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Apple iPhone 6 Review: Still the go-to smartphone?

Published by on Jan 20th, 2015, 3 Comments

iPhone-204Apple introduced the iPhone 6 models in September last year and the devices made it to South Africa by the end of October, which in itself was a great surprise for Apple consumers of our rainbow nation. The iPhone 6 range is supposed to be the “game-changer” model for the Cupertino based company. Apple finally caved on the idea of a larger phone and the iPhone 6 (at 4.7 inches) and iPhone 6 Plus (at 5.5 inches) clearly shoves Apple out of the “4-inches-is-perfect-Steve-Jobs” mentality.

As an Apple user with a perfectly timed Vodacom contract I was able to pick up the new iPhone 6 a week after its launch and have been using it for a little over two months. This review will hopefully provide an unbiased (as far as possible) view of the iPhone 6 (4.7-inch model) and whether Apple has been able to step out of their comfort zone and produce a truly top of the range smartphone. (more…)

Apple releases “Best of 2014″ lists on iTunes

Published by on Dec 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

Apple-Best142014 is on its back and it is the time of year where people start compiling “The best of”-lists. Apple has announced its favorite apps, music, movies, TV shows and books of the year on the iTunes Store. Each country receives its specific “best-of” category winners and if you are looking to buy the best apps, movies or music before 2015 arrives this will probably be your first stop. (more…)

Future iPhones to feature drop protection glass

Published by on Dec 4th, 2014, 3 Comments

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Apple’s investment in bringing sapphire technology to the iPhone proves that the company is interested in improving the durability of its smartphone lineup. Surely the company’s plans came to an abrupt after the whole GT Advanced fiasco, but that isn’t the only case where we’ve seen Cupertino bet its cards on durability. (more…)

Apple may discontinue iPhone 5c

Published by on Nov 27th, 2014, 4 Comments

iphone5cApple tried something different in 2013, but instead of listening to consumers and making their screens bigger, Apple introduced a budget iPhone – the iPhone 5c. The Cupertino based company isn’t really one to admit defeat but you could say the the iPhone 5c is an exception. Tim Cook has admitted in the past that the phone has not met sales expectations in 2013 which left Apple with a ton of inventory. Is it the end of the road for the iPhone 5c? (more…)

Bank of America account holders charged double with Apple Pay

Published by on Oct 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Multiple media reports stated that a glitch in Apple’s new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, resulted in double charges for some Bank of America customers.

According to a Bank of America spokeswoman, the issue affected about 1 000 translations.  No details were given regarding the glitch.

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Apple Pay launching on Monday, October 20

Published by on Oct 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Last night’s Apple event might not have been as exciting as their September event, but the company still introduced us to a new line of iPads and a beautiful, 5K display iMac.

They also announced the launch date of the highly anticipated Apple Pay payment system, which is set to revolutionize the way we pay for products and services.

Tim Cook & Co. announced that Apple Pay will launch on Monday, October 20th on conjunction with the roll out of iOS 8.1.

iOS 8.1 may even been more anticipated than Apple Pay after the software update was plagued with numerous bugs in its first update. iOS 8.1, however will bring the Apple Pay service to certain devices with the update.

Along with announcing the launch date of the service, the company also announced they have successfully signed up an additional 500 banks which will support Apple Pay – a further testament to the service’s unique lure.  (more…)

Up to R5000 cashback when you trade-in at iStore

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, 1 Comment

istoreSo we are edging closer to October 24th and the official unveiling of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in South Africa. I am sure fans from across the country are going to have their tempers and patience tested trying to get their hands on Apple’s latest smartphone. With the variety of different shops you can visit to either upgrade or purchase a new iPhone, which one is the best? Well, the South African iStore may have a very enticing offer. (more…)

China poised to surpass the US as Apple’s largest iPhone market

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

apple-china_think-differentLove them or hate them it seems as though Apple is making inroads into one of the largest smartphone markets in the world. The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has the technological media and consumers polarised, on the one hand this will probably be the most successful iPhone in history and on the other end the device is plagued by issues like “bendgate”. But as with any potentially successful product, the proof is in the pudding, or the sales figures for that matter. The Cupertino company has always had a firm footing in the US, but now it seems as though they might just take the largest market of them all. (more…)

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