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New iPhone 11 Models Set to Fly off the Shelves, Retailers Happy

The new iPhones also have a six-month ‘No Cost EMI’ option available on Amazon

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iPhones are on display at an Apple store in Prince William Country, Virginia. (Photo: Diaa Bekheet) VOA

Apple authorized resellers were a happy lot on Thursday as new iPhone 11 models were set to fly off the shelves on September 27 post 6 p.m. when the devices will be made available for those who had pre-booked those.

At the iWorld premium Apple store in Noida, pre-booking for all the models — iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max — had been stopped owing to the rush.

“We had 100 devices and all have been pre-booked. We are now accepting bookings for the next slot which will be available by the first week of October. You can book the same by paying Rs 20,000 in cash or via credit or debit cards. For HDFC card holders, the pre-booking amount is Rs 5,000,’ the iWorld executive told IANS.

This applies to all the models — iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, he added.

At a Croma store in Noida, the orders were still being accepted. The executive told IANS that the store was accepting pre-bookings for all the 3 iPhone models at a booking amount of Rs 2,000 till 9.30 pm on Thursday.

“These pre-booked devices will be available for customers from 6 pm onwards on Friday in the first slot itself,” said the executive.

At a Reliance Digital store, the executive said they have received 40 pre-bookings for the latest Apple iPhones.

“Right now, we have stopped taking pre-bookings and are accepting bookings for the second slot, which will be available from October 1 and one can pre-book iPhone 11 for Rs 2,000,” said the executive.

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

Earlier, the iPhone 11 devices went out-of-stock in India at both Amazon India and Flipkart in just three days after the pre-booking was opened on September 20.

The entry price for the iPhone 11 is Rs 64,900 for the 64GB storage option, while the 128GB variant costs Rs 69,900 and the 256GB option is priced at Rs 79,900.

iPhone 11 Pro’s 64GB, 256GB and 512GB variants are priced at Rs 99,900, Rs 1,13,900, and Rs 1,31,900 respectively.

iPhone 11 Pro Max has been priced starting at Rs 1,09,900 for the 64GB base variant and the 256GB and 512GB storage variants for iPhone 11 Pro Max will cost Rs 1,23,900 and Rs 1,41,900, respectively.

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Amazon and Ingram Micro have tied-up with HDFC Bank and are offering cashback offers of up to Rs 7,000 on iPhone 11 Pro, and Rs 6,000 on iPhone 11. There is a cashback offer of Rs 4,000 on Apple Watch Series 5 as well.

Flipkart is offering cash back of up to Rs 7,000 on iPhone 11 Pro Max, Rs 6,000 on 11 Pro and 11.

The new iPhones also have a six-month ‘No Cost EMI’ option available on Amazon. (IANS)

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Apple Refutes Report of Sharing Safari Data with Tencent or Google

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he believes privacy is "ingrained in the Constitution," but that he's worried about how third-party companies have worked to collect information on us

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

After media reports surfaced that Apple is sending iOS users’ data via its Safari browser to Google and the Chinese tech company Tencent, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker refuted such reports, saying it safeguards people’s information in its own systems and never shares it with third-party players.

A report in reclaimthenet.org stated that “Apple, which often positions itself as a champion of privacy and human rights, may be sending some IP addresses from users of its Safari browser on iOS to Chinese conglomerate Tencent — a company with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party”.

The report focused on Apple’s “fraudulent website warning” system which is built into Apple’s Safari web browser to warn people when they visit sites that are harmful and can trick users into sharing login passwords for banks, email and social media.

“Before visiting a website, Safari may send information calculated from the website address to Google Safe Browsing and Tencent Safe Browsing to check if the website is fraudulent. These browsing providers may also log your IP address,’ read the information on Apple’s “Safari & Privacy” section.

It’s unclear when Apple started allowing Tencent and Google to log some user IP addresses, but one Twitter user reported the change in Safari happened as early as the iOS 12.2 beta in February 2019, said the report.

Google on an Android device. Pixabay

In a statement, the company said it actually doesn’t send information to Google or Tencent.

“Instead, it receives a list of bad websites from both companies and then uses it to protect people as they surf the web. Apple sometimes obscures the information about the website people visit if it requests more information to check if a questionable website is malicious,” CNET reported on Monday, citing Apple’s statement.

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For people concerned about their privacy, the service can be turned off in Safari preferences on the iPhone or Mac.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he believes privacy is “ingrained in the Constitution,” but that he’s worried about how third-party companies have worked to collect information on us. (IANS)