Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today focused on the breakdown of different iPhone models in 2020. Kuo predicts that new mmWave 5G iPhone models will account for between 15% and 20% of new iPhone shipments during the second half of 2020.
Ecobee HomeKit Thermostat
As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to Austin, Texas, today to visit Apple’s facilities where it has been assembling the Mac Pro since 2013. Cook was joined on the visit by President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and other members of the Trump Administration.
A new smart lock with a unique approach has been announced today called Level Lock. The clever invisible design means it works with your existing (traditional) deadbolt and keys to bring Apple HomeKit functionality to any door without changing the look of your existing hardware. Beyond Siri and the HomeKit integration, there are handy features like auto-unlock via proximity with your iOS device (in addition to Bluetooth), a “Party Pass” feature to give multiple friends or family access, and more.
Twitter rolling out support for scheduling tweets via web app
Twitter is now rolling out the ability to schedule tweets via Twitter on the web. This is a popular feature in the standalone Tweetdeck app, that Twitter is seemingly looking to expand to the wider Twitter user base.
Apple is expanding its Everyone Can Code initiative to make it easier for elementary and middle school students to get started in the world of coding. Apple is introducing new curriculum for the program and expanding the availability of Today at Apple coding sessions.