Daily News Wrap: Apple iOS 18 Developer Beta 2 Released, Redmi Note 13 Series Gets New Colour Variants, and More


Today, the Indian market witnessed the launch of a few new products including the Redmi Note 13 5G Chromatic Purple and Redmi Note 13 Pro Scarlet Red. boAt has also launched its Stone Lumos with 7 rhythmic LED projection patterns. Also, Apple has released the iPadOS 18 and iOS 18 developer beta 2 update. Here is a quick recap of the top five news stories of the day.

Apple iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Developer Beta 2 Released

Apple has released the iOS 18, iPadOS 18 developer beta 2 update. The update brings SharePlay screen sharing, iPhone mirroring, RCS integration, and more to iPhones. With iPhone mirroring, iPhone users can mirror their phone’s screen on a Mac (signed in with the same Apple account), which allows them to manage iPhone’s notifications and use iPhone apps from their Mac while the ‌iPhone‌ is locked.

Apple has also brought alternative app stores to iPads with the iPadOS 18 developer beta 2 update. iPad users can now set a default browser and choose browser engines other than Safari’s. Read more here.

Redmi Note 13 Series New Colour Variants Launched in India

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 13 5G in a new Chromatic Purple colour option in India. Alongside, the company has also unveiled the Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Scarlet Red colour variant. The Redmi Note 13 series smartphones are available through Amazon, Flipkart, mi.com, and Xiaomi retail channels.

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The Redmi Note 13 5G series was unveiled in January and starts at Rs 16,999. Read more here.

Google Gemini for Gmail Now Available For Web and Mobile Users

Google Gemini integration is now available for Gmail web and mobile users. With this integration, Gmail users can now take advantage of Gemini models including Gemini 1.5 Pro without leaving the Gmail app. With Gemini integration, Gmail users can get a summary of an email thread and response suggestions to an email thread.


Gemini can also answer questions about finding specific information from emails and Google Drive files. The Gemini integration is also available for Gmail Android and iOS app users. Read more here.

boAt Stone Lumos LED Projector Speaker Launched in India

boAt has launched the Stone Lumos Bluetooth speaker with 60W sound output. It offers LED projection with 7 rhythmic patterns to make the experience more vivid. It offers up to 9 hours of music playback and features an IPX4 splash and water-resistant rating. It is compatible with the boAt Hearables app, which allows users to adjust settings, tweak sound profiles, and more.

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The boAt Stone Lumos speaker relies on Bluetooth 5.3 for audio transmission and supports dual connectivity through AUX and USB. It also has a built-in microphone for a hands-free calling experience. The speaker is priced at Rs 6,999 and is now available through boAt-lifestyle.com, Flipkart, Amazon, Reliance Digital, Croma, and Vijay Sales stores.

Lyne Launches Four Coolpods TWS Earphones

Lyne has launched a new range of TWS earphones which consists of Coolpods 27, Coolpods 37, Coolpods 38, and Coolpods 39. The Coolpods 27 is the cheapest of the lot and offers up to 40 hours of music playback. It is IPX4-rated and comes in black, magenta, and blue colours. It is priced at Rs 2,399.

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Coolpods 38 on the left and Coolpods 39 on the right

The Coolpods 37 and Coolpods 38 are aimed at gamers with their distinct case design and are priced at Rs 3,299. These offer 30 hours of music playback, feature an IPX3 rating, and come in sleek black, pristine white, and stylish blue colours. The Coolpods 39 supports active noise cancellation and offers up to 50 hours of music playback. It is priced at Rs 3,999 and comes in black, beige, and purple colour options.