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Podcast: Apple's iPhone 11 & TV+ Debut – the Telco Angle

Will Apple's new iPhone 11 grow telco profits? Will Apple TV+ compete in a crowded OTT market? And why does everybody have fabulous hair in an Apple TV+ series where civilization has collapsed because everybody in the world is blind?

Mitch Wagner

September 11, 2019

2 Min Read
Podcast: Apple's iPhone 11 & TV+ Debut – the Telco Angle

We take a service provider lens to Apple's big announcement of the iPhone 11, Apple TV+ and more, on this edition of the Light Reading podcast, featuring editors Jeff Baumgartner, Mike Dano and me, Mitch Wagner.Will the iPhone 11 be a big business opportunity for carriers? Will Apple TV+ be able to compete in a crowded OTT market?As part of our discussion, Mike talks about how Apple products are still changing the telco ecosystem, with increased demand for upstream bandwidth -- to upload all those beautiful videos and photos -- as well as connectivity for the emerging category of wearable devices.Figure 1:Apple CEO Tim Cook in front of a huuuuuuuge photo of the iPhone 11's multiple camera lenses.Deep dive into real-world issues and virtualization deployment challenges with industry leaders. Join Light Reading at the annual Network Virtualization & SDN Americas event in Dallas, September 17-19. Register now for this exclusive opportunity to learn from and network with industry experts. Communications service providers get in free!Also, don't miss Jeff's analysis of the Apple TV+ debut, with a surprisingly low price of $4.99 per month. Read more of Jeff's analysis of Apple TV+ here: Apple TV+ to debut November 1, fetch $4.99 per monthAnd why does everybody have fabulous hair in the upcoming sci-fi series See, exclusive to Apple TV+, where civilization has collapsed because everybody is blind?We hoped to have our colleague Iain Morris join us, for his skeptical, yet insightful take on Apple news, but we had technical difficulties that prevented his participation. You can read his analysis here -- posted before the announcement, but everything he said is still valid: From X to Zzzzz: Apple's iPhone 11 faces an uphill struggleAlso:Related posts:Apple's iPhone 7 Blasts RF Radiation Above Legal Limits in New StudySamsung to Make 80% of 5G Smartphones in 2019Comcast sparks streaming app for LG TVs— Mitch Wagner  Executive Editor, Light Reading

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Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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