Premium iPhones are still available with considerable discounts on Amazon.
Earlier in the day, Apple announced an increase in the prices of various iPhone models, thanks to the new budget which proposed an increase of 5 per cent in customs duty for phone manufactured outside India. However, despite the revised prices implemented from 5th February 2018, e-commerce giant Amazon is still offering all the premium iPhone models at a discounted price.
The flagship iPhone X, which was launched at a starting price of Rs 89,000, is currently available for Rs 85,991 for the 64GB variant. The top-end 256GB variant is up for grabs for Rs 1,00,798, which is currently priced at Rs 1,08,930 with the revised post-budget prices. Apple’s revised prices might be implemented shortly on these portals, which is why you should book one immediately before the revised prices come into effect within a few hours.
Similarly, the 64GB variant of the iPhone 8 is available for Rs 56,790, which is almost Rs 10,000 cheaper than the revised price of Rs 67,940. The iPhone 8 Plus is available for Rs 67,990 for the 64GB variant, which is pretty lower than the revised price of Rs 77,650.
The iPhone 7 32GB and the iPhone 7 Plus is available for Rs 42,999 and Rs 56,969 respectively, which is pretty low when compared to the revised price tag of Rs 52,370 and Rs 62,840. The iPhone 6S 32GB is available for Rs 36,889 instead of the actual price of Rs 42,900.
It isn’t yet known for how long these discounted prices will be offered on the iPhone models. If you are looking to buy an expensive new iPhone without spending a premium on them unnecessarily, booking one right now on Amazon is a sensible choice.
YouTube has withdrawn its app from Amazon’s smart platform following Google’s fight with Amazon.
In the world of consumer technology, apps play an important role and decide the rise or demise of a particular platform. Google’s YouTube is currently the biggest source of video content on the web and every platform provides an app to access it — except for Amazon, whose Fire TV stick and Echo Show tablets are currently witnessing the withdrawal of the app.
The removal of the app is Google’s way of retaliating to Amazon’s refusal of selling Google’s products and services on their e-commerce platform. Google had been in talks with Amazon for reaching an agreement on selling their products on their marketplace while Google would make available Amazon’s content on their devices such as Chromecast and others. Google had also been looking forward to providing their apps on Amazon’s Fire TV platform. However, neither party could reach a conclusion, leading to the Search giant pulling off the support for YouTube from Amazon’s latest range of Echo smart devices.
In an interview to The Verge, YouTube said, “We’ve been trying to reach an agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services. But Amazon doesn’t carry Google products like Chromecast, and Google Home doesn’t make Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of Nest’s latest products. Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon.”
Currently, Fire TV owners can access the website version of YouTube from browsers such as Firefox and Silk. Another way to keep using YouTube is to prevent updating the firmware so as to keep the app working.
It was first unveiled at IFA, in Berlin in August 2017 and is priced at Rs 22,490 exclusively available for Prime members on Amazon.in.
Harman International, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced the availability of Harman Kardon Allure in India. Equipped with Amazon Alexa voice service, the Allure comes with 360-degree Harman Kardon sound. It was first unveiled at IFA, in Berlin in August 2017 and is priced at Rs 22,490 exclusively available for Prime members on Amazon.in
Harman Kardon Allure is hands free and controlled by voice commands. Just ask Alexa to play music, read the news, make purchases from Amazon.in, and more. Even in noisy environments, proprietary far-field voice technology allows the speaker to hear commands from a far distance.
Harman Kardon Allure’s 360-degree ambient lighting design glows from within. The ambient light will react to the voice commands and move along with the rhythm of the music.
Celebrating its third anniversary in India, OnePlus on Monday announced the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in association with Star Wars: The Last Jedi that is due to release next week. The new Limited Edition OnePlus 5T was showcased on Saturday at the Comic-Con event in Bengaluru. OnePlus is hosting an event in Mumbai on December 14 at 7pm at IMAX Wadala in Mumbai, to formally launch the latest entrant, tickets for which will be available to the general public at Rs. 999 starting 10am, December 7.
The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition will go sale on Amazon.in, OnePlusStore.in, and OnePlus experience zones in Bengaluru, and Noida from December 15 - the same day as The Last Jedi's release in India. Details about its price and storage variants are yet to be revealed.
OnePlus has provided a white back on OnePlus 5T Limited Edition along with a Star Wars logo. The alert slider on the left has also received a red-colour paint job. Besides, as per an official teaser video on YouTube, the smartphone includes a Stormtrooper wallpaper that matches the deep black front.
Specifications of the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition are likely to be identical to its original version that was launched in India last month with a starting price tag of Rs. 32,999. The flagship features a 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED display with full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. The handset sports a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and a pre-installed Face Unlock feature.
The OnePlus 5T has a dual-camera setup with a 16-megapixel IMX398 sensor and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX350 sensor along with f/1.7 aperture lenses. A 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor is available on the front. It packs a 3300mAh battery that supports fast charging through the company's Dash Charge technology. The OnePlus 5T originally debuted with Android Nougat-based Oxygen 4.7.1 but released OxygenOS 4.7.2 a couple of weeks ago with improvements for fingerprint and face unlock features.
Last week, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T 'Lava Red' Limited Edition in China with a red colour back panel. That new variant is listed on the company's China site alongside the original 'Midnight Black' option.
$10 to charity for each Echo sold
Amazon’s second-generation Echo has the benefit of easily swappable shells, and today the company announced that it’s releasing a red version of the smart speaker to benefit (RED) and its fight against AIDS.
Other than the unique color, the (RED) Echo is identical to the regular version. The only difference is that for every (RED) Echo sold, Amazon will donate $10 to the charity. Plenty of tech companies have teamed up with (RED) in the past to release special versions of their products. Apple has famously released numerous iPods and accessories over the years to support the charity, including a red iPhone 7 earlier this year.