Cara Delevingne has taken to social media this week with an important message challenging mainstream beauty standards. Due to being “sick of society defining beauty,” the 24-year-old model/actress subsequently revealed her newly-buzzed head for a role in upcoming picture, Life in a Year. Delevingne in turn plays a cancer patient who has been told she only has one year to live. Her co-star, Jaden Smith, has also shaved his head for the film.
Cara’s initial Instagram upload showcases this year’s Met Gala look, detailing her bald head decorated with silver paint and sequins.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small Missouri River town and halted traffic along a busy section of the Mississippi River near St. Louis on Wednesday, as relentless rain and an ominous forecast hovered over parts of the flood-soaked Midwest.
Microsoft made no secret of gunning for both Chromebooks and MacBooks at its education event, where it announced both Windows 10 S and the new Surface Laptop that runs it. Here’s how specs and features of the Surface Laptop compare to those of the 12-inch MacBook released last year.
On sale today for $24.99, the Gabby Douglas Barbie comes complete with a stars-and-stripes leotard, and pink and black Nike warmups.
“It’s a huge honor,” Douglas tells PEOPLE. “I always dreamed of having my own doll, and I played with Barbie when I was little with my sisters.”
“I really hope people what people take away from the Gabby Barbie doll is to be inspired, to be encouraged to be anything that you want to be. If you have a passion or a goal, set your heart to do whatever you want to do.”
It’s hard not to make comparisons between what Sanchez did — hitting 20 homers in 53 games — and what Judge is doing.
“The difference for Judge this year is he’s gotten into his legs,” Girardi told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “And when you talk about the difference between the two players, they both have been complete players. You look at Sanchey last year — caught well, threw well, hit well. You look at Judge — he’s hit well and he’s played outstanding defense. So in a sense, they’re similar, they’re young, and it’s great to have them both.”
Girardi is now having to manage not only Aaron Judge the player, but Aaron Judge the rising superstar.
“The one thing that I think it’s important for us to manage is the demands on his time, because there’s going to be a lot,” Girardi said. “Especially if this continues at this rate, there’s going to be a ton of demands, and we’ve got to make sure that he’s not being pulled too many directions, because sometimes it’s hard when you’re a young player to be able to separate that because it is exciting and it is fun and you’ve really haven’t had a chance to do this before. And you have to make sure that your focus is on the field first.”
Despite his power numbers, Girardi said he is reluctant to move Judge into the third or fourth spots in the batting order. Instead, the slugger generally hits anywhere from fifth to seventh.
“Our lineup has worked so well, kind of spreading out the speed, and a lot of people have been getting on base, and we’ve had contributions from everyone,” Girardi said. “So we’ve been scoring runs in all different parts of our lineup, so I’ve kind of left it.”
Apple reported its second quarter earnings results on Tuesday, highlighted by revenue of $52.9 billion and 50.8 million iPhones sold. Apple said the results met or exceeded its own targets and guidance, but some of the numbers fell slightly short of what most financial analysts were expecting.
Nevertheless, the majority of analysts remain bullish on Apple’s stock price heading into the second half of the year. MacRumors obtained research notes distributed today by over a dozen analysts, and we’ve compiled their updated AAPL price estimates and guidance for Apple’s current third quarter below.
Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley is one of several analysts anticipating an “iPhone supercycle” based on high expectations for the “iPhone 8” and a growing base of previous-generation iPhone owners:
We continue to believe that a combination of a growing base of aged iPhones and exciting new technology, including OLED displays, 3D sensors and wireless/fast charging will drive an iPhone supercycle that is still underappreciated by the market.
Rod Hall of JPMorgan rather surprisingly believes there is a “high likelihood” that the iPhone 8 will be announced or at least previewed at WWDC in June, marking the start of “iPhone mania,” rather than in September as usual:
We believe there is a high likelihood that the company plans to announce or at least preview the upcoming new iPhone at WWDC which starts on June 5. Given this we would expect a weaker than normal Summer for Apple as consumers await a major product upgrade. […] Given that our numbers remain well above consensus forecasts we would advise investors to continue to stock up on AAPL before iPhone mania kicks off in earnest in early June.
Apple introduced the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 at WWDC, but it broke that trend when it unveiled the iPhone 4s in October 2011, and each new iPhone since has been announced in September. A fall launch positions the iPhone well for the ensuing holiday shopping season.
Apple previewing the iPhone 8 at WWDC is certainly possible, but it doesn’t make sense for a few reasons. For one, the smartphone is widely rumored to be facing mass production challenges that could push its wider availability into at least October or November, a whole four to five months after June.
Second, Apple pre-announcing a new iPhone in June would likely hurt its sales during its summer quarter, as some customers might choose to wait until the latest and greatest model is available. Rumors about a new iPhone are one thing, but Apple confirming a new model would be much more influential.
During the company’s post-earnings conference call yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook surprisingly acknowledged a recent “pause” in iPhone purchases that he believes is due to earlier and more frequent reports about future iPhones.
Indeed, analysts have been looking toward the future, with all eyes set on the iPhone 8. “One more quarter before show time,” wrote Steven Milunovich of UBS. “Hit snooze for 90 days,” echoed Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets. “Now we wait,” said Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research.
The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple is heating up, with Qualcomm planning to seek an import ban that would prevent iPhones from being able to enter the United States, reports Bloomberg. Qualcomm is reportedly “incensed” over Apple’s decision to stop paying licensing fees during the dispute and is aiming to retaliate.
Qualcomm is preparing to ask the International Trade Commission to stop the iPhone, which is built in Asia, from entering the country, threatening to block Apple’s iconic product from the American market in advance of its anticipated new model this fall, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.
Qualcomm and Apple have been facing off in an ongoing legal dispute since January that started when the FTC complained that Qualcomm had engaged in anticompetitive patent licensing practices. Shortly after the FTC complaint, Apple sued Qualcomm, accusing the company of charging unfair royalties for “technologies they have nothing to do with” and refusing to pay quarterly rebates.
In April, Qualcomm countersued, accusing Apple of breaching licensing agreements, making false statements, and encouraging regulatory attacks against Qualcomm’s business in multiple countries. Qualcomm claims Apple “could not have built the incredible iPhone franchise” without relying on Qualcomm’s “fundamental cellular technologies.”
The lawsuit heated up in late April when Apple stopped making royalty payments to Qualcomm and confirmed it would not continue payments until a court figured out the total amount that was owed. Apple CEO Tim Cookyesterday reiterated that Apple could not pay the fees without the court deciding what amount should be paid due to Qualcomm’s refusal to license its patents under FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory) terms.
In terms of why we’re withholding payments, you can’t pay something when there’s a dispute about how much is needed to be paid. There hasn’t been a meeting of the minds there. At this point, we need the courts to decide that. [...]
The reason we are pursuing this is that Qualcomm is trying to charge Apple a percentage of the total of the iPhone value, but their modems/patented technologies are one small part of the iPhone. We don’t think that’s right, so we’re taking a principle stand on it. We strongly believe we’re in the right, as they probably think they are.
The United States International Trade Commission could potentially put a stop to iPhone shipments to the United States should the ITC side with Qualcomm. ITC cases are processed more quickly than cases in the federal courts, where this lawsuit will likely be drawn out for years to come.