We've previously covered rumours that Apple's forthcoming anniversary iPhone will arrive in one most unusual colour option - that of a metallic, mirror-like finish - and now a new rumour has suggested that the handset may arrive in another new colour option; Blush Gold.According to tipster Benjamin Geskin, Blush Gold - copper to the rest of us - will be available on both a 64GB and 128GB iPhone 8 model, and may well replace the Rose Gold colour offering Apple has provided on past iPhone models. According to Geskin, we may only see the iPhone 8 available in blush gold, white, and black, and the whereabouts of the supposed mirror finish option has yet to be confirmed.Read: Waterproofing, Wireless Charging, An Edge-To-Edge Screen And More Could Come To Apple's iPhone 8The news joins anot..
South Africans have been bereft of Samsung's premium phablet since the introduction of the Galaxy Note 5, as the explosive Galaxy Note 7 never truly arrived on our shores. Now, ahead of the reveal of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has promised an effort that betters not only the Note 7, but further the Galaxy S8.Rumours circulating that depict the Note 8's physical design and internal specs do much to confirm this; and thanks to determined leakers who've set out to reveal Samsung's new phablet before the South Korean company officially lifts the curtain, we can some level of clarity on what we can expect from the brand.Read: Developers Have Revealed Tantalising New iPhone 8 Details From An Unlikely SourceIn terms of physical design, it has been widely reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will ..
Sometimes the best information comes from the most unlikely source, and that's the exact situation with a new bevvy of iPhone 8 leaks that have revealed much of Apple's forthcoming handset before it is revealed in either September or November this year.Ahead of the release of the HomePod - Apple's premiere smart speaker that sees Siri coupled with Apple Music prowess - developers have delved deep into the first release of firmware designed to power the speaker to find detailed information on a forthcoming iPhone model.Read: Ready For A New iPhone SE? Rumours Claim Apple Is Quietly Working On A New, Budget iPhoneApple's HomePod is powered by a version of iOS - the same operating system that iPhones and iPads use - and as such uses several routines to acknowledge and interact with nearb..
Most of the hype surrounding Apple's next iPhone has understandably been directed towards the release of the apparent iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition, though a new supply chain source has suggested that the Cupertino company is developing another iPhone worthy of attention - a new model SE.Where the iPhone 5c first took up the mantle of the 'budget iPhone' and failed, the iPhone SE managed to entrench itself both in the market and in the hearts of consumers thanks to its friendly price tag and design - the latter of which rekindles the form factor used by the iPhone 5s. Read: Dwayne Johnson and Siri share the stage in Apple's newest advert, The Rock x Siri Dominate the DayMacRumors cites Mickael Bazoge - a French blogger with apparent supply chain connections at one of Apple's manufac..
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson thrives on being larger than life, and that's exactly the premise behind a zany new Apple advert designed to promote the company's digital assistant, Siri, wherein the duo share a full day's work including cooking up culinary delights, flying a plane, and even taking a selfie in space.The advert debuted in a surprise reveal on the 25th of July, just one day after The Rock officially announced that he had collaborated with Apple to produce “biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest (is that a word?) movie ever.”Read: Apple's Newest Patent Reveals A Siri Dock With Built-In Wireless Charging PadsThe advert follows as a vibrant highlights reel for just what Siri can do - in the video, The Rock leverages Apple's digital assistant to keep track of his life goals, sen..
We had our first taste of Siri aboard a smart speaker setup earlier this year when Apple teased its forthcoming HomePod speaker, which - while likened to Google Home or Amazon's Echo units - serves as the first true hardware product to debut with the focus of promoting Apple Music.That premise might have disappointed some holding out for a smart Siri speaker that can compete with the big leagues, though thanks to a new patent awarded to Apple, it would seem that all is not lost.Read: With iOS 11, iPhones will be able to use NFC for far more than Apple PayA new patent filed and awarded at the US Patent and Trademark Office depicts an Apple-branded smart speaker that would leverage both an iPhone and Siri, and could serve as a new, iterative take on similar iPod speakers that we've seen..
Apple has traditionally rolled out new hardware features at a snail's pace, electing to either bend features for the benefit of the Apple ecosystem or limit them until new software advances render them more pertinent. The latter is the case today, as new, emerging details have revealed that Apple is expecting to radically expand NFC functionality in the iPhone with the release of iOS 11.NFC capabilities arrived first on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for the debut of Apple Pay, and Apple hasn't yet expanded the use of the feature for other scenarios. For example, most Android phones that support NFC are able to transmit files to one another when they are in close proximity.Read: The iPhone 8 Could Carry A Rear-Facing 3D Laser For Augmented Reality ExperiencesApple has usually relied on AirDr..
One of the peculiarities many iPhone 8 design renders have pointed to is the presence of a vertically-aligned rear camera setup that would seemingly incorporate a similar dual-camera array to what consumers have enjoyed aboard the iPhone 7 Plus. Now, a new report from Fast Company has shared some surprising new information on that design decision - revealing that the iPhone 8 might well be Apple's first major foray into augmented reality.Augmented reality (AR) caught Apple CEO Tim Cook's eye in the wake of Niantic's smash hit mobile game Pokemon Go, and the Cupertino company recently released its ARKit to developers for the purpose of developing augmented reality experiences on not only Apple devices, but products as far afield as HTC's Vive headset.Read: Apple's Next iPhone Could Com..
Apple's anniversary iPhone model has been tipped to bring with it many new features - whether it be the introduction of an edge-to-edge display, the presence of 3D-sensing cameras, or facial recognition. However, one such new rumoured advent may please those seeking the perfect accessory to their style.According to mobile leaker Benjamin Geskin, Apple's premium iPhone may well ship in a new colour variant - that of a reflective, mirror-like finish, similar in nature to some third-party cases that have shipped for iPhone models in years past. Read: Could This Be An Early Look At Apple's Next-Generation iPhone?While Geskin has yet to reveal the nature of his source, the rumour does match predictions from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who recently indicated that Apple would p..
Several Galaxy Note 8 rumours have emerged in recent weeks to give us an indication of what Samsung's forthcoming phablet could look like, and now a new leak has possibly given us our closest look yet at what the South Korean company's flagship effort could look like ahead of its August reveal.In news that will delight those seeking a new Galaxy phablet in the wake of the Note 7's untimely demise, the Galaxy Note 8 appears all but confirmed to be Samsung's first flagship device to arrive with a dual-camera array on board. Read: 10 New Predictions About Apple's Next iPhone; How Many Will Be True?Where the likes of Huawei equips its flagships with a colour and monochrome lens, and Apple opts for a telephoto and wide-angle unit, Samsung will reportedly head in a different direction ..
Apple's forthcoming iPhone - whether it be called the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition - has been widely indicated to be a break from the norm in the sense that the device may well include a novel edge-to-edge display and facial recognition technology, though there's still much to be determined before Apple unveils the device in either September or November this year.To the rescue, then, is infamous Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo, who has shared ten predictions surrounding Apple's next-generation iPhone. Kuo, who is an analyst at KGI Securities, has previously given incredibly accurate details and predictions ahead of iPhone launches and the debut of other Apple products such as the iPad and Apple Watch.Read: Could This Be An Early Look At Apple's Next-Generation iPhone?Kuo's predictions leave ..
We've previously covered several rumours and reports surrounding Apple's burgeoning efforts on a next-generation iPhone, and over time those releases have come together to give a good indication of what the company's next iPhone - whether it be called the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition - could look like.Now, thanks to a collaboration between OnLeaks and Tiger Mobiles, we may have our clearest look yet at what Apple's future iPhone could look like - the duo have released a new video depicting a highly-detailed iPhone 8 dummy with a design captured from various product and component leaks.Read: Apple Might Not Be Making A Self-Driving Car - But It Is Working On Software To Power OneThe dummy model presented is aligned with several other leaks, and gives an educated indication of what we may..
One of the most exciting rumours to emanate from Apple in recent months has been the news that the company might well be developing technology around a self-driving vehicle, similar to efforts led by both Google and Uber. Some outlets have claimed that Apple has been developing a hardware product - and even mulled a purchase of legendary British automotive mark McLaren.However, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has publicly shot down these rumours - but not before issuing an interesting claim. While Apple may not be pursuing the production of an autonomous car, Cook has confirmed that his company is developing software - led by artificial intelligence - which will power autonomous vehicles in the years to come.Read: Apple's Secrecy Seminar Shows How The Company Tries To Stop Product LeaksIn an e..
Apple is a company that is notoriously secretive - using silence around upcoming products to build massive levels of hype and anticipation at each of its annual addresses. The practice - first spearheaded by late CEO Steve Jobs - is one that has transitioned to incumbent CEO Tim Cook; and now, a new presentation held by the company on preventing product leaks has in itself been ironically shared with the press. Given the fact that multiple leaks have potentially revealed much information about the upcoming iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) ahead of the product's release, the timing of the seminar is hardly coincidental. The Outline reports that Apple’s presentation, dubbed Stopping Leakers – Keeping Confidential at Apple, was attended by some one hundred e..
According to reports, Samsung tackled the prerogative to include an embedded fingerprint scanner beneath the Galaxy S8's display, but ultimately had to abandon the idea in the face of time constraints - thus resulting in the oddly-placed, oblong fingerprint reader that sits next to the handset's primary camera.Now, ahead of the impending reveal of the Galaxy Note 8 in August this year, the South Korean company has apparently succeeded the second time round in developing a fingerprint scanner that will sit beneath the handset's primary display. However, all is apparently not well with the resultant combination. Read: Waterproofing, Wireless Charging, An Edge-To-Edge Screen And More Could Come To Apple's iPhone 8According to an industry insider, Samsung's in-screen fingerprint scan..
We've previously covered several rumours surrounding the development of Apple's edge-to-edge iPhone 8, though now one of the most pressing leaks we've seen has emerged courtesy of Robert Hwang, the CEO of Wistron - a contract manufacturer which will share assembly duties of the iPhone 7s Plus with Foxconn.Hwang, speaking at his company's stockholder's meeting, has revealed that Apple's forthcoming iPhone 8 won't feature a radically different manufacturing process, save for one telling addition - the inclusion of wireless charging. Read: Apple Unveils HomePod, iMac Pro, iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra at WWDC 2017Earlier this year, Apple joined the Wireless Power Consortium - the body behind Qi, the same wireless charging standard that Samsung uses on its flagship devices. Hwang's co..
While Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ can arguably be interpreted as the 'apology' device for the explosive Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's greatest challenge is likely ahead of it - designing a follow-up Galaxy Note that wins both hearts and minds.According to new leaks courtesy of SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 8 might well arrive earlier than expected in August this year to lure consumer interest away from the impending announcement of Apple's iPhone 7 follow-up and even the iPhone 8. Read: Samsung's Galaxy S9 And S9+ Are Reportedly Already In Full SwingThe news might be worrying to some, given the fact that the Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled in August of 2016, and has been widely regarded as a rushed device that suffered two international recalls thanks to a poor battery design.Samsung's G..
Apple's WorldWide Developer's Conference has traditionally been used to show off new improvements in software - namely in the form of updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. At WWDC 2017, however, the company broke protocol by releasing both a sweep of new products and software updates.Enter the HomePodA headlining revelation at the event was the unveiling of the HomePod; Apple's long-awaited challenge to the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo. Rather than serve as a dedicated smart speaker, however, HomePod arrives as more of an extension of Apple Music and Apple's HomeKit ecosystem.Read: More Leaks Apparently Confirm Just What Apple's Next iPhone Will Look LikeApple's HomePod issues a parting shot to Amazon's Echo range and Sonos.HomePod users will be able to leverage Siri to pl..
It's perhaps an understatement to mention that Apple's forthcoming iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) might well be the most hotly anticipated product the company has announced in recent years. Between rumours that the forthcoming device will sport a near bezel-less display, a new camera setup and facial recognition technology, early reports indicate that Apple has a very special announcement to make come September or November this year.Now, new CAD renders have enabled designers to piece together the handset's rumoured design; and thanks to Benjamin Geskin of iDrop News, we might just have our first full look at how Apple's forthcoming smartphone might stack up when compared to the likes of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.Read: Samsung's Galaxy S9 And S9+ Are Reportedly Already In Full Swin..
Apple is well-known for executing acclaimed advertising campaigns; the company developed the famous '1984' commercial to promote the iMac, and premiered the 'I'm a Mac' series in a bid to take the fight to the dominance of Microsoft Windows. Now the Cupertino company has taken aim at Android and other smartphone alternatives in its new 'Switch' series of adverts. Where the company's 'I'm a Mac' campaign pitted Mac OS X (now macOS) against PCs running Windows, Apple's Switch campaign highlights why the iPhone is a better alternative to other popular smartphone brands. The move follows the company's recent decision to premiere a series of instructional videos on how to take better pictures and videos, in which Cape Town was featured. Read: Apple's New iPhone 7 Tutorials Highli..