Amazon extends work from home regime till October 2 – Latest News

Amazon extends work from home regime till October 2 - Latest News

Amazon extends work from home regime till October 2 – Latest News

Amazon.com Inc has told staff whose job can be done from home that they can do so until at least Oct. 2, pushing out the timeline on a return to work for many employees as it faces scrutiny over conditions in its warehouses.

“Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until at least October 2,” an Amazon spokesman said in an emailed statement on Friday, adding it was applicable to such roles globally.

The statement did not specify how much of the company’s overall workforce that covered and which roles.

It said the company is investing funds in safety measures for employees who wish to come to the office “through physical distancing, deep cleaning, temperature checks, and the availability of face coverings and hand sanitizer.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James told Amazon last week it may have violated safety measures and labor practices amid the virus outbreak as the company fired a warehouse protest leader in March.

Workers at warehouses and other facilities have stayed operational to keep deliveries flowing to customers stuck at home in government-mandated lockdowns.

Other employees have been working from home since March.

The company has raised overtime pay for warehouse workers and hired 175,000 people last month while rival brick-and-mortar retailers had to shut stores. It had 798,000 full and part-time workers globally as of Dec. 31.

Apple iPhone SE 2 to launch in mid-April followed by iPhone 12 in October: Report- Technology News, Firstpost

Apple iPhone SE 2 to launch in mid-April followed by iPhone 12 in October: Report- Technology News, Firstpost

Due to the ongoing lockdown in different parts of the world, phones launches and other tech events have been put on hold for a while including that of Apple’s 2020 iPhones. The launch of Apple’s affordable iPhone – iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone 9 – has also been pushed a few weeks.

A report believed the iPhone would launch on 3 April, while some claimed that the launch will take place on 15 April, however, none of them have been confirmed by Apple yet. Now, another report has surfaced that hints that it might launch in the next few days, basically mid-April. The suspected 15 April launch date may just be true.

 Apple iPhone SE 2 to launch in mid-April followed by iPhone 12 in October: Report

iPhone 11 Pro Max

As per a report by MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu has suggested that the launch of the successor of iPhone SE might take place in mid-April. This iPhone is apparently the upgraded version of the iPhone 8 that has a 4.7-inch display, Touch ID home button, A13 chipset, 3 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

In addition to that, he revealed that the”Engineering Verification Test” stage of 2020 iPhone is expected to be pushed by two weeks to late April for the 5.4-inch model and 6.1-inch models. This stage for the 6.7-inch model is likely to be delayed to mid-May.

These delays are caused due to travel restriction and cargo flight delays. As a result, the 5.4-inch and two 6.1 inch models are likely to be available in September whereas the 6.7-inch model is expected to unveil in October.  This model is likely to be called as iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to the report, back in 2017, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were launched in September and were later followed by iPhone X in November.

As per the previous reports,  iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max might offer up to 6 GB RAM. The iPhone 12 is likely to offer 4 GB RAM, just like the iPhone 11 (Review).

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max might also come with features like “rear-facing 3D sensing” and “mmWave support for higher-performance 5G”.

Qualcomm also recently hinted that the upcoming iPhone 2020 lineup might be 5G enabled.

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Analyst points to April for the iPhone SE 2, October for the 6.7-inch iPhone 12

Analyst points to April for the iPhone SE 2, October for the 6.7-inch iPhone 12

With the coronavirus outbreak causing chaos across the world, the usual tech launch schedules have been thrown into question – and that includes Apple’s.

A new note from analyst Jeff Pu, reported by MacRumors, suggests that the iPhone SE 2 will arrive in the middle of this month, while the largest and most expensive iPhone 12 will be delayed until October.