It was a big week in the world of technology with Apple holding a special event and Huawei showcasing two major phones for the year. With IPL season on, telecom operators are going all out to get more customers. More on all this in our top tech news of the week.
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Huawei has launched two new smartphones, the P30 Pro and P30
Chinese telecom giant Huawei has unveiled the next-generation of its flagship P-series smartphones at an event here. As part of the 2019 lineup of P30-series smartphones, the company has launched two handsets, the P30 Pro and P30.
Both Huawei P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones are powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 980 chipset — which also powers the Huawei Mate 20 series smartphones. The handsets in the latest Huawei lineup offer a dewdrop display and run Android Pie 9.0-based EMUI 9.1. For full details on the smartphones, click here
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Apple kills off this much-awaited product
Apple’s AirPower Mat – which was first showcased in 2017 – never was officially launched and now has been killed off. The mat was intended to wirelessly charge up to three Apple products at once, such as an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods wireless headphones.
In a statement, Apple said that it had concluded that its AirPower mat “will not achieve our high standards.” For more details, click here
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BSNL has unveiled three new special IPL plans for cricket lovers
State-owned telecom operator BSNL has rolled out three new plans for this IPL season for the cricket lovers. The plans start from Rs 199 and goes up to Rs 499. The new plans offer data benefits with unlimited calling and free cricket SMS alerts. For full details on the plans, click here
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Apple launches first-of-its kind credit card
At its special event here in Cupertino, Apple has launched a new first-of-its-kind credit card, in association with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard.
Apple claims that this “Apple Card transforms the entire credit card experience by simplifying the application process, eliminating fees, encouraging customers to pay less interest and providing a new level of privacy and security.” To know more about the Apple card, click here
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Apple Arcade, the new gaming service is here
Apple, at the ‘Special event’ in Cupertino, California took a step forward in the gaming industry by introducing a new service called Apple Arcade. The announcement comes just days after Google introduced its own game streaming service – Stadia.
Apple’s new game subscription service is said to include over 100 exclusive titles from developers. For more details on the Apple Arcade, click here