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  • iPhone 6 bending issues caused by thinner, lighter frame

    In a press release post-launch, Apple lauded the design of its new iPhone 6/Plus duo, noting how it “scrutinized every element and material. That’s how we arrived at a smooth, continuous form.” Hilariously, this seems quite fallacious considering that there are now a good spread of iPhone models currently bending in the rear quarter pockets of its users’ overly tight jeans. This isn’t just a one-off report either. Vloggers and international sites from Marques Brownlee to CNN have tested this phenomenon, and found it to be absolutely true. Although some degree of stupidity and wanton aggression is needed: Brownlee makes sure...

  • Lead us not into temptation: diamond-encrusted iPhone 6 costs $2.7-million

    When the iPhone 6 launched about ten days ago, people’s reactions were timid. It’s a pretty phone, but it’s rife with software issues. Although we like the HTC-cum-Samsung look of the handset, we feel that it deserves just a little more sparkle. And that’s exactly what jewelry designer Alexander Amoso has given it. Initially, the US$2399 24-carat Gold iPhone 6  stole the limelight — a phone so glitzy and glamorous it could release a pop album by itself and sell a few million. But now, even it has been eclipsed in both price and sex appeal. Image: bt.com Enter the US$2.78-million, 51.29...

  • Dropped an iPhone 6 Plus recently? It’s easy to mend, proves iFixit

    iFixit, the site that just wants to watch the world burn, and repair it again, has found its latest smartphone victim — the iPhone 6 Plus. The large-screen variant of the new Apple duo has gone under the knife, and subsequently revealed all of its internal secrets. Although none of us would dare disassemble a US$700 smartphone, the team at iFixit seem to enjoy tearing things apart. And as far as previous phone adventures go (like iFixit’s attempt at destroying an Amazon Fire phone, for example) this rather large handset is relatively easy to dismember, with the screen easily removed first....

  • 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...

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