Snapchat has finally launched Discover in India after testing it out in the US and UK with original shows and location based content on the platform. Snapchat says that the Indian users will get to watch content that suits their taste and will be done in partnership with Indian publishers, media houses in the country. With the local content on Discover, the company aims to increase the user base on the App from India. Read More
Instagram is testing new ways to reach the non-english crowd in India, and is planning to introduce the Hindi language support on the popular photo sharing platform soon. This move is aimed at reaching a wider crowd across the remote areas of India. The App currently has a total of 241 million monthly active users who make up a large part of the business for the company. Read More
Apple will be selling the newly launched iPhones in India from today. The sale will go live at 6pm on all offline and online retail stores. The company will be offering the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to their Indian customers, and reports claim that Apple has imported around one lakh units for both models to make sure that the launch proceeds smoothly. Read More
Apple sure comes at the top in terms of innovation and design of their products. But do the increasing costs do justice? The latest one being the iMac Pro which was released by Apple yesterday. And it comes with a hefty price tag of Rs 4,15,000. Don’t be surprised yet, until you see the features of this beast. Read More
Soon Andhra Pradesh will have high-speed wireless internet powered by Google’s X research division. This technology will be 100% wireless without having to lay cables in this state. Read More
The Indian market looks dim for Apple as the growth rate has been the slowest in the past 6 years. Apple made Rs 11,618.7 crores in revenue during the year 2016-17 compared to Rs 9,937 crores in the year 2015-16 which is only 17 per cent growth. Sources say that this could be because of the demonetisation last year. Read More
Telecom Regulator Trai launched the Do Not Disturb App in June, in India last year. The App allows a customer to report calls from spammers and messages from the same, directly to the telecom regulator, on which further action will be taken. However, Apple have been not allowing the App to be made available on their platform. R S Sharma, the chairman of Trai, have attacked the Tech Giant. The matter have not been looked into, for a year and the frustration has come out in the form of accusations.
To provide specialized support for its developers, Apple has announced the opening of its first App Accelerator in Bangalore, India, where the company is all set to begin the production. The first one of its kind facility would include tools and some of their best practices to set up the skills and transform the design, quality and performance of apps on their iOS platform.
Wistron Corp, Apple’s Taiwanese Manufacturing Unit is setting up a plant in Bengaluru to focus solely on assembling iPhones. Apple will commence the project beginning April of this year and will start with the low budget iPhone SE model targeting a sale of about 300,000 to 400,000 units. Read More
The year 2016 started off on a promising note for Apple. During his maiden visit to India, Mr. Tim Cook, the chief executive officer, announced the setting up of an app development centre in Bengaluru and another one in Hyderabad for maps. The news has now been confirmed officially. The facility will start production from next April, according to industry sources.
Mr. Cook met the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi earlier this year and discussed sensitive issues relating to cyber-security, data encryption, the possibility of fabricating the production in the country and extracting India’s young talent. The Apple CEO appreciated the breadth of young talent in India with significant skills that Apple would like to acquire and the immense potential for ‘app-development’ in the country.