Saturday, 1 October, 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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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.