Apple starts manufacturing its most affordable smartphone iPhone SE in India

Cupertino-based Apple, Inc. has confirmed that it has started producing the iPhone SE (2020) in India. The US tech giant’s cheapest iPhone will be locally manufactured at the Wistron facility in Karnataka.

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Speaking on Apple’s latest move, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted, “Apple’s latest and most affordable smartphone iPhone SE is now being exported from India. Its production started in record time from Bengaluru facility, notwithstanding the disruptions brought by COVID-19. We are committed to developing India as an electronics manufacturing hub.”

The local manufacturing would help Apple to do away from import duty of 20 percent that phone makers pay for importing their models from other countries.

The prices for iPhone SE has already been reduced to Rs 35,999 for the 64GB base variant from Rs 42,500 on some ecommerce platforms in India. The iPhone SE (2020) was launched in April globally, including in

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Apple has 5 iPhones out of 10 most sold smartphones of 2020

The covid-induced disruption was a nothing less than a nightmare for the global smartphone makers. But experts are certain that the covid pandemic has only deferred the demand and not reduced it. Amidst the ongoing period of gloom, Apple has much to cheer for.

A report from Omdia, an analytics company, suggest that Apple has five iPhones in the top 10 best-sold phones in the first half of 2020. Apple’s iPhone 11 was the world’s best selling phone H1 2020, and no other smartphone even comes close.

Here are top ten most sold smartphones of 2020:

10) Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Apple iPhone 11 Pro sales stood at 6.7 million units, as per the Omdia report. Price starts at 106,600 onwards.

9) Xiaomi Redmi 8

Xiaomi shipped 6.8 million units of the Redmi 8 during H1 2020, as per the report. Price is at 9,999.

8) Xiaomi Redmi

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Save hundreds on these accessories for your Apple products

Though Apple makes fantastic products, the accessories sold alongside them tend to follow the trend of Apple’s higher price point. Wishing you could get the hottest Apple accessories without breaking the bank? VB Deals is here to help with incredible savings on ten accessories that will revitalize your interest in your own Apple products.

Apple Watch Wireless Charger Keychain

If you have an Apple Watch, you know the struggle of having it die when you’re nowhere near a charger. Make worrying about this a thing of the past with the wireless charging keychain for Apple Watch. With strong magnets and a 950mAh battery, this pocket-sized gadget is enough to charge your watch 3 times over. Pick yours up today for just $19.99, nearly 60 percent off MSRP.

3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charger

Speaking of devices dying unexpectedly, this single cord will juice up three Apple devices at once.

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Apple Watch Series 6 First Impressions

Yes, the Apple Watch Series 6 and SE are official, and we can now say we’ve been wearing the Series 6, the top-of-the-line smartwatch from Apple, for about a day. It’s not time for our full review, but here are our first impressions of the Apple Watch Series 6.

From the moment Apple showed off Series 6, we got a taste for a familiar design that spices things up in the color department. Like the Series 5 and Series 4 before that, the Series 6 features a display that’s stretched to the edges with a familiar rounded square watch design.

The new Blue Aluminum shade is quite simply stunning and might end up being a little underrated. Like Midnight Green on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, it’s a bit darker by default, but light (direct or indirect) gives it a bit of a shimmer. Subdued but stylish

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Apple India Online Store Opens September 23 With iPhone Trade-in, Mac Configure To Order & More



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Apple India Online Store Opens September 23 With iPhone Trade-in, Mac Configure To Order & More

The much-awaited Apple India online store is finally going Live in a few days from now, that is September 23. This comes just in time for the shopping spree usually seen around the festive period that includes Dussehra and Diwali festivals. The Apple online store for India, which will be available on Apple.com/in, will now join similar e-commerce platforms that Apple has in 37 other countries, including the US and UK. The online store will be Apple’s first direct retail presence in the country. Till now, Apple relied on authorized distributors and retailers in India for offline sales as well as on online shopping platforms such as Amazon.in and Flipkart. Apple will also offer trade-in for your existing iPhones as well as other smartphones when you buy a new Apple

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Here’s a first look at the new high-end Apple Watch and what you need to know about it

  • Apple announced two new Apple Watch models this week — the high-end Series 6, which starts at $399, and the midrange Apple Watch SE, which starts at $279.
  • Apple will also continue to sell the Apple Watch Series 3 for $199.
  • That gives Apple a wider market, since billions of people have smartphones.
  • But one analytics firm expects a smartwatch market of just 150 million in 2020.



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Apple Watch Series 6 in blue

There’s now an Apple Watch for all price ranges.

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Apple unveiled two new models this week — the high-end Series 6, which starts at $399, and the midrange Apple Watch SE, which starts at $279.

Apple will continue to sell the Apple Watch Series 3 for $199.

The new lineup gives Apple a wider market since billions of people have smartphones, but Canalys expects just 150 million will have smartwatches in

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Here’s how you can buy the Apple iPhone XR for as low as Rs 25,550 on Flipkart



a close up of a computer: Here's how you can buy the Apple iPhone XR for as low as Rs 25,550 on Flipkart


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Here’s how you can buy the Apple iPhone XR for as low as Rs 25,550 on Flipkart

Apple iPhone XR was unveiled as the cheapest of the three Apple X series phones launched in 2018. And now, the iPhone XR has got even cheaper.

You can now buy an Apple iPhone XR for as low as 25,550 and here’s how. The phone is available on Flipkart for Rs 44,999 for the base 64GB variant. Additionally, Flipkart is also offering extra value on exchange, up to Rs 17,500, taking the effective price of the phone down to Rs 27,499.

Apart from the exchange offer, you can also get an additional five percent cashback using a Flipkart Axis Bank credit card or a five percent discount with an Axis Bank Buzz credit card. The five percent discount takes the effective price of the phone to Rs 25,250. If you

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Qualcomm, PC partners take on Apple with new 8cx Gen 2 5G laptop chip

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Acer’s new Spin 7 notebook, which converts to a tablet, uses Qualcomm’s second-generation 8cx chip for PCs. 


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The future generation of PC chips from Qualcomm is here — and Acer and HP will soon sell products using the technology as Apple gears up for similar computers of its own. 

Qualcomm on Thursday at the IFA electronics show in Berlin unveiled the second generation of its 8cx processor for Microsoft Windows laptops and 2-in-1 devices.

The company says the 8cx Gen 2 5G has up to 50% better performance than Intel’s hybrid Core i5 processor and has up to 58% better performance per watt of energy consumed. Compared with Intel’s 10th generation Core i5 process, the 8cx Gen 2 has 18% better performance. It packs in advanced camera

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Apple leaves iPhone out; updates Watch, iPad

Apple left those hoping for a new 5G iPhone disappointed, instead showcasing iPad performance upgrades, refreshed Watch models, fitness and subscription services in an annual event usually headlined by its smartphones.

A redesigned iPad Air features Apple’s A14 bionic chip, capable of processing up to 11 trillion operations per second and providing increases in CPU and GPU speeds of 40 per cent and 30 per cent respectively compared with the previous iPad Air.

Tim Millet, Apple’s VP of platform architecture, hailed the A14 as “by far the most advanced chip we’ve ever made”, with the first use of machine learning accelerators in iPad delivering up to ten-times faster computation than the previous tablet.

The device features a 10.9-inch display; 7MP front and 12MP rear cameras; and a Touch ID sensor in the power button.

Apple also unveiled an eighth-generation iPad featuring a 10.2-inch display, and A12 bionic chip with a

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