Weekly Tech News Summary: Apple launch event, Sony PS5 launch, Paytm ban and more news

1- Apple new iPad Air 2020 announced


  • iPad Air 2020 will be using Apple’s 5nm based A14 bionic chip.
  • A14 bionic chip will be offering 40% CPU performance jump over and 30% GPU performance jump compared to A12.
  • Rs 55,000 for 64GB WiFi model
  • Rs 67,000 for 64GB WiFi+Cellular model
  • Rs 69,000 for 256GB WiFi model
  • Rs 81,000 for 256GB WiFi+Cellular model
  • It will be available in Silver, Space Grey, Rose Gold, Green and Sky Blue color options.
  • The sale will start in October month.

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2- The new iPad 8th Gen is now refreshed by Apple’s A12 Bionic Processor. 


  • Apple claims it can outperform today’s popular Windows laptops, Chromebooks and the most powerful Android tablets in the market.
  • Rs 29,900 for the 32GB WiFi model
  • Rs 41,900 for the 32GB WiFi+Cellular model
  • Rs 37,900 for the 128GB WiFi model
  • Rs 49,900 for the 128GB WiFi+Cellular version
  • The new iPad 8th gen will be available in 3 color options: Silver, Space Grey and Gold.
  • Availability starts this Friday, September 18th  in the USA.
  • The availability in Indian markets is yet to be announced by the company.
  • The new iPad 8th Gen and iPad Air 2020 will come with Apple’s latest iPadOS 14 out of the box.

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3- Apple Watch Series 6 now comes with Blood Oxygen Level Measurement capability

  • New S6 SoC (system on a chip) which is 2 times faster than previous S5 SoC.
  • First Apple watch that can measure SpO2 blood oxygen levels.
  • Brightness is now increased by 2.5x than previous gen.
  • Now supports continuous altimeter measurements.
  • Now comes with Apple ‘solo loop band’ instead of traditional watch bands.
  • Separate ‘Leather Link band’ models are also available.
  • It offers mental health tracking, can detect panic attacks and levels of stress, can record sleep patterns, can detect falls or accidents.
  • Rs 41k for the GPS variant
  • Rs 50k for the GPS+Cellular variant
  • It will be available in 40mm and 44mm watch sizes.
  • The availability in India is yet to be announced. 

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4 – Apple Watch SE is apple’s new affordable smartwatch

  • Affordable version of Apple Watch
  • Rs 29,900 for the GPS model
  • Rs 33,900 for the GPS+Cellular model.
  • It will be available in 40mm and 44mm watch sizes.
  • Same large screen as Series 6 but with S5 SoC processor.
  • Lacks blood oxygen level and ECG measurements and Always on display feature.
  • 18 hours of battery life.
  • The availability in India is yet to be announced.

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5- What is Apple Fitness+, Apple One Subscription and Apple Family Setup?

  • Apple Fitness+ is a new subscription based service
  • Providing users with 10 different workout types, including yoga, cycling, dance, treadmill walking and running, strength exercises, core, HIIT, rowing and mindful cooldown workouts.
  • Initially it will launch in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US at the end of the year.
  • Apple One Subscription is a new bundled subscription service offered by Apple which will combine services such as Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, Apple New Plus and iCloud storage.
  • Individual, Family and Premier subscriptions
  • 50GB iCloud storage in Individual, 200TB in Family and 2TB iCloud Storage with Apple News Plus and newly launched Apple Fitness+ services.


  • The cellular version of Apple Watch Series 4 or later models can be configured and paired with different iPhones as part of the ‘Family Setup’ app.
  • This will allow parents to monitor their children’s activities or health status elderly members of the family.

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 6- Samsung F series launch in India

  • Samsung has shared a image with #fullon on twitter to tease the Galaxy F series.
  • Galaxy F series to be priced under 30000 Rs in India
  • Rumored to be called The Samsung Galaxy F41, it will be powered by Exynos 9611 chip and 6GB of RAM.

7- Apple new A14 Bionic Chip is reported to be slower than Snapdragon 865+

  • Apple A14 Bionic is the world’s first 5 nm chip to be incorporated in a consumer device.
  • Tipster Ice universe (@UniverseIce) AnTuTu exposed the results of the iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • A14 AnTuTu score show a total benchmark score of 5,72,333 while Asus ROG Phone 3 score achieved a benchmark score of 6,29,245
  • If true, this will mean a significant victory for Qualcomm, which has been losing out to Apple in the chipset race for the past few years.

source: @iceUniverse via twitter

8- Patym removed from Google Play Store because of Google Play Store ‘online Gambling Policies’ violation.


  • Hours after the removal of Paytm, it was restored and re-appeared on the Play Store.
  • Paytm fires back at Google accusing violation of competition rules.
  • The Paytm Cricket League contest unveiled on Friday morning allowed users to win stickers featuring their favorite cricket players and then win cash for every five stickers collected.
  • President Madhur Deora of One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd, which owns Paytm said the five-sticker game conceived by Paytm was straightforward and no more a gambling opportunity than Google Pay’s own cash-back promotions.

9- Motorola Moto E7 Plus launch on September 23 in India

  • Exclusive on Flipkart
  • Expected to be under 20000.
  • 6.5 inch screen HD+ screen, SD 460 processor, 4GB RAM 64GB ROM with expandable memory.
  • Rear camera: 48MP f/1.7 + 2MP depth sensor f/2.4
  • Front camera: 8MP f/2.0
  • Fingerprint sensor on the back
  • 5000mAh battery with 10W charging support
  • Android 10 out of the box

10- Google’s New Android TV Chromecast photos leak


  • Expected to launch at Google launch event on Sep 30 with Google’s new Pixel devices and new Nest speakers.
  • Price is expected to be around $50.
  • Comes with a refreshed remote control design.


11- Google drive to delete files in trash after 30 days


  • Google has changed its file retention policy in Google Drive.
  • All deleted files will be removed permanently from trash after 30 days.
  • Earlier files were kept indefinitely before it was manually deleted by the user.

12- Microsoft Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pre order starting Sep 22 at 9AM In India.

  • These consoles will be available to book online from Amazon, Flipkart and Reliance Digital.
  • Price Xbox Series X at Rs 49,990 and Xbox Series S Digital series at Rs 34,990.
  • Xbox Series X is claimed to offer 4K gaming at 60fps and Series S will offer 1440p resolution at 60fps. Also Series X will have disc drive included while Series S will be all Digital with no disc drive.


13- PUBG seeking Jio support to resume PUBG mobile app in India?

  • Recently Indian Govt. has banned 118 Chinese apps which include PUBG Mobile game.
  • PUBG Corporation has broken its tie with Chinese gaming firm Tencent after the ban was imposed.
  • Now news is circulating over the web that PUBG corp is in talks with Indian firm Jio to use the Jio platform to circulate the game in the Indian Market.

14- USA has announced that Bytedance’s WeChat and TikTok apps will be effectively banned in the country starting from Sep 27. 


  • TikTok has repeatedly denied that it is a threat to national security. 
  • TikTok in response said that they will be challenging this order issued by the US administration to reverse this ban.

15- RTX 3080 went out of stock minutes after online sale started

  • A group of resellers with their automated bots bought dozens of units from Nvidia’s website instantly.
  • The bot was created by a group of developers at Bounce Alerts.
  • Reselling on other platforms such as ebay with high price tags.
  • Nvidia said that they will be reviewing orders manually now to avoid fake bookings. But the Bounce Alert team said it’s come up with ways to circumvent the protections.

16- Realme Narzo 20 Pro, Narzo 20A, Narzo 20 prices leaked  ahead of its 21st September launch


  • Realme Narzo 20 series will be successor to already launched Realme Narzo 10 series of smartphones in India.
  • Narzo 20 series of smartphone will be launch on Flipkart tomorrow at 12:30PM.
  • RealmeNarzo20a prices:
    • 3GB+32GB: ₹8,999
    • 4GB+64GB: ₹9,999
  • Realme Narzo 20 prices:
    • 4GB+64GB: ₹12,999
    • 4GB+128GB: ₹14,999
  • Realme Narzo 20Pro prices:
    • 6GB+64GB: ₹16,999
    • 8GB+128GB: ₹19,999


17- Sony launches Price and Availability details of PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition

  • Both gaming consoles are capable of 4k resolution @60fps gameplay.
  • Will cost $500 in the USA and $400 for Digital version of PS5.
  • Controllers and accessories prices range from $30 to $100.
  • Available in 7 countries on 12th Nov and Rest of the World on 19th Nov.
  • Primary difference is PS5 DE doesn’t come with a disc drive.
  • Price of Indian market is yet to be announced.

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