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Apple's new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale

San Francisco: Apple has announced that its newly-launched iPhone “XR” , “XS”, “XS Max” and “Watch Series 4” are going on sale globally from Friday. The new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in India starting September 28. In India, one would have to shell out Rs 12,075 a month, as zero-cost […]

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Apple unveils 3 iPhones with dual SIM, impressive cameras

San Francisco: Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones — the premium iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at an event in California late on Wednesday. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will support dual SIM and dual standby functionality. The premium iPhone XS and XS Max come with upgraded 12MP […]

Apple in talks with US dailies to join subscription service

San Francisco : Putting weeks of rumours to rest that said Apple was planning to enter the magazine distribution business with its own curated subscription service, the company is now talking to some of the biggest newspapers in the US about adding their stories to Texture — the magazine app it acquired in March. “Apple […]

Apple dominated global wearables market in Q2 2018

San Francisco: Apple dominated the global wearables market in the second quarter of 2018 with a total share of 17 per cent as the market ticked up 5.5 per cent, an International Data Corp (IDC) report said on Wednesday. Cupertino-based Apple maintained its top position in the wake of continued demand for its LTE-enabled Watch […]

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Amazon becomes second $1 trillion company in US

New York : Amazon on Tuesday became the second US public company after Apple to hit the $1 trillion valuation mark. Last month, Apple became the first US company to become a $1 trillion company. According to a report in CBS News, Amazon shares hit $2,050.49 — climbing 1.5 per cent in the morning trade […]

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Apple car may become reality in 2023

Hong Kong: As industry watchers think that Apple car is dead, the iPhone maker could launch it anytime between 2023 and 2025, a top Apple analyst with Hong Kong-based TF International Securities has claimed. “Apple will earn its 2 trillion dollar market cap through its services business, an Augmented Reality headset, and an Apple Car, […]

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Apple hits record market cap of $1 trillion

New York: Apple on Thursday became the first publicly traded US corporation to reach a market capitalization of $1 trillion, beating other tech giants, such as Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft, in the race to reach the milestone. After closing up nearly 6 percent in the previous trading session, Apple shares climbed another 2.4 per cent […]

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Huawei pips Apple as Samsung leads global smartphone market

New Delhi: Chinese tech conglomerate Huawei surpassed Apple to become the second largest smartphone brand worldwide in the second quarter of 2018 as South Korean giant Samsung continued to be the global leader, two reports said on Wednesday. Samsung had 20 per cent share, followed by Huawei at 15 per cent market share and Apple […]

With record $53.3 bn revenue, Apple eyes $1-trillion mark

San Francisco: Despite slow iPhone sales, Apple is racing ahead to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company as it posted revenue of $53.3 billion in its fiscal third quarter — an increase of 17 per cent from the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 per cent of the quarter’s revenue, the Cupertino-based giant said […]

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Apple offers free repair of its products for flood-hit Japanese users

Tokyo: Apple will help the flood-affected Japanese people by undertaking free repair of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Mac computers, Apple Watches and Apple’s displays damaged in the torrential rains that hit the western part of the country earlier this month. If the gadgets were impaired directly by the rain disasters and still fixable, individual users can […]

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Use your voice to get favourite app from Apple Store

San Francisco: Apple has updated its app store to version 5.1 with voice support and a revamped search interface which, much like the App Store and iTunes Store, will now highlight the trending searches. The update will allow users to tap the microphone icon along the search bar to dictate their search details instead of […]

Apple to roll out improved version of Maps

San Francisco: To offers its users a better navigation tool, Apple is reportedly re-building its Maps platform by using data collected by iPhones and a fleet of cars parked with sensors and cameras. The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area with the next iOS 12 beta and will cover Northern California […]

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Apple partners 'Sesame Workshop' for original video content

San Francisco: In an attempt to dive deeper into streaming original video content, Apple announced it has given a multi-series order to non-profit organisation named “Sesame Workshop” to create content, especially for children. The announcement comes as a part of the iPhone-maker’s partnerships and show unveilings ranging from a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” […]

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Facebook defends data-sharing partnerships with phone makers

New York: After a New York Times report claimed that Facebook allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends, the social network has defended the pacts saying that these partnerships do not raise privacy concerns. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook […]

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Apple sued over alleged keyboard problem in MacBooks

San Francisco: A law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple alleging that MacBook and MacBook Pro’s “butterfly” keyboard design is “prone to fail”. According to a report in Forbes, Apple was hit with the lawsuit over the design and functionality of its “butterfly” keyboard system after a string of complaints that alleged defects […]

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Apple is bringing accessible coding to schools for blind, deaf

San Francisco: With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn the language of technology, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools serving the blind and deaf communities, first to the US and then to more schools around the world. Beginning this autumn, US schools supporting students with vision, hearing […]

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Apple to kill 'Texture' Windows app

San Francisco: The Windows “Texture” application — a digital magazine service — that Apple purchased in March, in an attempt to get in on an uncluttered media provider niche, is being killed by the iPhone maker. “‘Texture’ is an all-access pass to the world’s best magazines. To keep things working smoothly, older versions of the […]

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Special edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus now in India

New Delhi: Apple’s special edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in red colour will be available for purchase in India from Friday. The special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in 64GB and 256GB variants, starting at Rs 67,940, through Apple authorized resellers. iPhone 8 (64GB) will cost […]

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Xiaomi becomes India's Apple

New Delhi: Xiaomi has once again topped the Indian smartphone market, with two global market research firms on Tuesday reporting an over 31 per cent market share for the Chinese smartphone maker — a whopping 155 per cent annual shipment growth — in the first quarter of 2018. According to Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi […]

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Apple to shut its last Watch-exclusive store in May

San Francisco: Apple will shut down its last of the three Apple Watch-exclusive stores — located in Tokyo — it built when it launched the wearable in 2015. On May 13, the last Apple Watch-exclusive store will close its doors. Twitter user Shotaro Akiba has shared a photo on the microblogging platform showing the department […]

Apple hires Google's Artificial Intelligence chief

San Francisco: In a key development, Apple has hired John Giannandrea, Google’s Head of Search and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to lead the company’s Machine Learning (ML) and AI strategy. Giannandrea, who took the role of Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google from Amit Singhal in early 2016, will report directly to Cook. “Our technology […]

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Apple reportedly working with partners on foldable iPhone

San Francisco: Apple is reportedly mulling to unveil in 2020 an iPhone that folds, CNBC has reported citing several Apple suppliers. According to analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the iPhone maker is working with its Asian partners on a foldable device that may be able to open up and be used like an […]

Apple secretly developing its own screens: Report

San Francisco: In bad news for display market leaders like Samsung and LG, Apple is reportedly designing and producing its own device screens, secretly at a facility near its headquarters in California, according to a media report. The Bloomberg report report on Monday said Apple was making “a significant investment” in the development of MicroLED […]

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Apple cuts off Iran from App Store

San Francisco: In what appears to be a total cut off for the country, Apple has blocked access to its App Store for users in Iran, the media reported. The Cupertino-headquartered giant does not sell its products or operate its App Store in Iran and now it has blocked all the traffic coming from the […]

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Apple granted patent for dual display

San Francisco: Apple has been granted a patent for “dual display” that can potentially allow a future MacBook or iPad to use a second screen in place of a keyboard, media reports said. “The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted the tech giant a patent titled ‘dual display equipment with enhanced visibility and suppressed […]