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All posts tagged "iPhone 6"

  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will retail via Vodacom South Africa from tomorrow

    Vodacom has announced that it will offer Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models both in physical South African stores and through its online channel from tomorrow, 24 October 2014. While these phones have been out for the best part of two months in the international market, Vodacom is the first service provider to offer the handsets in the country. The latest iPhones will only be available, initially at least, on contract or as an upgrade. Cue the hmphs. As for the launch, well, the company’s planning a big soiree tonight at it’s Vodacom World premises in Midrand, Johannesburg. (For...

  • iPhone 6 launches in South Africa, Greenland, Romania and 36 other countries before October ends

    Big news: the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are coming to countries like South Africa, Israel, Kuwait and others before October ends. It’s South Africa we’re most interested in and, come 24 October, iPhone lovers can grab the new and bigger smartphone from various retailers. Apple’s recently announced it, and here are the countries plus their respective launch dates: - Friday, October 17: China, India and Monaco – Thursday, October 23: Israel – Friday, October 24: Czech Republic, French West Indies, Greenland, Malta, Poland, Reunion Island and South Africa – Thursday, October 30: Bahrain and Kuwait – Friday, October 31: Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Estonia,...

  • Samsung to manufacture Apple’s A9 chip for next-gen iPhones

    Samsung and Apple have a strange relationship. While the Korean tech giant builds many of the iPhone’s components, it’s also quick to launch marketing attacks on the company too. And while Apple tries its utmost to sever its reliance to the company, it inevitably draws ever nearer. Take this for example — according to ZDNet, Samsung has won the contract to manufacturer Apple’s A9, 14nm processors. The current A8 SoC that finds its home in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models is co-produced by Samsung and TSMC, with the latter manufacturing around 70% of the production volume. But the...

  • Slow motion iPhone 6 drop test decimates Apple’s large and bendy phone

    We’re fans of watching phones beings shattered in slow-motion, especially iPhones. Just watching all that money go up in a shower of glass and metal is undeniably satisfying, as long as it’s not our iPhone. Thankfully, uBreakIFix seems to have money to burn and has conducted a cool little drop test experiment which proves just how delicate iPhone 6es are. From a drop-height of one-meter, the iPhone 6 is practically torn apart. The iPhone 4 and 5 (both tested in the video) fare a little better, exploding into nothingness at a height of 1.2-meters. The iPhone 6’s ion-strengthened glass screens...

  • iPhone 6 bending issues caused by thinner, lighter frame

    In a press release post-launch, Apple lauded the design of its new iPhone 6/Plus duo, noting how it “scrutinized every element and material. That’s how we arrived at a smooth, continuous form.” Hilariously, this seems quite fallacious considering that there are now a good spread of iPhone models currently bending in the rear quarter pockets of its users’ overly tight jeans. This isn’t just a one-off report either. Vloggers and international sites from Marques Brownlee to CNN have tested this phenomenon, and found it to be absolutely true. Although some degree of stupidity and wanton aggression is needed: Brownlee makes sure...

  • Lead us not into temptation: diamond-encrusted iPhone 6 costs $2.7-million

    When the iPhone 6 launched about ten days ago, people’s reactions were timid. It’s a pretty phone, but it’s rife with software issues. Although we like the HTC-cum-Samsung look of the handset, we feel that it deserves just a little more sparkle. And that’s exactly what jewelry designer Alexander Amoso has given it. Initially, the US$2399 24-carat Gold iPhone 6  stole the limelight — a phone so glitzy and glamorous it could release a pop album by itself and sell a few million. But now, even it has been eclipsed in both price and sex appeal. Image: bt.com Enter the US$2.78-million, 51.29...

  • Dropped an iPhone 6 Plus recently? It’s easy to mend, proves iFixit

    iFixit, the site that just wants to watch the world burn, and repair it again, has found its latest smartphone victim — the iPhone 6 Plus. The large-screen variant of the new Apple duo has gone under the knife, and subsequently revealed all of its internal secrets. Although none of us would dare disassemble a US$700 smartphone, the team at iFixit seem to enjoy tearing things apart. And as far as previous phone adventures go (like iFixit’s attempt at destroying an Amazon Fire phone, for example) this rather large handset is relatively easy to dismember, with the screen easily removed first....

  • iPhone 6 meta-review: brilliant design and performance but average battery life

    The iPhone 6 is here, and the reviews… are good. We’re yet to officially receive an iPhone 6, but many lucky gadget journalists in the U.S. have. These are their stories: The Verge’s David Pierce gives the iPhone 6 a glowing review, saying that it has a fantastic camera, gorgeous display, excellent performance and battery life, and that the phone “doesn’t feel like a gadget.” He’s less complimentary of the iPhone 6 Plus, saying that it’s just “a bigger phone”, or that the Plus doesn’t push the boundaries of larger screen technology. Pierce’s only issues is the camera bulge at...

  • Bidorbuy first SA retailer to sell iPhone 6 for R16 499

    South Africans, you don’t have to wait for an official iPhone 6 launch, because online retailer bidorbuy now sells the 16GB iPhone 6 for R16 499. There’s nine left, so act quickly. Or wait until November when Apple will most likely, and officially, launch the iPhone 6. Bidorbuy boss Jaco Jonker excitedly tweeted the first sale. First iPhone 6 already sold on @bidorbuy_co_za albeit at a hefty premium. Some just got to have it now #iphone6 http://t.co/IG1msuQ0pd — Jaco Jonker (@JacoJonker) September 16, 2014 Apple will launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come 19 September in the U.S., Canada, France, the...

  • Quality and performance: the anti-hater’s guide to Apple Watch

    The Apple Watch is Tim Cook’s defining moment, a product he helped develop from beginning to end, a product that will either secure his legacy as the rightful successor to Steve Jobs or solidify the unspoken fear shared among fans the world over that Apple is no longer relevant. With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook‘s triumph is confirmed, and fans should rejoice over Apple’s continued ability to innovate, refine, and pioneer. Haters will immediately point to Apple’s history of taking existing products and merely improving them. This is an absurd point given Apple’s record of not just improving existing product...