Apple has sold 500 million iPhones since launch in 2007

By on March 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM.

Apple has sold 500 million iPhones since launch in 2007

While all the talks have surrounded the Android flagships like the Sony Xperia Z2, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8), Apple has gone about doing its business as usual. This month, the Cupertino-based company sold its 500 millionth iPhone, Forbes reports. More →
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Apple cuts LCD panel orders for iPhone 5 but is there more to it than meets the eye?

By on January 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM.

Apple cuts LCD panel orders for iPhone 5 but is there more to it than meets the eye?

Apple has reportedly cut orders for LCD panels for the iPhone 5 from Japan Display, LG Display and Sharp. Nikkei reports that the orders have been cut down by as much as 80 percent from Japan Display and 40 percent from Sharp when compared to the orders during October-December period. This has led many to think about weakening demand for the iPhone 5, which would have a big impact on Apple's stock price considering the iPhone accounts for over half of Apple's revenues. But is there more to it than meets the eye? More →
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BGR Investigates: Artificial shortage sends iPhone 5 prices up in India

By on December 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM.

BGR Investigates: Artificial shortage sends iPhone 5 prices up in India

If you are out shopping for an iPhone 5 in India, you are most likely to be asked to wait or pre-book one as it is sold out. Most cellphone retailers will tell you that they are expecting Apple's distributors to get the next shipment soon. Many will even crib about the limited stock they received, which is not even enough to satiate the pre-bookings they already have from their customers. ET's Hitesh Raj Bhagat (disclosure: he happens to be a friend of mine) reported about it a couple of days ago and briefly hinted whether retailers are hoarding the iPhone 5 and selling it at a premium. The stark reality is that they indeed are doing that. Read on for our investigation. More →
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Google updates Drive app with support for editing spreadsheets

By on November 29, 2012 at 1:02 PM.

Google updates Drive app with support for editing spreadsheets

Google has updated its Google Drive app with spreadsheet editing capabilities. The app lets you edit Google Sheets on your handheld device just like you can edit Google Docs and it comes to you as the holiday season approaches. More →
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Aircel says iPhone 5 is coming soon to its network

By on October 27, 2012 at 12:36 AM.

Aircel says iPhone 5 is coming soon to its network

A few hours after Apple's Indian distributor partners revealed the November 2 launch date and pricing for the iPhone 5, Aircel has put up a coming soon teaser on its website. The company has not revealed any other details yet but then that's what we are there for, isn't it? More →
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Redington confirms Apple iPhone 5 India pricing, starts from Rs 45,500 to Rs 59,500

By on October 26, 2012 at 9:34 PM.

Redington confirms Apple iPhone 5 India pricing, starts from Rs 45,500 to Rs 59,500

Many of our readers have been pinging us with the iPhone 5 pricing and we have been hearing the same prices from our sources too. But we had been waiting for some sort of official confirmation about the same before reporting it. And now we seem to have it, courtesy Redington, one of Apple's two distribution partners in India. As expected, the iPhone 5 will start from Rs 45,500 for the 16GB version, Rs 52,500 for 32GB and Rs 59,500 for 64GB. Apple's other distribution partner today announced that the iPhone 5 will be available across India from November 2. The photos here might be of the older generation iPhone, but we are quite certain these are just placeholder photos. We are also hearing that Airtel and Aircel might just announce reverse subsidy plans for the iPhone 5 just like they did for the iPhone 4S last year. We will have the details with us in the next few days. Hat tip to Rishi, iSheep!
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It’s official! Apple iPhone 5 launching in India on November 2

By on October 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM.

It’s official! Apple iPhone 5 launching in India on November 2

Apple's partners have announced today that the iPhone 5 will be available in India on November 2 just like BGR India exclusively reported earlier this week. However, the pricing has not been confirmed, but is expected to start from slightly over Rs 45,000. Today Apple also introduced app pricing in Indian Rupees in its App Store. Earlier this month Apple slashed prices of the iPhone 4S to Rs 38,500 and the iPhone 4 to Rs 26,500 in preparation for the iPhone 5 launch. According to a statement issued by Ingram Micro, "it will offer [the] iPhone 5 at leading modern trade and retail outlets across India, beginning Friday, November 2." The statement does not mention any pricing. More →
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An update on iPhone 5 launch in India

By on October 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM.

An update on iPhone 5 launch in India

We exclusively reported earlier about Apple's plans to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26. Since our exclusive report, we have had the mainstream press citing their own "industry sources" claiming the same. Some even reported about pre-orders for the iPhone 5 going live on October 19 in India, which of course did not happen. We are less than a week away from October 26 and we have been hearing a lot of chatter from our sources in the past couple of weeks. We have been getting a lot of requests from our readers on the current status of the iPhone 5 launch in India and it is time we provided them with an update. Will Apple announce the iPhone 5 launch in India on October 26? Most likely. Will it be available to buy on October 26? Highly unlikely. Read on for details. More →
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Airtel is testing Nano SIM for upcoming iPhone 5

By on October 14, 2012 at 12:26 AM.

Airtel is testing Nano SIM for upcoming iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is launching in India in the coming weeks and we are told all major carriers are busy testing Nano SIMs on the phone to ensure everything runs smoothly at the time of launch. BGR India had earlier exclusively reported that carriers were placing orders for Nano SIMs and today one of our readers has sent us photographs of a sample Nano SIM card that Airtel might use. More →
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Apple likely to launch iPhone 5 in India on October 26

By on October 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM.

Apple likely to launch iPhone 5 in India on October 26

This is the news you all had been waiting for and you read it first on BGR India! Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on the last Friday of this month, which happens to be October 26.  As we had exclusively reported earlier, Apple will be distributing the iPhone 5 in India on its own rather than relying on its carrier partners. More →
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