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All posts tagged "Apple"

  • Apple reveals iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini at October event

    Apple hosted its October event this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the US, revealing a range of new devices. As expected, this included the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. The iPad Pro According to Apple “the only thing that hasn’t changed is the name” with the all new iPad Pro. With a 5mm width and no home button, the device is slim and almost frameless, featuring Liquid Retina technology that gives it a more enhanced, accurate and natural colour display. “And thanks to the lowest reflectivity in the industry, the display is clear and readable wherever you take...

  • Apple iOS 12.1 update brings Group FaceTime, other features

    Apple’s iOS 12.1 update is finally available for iPhone and iPad users all around the world and it brings with it long awaited features. One of these includes Group FaceTime. “Now with Group FaceTime, it’s easy to chat with more people than ever before — from 2 to 32 people,” the company revealed on its website. Though 32 people might seem like a crowd, Apple also added a few additional updates to FaceTime to make things a bit more understandable. “FaceTime uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the...

  • Pre-Apple event rumours suggest big iPad Pro redesign

    With Apple’s launch event just around the corner, there are rumours abound regarding the products set to launch. The iPad Pro is one such device, and according to a report by 9to5Mac, the device will exclude its once iconic home button. The rumour is based on the iOS 12.1 iPad icon which “shows an iPad with rounded corners, no Home button and no notch”. “Another interesting detail is that the sleep/wake button is still at the top, while new iPhone models feature a side button that’s used to invoke Siri, take screenshots and shut down the device with button combinations,” the publication...

  • The cheapest new iPhone will cost R15999

    The new iPhone XR might be the cheapest of Apple's 2018's smartphone lineup, but it will still retail for R15 999 in South Africa. iStore today announced the new pricing and availability information of the device, which features a 6.1 inch LCD display, Apple's A12 Bionic chipset, and a single 12MP rear camera. Those who want to purchase the phone cash, will need to fork out around R3000 less for this particular model when compared to the iPhone XS. The iPhone XR is also cheaper than the R18 999 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in South Africa, but comes in a few hundred...

  • The 256GB iPhone XS Max is Apple’s hottest new seller

    According to new information from everyone's favourite Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 6.5 inch iPhone XS Max is Apple's most popular new smartphone. And by some margin at that. In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo highlighted that the "demand for XS Max is better than expected". How much better? Three-to-four times that of the much smaller 5.8 inch iPhone XS. "The gold and space-grey colors are significantly more popular than the silver. 256GB is the most popular, and 512GB is subject to a serious shortage because only Samsung can currently ship NAND Flash well," he continued. Samsung, interestingly, also uses its...

  • Here’s how much Apple’s new iPhone range will cost in South Africa

    If you're looking to upgrade your iPhone in South Africa, you're going to need at least R21 999 to purchase a new XS. The iPhone XS and XS Max were revealed to the world earlier this month, and while we had a firm grasp on US pricing, the iStore today announced pricing for South Africa. The two models will arrive with three storage variations: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. While users can pay off their devices over 37 months through the iStore's payment plan, it's the cash pricing that piqued our interest. The cheapest iPhone in the lineup -- the iPhone XS 64GB --...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 will start at R7999 in South Africa

    The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for preorder in South Africa from 21 September, the iStore confirmed today. The Apple reseller announced that two face sizes -- 40mm and 44mm -- will also be sold. Additionally, two versions of the watch will also retail in South Africa: the standard Apple Watch Series 4 GPS, and the Nike+ Series 4 GPS. While the former will be available to purchase from 28 September, the latter will be sold from 5 October 2018. "Pre-ordering online on 21 September 2018 gives customers the benefit of reserving their purchase without having to queue and the...

  • 5 big features now available on Apple’s iOS 12

    After the launch of Apple’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max last week, the company has this week released the latest version of iOS. iOS 12 is now available for models as old as the iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2. Apple calls it “the world's most advanced mobile operating system”, and it includes a number of notable updates for many of its apps and features. Here are five of the standouts. More creative camera options With this update, your iPhone will feature a bunch of stickers and filters in the built-in camera, along with Animoji and text effects. In fact, there...

  • iPhone XR: Apple’s budget smartphone will cost $749

    The iPhone XR (pronounced "ten-arr") is the company's spiritual successor to the iPhone 5C. The aluminium device also sports an IP67 rating, with a notched LCD 1792x828 screen -- sorry, Liquid Retina -- with a 6.1 inch size from corner to corner. It's also smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus even with that bigger screen. FaceID is also included, with a haptic touch-like system employed on its home screen. It's also powered by the Apple A12 Bionic, but Apple failed to reveal the storage or RAM figures. The XR only features a 12MP rear camera, but it is the same rear camera...

  • This is the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, coming to SA on 28 September

    It's "the most advanced iPhone we have ever created" said Time Cook about the iPhone XS. But I mean, were we expecting anything less? At the Gather Round event on Wednesday, the company launched the iPhone XS (pronounced "ten-ess"), made of stainless steel with touches of gold, silver and space grey. The screen, featuring a notch, is covered in the "most durable glass ever on a smartphone". That also comes with IP68 dust and water resistance (it includes, beer, tea, and wine, Phil Schiller remarked). 5.8 inches is the size, with 2436x1125 resolution, confirming prior leaks. And yes, it uses OLED technology...