Category: Digital Infrastructure & Economy

Wearables on the up again as prices slide

The global market for wearable devices returned to growth in the second quarter of the year, but while the rise of smaller players helped to drive shipments, it also contributed to falling prices.

The Podcast: Apple, China and Open RAN

Despite an early start Scott still managed a cheeky PR lunch before this pod. No guest this week and the lads start by reflecting on the latest Apple launches, including the now customary four iPhones. Spoiler alert: nobody was impressed. That topic naturally leads on to the matter of China, which is rumoured to be placing restrictions on iPhone use, and which apparently continues to find ways around the US tech embargos. They conclude with a look at the latest effort by the UK state to restore some momentum to Open RAN.

Apple has its flattest ever iPhone launch

Incremental component tweaks and a spot of light compliance meant Apple’s big product launch event struggled to emerge from the shadow of more interesting stories.

The Podcast: Huawei, Open RAN and Europe

The lads have finally stopped mucking about in other countries so the pod returns after its summer break. And who better to welcome them back than the pod’s most frequent guest – telecoms and tech exec Mary Clark? Pausing only to sample some weapon’s grade pale ale Mary brought over from the States, they start by examining the significance of Huawei’s latest smartphone launches. They then move on to ponder the fortunes of the Open RAN market before concluding with a quick analysis of potential leadership changes at the European Commission.

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