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  • 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...

  • Apple’s Red iPhone 8 series could make its bow later today

    Do you love the colour red? If you're a bull and deeply vested in the Apple ecosystem, the company might make purchasing an iPhone 8 a little more worthwhile on Monday. Rumours -- stemming from an internal Virgin Mobile memo -- suggests that a Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus could make their debut later today. According to AppleInsider, the memo suggests that Virgin will have stock of the devices as soon as the announcement breaks, but phones may only be available the following month. Notably, the notch-screen dual-camera iPhone X is not mentioned. Although the Red variant looks pretty damn snazzy,...

  • Here’s how much you’ll pay for the new 9.7-inch iPad in South Africa

    The new 9.7-inch iPad geared towards education will retail from R4999 in South Africa, the iStore confirmed to Gearburn. Marketed towards schools and students, the 9.7-inch iPad is a notable refresh from the outgoing model, sporting Apple Pencil support, the A10 Fusion chipset, and a host of education-orientated apps. The iStore is offering the device in three colours, namely silver, space grey and gold, and two storage options: 32GB and 128GB. Additionally, users can also opt for WiFi only and LTE and WiFi options. Read more: The new, cheaper 9.7-inch iPad now supports the Apple Pencil The most expensive version of the tablet,...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 may feature a 15% larger screen, more bells and whistles

    Hot on the heels of its refreshed 9.7-inch iPad announcement, rumours abound today suggest that the Apple Watch Series 4 will feature a number of tweaks and buffs over its predecessor. Debuting in September 2017, the third Apple Watch refresh featured LTE connectivity, and Apple Music on your wrist. But the fourth iteration is said to review the current Watch formula entirely. Everyone's favourite Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cited by 9To5Mac, suggests that the Series 4 will be bigger in some aspects, last longer and boast improved health monitoring. The report isn't very granular, but the analyst does suggest 15% more screen real...