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Tech NewsWrap: MacBook Pro, AirPods (3rd Gen) shipping delayed… and more

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MacBook Pro, AirPods (3rd Gen) shipping delayed

MacBook Pro (2021) and AirPods (3rd Gen) have been delayed in India and now scheduled to go on sale starting October 29. Both the products were originally announced to be available in India from October 26. Apple unveiled the new devices as significant upgrades to its earlier offerings at the ‘Unleashed’ virtual event last week. The tech giant has not provided any reason for the delay, and it can be assumed that the delay has been caused due to an unforeseen issue prior to the launch.

All UPI money transfers on PhonePe will be free for all users

India’s leading digital payments platform PhonePe clarified that all UPI money transfers whether they are online or offline (across UPI, wallet, credit and debit cards) on the app will be free and “will continue to be free” for all users in the future. The company said that PhonePe does not charge for these transactions, and will not be doing so in the future also. The digital payment app has over 325 million registered users who can send and receive money, recharge mobile, DTH, data cards, pay at stores, buy gold and make investments via this platform.

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JioPhone Next to get Android-Based Pragati OS

Reliance Jio has announced that its upcoming smartphone – JioPhone Next – will run on Pragati OS, which has been jointly developed by Google and Jio for this specific phone. In a promotional video dubbed ‘Making of JioPhone Next’ released ahead of Diwali, the design and 13-megapixel camera at the back have been noticed. Jio says that the JioPhone Next featuring Pragati OS coupled with Qualcomm mobile processor will optimise device performance, audio and battery.

YouTube rolls out personalised ‘New to you’ feed

YouTube has finally rolled out “New to you” tab on its platform after testing the feature earlier this year. The new tab is available on the YouTube homepage across mobile, desktop and TV devices, reported TechCrunch. According to YouTube, the latest feature will help users discover new creators and content beyond the recommended videos they usually see. One has to be signed-in to see the “New to you” feature.

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