Thursday, September 8, 2022

My expectations for Apple’s October event in 2022

With the end of Apple’s September event introducing new Apple Watch version, AirPods Pro 2nd generation and iPhone 14 lineups, the focus now shifts to next Apple’s event. The next Apple event may be scheduled during the first week of October 2022 and the expectations are already muted. Following is the list of announcements that is expected from Apple during their October 2022 event
  • Next MacOS and iPadOS software launch: With the introduction of new iPadOS and MacOS versions during WWDC 2022, Apple has not revealed their timeline for official launch and most likely it would be their first introduction in the October 2022 Event. 
  • iPad 10th generation launch: With no mention of new iPad launch in the September 2022 event, it is evident that the next iPad 10th generation would be launched during October 2022 event with introduction of USB Type-C connectivity and support for Apple 2nd generation Pencil. 
  • iPad pro and Mac mini with M2 configurations: At last, the final expected launch in October 2022 event would be launch of iPad pro versions with M2 chips and possibility of M2 Mac mini with slightly increased pricing options. The iPad pro has not been refreshed in this year’s March 2022 event and with introduction of M2 chip for MacBook Air, the iPad Pro automatically qualifies for adoption to M2 chip at the earliest. 
Other than the above listed agenda, there were not much scope for any other introductions in October 2022 event and Apple might have shorter event duration. To read more such articles, please feel free to check out the list of sites in “G R Team Sites.”

Friday, August 5, 2022

Experience of Ford EcoSport Accident Repair after Ford’s Exit


For a quick summary, I had a freaking accident on my Ford EcoSport car and was evaluating the options, whether to opt accidental repair from authorized service center or through third-party service centers. Post evaluations, I felt the quote proposed by Ford authorized service center was reasonable when compared to the third-party vendor and have finally decided to get it repaired from authorized service center. The car’s accidental repair and quote was done post Ford’s announcement of exiting India’s market. Following were the highlights of my car’s accidental repair at authorized service center. 
  • Accelerated Delivery and prompt response: I had communication with the Ford’s authorized service advisor over the phone and double checked on the final quote before handing it over the driver for taking it to repair. Post receiving the car, the work was started immediately and in the very next day, when I was checking about the status of the repair, I was shared with the initial repair work pictures and promised delivery for commitment date.
  • Paint Quality and factory finish perfection: The car was delivered to me on the promised date, and I was very excited to check out the repair work. To my surprise, the repair work was too good with the factory fitted output quality and the paint work was also too good that there was no differentiation between the original and re-painted color in the car. You could also check out the car pictures in this article for reference.
Even though Ford has decided to exit the sales operations in India, the service quality was extremely good, and the most surprising factor was that the quote was too good that the third-party vendor quote was put to shame. Hope the article would be helpful for Ford owners, who were hesitant to make their decisions for their car’s accidental damage. For more such articles, please feel free to check out the “G R Team Sites”