Apple recently launched a microfibre polishing cloth priced at Rs 1,900, along with MacBook Pro 14-inch (Rs 1,94,000) and 16-inch (Rs 2,39,000). However, the polishing cloth has to be bought separately. Apple claims that the cloth is made with "soft, non-abrasive material". Furthermore, the cloth will help in cleaning the Apple display safely and effectively.
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Apple unveiled its MacBook Pro Laptops in two different variants on October 18. The new series comes with 14-inch and 16-inch display options, costing between Rs 1,75,410 to 2,39,900. The laptops are powered by an M1 Pro chipset that supports a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU and while the M1 Max chipset supports a 32-core GPU. Reportedly, the global sales will start in the world from October 26.
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Owing to the shortage of chips in the global market, Apple Inc is likely to reduce the production of iPhone 13 by 10 million units. Reportedly, the company's share also fell by 1% in after-hours trading. According to media reports, major chip manufacturers such as Broadcom Inc and Texas Instruments are unable to supply chips as they are also facing a shortage of raw materials.
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US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on September 11 ruled that Apple must provide an option for developers to avoid its commission that is about 30% on in-app purchases. Reportedly, the ruling could cause it a loss of a few billion dollars, seeing the company had earned around $6.3 billion in 2020 in the US through commissions. However, Apple will discuss the change with the judge and developers before implementing it.
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Tesla is hunting for a single-brand retail avenue in India to set up its center, following the footsteps of Apple & Ikea. Based on the FDI norm, any company with 51% foreign ownership must source 30% value goods from India. Besides, the center has approved the import of four Tesla vehicles. However, high import prices, high electric-vehicle import duties make the road bumpy for Tesla.
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Apple officially announced the acquisition of 'PrimePhonic', a famous music streaming service on August 31. “Primephonic was founded to ensure that classical music will stay relevant for future generations,” said Gordon P. Getty, a major shareholder of Primephonic. Besides, the company says that the subscribers of Apple-Music will experience a much better and improved service along with the exclusive audio content.
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The South Korean parliament has suggested amending a law to ban Google and Apple from forcibly charging commissions from software developers on in-app purchases. This is the first restraint on the tech giants by a major economy. Apple commented that the bill “will put users who purchase digital goods from other sources at risk of fraud". Meanwhile, Google stated, “the rushed process hasn’t allowed for enough negative impact analysis".
With the latest entry of Wipro, HCL Technologies, and Asian Paints, 12 Indian companies secured their place among the list of top 500 companies in Hurun Global 500 list. However, with $188 billion, Reliance Industries (RIL) topped the ranking among Indian companies followed by Tata Consultancy Service ($164 billion), and HDFC Bank ($113 billion). Besides, America's Apple secured the 1st position.
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Apple Inc said it will enforce a system that administers photos on iPhones in the US before they are uploaded to its iCloud storage services. Apple aims to ensure no horrific images of child abuse are circulated. Reportedly, a database of such images will be recorded and will be translated to “hashes – numerical codes that positively identify the image but cannot be used to reconstruct them".
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