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  • Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ to feature larger screen, Force Touch support

    Although it seems that the time for Apple's sweetheart has long gone, the company hasn't fully given up on its iPad tablet just yet. The device that single-handedly ended the reign of netbooks and thrust the important of tablets in consumers faces has been battered by the tremendous sales figures of the iPhone. Even if the current crop of iPads have sold a paltry collective of 12.2-million units, there might be another device on the cards. AppleInsider has gained word of a new device, boasting a much larger screen, Bluetooth-based accessories and a few features lifted from the company's new...

  • Beautiful destruction: Apple Watch Sport is torn apart by iFixit

    It was bound to happen at some point. The US$349 Apple Watch Sport has been spotted on iFixit's testing table -- legendary pickers apart of devices big and small -- and subsequently stripped component by component to reveals its innards. But is there anything strange to report? It doesn't seem so. The teardown was relatively simple according to the iFixit team, with a few hair-raising moments. "Disconnecting the display isn't easy, as the display cables are trapped under a springy bracket," notes the mad scientist when the rear plate was removed. Apple also adds a few gold embellishments in the Sport, perhaps...

  • 5 reasons why the Apple Watch is completely worthless

    We hear people raving about the Apple Watch every day, so it’s probably about time for a good old-fashioned rant from a devil’s advocate! For starters, Apple’s smart watch is neat, but that might be the only thing it’s got going for it. If the product’s intended function is providing you with around-the-clock health information, then there are a lot of roadblocks that need to be addressed. Here are five! 1. Battery life is about as terrible as you’d expect Regular use will provide you with up to 18 hours of battery life, but demanding apps -- which, let’s face it, we all...

  • Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker

    In a typically stylish Apple event held in downtown San Francisco, Apple finally launched its Apple Watch to the world after spending the past six months teasing the general public. The Apple Watch, which will be available in two sizes (1.5-inches and 1.65-inches), three guises (average Joe, Sport and "Watch Edition") and a plethora of strap options, will likely put a cat amongst the Huawei, Samsung and LG pigeons of the wearable world. The device, however will start at a base price of US$349 and climb to a ridiculous US$17 000 for the overly-flashy, obnoxious gold "Edition". Read more: Huawei Watch...

  • 6 sleek Apple MacBook features that are making fans go ape

    The new Apple MacBook stole the so-called Apple Watch show last night. And rightly so, the latest Mac has introduced some really revolutionary features that are making Apple fans drool all over their now-old-and-dull MacBooks. The 12-inch Retina MacBook is the thinnest so far. Apple has therefor taken the less is more mantra to heart and equipped the device with less ports, less hardware and less fat. The less you have though, the more you have to give up. Which means that the new MacBook has slightly poorer hardware and only one port for an external drive. There's also no space...

  • Apple Watch ‘Spring Forward’ live blog: Watches, MacBooks and ResearchKit

    No, it's not quite yet time for the iPhone 6s launch, nor that much-hyped self-driving Apple car, but tonight's launch could be the company's most important device unveiling since the iPad back in 2010. We're quite used to Apple making a big move in industries previously ploughed by other tech companies, and wearables isn't an exception either. The smartwatch market especially is one of those final frontiers for Apple, but will the company crack the esoteric smartwatch formula? Those time-keeping wrist-cuffs remain fairly useless to their wearers, with their functional immaturity (especially speaking of the Android Wear platform) a big hindrance....

  • Apple will launch its watch on 9 March

    If you've been eagerly awaiting the official launch of the Apple Watch since it was first announced back in September last year then you'll be pleased to know that Apple will be bringing it one step closer to reality with a press event scheduled for 9 March. The event, set to take place at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, should give us more details around how Apple intends to price the watch and, more importantly, how it thinks people should use it. As The Verge notes, it's also a fairly safe bet that there'll be another run down...

  • Apple’s virtual reality ambitions made clear thanks to new patent

    Ah Apple. The once-desktop computing company now jack-of-all-trades is sinking its leathery finger into its next big pie -- virtual reality (VR). That's right, cars isn't quite enough for Cupertino as it has won a patent from the US Patent Office for what seems like an iPhone headset that'll plunge its user into pools of virtual goodness. We've seen this particular play from Apple before though. While companies like Oculus take the initial risk in forging new audiences for new technologies, Apple waits, absorbs the zeitgeist and develops its own popular contraption. But it should be said, this "Head-Mounted Display...

  • It’s official: the Apple Watch will be unleashed in April

    While Apple revealed its latest earnings today, celebrating a huge milestone for its iPhone sales, CEO Tim Cook amped up the event by announcing that the long-awaited Apple Watch launch would happen in April. The launch date debunks previous rumours that the watch would be released in March, with production issues getting in the way of everyone's party. As heard via the grapevine, production was delayed due to issues relating to the Apple Watch's battery life. Earlier this week, reports suggested that the smartwatch would carry an average (unimpressive) battery life of around two days -- something the Cupertino giant really wanted fixed. Read more: Apple Watch...

  • Apple Watch battery will last you an average 19 hours of mixed use

    The all so notorious battery issue is still holding back the all so trendy smartwatch movement. Recent reports suggest that the much anticipated, pretty-looking Apple Watch's battery will only last us around 19 hours of mixed use. 9to5Mac reveals that Apple's smartwatch will carry juice that will power it for either two or three days in sleep mode. That's pretty much the same as all the other major smartwatches on the market today. Between Samsung, Microsoft, Motorola, LG and Apple, all seem to fall short when it comes to battery life. Both the LG G Wear Moto 360 only last two...