Apple AirPods: The shipments could be delayed to January 2017, claim reports. (Source: AP)
Apple’s AirPods, the wireless headphones which were showcased at the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are yet to hit the stores. In India, the AirPods will be priced at Rs 15,400, but there’s no word on when these are officially launching in the country. Now it appears the shipments are delayed further in the US, and according to some reports, the AirPods are looking at a January 2017 timeline for shipping.
According to a report in Economic News Daily, which is quoted by DigiTimes, Inventec which is the manufacturer for Apple’s AirPods, is expected to see a boost in revenue around the January period over Apple’s AirPods order. The report says Inventec’s revenues will rise 7 per cent on year and it cites market sources for these numbers…
Surface Pro 4 will launch in India in January while Lumia 950 and 950XL will come to India by December.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the India launch of the Surface Pro 4 tablet by January 2016. Nadella also said that Microsoft’s new Lumia flagship smartphones, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, will be launch in the country by December.
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 starts at $899, the Pro 4 with i5 starts at $999 and Surface Pro 4 with i7 will start at $1599. When converted, the Surface Pro 4 comes to Rs 60,000, while the Pro 4 with i5 costs Rs 65,000. The Pro 4 with i7 will cost more than Rs 1 lakh upon conversion. With taxes, the Surface Pro 4 is likely to cost much more and it remains to be seen which versions Microsoft will bring to India.
The Lumia 950 starts at $549 (Rs 36,000) while Lumia 950XL starts at $649 (Rs 42,610).