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  • iPhones, Macbooks and more: what Apple’s set to launch this year

    Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed a host of upcoming devices that the firm may launch this year. Talking to 9to5Mac, Kuo noted that the company is set to release three new iPhones, a display monitor and an updated 16 inch Macbook Pro, just to name a few. While the Macbook Pro is said to feature "an all new design", the iPhones reportedly stick to the same screen size of the brand's current XS and XR range. The iPhones are also rumoured to feature "frosted glass casing, bilateral wireless charging for charging other devices, upgraded Face ID with a higher power flood...

  • Samsung leads the chip-buying war, but China’s firms are quickly gaining

    Samsung retained the title of top semiconductor buyer for 2018, according to a report by Gartner. The South Korean tech firm spent $43.4-billion on silicon throughout last year, up from $40.4-billion in 2017. Notably, that is a growth rate of 7.5% -- the lowest of the world's top ten. In second place, Apple spent more than $41-billion on chips, claiming 8.8% of the global market share. But the real conversation starter is the rise of Chinese companies. Huawei claimed third position ahead of Dell, spending $21.1-billion on semiconductors in 2018. That's a growth rate of 45.2% over the previous year, Gartner notes. Lenovo,...

  • iPhone 11 news and rumours: 3D camera tech in development

    Happy 2019, and say hello to a new set of iPhone leaks. The debut of Apple's incoming crop of iPhones may only be in September -- as is traditional -- but that doesn't mean the internet's going to stop talking about their possible features. Like Christmas carols in the mall, the news just keeps hitting our ears earlier and earlier each year. With that in mind, we take a look at all the iPhone 11/iPhone XI rumours as they emerge from the creases of social media and online forums. 30 January: Apple's working on a 3D camera for its next iPhone You can't just...

  • Apple’s working on its own game streaming service, report suggests

    If you feel like the term "Netflix for games" is already overused barely a month into 2019, you're not alone. According to a report by Cheddar, Apple is planning its very own version of a subscription based game-streaming platform. Sources reportedly told the publication that the fairly new project may involve partnerships with developers, to help Apple broaden its horizons in the gaming industry. The expected launch of such a service, its cost or the types of games users will have access to, is still largely unknown. The report does note that Apple could be planning to make App Store games...

  • iPhones running iOS 12.2 are getting a ‘Downtime’ update

    Apple's iOS 12.2 beta update allows users to control their Downtime according to days of the week on iPhones and iPads, reports 9to5Mac. This means that you can now choose your Downtime period for each day of the week, according to your preference. Downtime is a screen time feature for Apple devices that restricts the use of apps so that you can be distraction free at certain times. Previously Downtime could not be changed according to specific days. The feature is currently available for some iOS beta users. Feature image: Apple

  • Apple debuts $129 battery packs for new iPhones

    Apple launched something big on Wednesday, but it's not a new iPhone. Instead, it's an attachment designed to snap onto the company's current crop of mobiles. Official battery cases will soon become available for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The packs, which offer some bulky protection in addition to extra juice, gives the iPhone XS and XS Max an additional day's worth of battery power. IPhone XR users can expect an increase to video playback time of 27 hours. Apple, as usual, remains mum on the mAh capacity of these packs. But they come at a price. And a pretty...

  • 2019’s Flagship ‘iPhone 11’ to feature three rear cameras

    The next iPhone flagship will have three cameras at the rear, this according to a report (paywall) by the Wall Street Journal. Apple is planning at least three variants, the report continues, in similar vein to the current lineup of the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR in terms of pricing, size and specs. The "iPhone 11" and triple-camera "iPhone 11 Max" as the devices are being informally referred to, will feature OLED screens. While the iPhone XR replacement will stick to LCD. The latter will also be promoted to a dual-rear camera setup. Feature image: Apple

  • Huawei’s quickly closing the global phone sales gap to Samsung

    Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo -- the big three Chinese smartphone makers -- just can't stop selling devices. This according to global sales data from Gartner. The research firm, in its Q3 2018 smartphone sales report, revealed that the trio helped push global smartphone sales to beyond 389-million units. While Samsung remained the world's biggest smartphone seller, pushing 73.3-million units in the quarter, its overall market share fell by 3.4% year-on-year. Huawei saw substantial growth, from owning 9.5% of the global market share in Q3 2017 to 13.4% in Q2 2018. It sold more than 15-million more units during this period than last. "The...

  • Wireless-charging Airpods, charging case rumoured for 2019

    According to a report by 9to5Mac, Apple is set to release an updated version of its AirPods in 2019. Speaking to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often gives insight on Apple products, the website reports that the new AirPods will feature wireless charging and an updated AirPods case. Kuo also believes that the AirPods will be charged via the case, and that Apple may sell the case separately for those who don’t want to buy the new earphones. Other features, such as design or integrated apps, are still unknown. However, Kuo believes that the AirPods will include Bluetooth-related updates. Feature image: screenshot via 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...