Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Apple.Inc

Apple’s $3 trillion valuation should worry investors

With its fortress balance sheet of roughly $190 bn in cash, Apple can withstand almost any grim economic scenario. But valuation and fundamentals eventually will matter again.

Apple puts iPhone assembler in Tamil Nadu on probation for labour violations

The Foxconn factory, located in Sriperumbudur on the outskirts of Chennai, was shut down after worker protests and will resume operations once 'necessary improvements' are made.

Apple readies revamped MacBooks, desktops with in-house processors to ‘outpace’ Intel, rivals

Apple's plans include devices fitted with processors that run faster than current M1 chips, improved connectivity to external devices, and could see a release as early as this summer.

Zuckerberg calls Apple ‘significant’ future competitor as Facebook weighs antitrust suit

The Facebook CEO criticised Apple’s iMessage, suggesting it offered weaker privacy than WhatsApp, & implied iMessage’s market dominance was due to unfair advantages provided by Apple.

Your 5G is about to get much better, and not because of the new iPhone

Release 16 of the 3GPP standards or 5G Phase 2, is focused on technologies that will benefit non-smartphone applications, including vehicle communications, factory connectivity etc.

Apple 5G iPhones arrive with an alphabet soup of abbreviations

This newest generation of wireless technology is being pitched as providing 'mind-bending improvements in speed' over today’s connections.

Apple ships devices using retail stores network to speed up deliveries

Apple started testing the program with a small number of stores when locations started re-opening after closing down earlier this year due to Covid-19.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google face their $5 trillion moment of reckoning

A US House panel has accused Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google of abusing the power of their platforms to cut off competitors, and called for structural breakup of their businesses.

Apple to hold online event to unveil 5G iPhones on 13 October

Apple plans to reveal four redesigned iPhones — the most dramatic overhaul since the iPhone X in 2017— with 5G, upgraded cameras, faster processors & wider screen size.

3 iPhone makers get approval to make in India under Modi govt’s incentive plan

Apple’s primary suppliers Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, as well as Samsung are among a list of global firms cleared by India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.