Wireless charging pads at CES 2018, thanks to the new iPhones

Wireless charging pads at CES 2018, thanks to the new iPhones

Wireless charging is not particularly new technology, but this year at CES 2018, we’re seeing it show up in a big way. Tons of companies are releasing new products in a wide variety of form factors and styles.

Specifically, we’re seeing a huge wave of Qi wireless chargers, the popular industry standard that’s used by major smartphone companies like Samsung, LG, and many others. The standard has actually been around for years, but last fall, Apple introduced Qi charging to its new iPhone 8 and iPhone X models which brought an influx of new users. So now, accessories companies are cashing in.

Apple jumping on board meant two things: lots of new customers looking for Qi pads, and the effective end of the other main wireless charging standard, PWA. In fact, PowerMat, which created PWA, announced this year at CES that all of its future chargers will include Qi. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Unlike a charging cable, which is relatively unobtrusive, a wireless charger is a semi-permanent fixture on your desk, which means that there’s a lot more that goes into making a charging pad. It’s not enough to just work well. It has to look good, too.

So we’ve seen chargers like iOttie’s lineup of cloth-wrapped charging pads and stands (my personal favorite of the show), and Belkin’s pastel-hued discs in a variety of form factors. These are suitable to any preference for design, and plenty more, from lamps to mousepads.

That’s important since different people have different styles and tastes, and the fabric-covered charger that I like might not suit your bedside table. Sure, the “everything but the kitchen sink” approach is a bit overwhelming, but it means that there’s also plenty of variety. Especially because there may not be one right answer.

Qi’s universal nature is also a big part of this. While the industry is still waffling on USB-C versus Micro USB, and Apple insists on using its own Lightning cables, wireless Qi charging is the one universal constant. Manufacturers making Qi chargers carry on knowing they’re making a product for almost every major flagship smartphone, in a way that device-specific wired docks of the past never could.

We’re also starting to see wireless charging move out of simple charging pads and more into everyday life. One of Belkin’s products is a commercial pad designed for businesses, hotels, and public spaces to embed directly into surfaces. Carmakers are adding Qi chargers to the center console. And PowerMat’s chargers are already in many places like Starbucks, whose shops were recently updated to support the Qi standard in a firmware update.

Wireless charging pads at CES 2018, thanks to the new iPhones   Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

But even as Qi charging is experiencing a second renaissance as it achieves a new kind of mainstream success, it’s still important to remember that it’s ultimately a stopgap measure while real wireless charging gets sorted out. Sure, Qi charging does charge your phone without plugging it in, but you still need to place it on a specific pad every time, in a way that’s not really that much more convenient than a wired connection.

And in the halls of CES, the first stirrings of what comes next are already happening. Companies like Energous have started demoing true wireless charging, the kind that people really want, where their phones magically recharge from across a room without ever needing to plug in a cord or drop it on a charging pad. We’re still years away from practical real-world solutions, but for now, getting one step closer to that future is just a $20 desk accessory away.

What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, and created and held electronically. No one controls it. Bitcoins aren’t printed, like Rand, dollars or euros – they’re produced by lots of people running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems. These people and their computers are called ‘bitcoin miners’. It’s the first example of a growing category of money known as cryptocurrency. You can buy bitcoin in South Africa.

How to buy Bitcoin in South Africa

Sign up for a Luno wallet

You’ll get a free Bitcoin wallet, where you can store, send and receive your Bitcoin.

  1. Go to https://www.luno.com click the “Signup” button on the home page. Or download the Luno app from your app store.

  2. Enter your email address or use the option to sign up with Google / Facebook

  3. Pick a strong, secure password (seriously, a strong one – you won’t regret it)

  4. Click “Sign up”

Verify your identity

After signup, you have to verify your identity to buy or sell digital currency. The process is similar to opening a bank account. The Luno website and mobile applications assist with this process.

When you sign in for the first time, you’ll see the HOME page with the welcome card indicating your progress in the middle of the display.

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Click on VERIFY NOW to begin the setup process OR click on SETTINGS in the side menu on the left.

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Confirm your mobile number

Enter your mobile number (don’t forget the country code) and click SEND CONFIRMATION SMS.

You will receive an SMS text message containing a code to confirm your mobile number. If you do not receive the SMS text message, click CALL ME INSTEAD and you will receive an automated voice call with the code.

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Enter your personal details

Enter your name exactly as it appears on your identity document. In some countries, we may ask you to enter your identity number and allow you to start buying Bitcoin immediately.

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Verify your identity

If you are not automatically verified after providing us with your phone number and personal details in the steps above, you can verify your identity by submitting your identity documents. This feature is only available in certain countries.

To submit your documents:

From the side menu, click SETTINGS and next to verification click on UPGRADE.

Submit a high quality photo or scan of your national identity book, identity card or passport. The document should clearly show your personal identity number, names, date of birth and a clear photo.

Later, we may ask you to verify your address. To verify your address, please submit a high quality photo or scan of a proof of residence document where your name, address of residency and date of issue are clearly visible.

The document must not be older than 3 months from the day of its issue.

Accepted documents:

  • Utility bill

  • Bank statement with physical address

  • Municipal rates and taxes invoice

  • Lease or rental agreement

  • Mortgage statement

  • Telephone or cellular account

  • Recent insurance policy document

Once you have created an account use the promotional code: “5WAAS” to receive R10 worth of bitcoins when you purchase R500 or more worth of bitcoins.

How do I deposit money?

Before making a deposit, you must verify your identity.

Important announcement: BitX rebranded to Luno in January 2017. We have not yet changed all our bank account names to Luno so don’t be alarmed if you’re still depositing to a BitX bank account. Simply follow the steps as indicated on your device and your deposit will reach us as normal.

Follow these steps:

1. Log into Luno and, in the menu, click WALLETS

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2. For your local currency wallet, click on DEPOSIT

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3. Follow the instructions on screen

Different payment methods are available in each country. Follow the steps displayed and Luno will show you the bank details which will result in the fastest allocation of your money.

Please read and follow the instructions carefully. This will help prevent unnecessary delays.

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Make an online bank transfer from your bank account to the Luno bank account. Once we’ve received your money, you will get an email notification saying you can buy Bitcoin.

IMPORTANT: To ensure your deposit is allocated quickly, please make sure to use the correct REFERENCE NUMBER or, in some countries, the UNIQUE DEPOSIT AMOUNT.

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In some countries, we may ask you to use a UNIQUE REFERENCE to help us track your deposit. Enter this reference at your bank when making the deposit to ensure it reflects on our bank statement.

In some countries, we may ask you to send a UNIQUE DEPOSIT AMOUNT to help us identify your deposit. This amount will be slightly more than the deposit amount you entered.

How do I buy or sell Bitcoin South Africa?

To buy digital currency with Luno you need to have done two things:

Luno provides two ways to buy digital currency:

  1. Instant buy or sell (easy to understand, simple to use)

  2. Exchange order (more complex, more control)

1. Instant buy or sell

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  1. Select BUY from the top navigation on the home screen

  2. Choose which digital currency you want to buy

  3. Choose which currency you want to spend

  4. Enter the amount (in this example, we are buying Bitcoin worth 100 EUR)

  5. Review the transaction (which shows the exchange rate and the amount of Bitcoin you’ll receive)

  6. Click BUY or NEXT depending on your device, review the details and confirm

After your buy order has completed, you can go to TRANSACTIONS from the MENU for details information.

2. Exchange order

The exchange feature is only available for Bitcoin and customers in South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria and Indonesia. This feature is for more advanced users.

A limit buy order allows you to select a price at which you want to buy your Bitcoin. This order stays pending until the market (a Bitcoin seller in this case) reaches your price. Limit orders are done on the Luno Exchange.

To learn more about the Luno Exchange and how such a system works, click here.


What is #Ethereum and how do you buy it in South Africa?

What is #Ethereum and how do you buy it in South Africa?

What is Ethereum?

In many ways, Ethereum is similar to Bitcoin. It’s a public, peer-to-peer network or blockchain with its own digital currency called Ether. Ethereum was created by Vitalik Buterin in 2014 and the purpose of Ethereum is to be a platform on which smart contracts can be built and run.

Put very simply, Ethereum is intended to be a world computer.

Where Bitcoin stores a list of balances and transactions on its blockchain, the Ethereum blockchain is designed to store different types of data. This data can be accessed and used by computer programs running on the Ethereum blockchain. These programs are called decentralized apps, or dapps.

Developers around the world can build and run decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain. The purpose of these is to improve the industries of finance, personal information storage, governance and more by using the transparent nature of a blockchain.


Ethereum and the future

The number of possibilities that Ethereum can provide is promising. It may have the power to disrupt hundreds of industries, with more possibilities and interesting ideas coming to light every month.

Recently, the United Nations announced that it will be using Ethereum to distribute funds from the World Food Program to refugees. Use of the blockchain cuts out the need for a middleman, decreasing costs and increasing efficiency.

This means, we no longer have to only imagine a world where companies and services are always controlled by any single person, board or other central entity.

Known as a decentralised application, or ‘dapp’, next-generation developers are creating ground-breaking apps with the ability to replace everything that today requires a centralised form of leadership, from companies and services to governments.

Although this all sounds truly amazing, one must be cautious when considering Ethereum and many of the possible solutions punted, as this sentiment is usually attributed to the so-called ‘blockchain hype’. Once hype is over, attention generally shifts elsewhere.


How to buy Ethereum with Luno

To buy digital currencies like Ethereum with Luno you need to have done two things:

  1. Verify your identity

  2. Deposit money into your Luno wallet

Once that is done you simply need to do the following to execute a simple buy transaction:

  1. Sign in to Luno and select BUY from the top navigation on the home screen

  2. Choose the currency you want to buy: Ethereum

  3. Choose which currency you want to spend: Bitcoin or your local currency

  4. Enter the amount

  5. Review the transaction (which shows the exchange rate and the amount of Ethereum you’ll receive)

  6. Select NEXT, review the details and confirm

  7. 🎉  You just bought your first Ethereum!

After your buy order has completed, you can go to TRANSACTIONS from the MENU for more information.

Buying #Bitcoin in South Africa, the simple guide

Buying #Bitcoin in South Africa, the simple guide

People all over South Africa are talking about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and you might want to dip your feet into it but are not sure how to do it. My advice is sign up on Luno and purchase some Bitcoins or some Ethereum. The biggest and most stable cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

If you are interested in buying Bitcoin and Ethereum, we have provided a simple guide below.

Buying Bitcoin in South Africa

The easiest way to buy Bitcoin is with rand through a reliable local exchange, like Luno.com.

Register an account on the Luno website and verify your email address to get started. The next step is to transfer rand to your Luno account.

Once you have created an account use the promotional code: “5WAAS” to receive R10 worth of bitcoins when you purchase R500 or more worth of bitcoins.

Select the “Deposit Money” option on the account dashboard and follow the on-screen steps – choosing your bank and the amount of money you want to deposit.

Luno will then provide you with its banking details for your deposit and a unique reference number.

Visit your online banking profile and transfer the amount you specified to the Luno account, including the Luno reference number.

The funds will appear in your Luno account after one to two business days.

When the rand deposit is received by Luno, it will reflect in your Luno account. You can then buy Bitcoin by selecting the “Buy” option from the Luno dashboard.

The purchased Bitcoin will be credited to your Luno Bitcoin wallet and the rand cost will be deducted from your Luno rand balance.

iPhone X coming to South Africa

iPhone X coming to South Africa

The Core Group have confirmed that the iPhone X will be available at iStore on Friday 24 November 2017

Pricing has not been confirmed.

iPhone X coming to South Africa

Apple’s vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality. Say hello to the future.

Design and Display

It’s all screen.


iPhone X coming to South Africa

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Super Retina


With iPhone X, the device is the display. An all‑new 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen fills the hand and dazzles the eyes.¹

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Innovative

  • The display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design, all the way to the elegantly rounded corners.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • OLED Designed
    for iPhone X

  • The first OLED screen that rises to the standards of iPhone, with accurate, stunning colours, true blacks, high brightness, and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • TrueDepth

  • A tiny space houses some of the most sophisticated technology Apple has ever developed, including the cameras and sensors that enable Face ID.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • All-New Design

  • The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. Surgical‑grade stainless steel. Wireless charging. Water and dust resistance.²

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  • Intuitive

  • Familiar gestures make navigation natural and intuitive. Instead of pressing a button, a single swipe takes you home from anywhere.

Face ID

A revolution

in recognition.

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iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Secure

  • Your face is now your password. Face ID is a new way to unlock and authenticate — and it’s as secure as Touch ID.

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  • Facial Mapping

  • Face ID is enabled by the TrueDepth camera and is simple to set up. It projects and analyses more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face.

TrueDepth Camera

Front facing.

Forward thinking.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Portrait Mode

  • Create beautiful selfies with sharp foregrounds and artfully blurred backgrounds.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Portrait Lighting

  • A new feature in Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting produces impressive studio‑quality lighting effects.³

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Animoji

  • The TrueDepth camera analyses more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 Animoji. Reveal your inner panda, pig or robot.

Dual 12MP Cameras

The art of photography.


iPhone X coming to South Africa

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Improved

  • A larger and faster 12MP sensor. A new colour filter. Deeper pixels. And a new telephoto camera with OIS.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Portrait Lighting

  • Depth-sensing cameras and precise facial mapping create striking studio‑quality lighting effects.³

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Dual OIS

  • Both rear cameras have optical image stabilisation and fast lenses for outstanding photos and videos even in low light.

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  • Optical Zoom

  • The wide‑angle and telephoto cameras on iPhone X enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.

A11 Bionic



iPhone X coming to South Africa
iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Neural Engine

  • Introducing A11 Bionic. The most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, with a neural engine that’s capable of up to 600 billion operations per second.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Faster CPU

  • The four efficiency cores in the all‑new CPU are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion. And the two performance cores are up to 25 percent faster.

iPhone X coming to South Africa

  • Adaptive

  • Machine learning lets Face ID adapt to physical changes in your appearance over time.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Power Efficiency

  • A second-generation performance controller, and a custom battery design that lasts up to two hours longer between charges than iPhone 7.⁴

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Apple-Designed

  • The new Apple‑designed three‑core GPU is up to 30 percent faster than A10 Fusion.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Augmented

  • A11 Bionic powers extraordinary augmented reality experiences in games and apps.

Wireless Charging

Wireless Charging

for a wireless world.

iPhone X coming to South Africa

  • Wireless Charging

  • With no charging cable required, iPhone X is truly designed for the future of wireless.⁵

iPhone X coming to South Africa

  • A Wireless

  • Charge with wireless charging stations and mats in hotels, cafés and airports around the world.


A groundbreaking iOS

for a groundbreaking


iPhone X coming to South Africa

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Designed for
    iPhone X

  • A phone that’s all screen required an entirely rethought OS with new capabilities and gestures.

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • New with

  • Send Animoji in Messages. Make Siri your personal DJ. And discover new music with friends in Apple Music.⁶

iPhone X coming to South Africa
  • Augmented

  • Experience mind-blowing AR games and apps on the world’s largest platform for augmented reality.


Tesla semi truck unveil event ‘tentatively’ set for October 26

Tesla semi truck unveil event ‘tentatively’ set for October 26 Tesla

Tesla had previously set September as the timeframe for their big unveiling of an all-electric semi truck created by the company. The big rig is now set to be shown off for the first time on October 26, however, in Hawthorne, California (which is where the SpaceX HQ is located).

Elon Musk tweeted the revised date on Wednesday, noting also that it would include a “test ride,” meaning it’ll be operational when it’s first revealed to the public.

While Musk had originally set the September reveal window for the electric semi truck way back in April, it’s not uncommon for the company’s timelines to shift somewhat later than intended. All things considered, a mere month later is pretty much on track by Musk’s standards.

The Tesla truck event could fill in more of our knowledge gaps about the Tesla transport vehicle, too — including whether or not it includes autonomous driving technology, as we learned is possible from a report in early August.

We could also get confirmation of its planned range: Reuters reported between 200 and 300 miles last month, which would require a significant battery pack, and potentially a lot of charging time to restore its range.

Musk himself promised some interesting additional surprises at the planned event, noting that it would include possibly “a little more than we’re saying here” when discussing the event in June at the Tesla annual shareholder meeting.

Apple reveals iPhone X

Apple reveals iPhone X Apple

Ten years ago, the world got much bigger and much smaller, all in one fell swoop. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, the first internet-connected smartphone that put user experience above all, finally executing on the idea of a full touchscreen handset. This ushered in the rise of constant social networking, an application economy, and a complete dependence on our smartphones for just about everything.

Today, Apple has introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But in true Apple fashion, Tim Cook promised us “one more thing.”

Today, ten years later, Apple is introducing the iPhone X. And, by the way, it’s pronounced “Ten.”

So what does a decade of iPhone innovation look like?


Apple’s iPhone X, like the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, comes with a brand new design, ditching bezels and opting for a glass front and back. Apple says there is a deeper strengthening layer in the glass that makes it the “most durable in a smartphone.”

Thanks to this new design, the iPhone X is sealed for water and dust resistance.

It’s made from surgical-grade, stainless steel and comes in two finishes: space grey and silver.

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Following the current trend in smartphones, Apple has done away with the bezels on the iPhone X, offering an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch display. In fact, Apple is upgrading quite a bit in that department, offering an OLED display for the very first time, calling it the Super Retina Display. This brings with it all the standard benefits of OLED, including more accurate colors, better image uniformity across the screen, etc.

The iPhone X Super Retina display supports 2046×1125 resolution, with 455 PPI, and HDR in both Dolby Vision and HDR.

The company is reportedly paying around $125 per panel, which is part of the reason for the reports of a more expensive iPhone.


This is also the first iPhone that will not have a home button, with the new screen reaching across the entire front of the device. Users can wake up their device by picking it up or swiping across any part of the screen. To close an app, simply swipe up on the screen and throw it away. Users can also reach Siri by simply saying “Hey Siri” or by pressing the side button.

Given that the home button has historically been central to the iPhone’s security, the replacement comes in the form of a depth-sensing front camera which will unlock the phone by detecting the user’s face. Apple is calling it FaceID.

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This means that the iPhone will know what your face looks like from all angles and can unlock the phone while it’s, say, lying on a table. It also means that the feature shouldn’t be susceptible to trickery, such as unlocking for a two-dimensional photo of you instead of the real thing. Apple says the chances that someone can trick FaceID and break into your phone are 1 in a million.

“You’re wearing glasses, or wear a hat, or do it up any way you want to do it…” FaceID still works, day or night, according to Phil Schiller.

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FaceID is enabled by a True Depth camera system, equipped with an infrared camera, flood illuminator, dot projector and more all packed into the top of your iPhone.

The feature is used for Apple Pay now, as well as a new feature called Animojis for messaging. Animoji’s use FaceID to lay your facial expressions into emojis, giving them your own unique take. You can pick from a dozen different animated emojis.


As far as cameras are concerned, the iPhone X is about as locked and loaded as one can get. The rear camera features a 12-megapixel sensor, with dual-lenses at f1.8 and f2.8 apertures (which is brighter than the 7 Plus telephoto). It comes with dual-image OIS quad-LED TrueTone flash.


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Because of the combination of the new A11 Bionic and the enhanced camera, Apple is introducing a new Portrait Lighting, letting users select their lighting effects. These aren’t filters, but rather a real-time analysis of the light hitting the subject’s face, and these lighting effects can be added before and after the photo is taken.

Video is vastly improved as well. Combined with that A11 processor, video can be captured at 60FPS in low-light mode, with faster frame rate support and 4K capture. Slo-mo videos shot in 1080p will have 240 FPS.

The front-facing camera is powered by that True Depth camera system that supports FaceID. But the big news here is that Portrait mode and Portrait lighting is now available on the front-camera.


The iPhone X, as well as the other new iPhones announced today, comes with wireless charging capabilities, thanks to that new glass back. Wireless charging is supported by Qi, which is considered as the standard in the wireless charging industry.

Plus, battery life is two hours longer than the iPhone 7, with most of the improvement coming by way of software enhancements. But because Apple likes to take things to the next level, the wireless charging on the new iPhones is coming with a new accessory called AirPower. It’s a larger mat that lets users charge their iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods all at the same time.

Apple reveals iPhone X Apple

The iPhone X is packed with the new A11 Bionic processor: 64-bit design, six cores, two high performance processors that are 25 percent faster than the A10 and 4-high efficiency cores (two more than the A10) that are 70 percent faster. The GPU is 30 percent faster.

Part of the bigger news here is improved photographs. As Panzarino noted in the live blog, “The Apple ISP is one of its secret weapons in photography. If you’ve loved an iPhone picture you’ve ever taken then thank the image processor inside the phone for that result.”

Pricing and Availability

iPhone X is mostly likely only going to be available in South Africa late December or in 2018.

Here is the expected pricing:

iPhone X 64GB R19 999
256GB R21 999

Apple Reveals iPhone 8 (Expected South Africa Price)

Apple Reveals iPhone 8 (Expected South Africa Price)

Apple just unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its press event. It looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back. The iPhone 8 still has a single camera while the 8 Plus has a double camera.

It comes in silver, space grey and a new gold finish that looks like a mix between gold and rose gold. These phones are sealed to be water and dust resistant. There’s a new retina HD display. It has true tone technology like the most recent iPad Pro. It adapts to ambient light.

Speakers are 25 percent louder and have deeper bass. Inside, it has an A11 Bionic chip. It is a 64-bit chip with two high performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10 in the iPhone 7, and 4 high-efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the ones in the A10 (the A10 only had two high-efficiency cores too). The GPU part is 30 percent faster.

The camera sensor and processor are band new. It works better in low light condition, it has some noise reduction technology. The two sensors on the back of the iPhone 8 Plus are f1.8 and f2.8 apertures — it is brighter than the iPhone 7 Plus. There are new color filters too, which should make colors pop more according to SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller.

Apple then explained portait mode. It detects depth so that it can intelligently change the lighting effect on your face independently of the background. When it comes to video, it supports faster frame rates. You can expect 4K videos at 60 frames per second. For slo-mo videos, your 1080 videos will have 240 frames per second. So it should be even slower motion.

These cameras and the A11 Bionic chip have been calibrated for augmented reality. Schiller demoed the MLB At Bat app. Now, you can point your phone at the field and it’ll tell you who’s playing right now in front of you. Directive Games showed a demo of a tabletop game that takes advantage of ARKit. You can move your phone around to see the game unfolding on the table in front of you.

The iPhone 8, just like many Android phones out there, now supports wireless charging. It should work with many third-party wireless chargers as Apple is using a common standard.

The iPhone 8 comes with either a 64GB capacity or a 256GB capacity.

iPhone 8 is likely to be available in South Africa during October.

iPhone 8 64GB R13 499
256GB R16 499
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB R15 499
256GB R18 499

Apple Announces Apple TV 4K (Expected South Africa pricing)

Apple Announces Apple TV 4K (Expected South Africa pricing)

Apple today announced the “Apple TV 4K” during its keynote at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Eddy Cue introduced the device, explaining that the new set-top box has “4K HDR,” which will deliver high-quality video content for users to watch. This even includes advancements to the Apple TV’s user interface and text fonts.

Apple Announces Apple TV 4K (Expected South Africa pricing)

The company played a clip from Spider-Man: Homecoming to show off the included A10X chip, the same chip that’s in the iPad Pro that has 4x faster graphics and 2x faster CPU performance. Cue said that the price of 4K HDR movies on iTunes will be the same price as HD movies, and if you’ve already purchased eligible HD movies you’ll get the 4K versions for no extra charge.

Apple TV 4K should be available in South Africa during the course of October 2017.

You can expect to pay R3 999 for the 32GB capacity or R4 499 for the 64GB option.