The accelerator aims to help the developers in enhancing their skills and thus will provide one-on-one app reviews.
The Indian Government’s committee has now announced that it will exempt Apple from sourcing norms under the ‘state of art tech’ category. This move will allow the US based company to open single-brand retail stores in India.
The legal tussle for the US tech giant commenced after software company Vyooh moved to court saying that it had developed a software Splitview in 2006 which allows users to simultaneously work on multiple windows on a single computer screen and Apple also recently launched an identical feature with the same name.
3.3 mn premium smartphones were shipped in 2015, of the total 96.4 mn. This accounted for 3.4% of the total Smartphone shipments, said Cyber Media Research. 53% growth registered in Premium Segment Smartphones through 2015. 13% of the devices were shipped with the latest version of the OS.
Apple has unveiled a range of new products, including an upgraded 4-inch iPhone called the iPhone SE, which will go on full sale starting early April. The starting price is likely to be Rs. 39,000.
After USA, Apple is set to open its first technology centre in Hyderabad and is expected to spend $25 million which will help the company develop maps and make them available in its iPhones and Mac systems. The technology centre will create 4500 jobs in the state.
The company is also planning to set up a facility which will renovate used mobiles shipped from China. TRC last year had turned down a similar proposition from Apple citing that it would only add on to the country’s e-waste. No business plan has been revealed by the company.
After six months of releasing app for iPhone and iPad, Apple now has more than 10 million paid subscribers. Spotify with 20 million paid users is following Apple in the space. Apple Music was launched in more than 100 countries including India while Spotify is available only in 60 countries.
The prices have been slashed by upto 16%. The iphones were launched in October and were priced between Rs 62,000-Rs 92,000. With the price slash, it will now be priced between Rs 52,000 and Rs 55,000. Apple has cut down the price on all the variants of the models which include 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.