Thursday, 2 February, 2023

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 smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.