Victor and William discuss the new Apple Watch rewards program in selected gyms, what's really going on with WhatsApp and iCloud encryption, and how iPhone demand in India has grown so much that a third factory is opening.
Apple assembly partner Wistron is increasing its production capacity in India, ramping up productivity for its third plant in the country after an initial trial by the firm, with iPhones thought to be the main produce from the newest operation.
Foxconn has denied a Tuesday report claiming it was canceling investment in India valued at $5 billion, one that alleged there was an internal dispute between the iPhone assembly partner and Apple itself.
Foxconn has just started local production of the iPhone XR at its plant in India and will later make the iPhone 11 too. The move will keep manufacturing costs down, but Apple reportedly doesn't plan price cuts.
Apple is reportedly on the verge of investing some $1 billion in India manufacturing assets through partners like Taiwan-based Foxconn, resurrecting rumors that the tech giant is looking to expand production capabilities beyond China.
Apple has ceased sales of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in India, a report claims cutting out most of the lower-cost models from its regional product lineup and at the same time making it more expensive for customers in the country to buy an entry-level iPhone.
Apple could have an easier time opening its first stores in India, a long-time goal of the iPhone producer, after the country's finance minister advised a local sourcing requirement will be eased to encourage more foreign investment.
The latest "Shot on iPhone" advertisement, which appeared on the Apple India YouTube channel on Thursday, features Indian cricket players of all ages and abilities in a celebration of sports and culture.
Apple is promoting its production of a number of iPhone models in India, with the start of a new marketing campaign for the iPhone 6S in the region sold with the tagline "Now made in India," in reference to the government's initiative to encourage local manufacturing.
Apple is getting closer to opening its first major outlet in India, a report claims, with the iPhone maker said to have produced a shortlist of upmarket locations in Mumbai that could host an Apple Store, if it can gain the favor of the country's government.