All Articles by Harish Jonnalagadda

iPhones could become much more expensive in India

The government has shifted its policy on import duties for phones, hiking up the taxes from 10% to 15%. The move is designed to incentivize local production of phones,

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Apple is developing an anti-spam app for India: Here's what you need to know

Apple got into a tussle with India's telecom regulator over an anti-spam app that required access to a customer's call logs. The company is now going to help the Indian government develop an app that meets the App Store guidelines.

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Apple India is finally honoring international warranties for iPhones

Apple is making it easier for those picking up the iPhone from other markets and using it in India.

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iPhone 8 is already discounted in India as part of Flipkart's Diwali sale

Flipkart is kicking off the festival season with its four-day sale extravaganza, which sees the first discount on the iPhone 8, which made its debut in the country [last week

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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus go up for sale in India: Here's what you need to know

Apple kicked off pre-orders of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in India last week, and both phones are set to go on sale from 6 p.m. today, September 29. Here's what you need to know about pricing, availability, and launch-day offers.

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Nest's Thermostat E has an all-new design, cheaper price tag

The $169 Thermostat E is a "​simpler,​ ​more​ ​affordable​" thermostat with an all-new design.

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Amazon teams up with Microsoft to integrate Alexa with Cortana

You'll soon be able to talk to Cortana by saying, “Alexa, open Cortana” from an Alexa-powered device like the Echo, and vice versa.

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The Amazon Echo is on sale for just $130 today

The Amazon Echo is on sale for $129.99, a discount of $50 from its retail price of $179.99. That's the lowest price we've seen on the full-sized Echo all year.

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Nest Cam IQ is a $300 security camera with a hexa-core CPU

The Nest Cam IQ is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm processor, and offers an 8MP 4K HDR imaging sensor, 12x digital zoom, HDR, as well as two powerful 940nm infrared LEDs.

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Indian IT minister welcomes Apple's 'initial manufacturing operations' in Bengaluru

Apple's plans to locally manufacture iPhones in India have progressed, with a local IT minister welcoming the company's "proposal to commence initial manufacturing operations."

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Indian government amends manufacturing policy ahead of Apple meet

The Indian government has announced that instead of providing concessions to a single company — Apple — it would retool its strategy on local electronics manufacturing to level the playing field for all manufacturers.

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Apple could start manufacturing iPhones in Bangalore from April 2017

Apple is getting serious about manufacturing iPhones in India. The company is set to start local operations with Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM that is setting up a factory in Bengaluru's industrial hub Peenya.

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Apple asks the Indian government to ease up on labeling laws

Apple is increasingly looking to the Indian market for driving growth in the coming years. The company is now asking the government to ease up on labeling laws for packaging and provide financial incentives to set up local production.

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Pokémon Go, Reliance Jio, and India: What you need to know!

Reliance Jio has partnered with The Pokemon Company to bring the game to India, with its retail stores across the country turning into PokéStops. Here's what you need to know!

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Apple makes connected car push by inking deal with India's ride-sharing service Ola

Apple has inked a deal with India's largest ride-sharing service Ola to offer Apple Music as part of the company's connected car platform. Dubbed Ola Play, the in-car experience gives passengers the ability to control music, navigation, and the air conditioning through a tablet mounted in the car.

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iPhone 7 pre-orders rumored to kick off on Sept. 9

It looks like the iPhone 7 will be unveiled in the first week of September. Noted leaker Evan Blass posted on Twitter that the upcoming iPhone will go up for pre-order from September 9, with an earlier tweet stating that the phone will release on September 12.

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iPhone sales in India up by 51% YoY

During the Q3 earnings call, Tim Cook talked about the Indian market, stating that iPhone sales in the country have grown 51% from the same period in 2015.

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Australia's big banks say Apple Pay is anti-competitive

Australia's largest banks have lodged a petition with anti-trust regulators to negotiate with Apple and get their digital payments services on iPhones. Currently, Apple Pay is the only service that can use the NFC antenna to facilitate payments, and the banks state that the move is anti-competitive.

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Apple Pay sees an astounding 450% YoY growth

During Apple's Q3 earnings call, CEO Tim Cook shared details on the growth of Apple Pay. The contactless payments service has tens of millions of users across the globe, witnessing a 450% growth in monthly active users from the same period in 2015.

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Poll shows just how addictive Pokémon Go is in Canada

Canada's Global News commissioned an Ipsos poll to find out just how pervasive Pokémon Go has become since its debut earlier this month, and as you'd expect, three out of ten players agreed that it was “taking over their lives.”

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