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All posts tagged "Apple"

  • Here’s how much Apple’s new iPhone range will cost in South Africa

    If you're looking to upgrade your iPhone in South Africa, you're going to need at least R21 999 to purchase a new XS. The iPhone XS and XS Max were revealed to the world earlier this month, and while we had a firm grasp on US pricing, the iStore today announced pricing for South Africa. The two models will arrive with three storage variations: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. While users can pay off their devices over 37 months through the iStore's payment plan, it's the cash pricing that piqued our interest. The cheapest iPhone in the lineup -- the iPhone XS 64GB --...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 will start at R7999 in South Africa

    The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for preorder in South Africa from 21 September, the iStore confirmed today. The Apple reseller announced that two face sizes -- 40mm and 44mm -- will also be sold. Additionally, two versions of the watch will also retail in South Africa: the standard Apple Watch Series 4 GPS, and the Nike+ Series 4 GPS. While the former will be available to purchase from 28 September, the latter will be sold from 5 October 2018. "Pre-ordering online on 21 September 2018 gives customers the benefit of reserving their purchase without having to queue and the...

  • 5 big features now available on Apple’s iOS 12

    After the launch of Apple’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max last week, the company has this week released the latest version of iOS. iOS 12 is now available for models as old as the iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2. Apple calls it “the world's most advanced mobile operating system”, and it includes a number of notable updates for many of its apps and features. Here are five of the standouts. More creative camera options With this update, your iPhone will feature a bunch of stickers and filters in the built-in camera, along with Animoji and text effects. In fact, there...

  • 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...

  • Snapdragon 855 benchmarks leak: is it faster than the Kirin 980?

    The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has reportedly been profiled and benchmarked on Geekbench. Scores published to the benchmark site earlier this week allegedly parades some of the chipset's hard performance numbers. The American chipmaker's new silicon outpaces the current Snapdragon 845 by around 50%, scoring 3697 on its single-core performance run. The 845 scores around 2400. Additionally, the 855's multi-core performance numbers is now pushing 10000 points. 10469 to be exact. How does this compare to its rivals? The 855 will be quicker than the HiSilicon Kirin 970, which powers the Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro. The latter is considerably slower, scoring...