Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders are live, and with it, Apple has also listed prices of the MagSafe Duo wireless charger, leather sleeves, and leather cases for the new iPhone 12 range on Apple Store. The MagSafe Duo wireless charger was announced during the iPhone 12 launch event, but its pricing and availability was not known back then. Now, the pricing of the MagSafe Duo wireless charger has been listed on Apple Store, but its availability is still not known.The MagSafe Duo wireless charger is priced at Rs. 13,900 in India and $129 in the US. The charger is still listed as ‘coming soon’ on Apple Store with no exact date announced for availability. Unlike the MagSafe charger, the MagSafe Duo enables users to charge the iPhone and the Apple Watch simultaneously. The regular MagSafe charger is priced at Rs. 4,500 in India and $39 in the US. The charger box has a USB Type-C cable inside, but the adapter will have to be purchased separately.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Alongside the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders, leather sleeve case options for the new iPhone range have also gone live on Apple Store. These leather sleeve options are priced at Rs. 12,900 in India and $129 in the US. The sleeves are offered in Product Red, Saddle Brown, Pink Citrus, and Baltic Blue colour options.Similarly, leather cases of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max have also been listed on Apple Store for $59 in the US and Rs. 5,900 in India. These cases are listed in Baltic Blue, California Poppy, Saddle Brown, Black, and Product Red. Both the leather sleeve and leather case support MagSafe.Apple began taking pre-orders of iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max on November 6, while iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are already on sale. iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest in the range, starting at just Rs. 69,900, while iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most expensive, starting at Rs. 1,29,900.- Advertisement –
While Erasmus James was the first Badger selected in this year’s NFL Draft, he was far from alone, with six other former UW players being picked over the course of the two-day event.However, former UW star Jim Leonhard found himself on the other side of the draft spectrum Sunday, watching as all 32 teams passed on him in favor of other players. Shortly after the draft, Leonhard signed a free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills, joining former Badgers Lee Evans and Troy Vincent on the Buffalo roster.“This is definitely a positive outcome with the way everything ended up,” Leonhard said. “It was frustrating, especially the high number of safeties that ended up going and feeling that I was better than a lot of them and seeing them go in front of me, that kind of hurt a little bit. But, it worked out for the best and I think everything’s going to be all right.”Leonhard chose Buffalo’s offer over contracts from Baltimore and Philadelphia, and with only three safeties listed on the Bills’ roster, he figures to get a chance to show his mettle right away in next weekend’s mini-camp.“I guess just the whole situation as far as their safety situation and as well as special teams and possibly returning punts for them,” Leonhard said. “I guess that kind of put them ahead of the rest.”Scott Starks, Leonhard’s teammate in the defensive backfield, was the lone fellow Badger to join James among the drafted Saturday, as the Jacksonville Jaguars selected the cornerback in the third round. Starks said his agent, Jason Fletcher, had told him prior to the draft to expect a call between picks No. 73 and 93, and Jacksonville grabbed him with the 87th selection.“He kind of hit right on the money,” Starks said. “I wasn’t surprised at all.”Starks said he had only talked to the Jaguars on two occasions but is excited for the move to Florida. He also said he talked to former Badger and current San Diego Charger Jamar Fletcher, who attended the same high school as Starks, about making the move to the NFL. Starks joins a young Jacksonville defense and believes he has a legitimate shot to play early on.“I feel if they’re taking me that high that they feel I have a chance to get on the field,” Starks said. “So, I just have to go in and learn the system and work hard and do whatever I have to do to get on that field.”Offensive guard Dan Buenning was the first Badger drafted Sunday, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers using pick No. 107 on the former UW lineman. Oddly enough, Buenning had never talked to Tampa Bay officials until he received the call from Buccaneer head coach Jon Gruden telling him he had been picked.“[Gruden] said that they need some help on the O-line, and he was really looking forward to having me down there, getting some work in and competing for the job,” Buenning said.A Green Bay native, Buenning logically had hopes that his hometown Packers would select him. However, Green Bay waited until later in the draft to pick any offensive linemen.“Green Bay would have been nice, yes, being as easy to move in and stuff like that, but I was really looking forward to going somewhere else and seeing a new area of the country,” Buenning said.Indianapolis added two Badgers Sunday, selecting defensive end Jonathan Welsh and running back Anthony Davis in the fifth and seventh rounds, respectively. The pick actually caught Welsh by surprise, who was expecting to go to either the Browns, Giants or Eagles.After working out extensively at linebacker as a possible outside backer in a 3-4 defensive scheme, the lanky Welsh will likely stay at end for the Colts, who already employ speed pass rushers Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney in their scheme.“I think I fit in basically as a pass rusher right now at defensive end, and that’s what I’ve been hearing from them,” Welsh said. “It just gives me a great opportunity to go somewhere that I have somewhat familiarity with the position, and just to pass rush, actually have a chance to rush the passer. They have a great team, so I’m just looking forward to contributing.”Welsh’s defensive line mate Jason Jefferson had to wait the longest of any Badger other than Davis. The New Orleans Saints snagged Jefferson with their sixth-round selection, No. 193 overall.“They told me they liked my size, they liked my quickness,” said Jefferson, who spent the day watching his home state Chicago Bulls defeat the Washington Wizards at the United Center. “So they just told me just to come in and work hard and do what I do.”The biggest surprise of the draft for Wisconsin was defensive tackle Anttaj Hawthorne’s plummet into the sixth round. Hawthorne had been rated as high as a first-round value at times during the months leading up to the draft, but he slipped immensely following a positive drug test for marijuana at the NFL Combine.Even after the test, Hawthorne was considered to be a first-day prospect. However, team after team passed on Hawthorne until the Oakland Raiders ended his freefall with the first pick of the sixth round.“Everybody has a chance,” said Welsh, who was shocked that Hawthorne was picked behind him. “This is his time now, he has to prove that he was worth more than what he was drafted at. But, on the other hand, the draft is just a draft. He could be a Tom Brady guy. Things happen, things happen for a reason.”Former UW long snapper Matt Katula also inked a free-agent contract after the draft, joining the Baltimore Ravens. Katula was ranked as the top long snapper available in this year’s draft.Wisconsin’s seven players drafted tied it with Virginia for third place among all schools for most players selected. Oklahoma led all colleges with 11 players, followed by Florida State with nine.
Illinois home sales jumped in April, while prices made their own big leaps.[IMAGE]The “”Illinois Association of Realtors””:http://www.illinoisrealtor.org/ (IAR) reported Wednesday that sales were up 25.3 percent year-over-year throughout the state. According to the association, statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condos) totaled 12,621 in April, the best performance for that month since 2007.The statewide median price was $145,900, up 7.7 percent from $135,500 in April 2012. [COLUMN_BREAK]””The spring numbers are very encouraging, especially as we see substantial tightening of the numbers of homes on the market,”” said Michael D. Oldenettel, CRS, GRI, IAR president and managing broker/owner with RE/MAX Results Plus. “”While prices are inching up slightly due to strong demand, the interest rates continue to be a powerful lure for those who want to own a home and the spring housing market looks to be a strong one.””Out of the 102 counties reporting to IAR, 55 showed year-over-year home sales gains, while 42 showed yearly median price improvements. Meanwhile, the inventory of homes for sale in April was 62,503 units, a 30.6 percent drop compared to last year. The time it takes to sell a home has also fallen, with days on market averaging 89, down from 111 last April.””The housing market is exhibiting signs of a more stable recovery with an anticipated strong early summer led by strong sales gains and more modest but still positive gains in median prices,”” noted Geoffrey J.D. Hewings , Director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory of the University of Illinois. “”Average time on the market, the growth in the pending sales index and an increase in the share of total sales captured by more expensive properties point to a return to greater stability in the market.”” Illinois Sees Strong April in Sales, Prices Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies For-Sale Homes Home Prices Home Sales Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Realtor Association Service Providers 2013-05-23 Tory Barringer Share May 23, 2013 431 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing