Apple starts assembling iPhone 11 units in India

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July 24, 2020

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Washington D.C., Jul 24: Tech giant Apple in collaboration with its contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started the assembling of the iPhone 11 units in its plant near Chennai in India.

According to TechCrunch, a small batch of locally manufactured iPhone 11 units have been shipped to retail stores already but the yield is currently limited.

The company has further plans and ambitions to scale up the local productions of the phone in India, TechCrunch reported.

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September 15,2020

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Washington, Sept 15: Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday declared that the company's lifetime net carbon footprint is now zero as it has eliminated its entire carbon legacy -- covering all its operational emissions before it became carbon neutral in 2007 -- through the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets. 

"We're pleased to be the first major company to get this done, today," Pichai said in a blog post.

The company now aims to only use carbon-free energy to run its data centers, campuses and businesses worldwide at all times by 2030.

Google was the first major company to become carbon neutral in 2007. 

"We were the first major company to match our energy use with 100 per cent renewable energy in 2017. We operate the cleanest global cloud in the industry, and we're the world's largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy," Pichai informed.

"We estimate that the commitments we're making today will directly generate more than 20,000 new jobs in clean energy and associated industries, in America and around the world, by 2025.”

Pichai said the company is working on ways to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise its electricity demand and forecasting. These efforts will help create 12,000 jobs by 2025. 

"We'll enable 5 GW of new carbon-free energy across our key manufacturing regions by 2030 through investment. We expect this to spur more than $5 billion in clean energy investments, avoid the amount of emissions equal to taking more than 1 million cars off the road each year, and create more than 8,000 clean energy jobs," the Google CEO explained.

Google Environmental Insights Explorer currently helps more than 100 cities to track and reduce their building and transportation carbon emissions and maximise their renewable energy use. 

Pichai said the company will expand the tool to 3,000 cities worldwide. 

"We're also committing to help more than 500 cities and local governments globally reduce a total of 1 gigaton of carbon emissions annually by 2030 - that's the equivalent of the annual carbon emissions of a country the size of Japan". 

Pichai said the goal is to find new ways that Google products can help one billion people make more sustainable choices by 2022.

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September 25,2020

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Taking on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade and Microsoft xCloud, Amazon has introduced Luna, a new Cloud gaming service that will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The Luna Controller with Cloud Direct technology is simple and intuitive. The controller is Alexa-enabled and connects directly to the cloud to effortlessly control your game. 

"In fact, we removed 20 milliseconds of roundtrip latency via Luna Controller with Cloud Direct technology vs. a local Bluetooth connection when playing Luna on a Fire TV Stick," the Amazon Devices & Services team said in a statement late on Thursday.

Players can easily switch between screens — such as Fire TV to mobile phone — without additional pairing or configuration changes.

The company also introduced the Luna+ game channel. 

During early access, people will have popular games like ControlResident Evil 7GRIDYooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

"Customers can request early access starting today. Luna+ will be offered at an introductory price of $5.99 per month during the early access period and Luna Controller will be available for an introductory price of $49.99. 

Amazon also announced a new gaming channel with leading global video game publisher Ubisoft, available directly through Luna.

The Ubisoft channel will be available later this fall.

Amazon owns Twitch, one of the most popular live streaming services in the world with nearly 10 billion hours of video watched in 2019.

Inside the Luna experience, people will see Twitch streams for all the games in the service, and from Twitch, they can instantly start playing games. 

In July, AWS announced the general availability of its Twitch-inspired Interactive Video Service (IVS) that will help customers set up live, interactive video streams for a web or mobile app in just a few minutes.

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September 18,2020

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New Delhi, Sept 18: Ending months of speculation, Apple is launching its first exclusive branded online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the festive season, offering a full range of products, support and premium experience to consumers and the large aspirational fan base across the country.

For logistics support, Apple has partnered with Blue Dart to be its on-ground fulfillment partner. Given the current pandemic situation, customers can expect safe, contactless deliveries in 24-72 hours from the date of purchase of all premium and new products, including the ones (Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air) launched earlier this week.

"We are super excited to bring Apple Store Online to India. We love the passion Indians have for our products and supporting them has been our passion too. The Online Store will ensure seamless, safe and contactless delivery of our products in these Covid times as safety of staff and customers is our topmost priority." Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail + People, told IANS.

The Apple India store, the 38th online store worldwide, would have specialists to lend expert advice and support to the Indian customers.

From learning more about product features to setting up new devices, customers can receive guidance directly from Apple, including online support in English and phone support in Hindi and English.

Those who buy Apple products will be eligible for a 30-minute, one-on-one online session with a trained executive to explore more about the device, set it up and or solve any other query.

The online store also provides the ability to custom-configure any Mac with just a few clicks.

With financing options and available trade-in programme, the Apple Store Online offers a range of affordability options.

Students can shop for a Mac or iPad with special pricing, and receive discounts on accessories and Apple Care+ that extends warranty with up to two years of technical support and accidental damage cover.

Apple currently has third-party reseller outlets and online channels to sell its devices in the country and its own branded online store will certainly help the company in giving a controlled experience of its devices and services.

Welcoming the Narendra Modi cabinet's decision to ease the 30 per cent local sourcing norm in single-brand retail (SBRT) in August last year, Apple said it looks forward to welcoming customers at its first retail store in India soon.

"We love our customers in India and we're eager to serve them online and in-store with the same experience and care that Apple customers around the world enjoy," Apple said.

Apple, which has already started manufacturing certain iPhone models in India, has reportedly selected locations for its exclusive retail stores in the country as well.

Apple currently has over 500 physical retail stores worldwide, with the world's first floating retail store at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

On its online India store, customers can expect free online 'Today at Apple' sessions led by local creative professionals, focused on photography and music in October.

Just in time for the festive season, signature gift wrap and personalised engraving will be available for select products.

Engraving of emojis or text in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu will be available for AirPods, and English engraving will be available for iPad and Apple Pencil.

For the health and well-being of Apple's teams, customers, and communities, all orders from the Apple Store Online will ship with contactless delivery.

Orders that do not require a signature will be left at the customer's door, and those that do will need only a verbal confirmation from a safe distance instead of a written signature.

Apple has been operating in India for more than 20 years, and the company's ongoing investment and innovation support almost 900,000 jobs across the country.

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