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

Apple’s new iPhones face double whammy: Supply disruption and falling demand

Covid curbs are impeding the ability of Apple’s engineers to work directly with its suppliers and phone assemblers in Asia.
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Apple, Google to boost privacy protections for Covid-19 contact-tracing tool

The companies said the system’s tracking keys will be generated in more random ways and Bluetooth data will now be encrypted.
Employees test mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Tamil Nadu | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

There’s new hope for ‘Make in India’ as MNCs look to spread out from virus-hit China

The low corporate tax rates and huge domestic market work in India's favour, but investors wary of policy uncertainty.
Attendees take photographs of the Apple Inc. HomePod speakers | Bloomberg

Apple plans to design next iPhone like an iPad

The highest-end new iPhone is set to have a screen slightly larger than the 6.5-inch panel on the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
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Companies in Covid-19: Beauty brands making sanitisers, biggest soap company giving free soap

Companies across the world are investing millions in the fight against coronavirus. Unilever has announced distribution of soaps, sanitisers, bleach and food worth €100 million.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Why the world needs Apple’s annual new iPhone cycle

Companies that produce iPhone accessories drive their own revenue, and any delay could be devastating amid the global economic slowdown.
Employees test mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Tamil Nadu | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

iPhone makers suspend production in India due to lockdown

Thousands of Apple's Indian employees are likely to be impacted by the 21-day nationwide lockdown, announced by PM Narendra Modi Tuesday night.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphone after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Hit by coronavirus, iPhone shipments to China plunge more than 60% in February

Overall mobile phone shipments, including Android devices, slid 56% to 6.4 million units, a Chinese govt think-tank said.
School children from an Indian school in a bus.

There are ways parents can stop kids from being bombarded with ads on phones

For now, advertising targeted at children has been slower to migrate online than in the broader industry.
Samsung

2020 will see Samsung and Apple battle for being the no.1 smartphone seller

Between Apple's successful launch of the iPhone 11 family of products and Samsung's new foldable phone expected in February, the two giants will remain in close competition throughout the year.

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Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.