Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Apple

Apple to keep iPhone production flat as market grows tougher

Apple is betting on resilient demand for its devices due to its comparatively wealthier customer base and the strength of its software & services ecosystem fueling sales of hardware.

Farewell, Apple iPod — the music player & trendsetter that revolutionised listening

iPod was launched by Apple in 2001. It wasn't the first MP3 player in the market at the time but bigger storage and a longer battery life made the device an instant hit.

Apple discontinues its last iPod model, ending era that began under Steve Jobs

iPod Touch is the last remnant of a product line that first went on sale in October 2001. The touch-screen model, launched in 2007, will remain on sale until supplies run out.

Apple and Meta provided subscriber data to hackers who posed as law officers

Cybersecurity researchers suspect some of the hackers are minors located in the UK and US. One of the minors is also believed to be the mastermind behind the cybercrime group 'Lapsus$'.

iPhone 1 — A ‘revolutionary’ smartphone that debuted at the 2007 Oscars

Apple's commercial for its first smartphone featured clips from over 30 different movies and TV shows, including ‘The Fugitive’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘American Graffiti’.

Google to allow android apps like Spotify to bill users directly

If a user chooses to pay Spotify directly instead of using Google’s billing system, Spotify won’t have to give Google its entire 15% fee, thus lowering app charges.

Apple, Google & Microsoft oppose Texas anti-transgender order

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said Thursday that he was 'deeply concerned' about laws being enacted across the US that affect members of the LGBTQ+ community.

New iPhone SE is uninspiring, Apple has strayed from its standard

The SE will be a letdown for customers who have been waiting for a while for an updated affordable iPhone. It’s clear that Apple isn’t prioritising customers at the lower end of the market.

Amsterdam police arrests Apple store gunman after 5-hour standoff, hostage rescued

“We can confirm that the hostage-taker is out of the Apple Store,” said the Amsterdam police department in a statement.

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Gyanvapi Illustration by Manisha Yadav

Here’s the case for restoration of desecrated Hindu temples—and why it loses the debate

By what logic do we see Muslims of today as the Mughals' descendants? The demand for the restoration of temples will bring anything but a just closure.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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.