It's perhaps not an overstatement to say that most consumers around the world will be looking forward to getting their hands on Apple's premium iPhone X over the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this Christmas, though new reports may shutter every Apple fan's dream this November.According to Raymond James analyst Christopher Caso, Apple has yet to begin the final production run of its new top-tier handset - a delay that could see the release of the iPhone X delayed into December or potentially the first quarter of 2017.Read: Pixel 2, Home Mini and more: Here's everything you need to know from Google's Special EventCaso reports that “...while the industry widely anticipated a shift in iPhone ramp timing, our checks suggest there was an incremental delay in the build plans – with orders ..
Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to the stage to announce a slew of new products on October 4th, and once again promoted the company's mantra of producing great products that serve as a springboard for artificial intelligence and smarter features.Arriving not long after Apple's auspicious iPhone X event, Google not only unveiled new and updated Pixel smartphones, but further revealed enterprising new products such as the Home Mini, Pixelbook, and Google Clips.Read: Huawei's Mate 10 Is Tipped To Come In Four Flavours, With An AI-led Processor In TowWithout further ado, here's everything you missed!Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reiterate the conservative design first seen last year.Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Where we were greeted with the Pixel and Pixel XL last year, Google has now deb..
Huawei's forthcoming Mate 10 is only expected to debut on October 16th, but that hasn't managed to stop product leakers or the rumour mill from spilling the beans about the Chinese firm's next flagship powerhouse - and according to all indications, the company may be preparing its most impressive mobile device yet.According to rumour, the Huawei Mate 10 is expected to arrive in four distinct flavours; that of a standard unit, a cheaper Mate 10 Lite, a premium Porsche Design Edition, and a performance-focused Mate 10 Pro variant.Read: Samsung's Mobile Chief Has Confirmed We'll See Foldable Smartphones In 2018Renowned smartphone leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter this week to reveal the Mate 10 in earnest - showcasing a device that arrives with a larger 18:9 display (like the Samsung Gal..
Samsung has had a very busy 2018; at the start of the year it debuted the glass-wrapped Galaxy S8 with its new Infinity Display, and this August the South Korean company debuted the Galaxy Note 8 - it's first flagship smartphone to bring a dual-camera array to the market.However, it would seem that there's no rest for the weary, as the company's mobile chief, DJ Koh, has now confirmed that the company will ship a foldable smart device during the course of 2018.Read: Hands-On: Samsung Announces Its Stylish Dual Camera Galaxy Note 8Samsung has long been rumoured to be mired in the production of a smart device that may transition from a phone-like form factor into a fully-fledged tablet. The South Korean company has for years pioneered bendable displays - most visibly putting its experti..
Apple first debuted the original iPhone ten years ago, where Steve Jobs held a single device aloft with three promises; that the handset was a phone, an iPod, and an internet communicator in one.Fast forward to 2017, and mobile devices saturate almost every aspect of our daily lives - and to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone's reveal, Apple today held an exclusive event where it unveiled a new crop of iPhones.iPhone 8 and 8 PlusBreaking the convention of having an 's' successor to a numerical iPhone, Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - two new efforts which take heavy emphasis from the design of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with the exception of glass casing. Powered by Apple's new A11 Bionic chipset, both handsets bring to market wireless charging - a first for Apple's mobi..
Ten years ago, Apple debuted the iPhone - its original touchscreen handset that shaped mobile technology as we know it today. Beholden to the promise of being an internet communicator, phone, and iPod, the original iPhone has - since its debut - remained fairly consistent in design and has been the subject of iterative change at both a hardware and software level.It's understandable, then, that Apple is expected to break the norm with its 10-year anniversary model - and as leaks, rumours, and tidbits from Apple itself have offered, 2017 could be the year that the iPhone ditches its iconic shape for one that mixes edge-to-edge glass with metal.Ahead of the handset's imminent reveal on September 12th, here's everything we know about the next iPhone thus far!What's in a name?Read: Develo..
In August last year Samsung released the Galaxy Note 7 - a device that despite reaching positive critical reception met with a slightly more explosive reaction from everyday consumers. Now, almost a year later, Samsung has released a follow-up in the form of the Galaxy Note 8, and we were present at the live launch in Johannesburg to go hands-on with Samsung’s newest champion.The Note 8 is remarkably different from its predecessors for two very important reasons - firstly, the device is the second in Samsung’s flagship lineup to benefit from an Infinity Display; a wide, near-borderless screen that was first worn by the Galaxy S8 earlier this year.Read: Apple's iPhone 8 is tipped to arrive in Blush Gold with an adjustable Home button in towSecondly, the Galaxy Note 8 is the first flags..
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..