Apple India
Apple, Xiaomi, OPPO and more hit by import hurdles in India: Report
The delay in the launch of new smartwatches from multiple brands is due to the delay in BIS approvals since August 2020.
Macs demand
iPhone 12 Pro, M1 MacBooks, new iPad Air demand is higher than expected: Report
The overall iPhone 12 sales are going strong, and momentum looks promising for the holiday season and going into 2021.
Amazon UK
PS5 pre-orders on Amazon UK are shipping, but customers are receiving random items like a foot massager
One customer received a coffee machine while the other received a foot massager instead of the PS5.
Apple prices
Apple is halving its commission rate to 15% for most developers
The reduced cut comes after the whole Apple-Epic Games fiasco.
Huawei sells honor
Huawei sells Honor phone brand to government-backed consortium
The company will retain its flagship Huawei smartphone brand.
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile to make a comeback in India
We don’t have an exact release date yet.
Amazon iPhones
Amazon sells more iPhones in one day than entire Indian festival sale last year
Amazon says it has sold more iPhones on the opening day of…
Samsung Reward Yourself
Samsung India announces ‘Reward Yourself’ program: Check out the offers here
With ‘Reward Yourself’, consumers get flat 10% cashback with HDFC Bank credit and debit cards and SBI credit cards.
Apple doesn’t agree with the latest US Government’s antitrust report
Apple doesn’t seem to accept being called a monopoly, and it has made a statement against the latest antitrust report from the US government
Paytm app store
Paytm says it has launched a ‘Mini App Store’ but it hasn’t
It looks like Paytm has just announced its Mini App Store to ride on nationalism sentiments in the country.
Apple Store Online
Apple Store Online goes live in India with student discounts, trade-ins, direct customer support
While Apple says it will ship products within 72 hours, some Mac products are showing shipping times of up to a month.
It’s happening: NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion
SoftBank bought Arm for $31 billion in 2016.
HUAWEI details HMS Core’s gaming potential
AppGallery has over 12,000 games available.
HDC 2020
HUAWEI HMS Core boosts its e-commerce capabilities using AR and ML
The Reality Studio is available to download from the Huawei Developer Hub.
TikTok
Chinese government could now block TikToK sale to US companies
Take a look and find out how the Chinese government may now be looking to block a possible TikTok deal with US companies
Apple Spaces
Apple has acquired VR startup Spaces
Spaces’ website states that the company is “heading in a new direction.”
iPhone se
Apple plans to open its online store in India next month: Report [Update: Apple India statement]
Apple could open its offline stores in Mumbai and Bengaluru soon.
Epic Games claims Google forced OnePlus, LG to scrap Fortnite deals
Epic ended up releasing Fortnite on Play Store because the deals were blocked.
TikTok
Bytedance is reportedly engaging with Reliance for investment in TikTok’s India business
ByteDance has told its employees that it is in conversation with the Indian government to resolve privacy concerns.
HMD Global raises $230 million investment from strategic partners
It will accelerate the company’s mission to make 5G smartphones accessible to consumers across the world.
TikTok
Twitter purportedly expresses interest in acquiring TikTok US operations
Twitter has reportedly approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the US operations of the video-sharing app.
Qualcomm and BOE
Qualcomm reportedly seeks US government’s permission to sell chips to HUAWEI
There could be a “rapid shift in 5G chipset market share” if Qualcomm is restricted while its foreign rivals aren’t, Qualcomm said.
Toshiba completely exits PC market
Goodbye, Toshiba laptops.
Microsoft could buy TikTok’s entire global business including India and Europe (Update)
Microsoft is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business: Report.