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All posts tagged "Apple"

  • Huawei overthrows Apple as second most popular smartphone maker

    Huawei is now the second-most popular smartphone manufacturer after it shipped 54.2-million smartphones worldwide in Q2 2018. As a result, Apple is relegated to third place after shipping 41.3-million units. "Huawei is shifting to more value-added models, by launching new flagship smartphones with the latest features," IHS Markit noted in a report. "Increasing brand recognition in Europe and Asia is enabling the company to challenge Samsung in many price segments." Samsung remained the world's biggest smartphone maker in Q2 2018, despite its device shipments falling to 70.8-million units. As for other manufacturers, Motorola was placed eighth with 10-million units shipped, growing by 41.5%, while...

  • iPhone 2018 rumour roundup: Apple will ditch Intel silicon in 2020

    Welcome to our mid-year Apple rumour roundup, popping up just in time for the company's annual September product announcement. Because rumours have an odd tendency to be true around these parts, treat this article as a look at possible things to come. But none of these tidbits have been confirmed by Apple. So take everything listed below with a pinch of salt. With that out the way, have at our rolling rumour roundup for Apple's upcoming iPhone models below. Apple won't be using Intel chips in its 2020 iPhones Here's an interesting rumour. According to a report from CTech quoting "internal company communications",...

  • WeFix’s i2 range brings the iPhone 5S and 6 back to life

    Remember the iPhone 5S? The device debuted in 2013 and was, for its time, quite a monumental product. Apple has since canned production of the phone though, but that doesn't mean there aren't an abundance of second hand models floating around. South African device repair firm WeFix has announced its plan to reinvigorate these old devices. It's set to launc a new range of refurbished devices under the i2 label, giving consumers the chance to purchase "pre-loved" iPhones. "Pre-loved devices are the perfect solution for those who want a quality phone at a lower price than buying new, or for those...

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 outsold the iPhone X globally in April 2018

    According to research from data firm Counterpoint, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the world's biggest selling smartphones in April 2018. The two devices beat Apple's 2018 smartphone arsenal -- the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 -- by a little over 0.3% market share. Notably though, the next most popular device came from Xiaomi, in the Redmi 5A. But it's not the only Xiaomi on the list. Flanking the iPhone 6 -- yes, and it's outselling the iPhone 7 -- is the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Note 5 Plus. "This is the first time Xiaomi grabbed two positions within...

  • Apple’s iOS 12: Grouped Notifications, Siri Suggestions and ‘Screen Time’

    Kicking off its developer conference by poking fun at developers, Apple's 2018 edition of WWDC brought with it a few notable announcements for lowly users. But none of the announcements did not have buttons. "Today is all about software," Tim Cook confirmed. So if you're here for hardware, you'll have to wait until September. For those who like organised lines of code, notably mobile code, this one's for you. Taking to the stage with that glorious mane, Apple's SVP of software development Craig Federighi took a moment to slate Android's adoption rate, and confirm that iOS 12 will be focussed on performance. CPU clocks Federighi...

  • The next iPhone could use beefy 7nm chips now in production

    Apple's not wasting any time shrinking its iPhone processing chips. According to a new report by Bloomberg, the company's next generation of iPhones could sport processors utilising the 7nm process. The chip will likely bear the Apple A12 name tag, but it's not clear what the suffix will be. The A11 received the Bionic moniker, and used the 10nm process. Shrinking processors has a number of benefits for manufacturers and users. For one, Apple could shove more transistors onto the chip itself, bolstering processing power. Additionally, a smaller chip means less heat and lower power consumption. Samsung -- Apple's rival, but also its...

  • Say hello to Apple’s new Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

    Okay, so they're not exactly "new". What you're getting here is Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in their launch specifications. But look at them! They're red! The Cupertino company on Monday launched its iPhone 8 series (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, keeping up a lengthy tradition of relaunching their devices coated in scarlet. But it's not all about the colour. "This special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone features a stunning red and black color combination and also offers customers the opportunity to make an impact in fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS," wrote Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of product marketing. Read more: iPhone 8...

  • Apple’s Red iPhone 8 series could make its bow later today

    Do you love the colour red? If you're a bull and deeply vested in the Apple ecosystem, the company might make purchasing an iPhone 8 a little more worthwhile on Monday. Rumours -- stemming from an internal Virgin Mobile memo -- suggests that a Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus could make their debut later today. According to AppleInsider, the memo suggests that Virgin will have stock of the devices as soon as the announcement breaks, but phones may only be available the following month. Notably, the notch-screen dual-camera iPhone X is not mentioned. Although the Red variant looks pretty damn snazzy,...

  • Here’s how much you’ll pay for the new 9.7-inch iPad in South Africa

    The new 9.7-inch iPad geared towards education will retail from R4999 in South Africa, the iStore confirmed to Gearburn. Marketed towards schools and students, the 9.7-inch iPad is a notable refresh from the outgoing model, sporting Apple Pencil support, the A10 Fusion chipset, and a host of education-orientated apps. The iStore is offering the device in three colours, namely silver, space grey and gold, and two storage options: 32GB and 128GB. Additionally, users can also opt for WiFi only and LTE and WiFi options. Read more: The new, cheaper 9.7-inch iPad now supports the Apple Pencil The most expensive version of the tablet,...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 may feature a 15% larger screen, more bells and whistles

    Hot on the heels of its refreshed 9.7-inch iPad announcement, rumours abound today suggest that the Apple Watch Series 4 will feature a number of tweaks and buffs over its predecessor. Debuting in September 2017, the third Apple Watch refresh featured LTE connectivity, and Apple Music on your wrist. But the fourth iteration is said to review the current Watch formula entirely. Everyone's favourite Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cited by 9To5Mac, suggests that the Series 4 will be bigger in some aspects, last longer and boast improved health monitoring. The report isn't very granular, but the analyst does suggest 15% more screen real...