Tech NewsWrap: Apple’s October event date announced… and more

Apple announces 'Unleashed' special event

Apple’s October event date announced

After months of rumors and speculations, Apple confirmed it is holding its second fall event of the year on October 18. The event will be broadcast live from Apple Park at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET across Apple’s website and on the company’s YouTube channel. The company is teasing the event with the tagline “Unleashed.” At the event next week, the Cupertino-based tech giant is likely to announce new Macbook Pro models, Mac mini, AirPods 3, and more. However, Apple hasn’t exactly revealed the products that will be announced at the virtual event.

Gmail suffers outage in some parts of India

Gmail went down in some parts of India on October 12 as users were unable to send or receive emails. According to outage tracking portal Down Detector, 73% users reported that they were facing issues in website, 14% reported server connection and 12% mentioned about login issue in the country. Users in India and in some other countries went on social media platforms like Twitter to complain that they were unable to access Gmail. The issue was later fixed.

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Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for October 20

Samsung has sent out invitations for the second Galaxy Unpacked event of the year it is holding on October 20. It is called “Galaxy Unpacked Part 2”. The virtual launch event will be livestreamed on Samsung’s YouTube channel beginning at 7AM PT / 10AM ET. Leaks and rumors suggest that the smartphone maker may launch the often-rumored Galaxy S21 FE at the event or possibly new mid-range devices. Apple and Google will host their event on October 18 and October 19, respectively.

itel emerges as most popular brand in sub Rs 7k smartphone segment: CMR

As per new CMR insights on the go survey findings from CyberMedia Research (CMR), over the course of the pandemic, the smartphone (in the sub-INR 7,000 segment) has been a key enabler of human lives. In the pandemic year, Indians spend over 522 hours on online education, and over 738 hours on infotainment on their smartphones. In the sub-INR 7,000 smartphone segment, consumers seek the best-in-class specs, and value for money offerings. itel has made rapid gains in the India smartphone market and is now a clear leader.

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