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All posts tagged "Apple"

  • Apple updates Macbook line with rose gold option, new chips

    Your grey Macbook not garish enough for you? Well, Apple has stepped up to the plate with its refreshed Macbook line, now including a rose gold colour option. Apple announced the Macbook refresh late yesterday, which brings several more features beyond the loud colour. Firstly, the new laptop features Intel's latest Core M chips as well as faster RAM. Speaking of RAM, Apple has also moved to make 8GB the standard across all models, moving on from 4GB of RAM. What else has the company brought to the table? "New Intel HD Graphics 515 deliver up to 25% faster graphics performance, and faster PCIe-based...

  • Here’s where you can get the iPhone SE in South Africa [update]

    We'll be sure to regularly update this piece as more information is made available, and as more stores stock the device. Today's a big day if you've been waiting for a small phone. The 4.0-inch iPhone SE will hit stores tomorrow, 15 April, and stores will undoubtedly be crammed with Apple fans just itching to touch its smooth metal face. But before we wax lyrical about Cupertino's latest handset, we round up the list of stockists where you can get hold of one and do it yourself. Digicape The reseller earlier this month allowed users to pre-order the iPhone SE, with the 16GB...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: 2017’s iPhone could look a lot like the Galaxy S7

    iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, whatever. All we know is that there's a new iPhone arriving 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 likely to be the new iPhone 7 series. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple is planning an iPhone 6S upgrade, so...

  • What can you buy instead of an Apple Pencil or an iPad Pro?

    Local Apple retailer Digicape has released pricing for the latest range of iPad Pro 9.7-inch tablets. All of them will more than likely cost you several years of credit card debt to have one of these new devices. Here at Gearburn, we've put together a handy guide of alternative items you can purchase for the same price as the 256GB WiFi and cellular model, as well as the Apple Pencil. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and rethink your life choices. Apple's iPad Pro 9.7-inch was shown off a few weeks ago to much farfare, we think. The device is the latest...

  • The SA pricing for the iPad Pro 9.7 is ludicrous

    Digicape has revealed pricing for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but you might want to swallow your coffee first. The Apple reseller announced a price of R11 899 for the entry-level model (32GB/WiFi-only), which has a US price of US$599 (R8885 as a straight conversion). Have more money than sense? Then the top-end iPad Pro (256GB/LTE) is for you, with a R20 499 price tag. Apple sells the top-end model for US$1029 (R15 244) on its US website. Don't forget the extras! Adding salt to the wound is the fact that you still have to splash out R2199 on an Apple Pencil - which has...

  • Apple Watch 2 to launch in June, boast thinner body

    Apple's next smartwatch is going on a diet, according to an industry analyst. In a report obtained by MacRumors, Drexel Hamilton's Brian White suggests that the presumptively named Apple Watch 2 will be as much as 40% thinner than the original. Related: Apple Watch Sport review: the definitive timepiece for Apple fans White also foresees a WWDC 2016 launch. "Finally, we walked away with the sense that the Apple Watch refresh will not occur in September with the iPhone 7, but is more likely to occur within the next 2-3 months, and thus we believe an unveiling at WWDC in June makes sense," he...

  • Apple iPhone SE available to preorder in SA from R8999

    Desperate to get your iPhone SE? Digicape -- one of Apple's premium resellers in South Africa -- has announced that users can now preorder the iPhone SE. The phone, which was launched late March, boasts a combination of iPhone 6S and iPhone 5S internals, in the form factor of the latter. It appeals to those reluctant to upgrade to Apple's larger iPhone 6 series, but even though it measures just 4.0-inches from screen corner to corner, it'll still leave quite a hole in prospective buyers' pockets. Digicape is pricing the 16GB version at R8999, while the 64GB version will fetch a...

  • How much does the Apple iPhone SE cost to build?

    We all know that an iPhone doesn't really cost US$600 to build, as Apple has quite a profit margin on their smartphones. But how much does it cost to build the US$399 iPhone SE? Well, IHS Technologies did the hard work and came up with a figure of... US$160. Related: iPhone SE: the 4-inch iPhone 5S upgrade you’ve always wanted "The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16 gigabytes of NAND memory carries a bill of materials of $156.20, which rises to $160.00 when the manufacturing cost is added, according to results from the IHS teardown of a phone purchased...

  • iPhone SE parody pokes fun at Apple marketing [video]

    The iPhone SE is an interesting milestone in Apple's iPhone story, especially since that milestone is only 4.0-inches from corner to corner. And of course, the lack of a revolutionary product this didn't stop the internet from having a go. In fact, the internet really warmed up to the phone, and this parody video by Jacksfilms pokes a few noticeable holes in the iPhone SE marketing campaign. From its claims suggesting that it's faster than the iPhone 5S (which it is, actually), to its gaming potential, the video paints the iPhone SE in a different shade of, well, banana white. But that's...

  • iPhone SE: the 4-inch iPhone 5S upgrade you’ve always wanted

    Big news everyone: Apple last night launched its new smartphone, and it's a big step backwards for a little leap forwards. I'm talking about the iPhone SE. The phone is effectively a remastered, Game of the Year version of the iPhone 5S, using some iPhone 6S internals (notably the A9 CPU) but shoving them into the latter's shell. It might sound stupid, but there's good reason for this. Those stubborn 35% of Apple users who have yet to graduate to a larger than 4.0-inch screen size are probably rubbing their hands together with glee, so think of the SE as...