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Apple CEO Tim Cook Rejects Charges of Apple Being ‘a Monopoly’

However, he expressed a strong disagreement with calls by some politicians in Washington that tech giants like Apple should be broken up

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products, Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. VOA

Apple CEO Tim Cook has rejected the allegation that Apple was “a monopoly” that should be broken up along with other US tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

In an interview to CBS News, Cook said that though Apple was big in size and government scrutiny was “fair,” he would not agree with the argument that his company was a monopoly, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

“I don’t think anybody reasonable is going to come to the conclusion that Apple’s a monopoly… Our share is much more modest. We don’t have a dominant position in any market,” he said.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple iPhones and other products at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, California. VOA

The Apple CEO agreed that the government scrutiny of big tech companies was fair. “We should be scrutinised.”

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However, he expressed a strong disagreement with calls by some politicians in Washington that tech giants like Apple should be broken up.

Over the past few days, media reports said the US authorities are mulling an antitrust probe into big tech companies for a wide range of issues, such as fake news, the policy of user privacy, their monopolised shares on advertising market and foreign influence in US political affairs via social media platforms. (IANS)

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Tech Giant Apple Planning to Add Larger Batteries to 2020 iPhone Models

All four iPhone models will have OLEDs. Apple might be using OLED displays from Samsung that are thinner than the displays currently being used

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple is reportedly planning to include a custom battery protection module with the iPhone 12, which is said to be almost 50 per cent smaller and thinner than the one being used in current and old iPhones.

The reduction in size could result in more free space for a slight increase in battery capacity,

The smaller module would be supplied by South Korea’s ITM Semiconductor, MacRumors reported recently.

The new module from ITM Semiconductor combines the protection circuit with a MOSFET and PCB, eliminating the need for a holder case.

J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee believes that Apple will release a 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and one 6.7-inch iPhone with 5G connectivity in 2020.

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An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, Dec. 14, 2018. VOA

Chatterjee predicts the company may introduce two high-end models (one 6.1-inch and one 6.7-inch) with support for mmWave, as well as a triple-lens camera and “world facing” 3D sensing for improved Augmented Reality capabilities.

While, two low-end models (6.1-inch, 5.4-inch) will not have mmWave or World facing 3D sensing, and will have a dual-lens camera.

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As per the report, Apple may use Qualcomm’s X55 modems in all its 2020 iPhones, which support both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum.

All four iPhone models will have OLEDs. Apple might be using OLED displays from Samsung that are thinner than the displays currently being used. (IANS)