#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Apple's Indian store, iPhone launch, OnePlus 7T, and more
The world of technology progresses so quickly that it may be difficult to keep up with everything that's going on - new phones, bugs, leaks, et al. However, worry not, we have curated a wrap up of the biggest happenings from this past week to bring you up to speed in no time. Let's take a look at it.
Apple iPhone launch date confirmed; Indian store opening within months
A few days back, Apple sent out invites for a September 10 event, where we would most likely witness the launch of the next-generation iPhone 11 family. Also, a report from Bloomberg has indicated that the company has got the nod to open its online store for Indian buyers within a few months and the first brick-and-mortar outlet next year.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hacked
In another big case, co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey's Twitter account, got hacked. A hacker group by the name of Chuckle Squad hijacked Dorsey's phone number and sent out racist and anti-semitic tweets via text messages. Twitter said there was no breach at their end and the account has now been fully restored to its original state.
Malware in CamScanner, Google expands bug bounty for apps' security
Popular page-scanning and PDF creator app CamScanner was found hosting malware capable of delivering malicious payloads on an Android phone. Google pulled the app from the Play Store and later expanded its bug bounty program to include all apps with more than 100 million installs. The company says people finding and reporting bugs in eligible apps will get rewards up to $20,000.
Huawei's next flagship, Mate 30, won't have Google apps
Huawei is poised to launch its next flagships, Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, on September 18, but Google has confirmed that the phone won't have any of its apps, including the Play Store. The limitation stems from the trade ban which the US Commerce Department has enforced on Huawei, barring the company from trading with any American company, including Google.
First look at OnePlus 7T, OnePlus TV features tipped
Earlier this week, we got the first look at OnePlus 7T. Going by the leak, the front of the device would look just like standard OnePlus 7 but the back would incorporate a redesigned circular camera module. Plus, it would run on Snapdragon 855+ chip. We also learned that OnePlus TV would offer a 55-inch 4k display with Google Assistant, built-in Chromecast, and more.
Finally, there were some tempting hardware launches
Throughout the week, we witnessed some tempting hardware launches. Google launched its Assistant-powered Nest Hub smart display in India for Rs. 10,000. Then, there were a bunch of phone launches/unveiling events, which included Samsung Galaxy A10s, Huawei Nova 5T, world's first 64MP smartphone Realme XT, and OPPO Reno 2, Reno 2F, and Reno 2Z. Finally, Xiaomi unveiled a 70-inch 4k Redmi TV in China.