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  • Will Apple’s new monitor deliver an integrated graphics chip?

    It's almost time for Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), so that means plenty of rumours are flying around. The latest one, from 9to5 Mac, suggests that Apple will be refreshing its external display in a big way this month. The website "heard" that stock of the old external Thunderbolt display is running out and that there are seemingly no plans to replenish it. Its own sources have shed light on a successor though, saying it would likely feature a 5K resolution (5120x2880) for starters. This brings it up to the same standard as the iMac 5K, of course. However, the boldest claim is that Apple...

  • Apple readying Google Home, Amazon Echo rival report suggests

    Well, that didn't take long. Less a week after Google announced its Home smart hub speaker system, rumours suggest that Apple's about to do exactly the same at its own developers conference, WWDC. The news comes courtesy of The Information and "a person with direct knowledge of the effort," Apple's competitor to Google Home and the originator Amazon Echo, will use Siri. The company is said to be working on an open SDK for the personal assistant too, which will allow third party companies and developers to craft additional features to the service. Additionally, it's not farfetched to imagine that Apple's...

  • Apple cuts Watch entry price, updates TV

    While everyone may have been at Monday's Apple launch event to see the new 4.0-inch iPhone SE, there were other announcements -- including a couple of neat updates to the Apple Watch and Apple TV. The Apple Watch got a couple of new straps, including a new woven nylon band. More importantly though, its entry price dropped to US$299. That'll make it a lot more enticing to people who were initially put off by the price and is bound to consolidate its position as the world's most popular smartwatch. Also at the event, company CEO Tim Cook announced a number of...

  • Apple to launch iPhone 5SE, smaller iPad Pro on 21 March – report

    If you can't wait to get your hands on Apple's upcoming iPhone, take a deep breath because you'll have to wait a little longer. According to a bevy of new reports, Apple is pushing back the announcement date of its iPhone 5SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro to 21 March. Sources from Korea, supported by the likes of Buzzfeed, have reported the change in date, which was originally thought to be 15 March. Related: iPhone 6C or iPhone 5SE: Does a baby iPhone make any sense in 2016? The iPhone 5SE -- the phone's current referential name -- will see Apple launch a...

  • Apple TV (2015) review: TV reimagined but not reinvented

    As someone who hasn't surrounded himself with Apple gadgets from a tender age, I was extremely excited to have access to the Apple Watch, iPhone 6S and Apple TV all at the same time. And to begin an Apple review of any kind without stating that "it's more about the experience within the ecosystem than the exorbitant price" would be wrong. Especially since that's largely correct. But still, does this apply to the company's media box as well? And is it worth forking out the same price for the new fourth generation Apple TV as some low-end Full HD television...

  • Error 53: Apple updates iOS, TouchID remains broken

    Apple's finding itself in a deep security quagmire this month, with the FBI hot on its tail, and the recent Error 53 feature still rearing its ugly head, which locked some users of repaired devices out of their phones completely. But while Tim Cook has slapped the FBI with his consumer ethics handbook, the company has also updated iOS to fix Error 53 for good. iOS 9.2.1 is a special update for those who had their devices (more imperatively, their TouchID home buttons) repaired by third-party non-authorised Apple wizards. Once the repair is made and the user attempts to gain access...

  • Setting your iPhone’s date to 1970 is not a good idea

    There's many ways to break an iPhone. Sitting on it used to be the most popular, until repairing the home button became the worst thing you could possibly do earlier this month. But now, there's an entirely new way to ruin your life, thanks to 4chan. Hilariously for some, the imageboard aired a purported Easter egg hiding beneath iOS's fragile exterior. Flipping the date back to the seventies will unlock a classic Mac theme. Sounds totally legit, right? Nope. Resetting your iPhone date to 1 January 1970 and restarting the phone effectively bricks the device, thanks to the various methods UNIX...

  • Listen up, Apple: 4 features we’d love to see on the iPhone 7

    Many would argue that the Apple iPhone 6S, or 6S Plus for that matter, is the perfect phone. The zenith of smartphone technology. The absolute pinnacle of mobile engineering. To that we'd reply "there's absolutely no such thing as a perfect phone." Even though it's probably the best phone you can purchase right now and I absolutely loved my review device, it has its flaws; flaws that are preventing older Apple users from jumping ship, and flaws that make other phones from other marques seem a lot tastier. So, what are they, and how can Apple right these wrongs in time for...

  • iPhone 6C or iPhone 5SE: Does a baby iPhone make any sense in 2016?

    This week was a big one for Apple. It's first not-all-positive earnings report was released, which saw the company's sales figures drop for all major device families. It's the first time that this bad news extends to the iPhone, which suggests that Apple's suffocating stranglehold on the smartphone space is slowly losing its grip. Growing at just 0.4% year-on-year, it's safe to play the troll here and suggest that the iPhone hype is slowly starting to fizzle out. Or is it? Try saying that with a straight face while reading this next section: it still managed to push 74.8-million handsets out...

  • New iPhone 5Se slated for March 2016 launch – report

    Here's an interesting rumour. At this point, we should probably make it clear that this doesn't concern the iPhone 7 at all, but rather another addition to Apple's smartphone family. The iPhone 5Se (a ridiculously clunky name for an Apple product) will reportedly launch in March and will effectively take the form of an upgraded iPhons 5S, according to 9to5Mac. Read more: iPhone 7 rumour roundup It might not be the most revolutionary idea, but the iPhone 5Se will feature the iPhone 6's internals -- note, that's the iPhone 6, not iPhone 6S. So the Apple A8 processor, 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front...