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Apple Announces its New iPhones and Watch Series on Sale

Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones and and Apple Watch at an event in California last week

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Apple has announced that its newly-launched iPhone “XR” , “XS”, “XS Max” and “Watch Series 4” are going on sale globally from Friday.

The new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in India starting September 28.

In India, one would have to shell out Rs 12,075 a month, as zero-cost EMI, for a period of one year to own the 512GB variant of iPhone “XS Max” — the most expensive iPhone released this month — that would cost Rs 1,44,900.

The iPhone “XS” with 512GB storage model would be priced Rs 134,900 and the cheapest of the lot, iPhone” XR” (64GB)would hit the shelves at a starting price of Rs 76,900 in India.

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A demonstration of the newly released Apple products is seen following the product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S. Sept. 12, 2018. (VOA)

The iPhone “XS” and “XS Max” support dual SIM and dual standby functionality and are fuelled by Apple’s latest A12 Bionic chipset built on 7-nm design and a new neural engine with an 8-core dedicated machine learning (ML) processor.

The devices also come with upgraded 12MP + 12MP camera, 2x optical zoom, improved TrueTone quad-LED flash and 7MP RGB camera sensor in the front.

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The iPhone “XR” sports a 6.1-inch LCD screen with liquid Retina display and a single 12MP camera at the rear, all in an aluminium body.

The next generation Apple Watch features edge-to-edge display and comes with support to track heartbeat data, heart rhythm and notify users.

Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones and and Apple Watch at an event in California last week. (IANS)

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Apple Removes App Named ‘Like Patrol’ that Stalked Users on Instagram

A user can restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings, or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple has removed an app called “Like Patrol” that stalked users on Instagram and allowed those who downloaded it to scrape information from the Facebook-owned platform about the activity of other users.

“Like Patrol” was removed from the Apple App Store, following Instagram’s delivery of a cease-and-desist letter to the app’s developers for violating its policies against data collection, CNET reported on Monday.

“Scraping violates our policies, and we take action against companies who we find to be engaging in it. Like Patrol was scraping people’s data, so we are taking appropriate enforcement action against them,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Apple said the app violated its guidelines.

Sergio Luis Quintero, founder of “Like Patrol”, was quoted as saying that they will fight to get back on the App Store.

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FILE – The Instagram icon is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

“We strongly believe that our app does not violate Apple policies, we plan to appeal this decision in the coming days,” he said.

The app is not available in the Google Play Store for Android.

In October, Instagram killed its own ‘Following’ tab that allowed people to see what posts and accounts their friends were interacting with.

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Instagram has also rolled out a new mode called “Restrict” globally that will let users stop people who bully them via offensive posts or abusive comments.

A user can restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings, or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict. (IANS)