Latest iPhone 12 sees 25% spike in pre-orders

Woman hit by vehicle in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood dies at hospital

A woman hit by a vehicle in Denver on Friday afternoon has died at a local hospital.

The incident happened at the intersection of 22nd and Curtis Streets in the Five Points area, according to police.

Less than 90 minutes are the initial Twitter post about the crash police announced that the woman had died. An investigation is ongoing.

 

U.K. May Impose New Lockdown Measures Next Week, Times Reports

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling imposing fresh lockdown measures starting next week as the number of Covid-19-related hospitalizations keeps increasing, The Timesreported.

Johnson is expected to announce the new steps at a press conference on Monday, the newspaper said. Only essential shops and “educational settings” such as nurseries, schools and universities would remain open, it said.

If implemented, the additional measures may take effect as soon as Wednesday and remain in place until Dec. 1, according to the report.

Discussions are still ongoing and no final decision had been made, the newspaper said, citing a senior government source it did not identify. Tougher regional measures known as Tier 4 are also being considered.

Johnson earlier met with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and Health Secretary Matthew Hancock to discuss the latest NHS data, the report said.

S&P Downgrades FirstEnergy to BB+ Following Bribery Scandal

S&P Global Ratings downgradedFirstEnergy Corp. and its subsidiaries, citing the dismissal of Chief Executive Officer Charles Jones in relation to a bribery scandal.

The ranking was cut two steps to BB+ from BBB, S&P said in astatement. The company and its subsidiaries remain on CreditWatch with negative implications, it said.

“We view the severity of these violations at the highest level within the company as demonstrative of insufficient internal controls and a cultural weakness,” the ratings company said.

Ohio-based FirstEnergyfired Jones and two other senior executives after a board review in the wake of a federal corruption scandal found they had violated the company’s policies and code of conduct.

FirstEnergy’s violations were “significantly outside” of industry norms and they represented a “material deficiency” in the company’s governance, S&P said. It expects to resolve the CreditWatch placement in coming months pending the results of various investigations, criminal allegations and civil suits.

Latest iPhone 12 sees 25% spike in pre-orders

According to sources, in spite of coming with higher price tags, so far over 100,000 orders have been placed for iPhone 12 models.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has received overwhelming response from local consumers. The models that went on sale from Friday, logged up to 25 per cent growth in pre-orders over last year’s iPhone 11 series, sources said.

According to sources, in spite of coming with higher price tags, so far over 100,000 orders have been placed for iPhone 12 models.

“We have registered 20-25 per cent higher bookings for iPhone 12. We had expected better sales from Apple devices this season. Since June, demand for iPhone 11 and SE (2020), MacBook Air and Pro has been high,” said a top executive from a retail chain.

“Pre-orders for iPhone 12 have surged by 15 per cent over last year. While for iPhone 12 growth is around 20 per cent, for iPhone 12 Pro, it is about 10 per cent over last year’s iPhone 11 Pro,” said another large retailer.

Analysts at Counterpoint have predicted that Apple’s handsets business will get a leg up with the iPhone 12 range in the market by November. An all-new design, 5G capability and superior performance by iPhone XR, 11, and SE (2020) are working in its favour in the market, they said.

Latest iPhone 12 sees 25% spike in pre-orders

According to sources, in spite of coming with higher price tags, so far over 100,000 orders have been placed for iPhone 12 models.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has received overwhelming response from local consumers. The models that went on sale from Friday, logged up to 25 per cent growth in pre-orders over last year’s iPhone 11 series, sources said.

According to sources, in spite of coming with higher price tags, so far over 100,000 orders have been placed for iPhone 12 models.

“We have registered 20-25 per cent higher bookings for iPhone 12. We had expected better sales from Apple devices this season. Since June, demand for iPhone 11 and SE (2020), MacBook Air and Pro has been high,” said a top executive from a retail chain.

“Pre-orders for iPhone 12 have surged by 15 per cent over last year. While for iPhone 12 growth is around 20 per cent, for iPhone 12 Pro, it is about 10 per cent over last year’s iPhone 11 Pro,” said another large retailer.

Analysts at Counterpoint have predicted that Apple’s handsets business will get a leg up with the iPhone 12 range in the market by November. An all-new design, 5G capability and superior performance by iPhone XR, 11, and SE (2020) are working in its favour in the market, they said.