Apple is planning to release successors to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg.READ: Apple Planning 3D Cameras for 2020 iPhonesInternally codenamed D43, the updated iPhone XS Max is expected to have three cameras on the back. The third camera will give the device a longer zoom range and a wider area of view. It will also capture extra pixels, allowing for post-processing capabilities such as adjusting when a photo's subject has been accidentally cut off in the original shot. Apple is reportedly also planning an update to Live Photos, wh..
Apple has ranked #1 in the Interbrand Best Global Brands List for a 6th consecutive year, beating Google at #2 and Amazon at #3. Other brands in the top 10 are Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Toyota, Mercedes, Facebook and McDonald's. The only other smartphone brand to appear in the Top 100 list is Huawei at #68. Sony, ranked #61 in 2017, has dropped out of the list in 2018.Interbrand scores brands on ten brand strengths: clarity, commitment, governance, responsiveness, relevance, engagement, differentiation, consistency, authenticity and presence.Apple's brand value has increased by 16% since ..
After a long process, Apple has now finally confirmed that their acquisition of Shazam is complete. The music recognition service was first slated to be acquired by the Cupertino firm last year and Apple’s first course of business is to remove advertisements from the Shazam application.According to the Vice President of Apple Music, Oliver Schusser: “Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere. With a shared love of music and innovation, we are thrilled to bring ..
Yes, it’s that time of the year again when the technology community goes mad over the new iPhones. Interestingly, this year we’re also getting a ‘budget’ iPhone. The event wrapped up to much fanfare and there’s a lot to digest.iPhone XS and iPhone XS MaxYes, it's here, the new iPhone X. Meet the iPhone XS (pronounced 'iPhone Ten S'). You will be forgiven for not being able to tell it apart from the previous version. The iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch screen that's larger than the 5.5-inch screen of the iPhone 8 Plus, but smaller in size due to the non-existent bezels. The larger iPhone XS, dubbed th..
We are weeks away from Apple’s 2018 launch event – where we will get the new range of iPhones – yet we are already getting an idea of what Apple is planning for 2019. According to AppleInsider, the Cupertino technology company will launch a new version of their popular AirPods towards the end of 2019, likely to be dubbed the AirPods 2.Read: iPhone 9 Bodies Leaked with Interesting Names in TowThese claims come from a meeting between Barclays analysts and Apple suppliers. Not only did this meeting bring us news of the new AirPods, but we are also expecting a new version of the HomePod, most lik..
The third beta version of the upcoming iOS 12 has been shared with developers, meaning they’re getting a taste of the changes they have to make to your favourite apps to run on the new software. Not only that, but it means they can play around with the new features Apple released when they announced the software at WWDC 2018.Read: Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2018: iOS 12, MacOS Mojave and moreThe iOS 12 update introduces significant changes to the iOS operating system, with Apple working from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads, especially older models, faster and more responsive. O..
iOS 11.4 was released recently, but that didn’t mean Apple didn’t want to talk about their brand new iOS version in their WWDC 2018 keynote. While there were no hardware announcements at this year’s event, there were several interesting announcements other than the main iOS release. Let’s run through the most important of Apple’s announcements at WWDC 2018.iOS12The update to the operating system of the iPhone and iPad shows what type of capabilities we can expect in the new versions of those devices, usually announced starting in September.ARKit 2.0 has been released, which includes a new USDZ..
We aren’t even halfway through 2018 and already we’ve seen some great flagship smartphones launched from various companies. As always the second half of the year is all about the new range of iPhones that Apple announce to the world. Once again, the rumour mill starts churning and it seems we have a lot to look forward to from the 2018 iPhone line-up.In 2018 Apple will once again launch three iPhones, with the first said to be a second-generation version of the iPhone X, with the same 5.8-inch OLED display. Interestingly, just like Apple has done with other flagships before the iPhone X was la..
It has been more than two years since the original iPhone SE launched – an oddity in the Apple stable looking back to the past rather than to the future. Now, it seems, we will be exploring this old form factor again with the upcoming iPhone SE 2 (although that name isn’t confirmed yet).The original iPhone SE had the same size and form factor as the iPhone 5 from 2012 (which was one of the best designs the iPhone ever had), but with upgraded internals for 2016. Rumours were that the new iPhone SE 2 would be launched at Apple’s developers conference, WWDC 2018 which in from 4 – 8 June.Now in th..
Apple took an interesting approach for its first event of 2018, dubbing it the ‘Let’s Take a Field Trip’ education event. This alerted most to what we were expecting – an iPad focused on the education market. This segment of the market has been gaining prominence over the last several years,which we saw in the form of Google’s Chromebooks, and now the first tablet running Chrome OS. The new 2018 iPad undoubtedly stole the show at this event –with no announcement of iOS 11.3 in sight – and education was the name of the game. As iPad sales have dwindled over the past several years, they have had..
A new study conducted by the team behind the Cardiogram app for the Apple Watch and researchers at the University of California in San Francisco has found that the heart rate monitor in the Apple Watch is extremely accurate. They can detect almost all abnormal heart rhythms which could be used to advise people to see a healthcare professional and which could, potentially, save lives.Data from about 10,000 users of the app, who were willing to share their data, was collected to the tune of 139 million heart rate and step count measurements. Cardiogram then built a deep neural network (a form of..
Though many interested purchasers might be holding out for a round Apple Watch, this year we were treated to Apple's third edition wearable - the Apple Watch Series 3 - which, while offering the same form factor, moves to make some interesting improvements.As the holiday season nears, Apple has premiered a slew of new adverts highlighting the Apple Watch Series 3 just in time for Christmas - each advert highlights a different utility for the watch in-between popular sports and activities.Read: Apple's Next iPad Might Well Be Its Most Affordable One EverThe first of the series, Snowboard, ..
In 2017, Apple has made a number of interesting decisions with its iPad range - choosing to forego rumoured plans that might have amounted to a near-bezeless model and instead opt to introduce new tablets that have focussed on affordability. Amidst an international backdrop that has seen tablet sales dwindle year-on-year, the move has seemed a sound one.Now, according to MacRumors, Apple is seeking to shake up its own market even further with the reveal of its most affordable iPad model yet.Read: Apple's iPhone SE Might Be In For A 2018 RefreshCited by DigiTimes, Apple's next 9.7 iPad mod..
The iPhone SE is presently the most affordable way to enter Apple's mobile lineup without having to settle for a discontinued model, and now a new rumour courtesy of Focus Taiwan has asserted that the Cupertino company could be readying a revised model that may debut in the first half of 2018.The report claimed that the device - presumably named the iPhone SE 2 - will be assembled by Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron exclusively at a new factory in Bengaluru, India - where Apple recently inked a deal to begin producing its own mobile devices within the country.Read: Apple's iPhone X Lan..
Though Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already available in South Africa, its perhaps understatement to say that the most ardent Cupertino fans will likely be holding on to their wallets for the reveal of the iPhone X on local shores. In good news, those of us waiting to get our hands on Apple's latest slice of the future won't have much longer to wait, as the device will officially become available in South Africa on November 24th.Read: Samsung's Mobile Chief Has Confirmed We'll See Foldable Smartphones In 2018In a press statement, iStore South Africa has revealed that the iPhone ..
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 have resonated well with consumers thanks to their premium build, Infinity Display, and camera specifications that have seen the South Korean company chart well against its rivals. However, it can only be so long before the rumour mill begins to turn ahead of the inevitable reveal of the Galaxy S9, and this week we were treated to some interesting new rumours.First up is the allegation that - according to Chinese supply contacts - Samsung is seeking to redress its rear-facing fingerprint scanner design into a more ergonomic arrangement. According to rumour..
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 G..
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 emphas..
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 shap..
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..