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If you do not accept Privacy Policy of WhatsApp, it will stop working from this date

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Ahead of the May 15 deadline, WhatsApp announced that it would not delete accounts of users who do not accept the new privacy policy. But there is more to what meets the eye. Users might not lose their accounts for not accepting the privacy policy but might start losing some basic features until they accept it. WhatsApp has been in the eye of the storm ever since it had announced its new privacy policy.

WhatsApp while announcing its privacy policy had said that the users need to accept the new privacy policy to continue using the app. However, now the company has said that it will not delete the account of users if they don’t accept the policy but limit the functionality. This in its truest sense can be worse than losing the account.

If users do not accept the policy despite persistent reminders, the screen asking users to accept the policy, that occasionally pops up will appear permanently on your display whenever you open the messaging app. The only way to bypass the screen would be to accept the policy in order to access the chat list or send messages to your accounts.

“After a few weeks of limited functionality, you won’t be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone. At that point, users will have to choose: either they accept the new terms, or they are in effect prevented from using WhatsApp at all,” the company told The Guardian in a statement.

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Amid reduction in sales, Apple iPhone 12 mini production to be stopped permanently

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Apple iPhone 12 mini arrived last year as the most affordable phone that dared to resize flagship-level phones. But it failed to perform in terms of sales, and now a report has said Apple has stopped the production of the iPhone 12 mini. The smallest phone in last year’s iPhone series brought a welcome change in the iPhone upgrade cycle, but, while some people loved the idea of a small yet powerful iPhone, most customers did not find value in it. What followed was lacklustre sales of the iPhone 12 mini, with Apple ultimately deciding that it is done with it.

That is an interesting move though, especially at a time when a huge round of rumours have unanimously pointed out there is going to be an iPhone 13 mini this year — as a successor to the iPhone 12 mini. The sales of the iPhone 12 mini were never great. In fact, Apple had previously downscaled the production of the smallest iPhone because of negligible interest in the smaller iPhone. A report by TrendForce has now claimed that the iPhone 12 mini reached “End-of-Life” status earlier this quarter because of weak sales. This means no further production of the iPhone 12 mini. This is in line with the prediction of JP Morgan analyst, William Yang who, in February, said the iPhone 12 mini production will end soon.

Apple is likely to still have a good inventory of iPhone 12 mini units that it will continue to sell across the globe, but that is it. Apple will not ask its manufacturers to replug the production roll for the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone 12 mini is available to buy from the Apple Store, as well, in India, without any delays in shipment. And if you check other websites, such as Amazon, you will see big discounts on the iPhone 12 mini. To make sense of it, those discounts may be a way to clear the inventory, but nothing is official about it.

But the stocks are not likely to last as long as September when Apple will launch the new iPhone models. There is an iPhone 13 mini in the pipeline, according to rumours, and Apple will have to promote that phone as a priority then. This year’s iPhones will also mark the death of the production of the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the three-year-old iPhone XR, which is among the best-selling iPhone models right now. The vanilla iPhone 12 may still continue to sell, unsurprisingly, because it topped the sales charts for the iPhone 12 series altogether.

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