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  • Apple iPhone 6S review: S for superb

    It's safe to say that the iPhone has a decorated reputation among tech enthusiasts and beyond. Actually, you could call it the Bruce Wayne of the smartphone world: it's stately on the outside, but dig into its true nature, and you'll discover why millions around the world idolise it. That's not to say its as interesting as Batman and his ol' bag of tricks, because no one is as interesting as Batman and his ol' bag of tricks. However, Apple has been sure to load the S version of its biggest selling device ever with an even bigger sack of...

  • iStore Card programme ensures South Africans ‘can get a new iPhone every year’

    One of the principle Apple resellers in the country, iStore South Africa, has announced a new initiative to ensure those hardcore Apple fans will always have the latest device whenever a new phone leaves Cupertino's design table. Dubbed the iStore Card programme, the system allows users to get the latest iPhone each year for a predetermined price per month. "You can now get the latest iPhone every year through a monthly payment plan separate from your cellular network," the press release reads. "The payment plan is facilitated through iStore’s brand new credit card - iStore Card." Those interested in the iStore Card...

  • iPad Pro available in South Africa

    The steady stream of Apple devices continue to filter through into South Africa and the latest device on the cards is the iPad Pro. The iStore today announced that Apple's large Microsoft Surface competitor, the iPad Pro, will be available to purchase in all stores across the country tomorrow, 27 November 2015. Launched at Apple's annual September shindig, the iPad Pro was met with mixed receptions thus far, but there's no denying that it's one of the most visually impressive devices to be carted out of Cupertino headquarters in quite some time. The 12.9-inch screen features 5.6-million pixels, and along with the...

  • 5 essential productivity apps for your new iPhone 6S

    After waiting for a good while, you finally have your hands on a new iPhone 6S. While you probably bought it for its style, ease of use and photography prowess, it's also an office workhorse just waiting to help make that nine-to-five even shorter. In that case, perhaps your boss bought it for you, in that case we suggest that you give your boss a hug. Either way, chances are you're going to want to install some apps on it immediately, right? But what do you need? We have a look at a gaggle of apps that will not only make...

  • We unbox the new Apple TV [video]

    It's not often that South Africans get hold of Apple products so soon after launch, but 2015 seems to be a red letter year. Hot on the heels of the iPhone 6S and company, the Apple TV is the next device to land in South Africa. Although it looks a lot like the old device, there's a ton of new things to enjoy, including a 64GB wad of storage along with an Apple A8X processor and Apple's updated Siri-friendly tvOS. Read more: New Apple TV coming to South Africa early November More interesting is the Siri Remote as well, which features a touch...

  • What’s better than an iPad Pro? A 24-carat gold iPad Pro

    If Apple's larger than life tablet is not bling enough for you, chances are that you're either a Versace-wearing magpie, or you need to chat to Goldgenie. The company behind all things that shine has announced that it's opening preorders for various gold-plated iPad Pro tablets, to make your daily business commute even more extravagant. The iPad Pro, for one, is Apple's most powerful and most desirable tablet, featuring a 12.9-inch screen, Apple A9X power and iOS 9, it was one of the star launches at Apple's big September reveal this year. All iPad Pros going through Goldgenie are also unlocked. While...

  • New Apple TV coming to South Africa early November

    After the iPhone 6S, the iPad mini 4 and the Apple Watch have arrived in the country, Core Group, Apple's major local importer, has announced that the Apple TV will reach South African shores early November. The device, one of the big surprises at Apple's September launch, features a more intelligent Siri, a new touch remote that integrates with the voice assistant, and better hardware. And of course, Apple was also quick to note that you can game a fair bit on it too. The 3rd generation Apple TV as a result, will also see a price drop, now sitting at...

  • Poll: the Apple Watch is here South Africa, but will you buy one?

    It's taken longer than most recent Apple devices for the Apple Watch to reach our shores, but today it's finally on sale. Beginning at R5899, the Apple Watch is the company's first stab at the smartwatch and wearable technology market, developing its own chipset, operating system and sense of elitism before launch. Read more: Apple Watch available in South Africa from 23 October, will start at R5899 What perhaps makes the Apple Watch different from other devices is its varied, multifaceted use, especially in the health spheres. Apple punted this excessively during its launch, and the Watch's subsequent update announcement at Apple's...

  • Where to buy the iPhone 6S in South Africa and what you’ll pay for it [update]

    Apple's phase two iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launch is a go, after the company launched the device just over a month ago to major markets. South Africa and many of the other BRICS and emerging markets are getting their share of the Apple phone today, but where on earth can you buy one? Well, don't fear, and don't camp outside Apple stores with hope in your heart either, because we list all the outlets and prices of Apple's latest phones in and around South Africa for your convenience. This list is subject to change as well, as more locations...

  • iPad mini 4 available in South Africa from R7k

    For those of you not swept up by the South African iPhone 6S Day hype, Core Group -- one of Apple's key local importers -- has announced that the iPad mini 4 is available from "Apple Premium Resellers and selected Apple Authorised Resellers from this weekend." Prices will start at R6999 for the WiFi 16GB model, and climb to R12 999 for the WiFi, cellular and 128GB storage version. Read more: Where to buy the iPhone 6S in South Africa and what you’ll pay for it Have a look at the complete pricing table below. The iPad mini 4 was one of the...