India’s manufacturing sector faces significant challenges as Pfizer and Apple encounter production issues. Pfizer suspended the sale of four antibiotics due to manufacturing deviations at a contractor plant. Apple struggles with weak infrastructure, logistics, and low yield in its manufacturing operations. India’s lack of robust infrastructure, shortage of skilled labor, complex regulations, and bureaucratic hurdles contribute to the difficulties faced by multinational companies. Despite attempts to attract foreign investment, many firms have opted to leave India.
Apple’s Vision Pro, a groundbreaking device in spatial computing, blends VR and AR with high-quality displays and state-of-the-art processing power. Experts compare its potential impact to the original iPhone revolution. However, challenges such as cost, weight, and limited battery life persist. The device is expected to ignite a new era in VR and AR experiences, with its ultimate success hinging on user acceptance, innovative application development, and the handling of its high price point.
Lawmakers in Montana voted in favour of a total ban on TikTok due to accusations that the app is a tool of the Chinese Communist Party. The bill would require Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores and impose daily fines of US$10,000 for violations. The proposed ban would take effect in 2024 and faces almost certain legal challenges, given its unprecedented nature in the United States. This bill is the latest conflict in the ongoing feud between TikTok and several Western governments.