Apple iPhone Lead Times Expected to Rise on Strong Demand

Apple’s  (AAPL) – Get Report iPhone lead times — the time between a customer order and delivery to the customer — should rise, an indication of strong demand for the handsets, J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee said in a report.

“The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were launched Oct. 13 and have been available for pre-order since Oct 16. Delivery-at-home/in-store pickup is to begin as early as Oct. 23,” he wrote.

“We see lead times tracking on average at about 13 to 24 days for iPhones 12/12 Pro, with lead times for the 12 Pro materially higher than the 12.”

The analyst added that the “early lead times are quite similar to what we saw with the SE launch. [And] positive demand drivers should lead to expansion of lead times heading into week two of ordering based on the precedent set from the SE launch earlier this year.”

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Police, fire rescue adapts to COVID-19 times

| Palm Beach Daily News

The off season traditionally has been be the quiet time of the year in Palm Beach. But for the police and fire department, it has been a busy summer even with the coronavirus pandemic putting an abrupt halt in March to season activities.

For the police department, the virus has changed the way daily operations are carried out and those changes likely will continue into 2021, said Palm Beach Police spokesperson Michael Ogrodnick.

He told the Daily News that Police Chief Nicholas Caristo has implemented new strategies and recommendations for officers in response to COVID-19.

“We’ve included daily health checks, hazard assessment of both police headquarters and vehicles, while encouraging police officers and department employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace,” Ogrodnick said.

Holiday beach closures still a possibility

To the disappointment of many beachgoers, town beaches were closed to the

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Mayor Craig Morgan: City maintains strong sports programming through uncertain times – Opinion – Austin American-Statesman

The best games in sports come from unexpected moments. Extra innings, half-court shots and interceptions are the stuff of legend. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” goes the saying attributed to Yankees legend Yogi Berra. Well, 2020 has been nothing if unexpected, and it has certainly kept us on our toes when it comes to our Sports Capital of Texas efforts. Due to Round Rock’s preparation and determination, we have stayed in the game and expect to see our sports tourism program recover stronger than ever.

Sports tourism has been a winner for the city of Round Rock for over a decade. From Dell Diamond to the Round Rock Sports Center and Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, we are home to world-class athletic facilities that host national tournaments and provide amazing venues for our hometown athletes.

Tourism is an important piece of our diversified economy. Total direct travel spending in Round

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Why Load Times are Critical for SEO (and What to Do)

Most businesses claim that improving load times and site speed is about as pleasant an experience as having their teeth pulled.

And, often, the process of improving a website’s load times feels as tedious and time-consuming as pulling teeth.

If this sounds like your approach to site speed SEO, we’re willing to bet it’s for one of three reasons:

  1. You feel that SEO needs technical know-how and analytical skills
  2. You’ve heard it requires constant monitoring (and, so, it calls for a lot of people-power)
  3. It may payoff, but only six months down the line — and what’s the point if Google’s search engine algorithm keeps changing anyway?

You’re not wrong — SEO is a long-game. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

But what if you found a way to significantly improve your SEO game by cutting the fat, tweaking a few aspects of your website, and adding a couple of

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