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iPhone

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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....