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Apple developing new AirPods Pro, revamped entry-level model

The design of the updated entry-level AirPods will be similar to the current AirPods Pro, gaining a shorter stem & replaceable ear tips. Apple is also looking to improve battery life.
The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Taiwan-based Apple cable and connector supplier to start mass production in India this year

Apple’s major assembly partners, Taiwan’s Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron, have all set up either a subsidiary or an iPhone assembly plant in India.
Workers make their way to the factories in Van Trung Industrial Park in Bac Giang Province | Bloomberg

How Apple’s shift in supply chains is creating boomtowns in Vietnam

Growth in foreign investment in Vietnam's Bac Giang province is almost doubling every year and the province forecasts exports value to reach $11 billion, a tenfold leap in 6 years.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple may not be as green as it claims. Here is why

Apple has always tried to convince consumers that it’s a more sustainable company than its competitors when it comes to managing old devices. It’s fair to ask how sincere it is.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 12 5G models win praise for lower prices, new sizes

At a virtual Apple event, the company showed off the iPhone 12 in black, red, blue, green and white with a 6.1-inch screen. The phones use aluminum sides.

Apple’s new 5G iPhones may fail to hit the mark

An elevated valuation would be fine if the new iPhones sell well, but the lackluster reality surrounding the current state of 5G networks could lead to underwhelming demand.
An Apple inc. logo is displayed at their store at Yorkdale mall in Toronto | Photographer: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

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.
An Apple inc. logo is displayed at their store at Yorkdale mall in Toronto | Photographer: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

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.
Apple AirPods with an iPhone. | Representational image | Pixabay

Apple stops sale of rival earphones and speakers, to launch its own new audio products

The first Apple-branded over-ear headphones could be announced as early as this year, and the company has also been working on a smaller version of its HomePod smart speaker.
An Apple inc. logo is displayed at their store at Yorkdale mall in Toronto | Photographer: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Apple, Dell, Huawei are racing to make the world’s first fully recycled smartphone

Materials in electronic devices no longer in use are estimated to be worth $57 billion annually. In Europe alone there are 100 million mobile phones lying in drawers.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.