Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: iPhones

World’s largest iPhone assembler says parts supply shortages are easing

Shortage of components, in particular computer chips, has hurt production of everything from cars to smartphones as demand rose during the pandemic.

China energy crisis is hurting everyone from automakers to sheep farmers

The electricity shortage due to soaring coal prices in the world’s largest exporter is set to hurt China’s own growth & the knock-on impact to supply chains could crimp global economy.

Why Apple’s new iPhone 13 may be the weakest upgrade so far

After last year’s big 5G upgrade, the incremental nature of this year’s improvements may be a letdown to some. The latest models lack any 'must-have' new features.

Apple’s next iPhone lineup will come with pro-focused camera, video-recording features

The new iPhones will include a faster A15 chip and a smaller notch, in addition to new screen technology that could enable a faster refresh rate for smoother scrolling.

Apple to pay $113 million to resolve claims over iPhone battery power, software updates

Under terms of the agreement, Apple will provide details about how it manages power performance on a 'prominent' website & notify consumers when an update will affect their phone.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.