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  • iPhone XR: Apple’s budget smartphone will cost $749

    The iPhone XR (pronounced "ten-arr") is the company's spiritual successor to the iPhone 5C. The aluminium device also sports an IP67 rating, with a notched LCD 1792x828 screen -- sorry, Liquid Retina -- with a 6.1 inch size from corner to corner. It's also smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus even with that bigger screen. FaceID is also included, with a haptic touch-like system employed on its home screen. It's also powered by the Apple A12 Bionic, but Apple failed to reveal the storage or RAM figures. The XR only features a 12MP rear camera, but it is the same rear camera...

  • This is the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, coming to SA on 28 September

    It's "the most advanced iPhone we have ever created" said Time Cook about the iPhone XS. But I mean, were we expecting anything less? At the Gather Round event on Wednesday, the company launched the iPhone XS (pronounced "ten-ess"), made of stainless steel with touches of gold, silver and space grey. The screen, featuring a notch, is covered in the "most durable glass ever on a smartphone". That also comes with IP68 dust and water resistance (it includes, beer, tea, and wine, Phil Schiller remarked). 5.8 inches is the size, with 2436x1125 resolution, confirming prior leaks. And yes, it uses OLED technology...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 brings ECG scanning to your wrist

    The world's most popular watch "period" now has a new version. Steve Jobs and company on Wednesday announced two versions of the new Apple Watch. The Series 4 has a 30% larger screen than the outgoing models, with a thinner body. The company has also added new complications to the Watch Series 4, with added "loved ones" or travel watch faces for different timezones. Essentially, Apple's letting users customise UI elements on the watch. Apple lauds its new screen The Breathe app, which helps you take a moment during stressful moments in the day, is now also available as a watch face. And...

  • Apple accidentally leaks iPhone trio minutes before launch

    Just an hour before the official launch, we already know exactly what Apple's three smartphones will be called. The company was caught blushing on Wednesday when tech tips and news site ATH discovered the names of Apple's upcoming smartphones in the body of its product site map's XML file. And it's not just the names of the devices uncovered. Specs, accessories and even the Apple Watch's new sizes are now known. According to the XML file, the rumours of the XS's name are indeed true however pronunciation is anyone's guess. It will feature a 5.8 inch screen, with minimum storage pegged at...

  • Speculation is fun: what Apple should launch tonight, according to fans

    What would an Apple event be without the leaks and speculation? Boring, that's what. It's become something of a past time for fans and haters of Apple to predict what will be the company's "one more thing" product. For those on Reddit, it's a way to spend the morning before a big launch. Perusing the r/Apple sub today, we made a note of a few outrageous and seemingly plausible offerings Apple could debut tonight. We also threw in a few ourselves. New Airpods An extension to the current range of Airpods -- Apple's wireless earbuds -- are really plausible. In fact, they make...

  • Apple iPhone event preview: 3 shiny new toys you can expect

    Wednesday 12 September is a big day for Apple enthusiasts. The company is gathering its swathe of fans for its annual September extravaganza where we're likely to see new smartphones, tablets and watches. And if you've been following the leaks, it's going to be quite the event for the former. iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 9, or iPhone SE 2? iPhone fans, at least according to the leaks thus far, can expect three new iPhones. At the upper echelons of the range, Apple's set to reuse OLED screen technology, with a 6.5 inch screen device. Interestingly, another device will also feature...

  • iPhone 8 is May 2018’s biggest selling smartphone worldwide

    An iPhone is once again the best selling device globally through the month of May overtaking April's best seller Samsung Galaxy S9+, research from Counterpoint suggests. The iPhone 8 owned 2.4% of the global market share in the month, with marketing campaigns surrounding the World Cup hype reportedly paying off. Notably, it outsold its larger brother -- the iPhone 8 Plus -- which itself is placed fifth and the iPhone X which placed third. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ wasn't far off the iPhone 8's sales figures though. Counterpoint suggests the phone had a weaker month in Europe, but remained "steady in the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...