Apple enters 5G era with 4 iPhone 12 series smartphones
Heralding a 5G era for its iPhones, Apple on Tuesday introduced a new lineup of four iPhone 12 smartphones that are expected to log even bigger sales than the iPhone 11 family last year despite a delayed launch.
 
Apple launched iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max models. The elevated new design of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini are as beautiful as they are durable, the company announced.
 
The top versions -- iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max -- will be available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue, starting at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900, respectively.
 
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white and red colours, starting at Rs 79,900 and Rs 69,900, respectively.
 
iPhone 12 will be available in India beginning October 30.
 
Apple's iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max feature a new lidar sensor on the back – a technology first introduced on the iPad Pro in March.
 
The newly designed iPhone 12 models feature expansive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR displays for a brighter, more immersive viewing experience, and a new Ceramic Shield front cover, providing the biggest jump in durability ever on iPhone.
 
The Apple-designed A14 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone, powers every experience on iPhone 12, and coupled with an advanced dual-camera system, delivers meaningful new computational photography features and the highest quality video in a smartphone.
 
iPhone 12 models also introduce MagSafe, offering high-powered wireless charging and an all-new ecosystem of accessories that easily attach to iPhone.
 
Pre-orders for iPhone 12 begin from October 16 and availability from October 23 globally. iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order beginning November 6 and in stores beginning November 13.
 
"The arrival of 5G marks the beginning of a new era for iPhone and we're thrilled to bring these impressive new capabilities to our customers with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
 
"Available in two great sizes, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini take design to a new level in a new form factor that's as beautiful as it is durable, and makes it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect iPhone to fit their lifestyle."
 
Pushing the limits of machine learning (ML), A14 Bionic features a 16-core Neural Engine -- for an 80 per cent increase in performance — that is capable of completing 11 trillion operations per second, enabling improved performance on even the most intense ML models.
 
Featuring the most 5G bands on any smartphone, iPhone 12 models offer the broadest 5G coverage worldwide.
 
Models in the US support millimeter wave, the higher frequency version of 5G, allowing iPhone 12 to reach speeds up to 4Gbps, even in densely populated areas.
 
iPhone 12 models also feature Smart Data mode, which extends battery life by intelligently assessing 5G needs and balancing data usage, speed, and power in real time.
 
Apple also unveiled HomePod mini, the newest addition to the HomePod family. HomePod mini will be available in white and space grey colours at Rs 9,900.
 
At just 3.3 inches tall, HomePod mini is packed with innovative technologies and advanced software that together enable computational audio to deliver breakthrough audio quality wherever it is placed.
 
"HomePod mini is the ultimate smart speaker for anyone with an Apple device. It works effortlessly with iPhone to hand off music, answer calls, or deliver personalised listening suggestions, elevates the sound from Apple TV, plays music from a Mac, and so much more," said Bob Borchers, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
 
HomePod mini is designed to work with Apple Music, podcasts, radio stations from iHeartRadio, radio.com, and TuneIn, and in the coming months, popular music services including Pandora and Amazon Music.
 
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    In a First, MahaRERA Penalises Home-buyer for Payment Delay to Builder
    In an unprecedented case, Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has asked a home-buyer to pay a penalty (in the form of interest) to the developer for delay in payment. 
     
    This judgement stands out in stark contrast since the Authority usually has to issue directives to developers to pay penalties to home-buyers for delayed possession. 
     
    In August 2019, the home-buyer Ms Suvarna Nazrekar had signed an agreement with the developer for an under-construction apartment in Pune. However, the home-buyer had not made any payment despite several demand letters between August and December 2019. The developer SMP Namrata Associates filed a complaint in MahaRERA against a home buyer for not making payment. 
     
    In January 2020, the home-buyer sent a legal notice to SMP Namrata Associates for non-allotment of car parking space. The home-buyer quoted the non-allotment of car parking space and the increased GST (goods and services tax) charges as the reasons for not making payments to the developer. 
     
    In its complaint, SMP Namrata Associates sought MahaRERA’s directions for cancellation of the agreement and forfeiture of the amount paid by the buyer at the time of booking. The developer shared that it was willing to go ahead with the agreement if the buyer was willing to make the payments along with interest. The home-buyer asserted that she was willing to pay the outstanding dues but sought directions be issued to the builder to waive off the interest amount.
     
    The home-buyer maintained that the complainant was a developer and so could not file a complaint against the allottee since there is no provision under RERA to file such a complaint.
     
    MahaRERA member, Vijay Satbir Singh held that the home-buyer, being an allottee, is liable to make payments in accordance with the terms and condition of the sale agreement. He pointed out that the provision of section 19(6) of the RERA is required to be perused, which reads as under:
    “11(6) Every allottee, who has entered into an agreement for sale to take an apartment, plot or building as the case may be, under section 13, shall be responsible to make necessary payments in the manner and within the time as specified in the said agreement for sale and shall pay at the proper time and place, the share of the registration charges, municipal taxes, water and electricity charges, maintenance charges, ground rent, and other charges, if any.”
     
    MahaRERA said that in case of any default on the part of allottee or the promoter, either party would be entitled to seek interest for such a default as prescribed by the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016.
     
    Mr Singh added in his order “Accordingly, if the respondent (buyer) has made any default in timely payment as per the agreement for sale, she would be liable to pay interest for the delayed payment at the rate of Marginal Cost Lending Rate (MCLR) of SBI plus 2% as prescribed under RERA.”
     
    MahaRERA has directed the home-buyer to pay the builder within a month, failing which the developer would be entitled to terminate the agreement for sale in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement for sale.
     
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    swarke

    2 weeks ago

    The article should also explain if the home buyer does not honor the verdict then what is the course of action for developer ?
    Invariably ..... if one looks at the arbitration proceedings at Stock Exchanges, wherein the verdict goes against an investor as an individual & he / she does not honor it, there is no mechanism to panelize.

    as against this, the broker OR developer can be easily panelized if they refuse to honor the verdict that may have gone against them !!

    ssbh.dceo

    3 weeks ago

    BALANCED JUDGEMENT.

    i_sakarwala

    3 weeks ago

    If the contractual obligations are not fulfilled as per the agreement.... Then the builder or developer has a right to seek recourse from the constituted authority. In this case, the buyer was bound by the registered agreement to pay .

    ganeshiyer95

    3 weeks ago

    This is not good, now seeing this case, developers will use every tactic by use of law to bully homebuyers. This needs to be kept in check.

    Soaring vegetable prices dampen festive spirit
    Even as the festive season of Navratri is around the corner, the rising prices of vegetables are giving a headache to the common man. Prices of all vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes and onions are touching the sky and there seems to be no hope of a respite any time soon.
     
    Vegetable traders say that due to heavy rains during the last phase of this monsoon season, the arrival of vegetables in the market has been at a low due to the crops being affected.
     
    In New Delhi's Azadpur mandi, the wholesale price of potatoes has soared from Rs 16 to Rs 51 per kg in the last one week. The wholesale price of onions has reduced marginally but their retail price remains unchanged. The wholesale price of onions varies between Rs 12.5 and Rs 35 per kg while their retail price is between Rs 45 and Rs 60 per kg.
     
    Tomato prices had decreased marginally a few days ago but now they have again risen. The wholesale price of tomatos varies from Rs 6 to Rs 42 per kg while the retail price is between Rs 60 to Rs 70 per kg.
     
    Vegetable seller Balveer from Greater Noida said as the arrival of vegetables in the wholesale mandis is quite less and the prices are high they too sell the vegetables at high prices.
     
    Chambers of Azadpur Fruits and Vegetables Association President M. R. Kriplani says that the prices of fruits and vegetables are high due to the supply being less than the demand.
     
    Traders say the festival of Navratri is round the corner during which the majority of people in North India do not eat non-vegetarian food so the demand for vegetables increases. But there is no hope of an early improvement in the arrival of vegetables in the mandis and, therefore, there is no scope of the vegetable prices coming down.
     
    The retail rates per kg of vegetables in the Delhi-NCR region on October 12 were: Potatoes (Rs 45-55), onions (Rs 45-60), tomatoes (Rs 60-70), cauliflower(Rs 120-150), cabbage (Rs 70-80), gourd/ghee (Rs 60), Luffa (Rs 60), Okra (Rs60), cucumber (Rs 50-60), pumpkin (Rs50), brinjal (Rs 60), capsicum (Rs 120-150), spinach (Rs 60), bitter gourd (Rs 80), parwal (Rs 80), raw papaya (Rs 50), raw bananas (Rs 50), tinda (Rs 100), kundru (Rs 60) and peas (Rs 200).
     
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    shadikatyal

    3 weeks ago

    Is this anything news [romosed by Modi Avhey Din are here and one should ask simple question ARE WE BETTER OFF NOW

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