Apple is significantly behind competitors on 5G smartphone compatibility, but given the unwavering loyalty of its fan base is this actually more of an issue for operators eager to switch premium subscribers onto their shiny new networks?The manufacturer’s high-end base are exactly the type of customers many operators covet as 5G converts. This group could be especially lucrative in markets where access to the new network technology carries a premium price tag.However, given the large number of consumers already sold into the brand and tied to its ecosystem it’s questionable if being a 5G laggard matters to Apple at all.On previous form and given its well-publicised spat with Qualcomm the lack of early support for 5G from Apple is hardly surprising.The company was not among the front-runners to add 4G to its smartphones and the long-running dispute with Qualcomm, which supplies modems for many of the first handsets to support the new technology, only ended in April 2019. This was the same month Samsung launched its first 5G device in South Korea.After patching up its differences with Qualcomm, Apple signed a new supply contract the vendor. Though there have been sporadic rumours Apple was working on production of its own modems it is widely expected this will come much later, with the first 5G iPhones using Qualcomm’s chips.Hard sellIn an interview with Mobile World Live research manager for IDC’s European devices team Marta Pinto (pictured, right) said being late to the 5G party might actually turn out to be an advantage for the company.“Samsung had to educate on the benefits of 5G,” she noted adding, “because Apple won’t be introducing the technology they won’t have to explain what a 5G phone is and how people can benefit from services”.She added in an ideal world operators wanted a “hard sell” of 5G in 2019, but in reality by October 2020 (when Apple’s next flagship is expected) services would be more widely available.Commenting on the lack of ubiquity of 5G in places where it was available, Pinto said: “It’s hard to sell a higher-priced device in a market where there’s no benefit from the new technology.”Although 5G was a “nice to have”, she pointed to recent flagship launches from rival vendors, which had not focused on network connectivity and instead promoted devices on other features such as cameras or display technology.David McQueen, research director at ABI Research (pictured, left), played down the impact on Apple itself, noting if any party was being inconvenienced it was mobile operators, especially in markets where Apple has a large market share such as the US, Japan and Europe.“Judging by Q4 2019 smartphone shipment market share, Apple doesn’t appear to have suffered too much from not having a 5G variant, as not only did it become lead vendor for the quarter, but also grew its shipments year-on-year and at a time when all of its nearest competitors had at least one flagship 5G model in market.”LaggardIn terms of consumer perception, McQueen pointed to the fact it was not unusual for Apple to not be among early adopters of new tech.“It does impact consumer perception to some extent, with major vendors having upgraded devices that look far too similar to their predecessors, and Apple appears to be the laggard when it comes to integrating new technologies to its portfolio,” he noted.Like Pinto, he expects Apple to release compatible iPhones later this year, probably powered by Qualcomm modems due to the complexity of developing its own kit.“The launch date of 5G iPhones would probably make Apple the last of the major manufacturers to release a 5G smartphone,” he added. “It is highly likely that the price of competing 5G Android smartphones will have fallen well below the $400 mark by then.”“This timing, though, may actually fall in Apple’s favour, as Qualcomm will have achieved a certain level of scale and so Apple is sure to benefit from the availability of cheaper 5G modems.”McQueen also noted the location of the company’s major markets would also add to manufacturing fees for its 5G handsets, adding: “Apple will almost certainly have to support both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum somewhere across its 5G models. The former being a major requirement to serve its vital US market, which will add to cost.”Lost supportAlthough nowhere near being first to market, there is no doubt Apple will eventually shift significant numbers of 5G iPhones. With this there is sure to be a knock-on boost to operators, especially if the device maker focuses on the benefits of the new network technology in its marketing.There will be some consumers, and nobody knows how many, who were eager to jump on the 5G train early and moved to an alternative brand.How the movement of these consumers will impact Apple in the long-run remains to be seen, but once you have people out of a closed ecosystem it may be tough to win them back. Much of this will depend on the 5G experience they attained and comparisons between their new handset and their former preferred device.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Intelligence Brief: What does 2021 hold for 5G in the 6GHz band? HomeBlog Blog: Is a lack of iPhone support hampering 5G? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 MAR 2020 Blog: Will 5G drive additional ARPU gains in Korea? 5GAppleiPhone Author Previous ArticleTelenor brings Asia business under one roofNext ArticleTuneIn app lets users be tuned into virus information Blog Intelligence Brief: How is 5G faring in South Korea? 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Deandre BurnettOXFORD— Ole Miss knows who its scorer is next season. His name is Stefan Moody, perhaps you’ve heard of him. It also believes it just found its man for the following season. His name is Deandre Burnett, a Miami transfer who announced his plans to be a Rebel on Monday afternoon. The 6-foot-2 shooter made his decision just a day after he wrapped up his visit to Oxford, where he was sold on the chance to be the Rebels’ guy – to run the show, to be their offensive focal point. In other words, to take over for Moody. Burnett will have to sit out the 2015-16 season because of transfer rules, but the timing works out very well for the Rebels. When Burnett is finally able to gets his chance on the hardwood, Ole Miss will be rolling out a new-look back-court. Guards Moody and Martavious Newby will be graduated by then, leaving a large offensive void. It’s Burnett’s job to fill it, and his strength is his scoring.“We are pleased to announce that Dre has chosen to join our program,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. “He is a natural scorer who has always shown the ability to make plays.”The former four-star recruit was third in the nation in scoring as a senior at Coral City High School in Miami, averaging 37 points per game to earn 2012 Parade All-American honors. He piled up more than 45 points in a game three times. He sat out his first season in Miami after having wrist surgery, but he got off to a strong start last year. Burnett, who has two years of eligibility left, scored 19 points against Illinois in December and a career-high 21 against Green Bay. He scored double-digits seven times as a redshirt freshman. His minutes took a hit when conference play began, partly because the Hurricanes were so deep at the guard spot. He got a chance again later in the year, helping Miami to the NIT Championship game by scoring 12 points in the second round against Alabama and eight in a semifinal win against Temple. Burnett — who was also considering South Florida, La Salle and Marquette — is certainly a much-needed get for the Rebels, and he certainly has big shoes to fill. After singing from junior college, Moody ended his first season in Oxford as the only player in the Southeastern Conference to finish in the top 10 in scoring, 3-pointers, free throws and steals. “The experience he gained at the University of Miami battling in the ultra-competitive ACC has prepared (Burnett) to be in a position to make an immediate impact in our program,” Kennedy said.
Posted January 19, 2016 SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post 1,394 Link to post Followers 0 Shiny nfl uniforms Sports Logo News Share this post Members Members Share this post 2,353 Link to post 950 1,294 WSU151 lancealot 1,203 posts Link to post VikWings 1,739 posts Share on other sites Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels Share this post UGa fans have been complaining about their silver britches being dull gray for a while now. Notre Dame has been khaki recently too. Not just a Nike thing I guess. Share this post 61 1,495 lancealot 1,417 posts Members Jamikel Members SmackNCheese Posted January 19, 2016 700 1,712 posts San Diego 84 lahaye7 Shiny nfl uniforms 2 Members Posted January 18, 2016 318 posts 1 Go To Topic Listing 0 Location:USA 0 Sports Logo News SmackNCheese 950 lahaye7 89 Watching the Steelers vs Denver game and got to thinking how boring the uniforms are. Both are kind of matte and ugly. The Steelers used to have shiny gold pants. No these dijon mustard style. These older sets look much better to me. Compared to this What do you guys think? Or maybe I’m just blind. WSU151 Share this post 700 Location:Neblastya Posted January 19, 2016 Share this post 2,439 posts Jamikel Members Share on other sites My feeling is that silver and gold are meant to be shiny, and probably should be, otherwise you just have grey and tan.But pretty much any other color shouldn’t.This.The Eagles are a good example of this. I thought their green looked atrocious in shiny reebok/ripon material and actually looks decent in the matte. 2,925 posts Members 84 Sheriff of Planet Funkatron My feeling is that silver and gold are meant to be shiny, and probably should be, otherwise you just have grey and tan.But pretty much any other color shouldn’t. daveindc Forums Home We are stuck in the dull matte era of football uniforms. Not just a Nike thing. Its a problem everywhere.It will change back again soon. 0 1 Sports Logos 623 Share this post 3 Link to post 2,353 Posted January 18, 2016 Share on other sites GeauxColonels Location:St. Paul | Chicago 1 Posted January 18, 2016 Members Down Under Husker 482 All Activity San Diego 1,495 ConcreteCharlie 482 Members Yeah, I generally prefer the shiny pants:UCLA-USC looked like this:which is much better than this (especially since UCLA now has shiny gold numbers):The worst is Notre Dame, who used to look like this:and now looks like this:All the talk about making the helmet more gold to match the dome and then marching out in mustard yellow pants. This topic is now closed to further replies. 1,495 Posted January 19, 2016 0 Share this post Posted January 18, 2016 Members Down Under Husker Location:DC area dennisbergan 53 8,685 4_tattoos Share on other sites 84 WavePunter Link to post Shiny nfl uniforms Share this post Share on other sites 337 posts Posted January 19, 2016 Yeah, I generally prefer the shiny pants:UCLA-USC looked like this:UCLA’s shiny gold pants were awesome. Florida State was also a team who looked great in shiny gold pants. Posted January 18, 2016 Share on other sites By San Diego, January 18, 2016 in Sports Logo News 1,394 Location:Luling, LA daveindc My feeling is that silver and gold are meant to be shiny, and probably should be, otherwise you just have grey and tan.But pretty much any other color shouldn’t. This.The Eagles are a good example of this. I thought their green looked atrocious in shiny reebok/ripon material and actually looks decent in the matte.The Eagles’ green is bad regardless of the fabric (though it looks great on their helmets.) 8,685 0 Share this post Posted January 18, 2016 Share on other sites 0 328 ConcreteCharlie 328 Posted January 18, 2016 Link to post Members Share this post THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan 3,288 posts Share this post 61 Favourite Logos:Vikings hornRed WingsWhalersFSU SpearMighty Ducks Posted January 18, 2016 You’re not seeing things. The material used by Nike is definitely less sheen than prior manufacturers. Looks at the Saints new britches…..they’re basically khaki. Share on other sites 8,685 Share on other sites Share on other sites 17,487 posts WavePunter Sign in to follow this Link to post Recommended Posts VikWings Share this post 89 950 1,474 posts dennisbergan 1 All Activity 61 Share on other sites Location:North Carolina 53 9,471 posts 0 2,353 482 Share on other sites Mingjai Forums Home Posted January 18, 2016 The newer fabrics are much less polyester, generally less mesh, generally less fabric that actually stretches.. Nike especially has gone with all these non-mesh materials, leaving mesh areas only where “breathability” is a concern (hence the Nike sweat boxes).. Adidas’s TechFit material is unique because it’s super stretchy, but not very jersey-like in terms of feel.. It almost feels like an extremely high quality sweater, but thinner.. It’s tough to explain, but it’s certainly the outlier of the group, but also is matte.. Their pants are almost a similar feel to traditional baseball pants, but somewhat stretchier, and are held up with a drawstring.. It all boils down to these companies trying to make something that’s clearly different so they can market it as better.. It’s tough to convince people that something’s better if it looks exactly the same. Just because something is shiny, doesn’t mean it looks better. Like the cheesy shiny aerobics wear of the 80’s, shiny fabric in athletic gear is just played out. Obviously the argument for shiny fabric for metallic colors could be made, but everything else is just fine. With the variety of bright colors we see in uniforms these days, I don’t find any of it boring. Members Followers 0 Link to post I agree with Down Under Husker in that only silver and gold pants should be shiny. Although I’m willing to except shiny pewter pants in the case of Tampa Bay only because it looked so good on their previous uniform set. SportsLogos.Net 363 4_tattoos 0 298 posts WavePunter 3,288 posts 89 Banned 2,353 623 0 2,353 2,353 Mingjai Share on other sites The worst is Notre Dame, who used to look like this:and now looks like this:All the talk about making the helmet more gold to match the dome and then marching out in mustard yellow pants.Well, before the shiny pants they looked like this Members 1,294 363 Link to post 0 Link to post Posted January 19, 2016 Location:Thornton, CO I agree with Down Under Husker in that only silver and gold pants should be shiny. Although I’m willing to except shiny pewter pants in the case of Tampa Bay only because it looked so good on their previous uniform set.Plus, pewter is a metal, and shiny = metallic, so I’d expect them to be shiny.. Otherwise, you pretty much just have brown pants technologically literate chimp Posted January 19, 2016 Location:Vallejo Banned As far as i know the higher quality the polyester is the less of a shine it has, hence why you no longer see shiny fabrics from nike/adidas/ua but still see it from low end manufacturers. 1,394 363 53 Link to post CODY’s #1 fan boy Share on other sites 5,338 posts 623 Sports Logos WavePunter Share this post 1,294 I think in certain situations it (shiny fabric) looks fine, but not when it’s a jersey matched with non-shiny pants or vice versa. Also, i think only teams with that kind of sparkle material in their helmets (Ex: Patriots is the first on i can think of) should use it. I noticed this when the packers went to play @Washington a week ago. Here’s their current road uniform:Notice how the pants are that non-shiny Nike material and when paired with the shiny jersey/numbers, unnecessary amount of mesh, and inconsistent sleeve cuts (not to mention the screen printed stripes), it makes the entire uniform look cheap and high school-y. The Packers aren’t the only ones with these problems, but there in the forefront of my mind because I was thinking the same thing as most of you guys. Link to post Members 2,568 posts Sign in to follow this 328 Link to post Link to post 700 Link to post Share this post Share this post GeauxColonels