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  • What’s the iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode like? Check these Instagram shots

    Apple has pushed out the iOS 10.1 public beta to those enrolled in the programme, delivering the much-hyped Portrait Mode to iPhone 7 Plus users. The mode, which resembles Huawei's aperture adjustment mode on the P9, allows users to take photos with a pleasant depth-of-field effect. However, Apple's execution differs in that it's been marketed as a tool for taking portraits. In fact, the company claimed that it uses machine learning, facial recognition and depth maps to accurately generate the effect. So what are the results like then? Well, Instagram is showing some great photos, with well-defined edges for the most part (the...

  • Is the iPhone 7 Plus camera any good? Photographer gives breakdown

    The iPhone 7 Plus sees Apple follow rival manufacturers with a dual camera setup, offering a traditional 12MP shooter and a 12MP telephoto camera. But does the phone deliver in the camera department as a result? Well, photographer Austin Mann took the smartphone to Rwanda and put the device to work. What did he think of it? For starters, Mann said alternating between the two cameras was "a blast" and changed the way he takes photos with the iPhone. The 2x zoom on the iPhone 7 Plus works in every mode "It works exactly as I hoped. It is super quick to switch between...

  • These Apple devices won’t receive iOS 10

    Apple is ready to roll out iOS 10 tomorrow (13 September), bringing an array of features to the table. There's a rich notification system, lift to wake, proactive map suggestions and an Allo-style take on iMessage. Add invisible ink, expanded 3D Touch support, iMessage apps and web-based Apple Pay and you've got a pretty chunky update. Unfortunately, some devices will be left out of the lurch... Which devices won't make the cut for iOS 10? In the iPhone department, the new update is supported by the iPhone 5/5c and above. In other words, those with the iPhone 4s will be left on iOS 9. As for...

  • The definitive iPhone 7 bingo game is here

    There have been a ton of leaks associated with the iPhone 7 launch, pegged for tonight at 7pm. Combine that with the predictable nature of Apple events and it makes for an interesting bingo or drinking game. Fortunately, Redditor TheMechanoids has come up with a rather excellent keynote bingo game for you to check out. Bored with Apple's samesy iPhone events? This bingo card from Reddit might help From "we think you're gonna love it" to "Jony Ive in video form", how many boxes will Apple tick tonight? Check out the iPhone 7 bingo card below. Be sure to keep track of all iPhone 7...

  • Apple iPhone 7 launch: here’s what to expect

    We know it'll be faster obviously. We know the camera will be better (why would it be worse?). But what do we really know about the iPhone 7 handsets? We sift through the rumours and leaks to figure out what to expect from the iPhone 7 ahead of tomorrow's reveal... No headphone jack This has been a heavy rumour for almost a year now, if not more. Numerous sources claim that Apple is ditching the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 in favour of using the Lightning connector. It's been claimed that Apple will ship an adapter in the box so people can still use their...

  • Apple iPhone 7 event confirmed for 7 September

    It's almost time for the annual iPhone reveal (likely to be called the iPhone 7) and yes, Apple has announced an event for 7 September... The company has published an event page on its website for the date, saying it will "see you on the 7th". "Join us here on September 7 at 10 am PDT to watch the keynote live," Apple added. The Cupertino company is widely tipped to reveal at least two new iPhones in the form of the (surprise) iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. But aside from the obvious "it's faster" claptrap (did you expect it to be slower?), what else should...

  • From the 3GS to the 6S: a brief history of Apple’s iPhone

    It's hard to imagine a world without smartphones, and it seems strange that they have only actually been with us for a few years. But no matter how many new models we can choose from these days from numerous manufacturers, there is one phone that started it all: the iPhone. Since the first iPhones released in 2007 and 2008 to the latest iPhone 6S, Apple has constantly led the way when it comes to power and performance. With a new model surely only a few months away from being released, now is a good time to look at the history of...

  • Apple to ditch 16GB iPhone in favour of 32GB model – report

    If there's been one major complaint from Apple and Google fans alike, it's that the entry-level iPhone lacks storage space. Although 16GB of storage was considered relatively sufficient several years ago, the era of huge apps and high-quality video means that users run out of space in no time flat. In fact, a 16GB iPhone 6s will run out of space after 30 minutes of 4K video recording. It doesn't help that, unlike many Android phones, iPhones lack microSD slots. So you're pretty much stuck with 16GBs for the life of the phone. Yes yes, there are cloud storage services, but these are reliant on large...

  • 3 ways flexible glass will enhance tech of the not-too-distant future

    In the game of tech, you innovate or die. Over the past few years, tech companies have struggled to come up with the next exciting advancement in personal computing, hoping to ignite consumer excitement the way the first iPhone did (and the iPod before that). So far, the results have been mostly underwhelming. Many attempts have been made -- both in advancing the form factor of the now traditional “candybar” smartphone and in introducing brand-new device categories. But no company, not even Apple, has managed to create something that has captured consumers’ imaginations as much as the touchscreen smartphone did back in...

  • WWDC 2016: What’s coming to iOS 10?

    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote is over and, as you'd expect, there was a big focus on iOS 10. The tenth iOS update isn't quite as full-featured on the surface as the likes of iOS 7 and other versions, but there's still plenty to like. In fact, there was even some locally relevant news as Apple quietly revealed Siri for South Africa. Notifications, lockscreen and third-party support Raise-to-wake is Apple's response to Microsoft/Samsung/LG's Glance screen efforts, allowing you to lift your phone to see lockscreen notifications. Speaking of the lockscreen, Apple is delivering more 3D Touch actions for lockscreen widgets/notifications, as well...