

If true, this would not be the first time that the iPhone-maker would be releasing mobile devices with 120Hz displays.

Lacking the OLED screen technology and supporting the LED Retina ProMotion displays, all of Apple’s 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads released since 2017 boasted ultra-fast refresh rates.

The OLED screens come with several benefits such as individually-lit pixels, perfect blacks and low power consumption.

More details about the screen technology Apple plans on using for its 2020 iPhones remain undisclosed as of now.

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Next year, the company is expected to launch four devices with 5G compatibility and advanced 3D sensing camera technology.

The new line-up would help the company sell 195 million units in 2020, up from an estimated 180 million in 2019, the media has reported.

Currently, Apple is preparing for the launch of this year’s iPhone 11 handsets in September. (IANS)