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Trump and Xi’s dueling U.N. speeches put ‘great fracture’ on display

Secretary-General António Guterres warned the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday that the world has become increasingly defined by the “great fracture” between Washington and Beijing.

In a doom-laden speech, he said the United States and China are “moving in a very dangerous direction,” with divisions based on trade and technology that could easily escalate into a military conflict.

“We must do everything to avoid a new Cold War. We are moving in a very dangerous direction,” Guterres told the largely virtual summit. “Our world cannot afford a future where the two largest economies split the globe in a great fracture.”

He added, “A technological and economic divide risks inevitably turning into a geo-strategic and military divide. We must avoid this at all costs.”

Antonio Guterres standing in front of a building: Image: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (U.N. / Getty Images)

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Image: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (U.N. / Getty Images)

The summit marked the U.N.’s 75th anniversary but there was little in the way

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Dueling mini LED suppliers could cut cost on display tech for Apple

Apple may not limit the sourcing of mini LED chips for a rumored future iPad model to just one supplier, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests, with work from a second supplier on the technology potentially leading to cost savings for Apple.

Mini LED is a display technology that could help TFT screens have a better backlight than existing displays, bringing it closer to OLED in terms of contrast. While Apple has been rumored to bring the technology to market in some form of iPad, it seems Apple may already have a way to boost production.

According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note seen by MacRumors, supplier Epistar was previously predicted to be the only supplier of mini LED chips to Apple in 2021. However, progress made on mini LED at Sanan Optoelectronics has been rapid enough to potentially change Apple’s schedule for inclusion.

Previously, Sanan was

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