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  • iPhone 6 meta-review: brilliant design and performance but average battery life

    The iPhone 6 is here, and the reviews… are good. We’re yet to officially receive an iPhone 6, but many lucky gadget journalists in the U.S. have. These are their stories: The Verge’s David Pierce gives the iPhone 6 a glowing review, saying that it has a fantastic camera, gorgeous display, excellent performance and battery life, and that the phone “doesn’t feel like a gadget.” He’s less complimentary of the iPhone 6 Plus, saying that it’s just “a bigger phone”, or that the Plus doesn’t push the boundaries of larger screen technology. Pierce’s only issues is the camera bulge at...

  • Bidorbuy first SA retailer to sell iPhone 6 for R16 499

    South Africans, you don’t have to wait for an official iPhone 6 launch, because online retailer bidorbuy now sells the 16GB iPhone 6 for R16 499. There’s nine left, so act quickly. Or wait until November when Apple will most likely, and officially, launch the iPhone 6. Bidorbuy boss Jaco Jonker excitedly tweeted the first sale. First iPhone 6 already sold on @bidorbuy_co_za albeit at a hefty premium. Some just got to have it now #iphone6 http://t.co/IG1msuQ0pd — Jaco Jonker (@JacoJonker) September 16, 2014 Apple will launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come 19 September in the U.S., Canada, France, the...

  • The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch: should you even bother?

    Additional words by Andy Walker We kind of like Apple, Andy and I, and after last night’s launch, we were filled with opinions. Is the Apple Watch worth buying, and has the iPhone finally gone and copied Android outright? We puzzle over some of life’s toughest questions. Is it justified to have a bigger iPhone? Steven: I say yes. The 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus fills the gap between smartphone and tablet, and is Apple’s first “phablet” (I truly loathe that word). Phablets are trendy, and sell well — combine this with the selling power of the iPhone brand and Apple has a licence...

  • iStore offering up to R5000 off when trading in older iPhone for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

    Local Apple reseller iStore has announced a guaranteed cash back for iPhone owners. iStore says iPhone owners (as part of a new upgrade, contract renewal or cash purchase at any iStore) are guaranteed cash back of up to R5000 when they trade their current iPhone for a new one. For a cash purchase, the value will be discounted from the price of the new iPhone. And thus commence, two months before the new iPhone arrives in South Africa, the game of wait Apple has perfected so well. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that was launched yesterday evening will...

  • We’re liveblogging Apple’s iPhone 6 and iWatch launch, just for you

    Here we go. After months of speculation (mostly from us), Apple is finally launching… stuff. And by stuff, we mean a new iPhone, hopefully an iWatch and perhaps even a new iPad or two. Apple’s going to broadcast the entire event live on its official site, but for those without a decent connection or an OS X device to stream it from, we’ll be live-blogging the event for you. That means pictures, insights and the biting sarcasm you’ve come to love, or desperately hate. Either way, Apple’s launch is happening tonight at 7PM (CAT) and you can’t stop us. Unless...

  • Apple’s next iPhone: before the launch, everything you need to know

    A few months ago, we all wondered what exactly the iPhone 6 would embody, what specifications it would boast, and what new groundbreaking ideas it would bring to life. So the questions floating around the internet for the past few months have been to the tune of this: What could Apple possibly do to improve the iPhone 5s? How could a brand that relied so much on the vision of Steve Jobs build another successful device without him? And, would the iPhone 6 be an evolution or revolution? Well, we’re about to find out. With just over a day before the biggest...

  • iPhone 6 rumour round-up: two days until Apple reveals its secrets

    The iPhone 6, the phone everyone simultaneously hates and loves, is coming. But when will it launch, what will it look like and will you have the money to afford one? We’ve rounded up the more interesting iPhone 6 rumours floating in the sticky net of the interwebs, so keep coming back to this page as we update it when a rumour decides to pan out. All news at the top of the post is the latest development the iPhone 6. The video we’ve been waiting for, forever We’re just two days away from the iPhone 6’s mega launch, when for...

  • The Apple’s out the basket: possible iWatch, iPhone announcement coming 9 September

    It’s official, Apple is planning something mega come 9 September, just 11 days away. Will it be the launch of Apple’s ultra-secretive iWatch, or the first official sighting of the iPhone 6? Hilariously, the first official announcement of the season inspires even more speculation than any clarifying factoids. But we kinda know what the new iPhone will feature. Have a look at our iPhone 6 rumour round up for a summary. Either way, we’ll likely get an announcement that it is in fact, a real device running iOS 8. But what of the iWatch? It’s a more speculative matter. For one, there...

  • The most definitive iPhone 6 ‘leak’ is here, and it’s scrumptious

    We’ve been covering the iPhone 6’s barrage of rumours and leaks for a good while now, documenting the phone’s transformation from concept, to dummy to (hopefully) the real thing in a few weeks time. But we can safely say that all the rumours of the iPhone’s purported sleek new body has been wrong thus far, at least judging by the latest video. The Gimli-bearded @Doldo411, YouTuber humorist extraordinaire, unveils the first live action shots of the iPhone 6, and what results is pure amazement. Not only is the iPhone slimmer and sleeker than we had previously believed, Apple is allegedly using...

  • Leaked iPhone 6 packaging uglier than Chinese knock-offs

    Apart from screen-on leaks, there aren’t more definitive images than a product in its retail packaging. TechRadar has reportedly pictured the device in its shop-ready shell, thanks to an “Apple beta tester” who’s snapped these pics a month prior to the speculated launch. There’s been a steady stream of rumours eminating from Apple’s usually water-tight pre-release programmes. Either there’s a breach inside its secret lair, or someone just wasted a weekend constructing a fake iPhone 6 box for laughs. Regardless of the packaging, the phone features all the nooks, crannies and styling lines of previously leaked dummy units, and it would...