Apple Stops Card Payments in India due to RBI Deadline

As the 30th June deadline by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approaches, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has stopped accepting debit and credit cards for payments on its platforms. The Reserve Bank of India has set 30th June as the deadline for all merchants to stop saving the card data of their customers. In an email to customers, Apple stated that now, customers in India can use NetBanking, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and their Apple ID balance only n order to make payments.

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Pixel 6a to Launch in India after 2 Years of No New Pixel Launches

Tech giant Google introduced the Google Pixel 6a to the world during the Google I/O 2022. The latest smartphone in the Pixel A series will be made available in India. This makes the Pixel 6a the first smartphone sold by Google in India after a period of nearly two years. The Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro devices are currently available in 12 countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. According to documentation by Google, the Pixel 6a will be introduced in these regions. Additionally, the Pixel 6a will be launching in the US territory of Puerto Rico, which was skipped by the tech giant when it came to the Pixel 5a.

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Google Pixel 6a Reportedly to be Introduced to the Indian Market

Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Google Pixel 6a, has had several recent leaks detailing the specs of the mid-range device. Now, according to a new leak, the device may include India in its list of potential markets for launch. In 2021, the tech giant launched the Google Pixel 5a in only two markets. With reports of private testing in India, it seems that the Google Pixel 6a is due for a much wider launch.

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With iPhone 13 in Lineup, iPhone Production in India Grows by 50%

According to new market intelligence data, in the first quarter of 2022, iPhone production in India grew by 50% year-on-year. Despite average selling prices increasing due to the sale of more premium models, there has also been growth in sales within India. Initially, Apple had limited the “Made in India” iPhones to older models. However, earlier this month, the tech giant confirmed that the iPhone 13 has joined the lineup of locally produced devices.

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Apple’s India Manufacturing Unit To Resume Operations Soon

Wistron Corp. Apple’s manufacturing partner in Bangalore has confirmed that it will restart its factory operations very soon. Due to a violent protest by factory workers, the manufacturing facilities shut shop last December. Apple then appointed several independent auditors who were put in charge to fix the system and come up with new policies so that this riot does not happen again. Read More

Google Removes Personal Loan Apps In India, Owing to Safety Concerns

In a bid to protect its customers, Google today removed some personal loan applications from its Play Store from the Internet search engine, from where a vast majority of Indians download phone apps. It checked the products released by government agencies on the basis of user inputs and notifications and also issued notices to several others in the same industry. Read More