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Apple Store in India May Not Happen in 2020

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Apple India

Apple plans to launch an online store in India in the third quarter of 2020. However, according to Techcrunch, a much anticipated physical store there might not open this year.

The source said the company was still working on the logistics of setting up the store and that the quarter between July and September was the new deadline. Apple CEO Tim Cook would likely plan an India trip for the announcement, the source said. The company’s first official physical store in India, to be situated in Mumbai, will take an additional few months of time for setting up and might not be ready by this year, the source said.

Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Brussels

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Mark Zuckerberg is to head to Europe to try and stop EU lawmakers implementing tough new regulations on his firm, Bloomberg News reports. The Facebook CEO’s Brussels visit will coincide with his attendance at the Munich security conference.

The Belgian capital has for years been at the forefront of regulating large U.S. tech companies, with strict competition enforcement and its flagship privacy rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, which entered into force in 2018. Facebook currently faces a slew of probes by national data protection regulators. At the same time, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive body, is looking into possible antitrust issues around how the company collects user data and has criticized the social media giant’s handling of the spread of disinformation on its platform.

How Apple's 'Powder' Shot on iPhone Video Was Made

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Shot iPhone Snowboard Powder

Apple dropped a new Shot on iPhone video Monday. Titled ‘Powder’, it featured X Games snowboarders taking on fresh snow, and Cult of Mac spoke to its director, Joe Carlino.

“Lately I’ve been making content with ESPN X Games the last two years that is 100% shot on iPhone,” Carlino said. The great thing about shooting on iPhone in this context is how quick and easy it is. The small form factor devices make it easy to capture action footage that’s good enough to be used on both social media and TV broadcasts. “[Last fall], a friend of mine who works internally at Apple reached out to me about doing a full-on backcountry powder video,” he continued.

5G is Not Going to Save UK Smartphone Sales

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5G wireless and iPhone

Smartphone makers, not least Apple, have long hoped that the widespread rollout of 5G will encourage users to buy new, compatible, devices. However, Wired highlighted some recent research that indicated this might not be the case.

Research released this week by analyst firm Gartner predicts that UK smartphone sales will not just fail to surge, they will flatline with zero per cent growth expected. Despite the continuing rollout of the 5G network and additional 5G-ready phones coming on the market, the UK is literally not buying into the 5G hype. This is more bad news after a poor year for major smartphone manufacturers in 2019: in the opening quarter Apple and Samsung combined sold almost 17.5 million fewer smartphones globally compared to 2018. The reason, analysts explained at the time, was that people did not feel the urge to upgrade their devices as often as they used to, partially because smartphones are now so much more expensive.

DMCA Takedowns Remove Most of the Content From The Unofficial Apple Archive

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Unofficial Apple Archive

The other day, I highlighted the wonderful Unofficial Apple Archive. It was a fantastic resource, full of Apple history. I say ‘was’ because the archive has been almost emptied by DMCA takedown notices, 9to5Mac reported.

Site creator Sam Henri Gold told us that he only wanted to save Apple’s history from being lost after the EveryAppleAds YouTube channel was taken down in April 2017… Gold said at the time that he was aware this could happen. Sam knows his efforts could be rendered useless with one word from Apple. But he hopes the amicable and educational nature of the archive will keep it online, because the Apple community deserves no less. “I think we’ve seen what a world without a public archive would look like, a world littered with tiny archive channels, maybe one or two god-awful screen recordings of keynotes with giant […] watermarks. That’s not a world I want to live in.”

Sneak Peak of Upcoming Apple TV+ Beastie Boys Documentary

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Beastie Boys

There’s a Spike Jonze directed ‘live documentary’ about the Beastie Boys headed to Apple TV+ in the near future. An official sneak peek landed on the Apple TV YouTube channel over the weekend. It shows some of the hip-hop legends’ best videos and the band taking the stage for the documentary. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

New 'Shot on iPhone' Clip - 'Powder'

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Apple’s latest ‘Shot on iPhonevideo takes us to the slopes. Winter X Games snowboarders Red Gerard, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, and Ben Ferguson feature in the clip. They enjoy fresh powder at the iconic Baldface Lodge in British Colombia. Joe Carlino directed the video. It was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro.

Apple to Build 116 Million iPhones in First Half of Fiscal Year

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Apple will build 116 million iPhones in the first half of its fiscal year, according to Cowen analyst Krish Sankar. This includes an expected new low-cost model of the smartphone, the so-called SE 2. AppleInsider reported on the note in which he made the prediction.

A note to investors by Cohen’s Krish Sankar, seen by AppleInsider, estimates that Apple produced 70 million iPhones for the holiday quarter. Of those 70 million, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models accounted for 74% of that —about 52 million. For the first calendar quarter of 2020, Apple is predicted to build 46 million iPhones of varying models, up 12% year-over-year. In that 46 million, is six million “iPhone SE 2” units, that Sankar estimates will sell for about $475 each… Additionally, for the second calendar quarter of 2020 —Apple’s third fiscal quarter of the year —Sankar believes that Apple will produce about 43 million iPhones.

Kobe Bryant: Tim Cook Remembers Basketball Legend

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Kobe Bryant

Apple CEO Tim Cook described himself as “devastated” at the death of Kobe Bryant, whilst Apple TV+ star Reese Witherspoon also paid tribute.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Takes on Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2

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16 inch MacBook Pro

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro was well-received by Apple fans. But how does it compare to a Windows equivalent? AppleInsider tested it against the Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2 to find out.

When it comes to the actual machines themselves, it comes down to —as it often does —a Windows PC versus a Mac. The MacBook Pro won out by a hair in terms of raw performance and won handily in video encoding. It has more Thunderbolt 3 ports, a higher resolution vibrant display, and the superb hardware and software integration Apple is known for. The last one is a huge factor in why users are drawn to Apple in the first place.

Happy 36th Birthday, Macintosh!

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Steve Jobs, from a Tim Cook tweet

36 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh computer, at an annual meeting of Apple’s shareholders.

New Apple TV+ 'Servant' Featurette - 'The Food'

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The first season of freaky Apple TV+ show, The Servant, is currently available to stream.  A second series is already confirmed too. There is a new featurette about the show on YouTube. Step inside the kitchen and see how crucial food is to the story.

Enticing New 'Jobs at Apple' Page Live

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Many people dream of a job at Apple. The company is trying to make that prospect even more enticing, with an updated ‘Jobs at Apple’ page.  The company is offering “an open invitation to open minds,” the page says. It also features a stunning video, along that same theme. The page also asks potential applicants to “introduce yourself,” and says the company will “get in touch if there‘s a role that seems like a good match.”

Enticing New ‘Jobs at Apple’ Page Live