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Tech Giant Apple to Offer Support to Media Literacy in US, Europe

Cook acknowledged the work being done by these organisations in empowering young people to be active and engaged citizens

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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 announced a new initiative in support of non-profit organisations in the US and Europe that offer un-biased, independent media literacy programmes.

To advance their efforts in empowering young minds, Apple will support the US-based News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense organisations, along with the Italy-based Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, the company said in a blog-post on Wednesday.

“News literacy is vital to sustaining a free press and thriving democracy, and we are proud to be collaborating with organisations on the front lines of this effort,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

Cook acknowledged the work being done by these organisations in empowering young people to be active and engaged citizens.

“Apple News is committed to presenting quality journalism from trusted sources,” said Lauren Kern, Editor-In-Chief of Apple News.

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“We’re thrilled that Apple is supporting these important organizations to train the next generation on how to seek out accurate and reliable information amid an increasingly complicated news landscape.” (IANS)

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Apple Users are Replacing iPhones with Samsung: Report

People who chose Samsung repeatedly were in bigger numbers

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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

Less and less Apple users are sticking with iPhones when it comes to replacement and are switching to Android phones, especially Samsung, a new report by BankMyCell has said.

The iPhone trade-in site has been collecting data on the new device people have during the valuation and trade-in of their old iPhone. It essentially lets users sell their used phone and upgrade to a new one.

BankMyCell found that 18.1 per cent of iPhone users were trading in their device for a Samsung device in June, the highest level since it’s been in the study, according to a CNET report on Thursday.

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FILE – The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, Feb. 20, 2019. VOA

The site collected data from over 38,000 people trading in their phones since October through 2019 to track Apple brand loyalty during the upgrade cycle.

People who chose Samsung repeatedly were in bigger numbers.

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Just 7.7 per cent of Galaxy S9 users switched over to an iPhone and 92.3 per cent remained on the Android operating system (OS). In comparison, 26 per cent of people trading in their iPhone X are moving onto another brand, the report added. (IANS)