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After years of releasing smartphones with four-figure price tagsApple (AAPL) is reintroducing a lower-cost, stripped down iPhone model in an apparent effort to broaden its customer base.
During a virtual presentation with reporters on Wednesday morning, a new normal for tech launches during the global pandemic, the company announced a new version of the iPhone SE, which launched in 2016. The second-generation SE model starts at just $399, far less than the entry-level iPhone 11, which costs $699, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which starts at $1099.
At 4.7 inches, the new SE is smaller than the latest lineup of iPhones — the iPhone 11 is 6.1 inches — but comes with the same fast processor that’s in the11 Pro. It also offers a Retina HD display, 4K video and a home button that enables TouchID.
    The smaller size, display choice and Touch ID feature may help keep the cost down but could turn off customers who are accustomed to the current lineup of bigger iPhones with higher pixel density and an option to unlock via facial recognition.
    But the new SE does pack a wide camera with image stabilization and faster autofocus in low light, along with features such as portrait mode, depth of field control and lighting adjustment tools. In a tweet, CEO Tim Cook called it the “best single-camera system ever in an iPhone.” It has the same battery life as the iPhone 8.
    The new iPhone SE starts at $399

    The iPhone SE, which comes in white, black and red, is available for pre-order starting Friday and ships to customers on April 24.
    The lower price point could allow Apple to attract more customers in both the US and internationally and better compete with Android-based manufacturers like Google and Samsung, which already offer cheaper iPhone alternatives.
    The original iPhone SE also sold for $399 when it was introduced four years ago. The device packed the internals of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6S Plus into the 4-inch body of the iPhone 5, serving as an alternative for people who didn’t want a bigger device or the price tag that comes with it. The iPhone SE accounted for less than 10% of total iPhone volumes in 2016, according to IDC Research.
    The launch of another budget-friendly iPhone has been rumored for years, but the actual launch could be well timed given the current economic climate, with sweeping layoffs and the fears of a potential global recession. But launching the budget phone during the pandemic poses challenges, too.
    In February, Apple sold fewer than 500,000 iPhones in China — one of its biggest markets — a plunge of more than 60% compared to the same month last year, according to government data. Apple’s retail stores, valuable real estate for the company to showcase its latest devices, are closed outside of China until further notice.
      The pandemic will likely have a significant impact on Apple’s product plans for the year. In the fall, the company is widely rumored to launch four iPhone 12 models, a new HomePod and over-the-ear headphones. Some analysts suspect it could delay the launch of the much-anticipated 5G iPhone until consumer appetite returns.
      In a similar virtual presentation last month, Apple unveiled its latest iPad Pro lineup. Across the tech industry, companies have been forced to cancel or rethink their big press events and conferences. Google and Facebook both canceled major developer conferences. Apple also said its Worldwide Developers Conference will be online-only this year.

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      Olamide’s 11th studio album “UY Scuti” hits the air waves

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      Legendary musician and game changer rapper, Olamide lets loose his 11th music album to hit the air waves and bless ears of fans and all music lovers. The title – UY Scuti.

      On UY Scuti, Olamide tends towards Pop, R&B and Reggae/Dancehall infused records compared to what he’s done predominantly his entire career, i.e, Hip-Hop/Rap (even blending it to create street jams) and Afrobeat songs.

      UY Scuti shows a more relaxed side of Olamide where he creates smooth and laid-back tunes over a span of 28 minutes, a total of 10 songs, that is. The promotional record for the album—“Rock”—already alerted fans to the sound evolution Olamide was on and the song itself (which was released just over a month ago) is a stellar itself just like the title of the album suggests, staying on different charts ever since, generating very impressive stream numbers and always being played to our ears, thanks to the massive airplay country-wide.

      Features on the album include Jaywillz (on “Jailer), Layydoe (on “Rough Up”), fast-rising Pop and R&B act – Fave makes a two-time appearance, back-to-back at that on track 6 (“Want”) and track 7 (“PonPon”) while longtime collaborator and fellow rapper, Phyno rounds up the list with “Somebody”.

      Olamide on UY Scuti explores subjects giving off love and sensual feelings and not hard grimey or early life lessons learnt from the ghetto. UY Scuti is sure to be that album music lovers play at the end of a stressful day or while baby making.

      Stream, download, listen to Olamide on UY Scuti.

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      Music: Hardman-“Why?” (Prod by Pitar Pypar)

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      Hardman-“Why?” (Prod by Pitar Pypar)

      This is a sensational song for everyone also a dedicated to present situations in our country.. Song by HARDMAN (Prod by Pitar Pypar)

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      Music: Honeymoon-“Darling” Mp3 (Prod by Pitar Pypar)

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      Honeymoon-“Darling” Mp3 (Prod by Pitar Pypar)

      Am Akinwole oyindamola , popularly known as honeymoon is a ondo base , indigenous singer from ondo state . Am back to this music scene with this brand new catchy tune ‘darling’

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