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All posts tagged "Apple"

  • MWC 2016 preview: the numbers, the launches, the rumours

    It's February, and that for techies means Mobile World Congress. Sunny Barcelona hosts the 30th edition of what is arguably the world's most important mobile device showcase, where some of the biggest names in the smartphone manufacturing market announce and launch new products. So what's in store this year? Well, we like to have our readers covered for all eventualities, so welcome to our MWC 2016 cheat sheet, where all you need to know about the conference is covered, explained and then covered again. MWC's history Born in Cannes, France in 1987, it's safe to say that MWC is the largest exhibition of...

  • 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...

  • Weekend News Recap #1: iPhone error 53, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro and Titanfall 2

    It's Monday, in case you didn't know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn't have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment -- the Weekend News Recap: 7-8 February Edition. Kicking us off is good ol' Apple. The company's in the naughty corner once again, thanks to something called error 53. iPhone users who have their faulty home buttons repaired by unofficial repair centre, run the risk of bricking their devices permanently, The Guardian discovered. It's a new...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: new iPhone 7 renders are gorgeous

    Feature image: iphone-tricks.com via Flickr iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, whatever. All we know is that an upgraded iPhone is coming later this year and there are plenty of things flying around about it. The world isn't small enough nor is it big enough to render Apple fan's squeaks inaudible, so while the company ripens in the Cupertino sunshine, the rumours will flow. That's why we've decided to introduce an entirely new iPhone rumour roundup article, encompassing what is likened to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple is...

  • 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...

  • iPhone 6S hit with battery percentage bug, Apple investigating

    A new iPhone 6S bug has surfaced which disables battery percentage updates in certain cases, according to Apple. While the company is well aware of the bug and are in the process of "investigating the cause and a solution", the bug will affect users of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus who travel across time zones quite often. According to some Reddit users, the iPhone 6 Plus is also affected. "If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn't update,"...

  • 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...