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  • Red iPhone 7 hits South Africa, starts at R13 499

    The iStore has confirmed that it will be stocking the red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in South Africa. The red edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sees a portion of the proceeds going towards the fight against HIV/Aids. Other than the red colour scheme, this is the same iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. So that means a powerful A10 processor, a great main camera and a telephoto lens on the Plus-sized iPhone. Of course, another neat feature with these models is the wide colour gamut display. As for pricing, the 128GB red iPhone 7 starts at R13...

  • Apple iOS 10.3 released: find lost AirPods, get cricket scores

    Apple has just pushed out iOS 10.3 for iPhones and iPads, bringing a number of notable features in the process. For starters, you can now use the Find My iPhone app to find your lost AirPods, being an oft-requested feature since the release of the audio hardware. Of course, you can also play a sound on the misplaced AirPods to help you find them. Siri has also received a number of features, such as scheduling with ride-booking apps, paying/checking bills in conjunction with payment apps, cricket scores for IPL and ICC matches and remotely mucking about with supported car apps (checking...

  • Apple to retain Lightning port on 2017 iPhones?

    A new report has refuted claims that Apple will be ditching the Lightning connector in favour of a USB Type-C port. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter", reported that the Apple would use the Android and Macbook standard on its smartphone. "They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company's original Lightning connector," the publication was quoted as saying. At the time, we wondered whether this could mean an actual Type-C port on a new iPhone or on the power cable...

  • iPhone to drop Lightning in favour of USB Type-C – report

    A new report claims that Apple is expected to drop the Lightning connector on the iPhone in favour of USB Type-C connectivity. According to the Wall Street Journal (pay wall), citing "people familiar with the matter", the company intends to go with the standard used by Android phones and its Macbook line of computers. "They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company's original Lightning connector," read an excerpt. "The models would also do away with a physical home button, they said. Those updates would give the iPhone features...

  • New iPhone to have wireless charging? Apple joins key group

    Wireless charging is a feature available on numerous smartphones, but what about Apple and its iPhone? Well, the firm has recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium... The consortium pushes the Qi wireless charging standard, making it likely that an upcoming iPhone will use the technology. "After several years of increasing rumour, Apple's membership with the Wireless Power Consortium points strongly to the expectation that the next iPhone will include wireless charging technology," IHS Technology analyst Vicky Yussuff wrote in an emailed statement. Yussuff added that wireless charging could be set for a massive boost, given Apple's effect on the market. "The world market...

  • Faulty iPhone 6 cameras subject of Apple’s ‘iSight’ recall project

    Has your iPhone 6 been taking particularly blurry and unsightly photographs lately? Don't worry, your world is still as beautiful as it has always been. It's Apple's best-selling smartphone that has a few issues. The defect it seems, affects a few iPhone 6 models' cameras, which results in blurry photographs. The phone's also unable to focus on a target in manual or automatic guises and, for the most part, fails to utilise its OIS system. Apple has announced that with its new "iSight" recall project, it will repair certain iPhone 6 devices purchased between September 2014 and January 2015 that feature...

  • Innerexile Hydra for iPhone 6 review: phone protection made sexy

    There's an old photograph of my parents sitting beneath a tree, as my mother's looking away (probably wishing the damn photo could be taken already) and my dad owning the moment, posing with his oversized mobile phone pouch. The pouch is fastened to his belt but its so incredibly unsubtle its impossible to miss. It is not that my father was trying to show off though -- the early 1990s pouches were simply too big to fit into his pocket. This got me thinking about today's smartphone pouches and protective covers. Cases have undergone a massive redesign from their gigantic designs into...

  • Samsung will be the main producer of the iPhone’s next-gen A9 chip

    According to a report from South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, Samsung will be mainly responsible for the A9 chip -- Apple's next badass processor. Specifically, the same report notes that Samsung is responsible for 75% slice of orders for Apple's upcoming A9 chip. Last year, Apple relied on both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing for its massive supply in iPhones, so this is a big win for the South Korean tech company. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup It's no real secret that Samsung has been behind some of the crucial hardware specs inside Apple's iPhone. But this news comes at the...

  • BlackBerry offers up to $550 off when trading in iPhone for Passport

    Fancy this for a (post) Black Friday deal? BlackBerry -- as if it hasn't launched a large enough offensive this year -- will offer iPhone users up to US$550 in a trade in deal to swap their Apple machine for a Passport. It sounds good right? If you haven't read our review, shame on you, but we think the Passport is probably one of the best phones released this year. With its brilliant display, innovative design and BlackBerry OS 10.3, it's quite possibly the break-though handheld device of the year. And that's from a company that was struggling to stay afloat...

  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: enter the iPhablet

    Apple has finally set its foot in the phablet market this year with the iPhone 6 Plus. It took Apple about four years to understand that people do like big screens, no matter how awkward they are to handle with one hand. The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s biggest leap since the iPhone 4. It features a large 5.5-inch screen, completely different exterior design, a more open software platform with iOS 8, and a massive battery. Let’s see how Apple’s phablet performs. Design and build quality Apple has shifted to a completely new design with the iPhone 6 series. As the screen size...