The Race to the Top
The Race to The Top
More notably, Android phone makers are expected to gain as Qualcomm expects to ship an approximate 200 million devices equipped with 5G network on to its suppliers in the coming year. This in turn poses as good news for Australian android users as the country currently ranks in the 62nd spot in a global study regarding broadband speed. Meanwhile, it is not the end of the world for Apple users. In its efforts to improve user experience, the firm now considers the possibility of doing away with the lighting cable for its top-end devices. As a result, this implies that phones will utilise wireless charging when it is introduced in 2021. The absence of the lightning cable aims to raise the average revenue of the premium phone models as it seeks to deliver a user experience that is entirely wire-free. In his view, top analyst at Apple Inc, Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will discard the lighting connector for the USB Type-C Connector given that it has already been widely adopted by its rivals. Therefore, should this come to fruition, it materialises an initiative that has been expected for several years now. Phone makers continue to face stiff competition among themselves in order to emerge as the top player within the industry. As a result, a surest way to differentiate oneself is to ensure that continued innovation within the firm is in turn translated to meaningful benefits for the consumer.
By Caroline Wong
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