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Week in Tech (October 5 to 11, 2020): Apple bans October 13 event, Pakistan Tick Tock and more

Written by Anuj Bhatia
| New Delhi Delhi |

Updated: October 11, 2020 1:32:46 pm

Apple’s October 13 event will begin at 10:30 pm IST. (Image credit: Apple)

We have another busy and exciting week in the tech world. The week started with news Apple Holds a virtual product launch event on October 13th, where the new iPhone 12 will be the star of the lineup show. It is rumored that we may see four new iPhone 12 models with features like 5G, the newest A14 bionic processor and the new lidar scanner. In other news, Amazon has announced that it will be hosting the Great Indian Festival from October 17. The month-long online shopping event brings more customers into Amazon’s ecosystem. Meanwhile, video-sharing platform TickTalk is now banned in Pakistan for “immoral” and “obscene” videos.

Read more about these stories below.

Apple is setting the October 13 ‘Hi, Speed’ event for the iPhone 12 premiere

Earlier this week, Apple planned to hold a virtual event on October 13th. “Speed” refers to the new iPhone 12 models that are expected to support 5G. Analysts expect Apple to release four new models in the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple usually unveils new iPhones in September, but for a reason Kovid-19, The company had earlier announced that the launch of the iPhone would be delayed by a few weeks. The company may announce AirTags and AirPods Studio at its October 13 event next week.


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Pakistan bans ticking on ‘obscene’ videos

Pakistan is the latest country to ban the controversial video sharing app TikTok. The app was banned by the country’s telecom regulator after TickTalk failed to remove “immoral” and “obscene” content from its video-sharing platform. According to analytics firm Censor Tower, more than 43 million ticks have been installed in Pakistan. Last month, Pakistan banned several popular dating apps, including Tinder and Grinder, with the intention of restricting “immoral” and “obscene” content. Tic Tac Toe, owned by China Tech Company BitDance, has already been banned in India.

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale starts from October 17th

Although Pandemic, Amazon hopes the Great Indian Festival shopping frenzy will be a success among consumers. Amazon offers in-depth discounts on a wide range of products from leading categories, including electronics, home appliances and accessories. This year, deals on electronics will be even more exciting as more and more consumers are looking to upgrade their smartphones and laptops. Amazon’s Great Indian Festival is a way to bring more customers into Amazon’s ecosystem and sign up for a Prime membership.

Google Pixel 4A is coming to India next week

Finally, the Pixel 4A is finally coming to India. Earlier this week, Google Announced that its Budget-Friendly Pixel 4A will launch on October 16th. The Pixel 4A is priced at Rs 29,999 and that makes a lot of sense. By selling the Pixel 4N for Rs 29,999, Google will outperform rivals, including Apple, with its latest budget smartphone. Analysts say the price of the Pixel 4A is definitely a surprise. Many experts believe that the Rs 29,999 price of the Pixel 4A will put some pressure on mid-range smartphones. Samsung, OnePlus And live.

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