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All posts tagged "Apple"

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: did Apple just leak the iPhone 6c?

    Feature image: Kārlis Dambrāns 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...

  • Apple Watch Sport now available in South Africa, will cost R10k

    Takealot has announced that it will be the first retailer in South Africa to stock the Apple Watch, which has been available in major markets for a few weeks now. Joining the likes of the US, UK, Australia and Japan, the Apple Watch will retail on Takealot for a rather hefty R10 000. Considering that the Watch retails for US$349 in the States, early adopters will have to count many many pennies down south. Read more: Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker "We are very pleased to be the first retailer in the country to offer the...

  • Is the Apple Watch a crazy fad or the next iPad?

    On 10 April, the Apple Watch became available for preorder and within the day, an estimated one million people purchased the tech accessory. By comparison, it took more than two months for Apple to sell one million iPhones — a product that everyone seems to own today. Looking at the early numbers, it’s safe to say that Apple is going to redefine and take the lead in the wearables market — like it did with the computer, music, and mobile markets. The stylish wearable is set to outperform fitness trackers from Nike and Jawbone, which collectively sold 3.3-million units between...

  • New Apple MacBook arrives in South Africa with pricing details [update]

    Update: The new Apple MacBook range is now available for preorder on the iStore website. It's always good to gain word of a new product's imminent arriving in South Africa, but more often than not, Apple products seem to take that much longer than its rivals' offerings. After what has been just a few weeks since its March launch, Apple's South African importer Core has announced that the new 12-inch MacBook will be "available for in-store preview in Apple Premium Resellers on Friday, 8 May 2015." These resellers include Digicape and the iStore, but note, the device will not be available...

  • Next Apple TV to boast swanky remote with touch controls

    The previous Apple TV remote was sleek, simple and managed to give even a remote sex appeal. Now there are whispers online and from institutions like the New York Times, reporting that Apple will launch a new Apple TV complete with a larger, more advanced remote fairly soon. A bit of a reverse on Apple's usual attempts to be thinner than any catwalk could imagine, it's thicker; giving the user a better grip when in use. It's also more difficult to lose. It's a refreshing backtrack when compared to Apple TV's previous release, which clearly suggests that the company's interested in...

  • Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ to feature larger screen, Force Touch support

    Although it seems that the time for Apple's sweetheart has long gone, the company hasn't fully given up on its iPad tablet just yet. The device that single-handedly ended the reign of netbooks and thrust the important of tablets in consumers faces has been battered by the tremendous sales figures of the iPhone. Even if the current crop of iPads have sold a paltry collective of 12.2-million units, there might be another device on the cards. AppleInsider has gained word of a new device, boasting a much larger screen, Bluetooth-based accessories and a few features lifted from the company's new...

  • Beautiful destruction: Apple Watch Sport is torn apart by iFixit

    It was bound to happen at some point. The US$349 Apple Watch Sport has been spotted on iFixit's testing table -- legendary pickers apart of devices big and small -- and subsequently stripped component by component to reveals its innards. But is there anything strange to report? It doesn't seem so. The teardown was relatively simple according to the iFixit team, with a few hair-raising moments. "Disconnecting the display isn't easy, as the display cables are trapped under a springy bracket," notes the mad scientist when the rear plate was removed. Apple also adds a few gold embellishments in the Sport, perhaps...

  • 5 reasons why the Apple Watch is completely worthless

    We hear people raving about the Apple Watch every day, so it’s probably about time for a good old-fashioned rant from a devil’s advocate! For starters, Apple’s smart watch is neat, but that might be the only thing it’s got going for it. If the product’s intended function is providing you with around-the-clock health information, then there are a lot of roadblocks that need to be addressed. Here are five! 1. Battery life is about as terrible as you’d expect Regular use will provide you with up to 18 hours of battery life, but demanding apps -- which, let’s face it, we all...

  • Apple Store trolls, ‘Life Is Strange’ and Twitch defeats Pokemon: the TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: ‘Pixels’, ‘Final Fantasy XV’ and GearVR babies: the TGIF Video Roundup Finally, the long, dreary week has spat out its fair number of glorious videos for us Friday fellows to indulge. Videos this week range from the influence of David Lynch in video games to the latest The Evil Within DLC trailer (which is ridiculously short, mind). Of course, in between all of this...

  • Tag Heuer partners with Intel, Google on Apple-slaying smartwatch

    Tag Heuer, you know, that luxury watch brand specialising in crafting traditional timepieces, is divebombing into the smartwatch swimming pool thanks to a firm hand on the back by Apple. After the Cupertino company launched its Apple Watch a few weeks ago, and Swatch announced that it will fit its timepieces with NFC chips, Tag Heuer has confirmed that it too will be sending its chronographs to smartwatch school, but with one important exception -- it will aim to keep its smartwatches' aesthetics as close to those of the originals. The watch will be powered by an Intel chipset, which is...