Cobalt prices soar, but DRC's small miners see little of the gain

2018-02-22 15:27

In global markets the price of cobalt, a mineral used in batteries for high-tech products from iPhones to Tesla electric cars, has nearly tripled to $81 500 a ton in two years.

Is your iPhone 7 showing 'no service' ? Here's what to do

2018-02-05 15:27

US tech giant Apple has said that a "small percentage" of its iPhone 7 smartphones incorrectly show "no service" for their network status.

How to repair your iPhone X screen without forking out R15K

2018-01-26 21:00

If you've cracked your iPhone screen, you can get a genuine Apple replacement at iStore outlets and Digicape for much less than you may have expected.

SA iStore to replace affected iPhone batteries

2018-01-10 19:38

South Africans will pay R429.78 to replace ageing iPhone batteries that are slowing down older phones.

Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children

2018-01-08 19:32

Two large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children.

Apple developers rack up $26.5bn from apps in 2017

2018-01-05 11:11

Apple developers who make apps for the iPhone and iPad earned 30% more in 2017 than a year earlier, though it was still a slowdown from growth in 2016.

Apple says sorry for secretly slowing older iPhones

2017-12-29 12:33

Apple has apologised for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.

Apple CEO Cook pockets $102m after 74% bonus hike

2017-12-28 09:16

Apple CEO Tim Cook has received a 74% increase in his annual bonus for fiscal 2017 as the iPhone maker posted higher revenue and net income, after a rare decline a year earlier.

Apple having a not-so (iPhone X) Merry Christmas

2017-12-26 12:14

Analysts have lowered iPhone X shipment projections for the first quarter of next year, citing signs of lacklustre demand at the end of the holiday shopping season.

Apple admits it deliberately slows iPhones as batteries age

2017-12-22 12:51

Apple has confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected - that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age.


Chinese firm clones cheaper iPhone X with bigger battery

2018-02-08 07:22

A Chinese smartphone maker has produced a device almost identical to the Apple iPhone X - at a fraction of the cost and with a bigger battery.

Apple overtakes Samsung in shrinking smartphone market: survey

2018-02-04 15:15

Apple has overtaken Samsung in the fourth quarter as the largest smartphone producer in a declining global market for handsets, says research firm IDC.

Apple, returning overseas cash, to pay $38bn tax bill

2018-01-18 10:53

Apple says it will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the US and pay about $38bn in taxes on the money.

Updating software crucial to ward off Meltdown and Spectre

2018-01-10 14:36

Updates will help guard PCs and smartphones against security vulnerabilities from the two security flaws.

Apple says all Macs, iPhones, iPads exposed to chip flaw

2018-01-05 13:35

Apple says all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by the latest chip security flaws, but stressed there are no known exploits impacting users.

Apple's battery blunder big blow for iPhone sales

2018-01-04 08:23

Apple's offer to replace iPhone batteries cheaply may cut sales of new handsets by millions of units this year, according to Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz.

Apple sued for making old iPhones slower with update

2017-12-28 16:42

Apple defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed against the US giant.

Miners boost stocks in thin holiday trading

2017-12-27 21:00

London shares have pushed upwards in thin holiday season trading, boosted by a rise in commodity prices following a slight lift in Asian markets.

The best smartphones to get this festive season

2017-12-22 15:35

South Africans love smartphones. In fact, it’s estimated that 18.5-million of us own one. And as the cost of both devices and data continue to fall, demand will keep growing.

Apple plans heart monitor for future watch

2017-12-21 19:54

Apple is developing an advanced heart-monitoring feature for future versions of its smartwatch.

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