CES, which is visited by tech insiders and industry analysts, is the place to spot all the futuristic technologies and tech trends that will have the maximum impact on consumers’ lives.
Apple is making its official presence at CES 2020. The last time Apple was at the Vegas tech show was in 1992. This time around, Apple is sending its senior director of global policy, Jane Horvath, to participate in a panel called the Chief Privacy Officers Roundtable. Horvath will join FTC commissioner Rebeca Slaughter, Facebook’s Erin Egan, and Procter & Gamble’s Global Privacy Officer Susan Shook in a roundtable moderated by Rajeev Chand of Wing Venture Capital. This roundtable discussion will focus on how big tech companies such as Facebook and Apple can address the issue of user privacy. Apple is also expected to show its HomeKit smart home platform at CES 2020.
CES 2020: 8K TVs
Expect to hear more about TVs with 8K resolution and bezel-less screens at CES 2020. In fact, Samsung has already announced its frameless 8K QLED TV ahead of this year’s CES. Dubbed the Q950TS, this so-called bezel-less TV can upscale any source to 8K. Plus, there’s also support for voice-based digital assistants such as Bixby, Alexa and Google Assistant. LG is also showing off its 8K OLED TV with the 88-inch screen and Alpha 9 processor. While 8K TVs are surely coming, you don’t have to worry about replacing your 4K TVs just yet. The truth is that there is no content or movie available to download that supports 8K resolution.
CES is huge — but it’s never been a very important expo for mobile phones, and recent years have shown a steady decline in announcements from cellular carriers and phone manufacturers alike. Traditionally, CES has been a time for smaller players (Sony, Nokia, Asus, for example) to step forward and show the public something. Outside of a few big-name releases, like Verizon’s 4G LTE showcase that unveiled the infamous HTC Thunderbolt, and one or two other stragglers, big names in mobile don’t do much at CES. As such, the odds of you seeing Samsung’s next foldable device, or even Huawei’s current foldable Mate X, for instance, are slim to none.