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Weekly Tech News Recap: Tata, Jio, Google, Apple, Qualcomm, and More

1. Tata Group to Manufacture iPhones in India


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  • Tata Group's long-anticipated acquisition of Wistron Corp has made it the first Indian company to manufacture iPhones on home soil. The acquisition includes a plant in southern India, and this development is seen as a significant boost to India's manufacturing capabilities.

2. Reliance Jio Unveils JioSpaceFiber


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  • Reliance Jio, India's leading telecom operator, made waves at the India Mobile Congress (IMC 2023) with its groundbreaking demonstration of JioSpaceFiber, the country's first satellite-based giga fiber service. The service aims to provide high-speed broadband internet to previously underserved regions across India. It's poised to bridge the digital divide by offering affordable high-speed connectivity to remote areas.

3. Google CEO Sundar Pichai Testifies in Antitrust Trial


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  • The antitrust case against Google in the US is back in the spotlight, with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai set to testify. This case revolves around allegations that Google secured its online search monopoly by paying to become the default search engine on various browsers and smartphones.

4. Elon Musk's X Launches New Subscription Plans


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  • It's been a year since Elon Musk took over Twitter, which has since rebranded as X. To celebrate this milestone, X introduced two new subscription plans: Basic and Premium+. These plans aim to offer users enhanced features and an ad-free experience, potentially changing the landscape of social media subscriptions.

5. Apple Announces 'Scary Fast' Event


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  • Apple caught the tech world's attention with a surprise announcement of a virtual event tagged 'Scary Fast,' scheduled for October 30. While the details remain a mystery, Apple events are always highly anticipated and reveal the latest innovations and product launches.

6. Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon 8 Gen 3


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  • At the Snapdragon Summit 2023, Qualcomm unveiled its newest flagship mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This powerhouse chipset is designed to deliver faster CPU and GPU performance, advanced AI capabilities, and improved power efficiency. The inclusion of a better Adreno GPU and enhanced modem and connectivity options makes this chip a game-changer.

7. Snapdragon X Elite Challenges Apple's M Series Chips


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  • Qualcomm expanded its offerings with the introduction of the Snapdragon X Elite computing processor, featuring the all-new Oryon CPU. This processor boasts on-device AI inference and is hailed as one of the most power-efficient processors for PCs, promising multiple days of battery life.

8. Apple Watch Faces Potential Ban in the US


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  • Apple found itself in a legal battle as the US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued an order that could potentially prevent Apple from importing its Apple Watches. The order was a response to patent infringement claims made by medical technology company Masimo. The lawsuit underscores the complex nature of patent disputes in the tech industry.

9. Xiaomi Launches Smartphones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3


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  • Xiaomi, known for its competitive smartphone offerings, made waves by announcing its Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro, the first smartphones to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. This move is set to shake up the high-end smartphone market, and it also introduced HyperOS, a new operating system, for a seamless user experience.

10. OnePlus' First Foldable Smartphone on Sale in India


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  • OnePlus expanded its product portfolio by venturing into the foldable smartphone market. The OnePlus Open, the company's debut foldable phone, is now available for consumers in India and across the globe. This move marks OnePlus' intention to compete in the evolving foldable smartphone space.

11. Apple Rolls Out iOS 17.1 with New Features


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  • Just a month after the release of iOS 17, Apple rolled out iOS 17.1. This update introduces an array of new features and improvements for iPhone users, with a notable focus on enhancing AirDrop, Apple's file-sharing feature.

12. Samsung Launches Galaxy SmartTag 2 in India


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  • Samsung, known for its innovative technology, introduced the Galaxy SmartTag 2 in India. This device, positioned as a rival to Apple's AirTag, features an upgraded processor and offers new and improved ways to track and locate valuables. With a highly competitive market, tech enthusiasts are eager to see how Samsung's offering stacks up.

13. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Sets Sales Record


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  • Sony's highly anticipated game, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, became an instant sensation. Within the first 24 hours of its release, it achieved the distinction of being the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game in PlayStation history. The success of this game underscores the enduring appeal of Marvel's Spider-Man series.

14. Threads: Meta's X Rival with 100 Million Users


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  • Threads, Meta's direct competitor to Elon Musk's X (formerly Twitter), is making waves in the social media landscape. Since its launch in July, Threads has gained nearly 100 million monthly users. This development highlights the competitive nature of the social media space and the evolving preferences of users in the digital realm.

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