iPhone 7 Telkom pre-orders open 7 October

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus coming soon

Telkom will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, featuring new advanced camera systems, the best battery life ever on an iPhone and water and dust resistance, and will also provide even more value to iPad customers beginning on Friday, 14 October 2016.

Customers can pre-order iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus beginning on Friday, 7 October 2016 at https://secure.telkom.co.za/today/campaign/apple-iphone-7-and-7-plus-pre-order.

iPhone 7 MTN pre-orders now open

MTN have opened pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Pre-order your iPhone 7 with MTN.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water and dust resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.

The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision, nine-step anodisation and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodised Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.

All battery claims depend on mobile network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by an Apple authorised service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units.

Selling Features:

  • 12-megapixel wide angle camera with 4K video recording
  • 7-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Retina HD display with 5.5-inch LED-backlit widescreen
  • Splash, water, and dust resistant (IP67)

Will be available in Black, Jet Black, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver depedant on stock.

iPhone 7 Vodacom pre-orders

Vodacom have opened pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Pre-order your iPhone 7 with Vodacom.

iPhone 7 features an all-new 12 MP camera with an ƒ/1.8 aperture for great low-light photos and 4K video. Optical image stabilization.

The longest battery life in an iPhone. Immersive stereo sound, splash and water resistant, and iOS 10.

A 4.7-inch Retina HD display with wide color and 3D Touch. An A10 Fusion chip for up to 2x faster performance than iPhone 6. Touch ID. 

iPhone 7 pricing revealed

With the announcement that the iPhone 7 will be available in South Africa on the 14 October, iStore have revealed the pricing of the iPhone 7.

iStore Price
iPhone 7 32GB R12 999
128GB R14 999
256GB R16 999
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB R15 499
128GB R17 499
256GB R19 499

iPhone 7 available in South Africa on the 14 October

Digicape have confirmed that the iPhone 7 will launch in South Africa on the 14 October.

iStore Price
iPhone 7 32GB R12 999
128GB R14 999
256GB R16 999
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB R15 499
128GB R17 499
256GB R19 499

Which iPhone 7 model is the most popular?

Slice Intelligence has shared new data that reveals which iPhone 7 model is the most popular. Accourding to the report the iPhone 7 Plus has just edged the iPhone 7 in the United States on launch day.

hen is comes to colour choice there is no surprise that the Matt Black option was the most popular with 46% of people selecting it. That was followed by the Jet Black option, with 23%, which has it’s faults which we will be share in our newsletter this week so be sure to subscribe.

For the past three iPhone launches, over 60 percent of pre-orders over the first two days were on the middle storage option, according to Slice Intelligence. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus continue that trend, with 128GB proving most popular at 67 percent, followed by 32GB at 14 percent and the all-new 256GB tier at 19 percent. 

Which model iPhone 7 will you be getting? Let us know in the comments below

Expected iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE pricing in South Africa

This is an estimated price guideline and don’t not reflect actual prices.

Capacity iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus iPhone6s iPhone 6s Plus iPhone SE
16GB R8 999
32GB R13 999 R15 999 R11 999 R13 999
64GB R9 999
128GB R15 999 R17 999 R13 999 R15 999
256GB R17 999 R20 999

App of the Week South Africa: Monopoly

Electronic Art’s board game Monopoly is just as popular online as it is offline. Monopoly is currently ranked No. 2 in the App Store for South Africa.

From Marvin Gardens to Water Works to Park Place, own and manage the famous holdings of the MONOPOLY board.

Shake your device to “roll” the 3D dice. Tap the screen to manage your properties. Building hotels or taking a “Chance” is easy and intuitive. 

Play through 3 levels of difficulty and save games in progress. Also customize the number of players, the “game rules,” and even the game environment.

Challenge up to 3 friends via local WiFi and Pass ‘N Play Multiplayer, and up to 2 friends with Bluetooth Multiplayer. 

You can even play multiplayer games with friends who have MONOPOLY for iPad (just note that you’ll be playing the iPhone/iPod touch version).

So buy Boardwalk! Go directly to jail! Are you ready? It’s “GO” time!

Need iTunes Store credit? Purchase an iTunes Gift Card


Raise to wake feature not working in iOS 10

iOS 10 makes waking your iPhone from sleep as easy as raising it in your hand. Aptly named Raise to Wake, this useful feature automatically wakes the screen as you raise the device so that you can instantly see all your notifications at a glance. It may sound like it’s no big deal, but it is. However, Raise to Wake requires iOS to constantly capture and interpret data from the iPhone’s many sensors to determine how you’re holding the phone in your hand.

In order to realize this feature in a power-frinedly manner, it reads data from the sensors using  an Apple-designed motion coprocessor, which also happens to be required for tetherless ‘Hey Siri’ functionality.

So, does your iPhone support Raise to Wake on iOS 10 or not? These are the devices that Raise to Wake can work on:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

So if you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s or below the raise to wake feature will NOT work on your iPhone.

Apple announce iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple as announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus at its “See You on the 7th” media event in San Francisco. 

The new iPhones feature an A10 Fusion 64-bit processor, stereo speakers positioned on opposite ends of the device, a flush Force-sensitive home button with a taptic feedback engine, and IP67-standard water and dust resistance – but no headphone jack. Wired Lightning in-ear EarPod headphones and a Lightning to 3.55mm adapter are included in the box. Apple is offering Siri-connected wireless earbuds called AirPods as a separate accessory.

The iPhone 7 features a faster, more energy efficient 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, six-element f/1.8 aperture lens, an artificial light compensating flicker sensor, Quad-LED Two Tone flash, and enhanced tone mapping. The device also has a 7-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera with wide color capture and auto-image stabilization. 

The iPhone 7 Plus differentiates itself from the 4.7-inch handset with a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera featuring all the same features, but is much more advanced, including a wide-angle lens and a separate telephoto lens that combine to create 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom features. The ISP dual-lens camera is also capable of producing live shallow depth of field shots and ‘bokeh’ effects in preview mode.

The smartphones are crafted from anodized aluminum and have a stainless steel Apple logo, and come in a new glossy jet black color, as well as simple “black” (with a black Apple logo) alongside silver, gold and rose gold. The antenna bands are aligned along the edges of the handsets, instead of across the rear like on the previous models, and the volume buttons are positioned directly on the side of the handset (as opposed to inside a recess as per the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus). 

Both devices also benefit from a 25% brighter “cinema standard” Retina HD display, wider color gamut, improved color management, and 3D Touch. Audio has also been improved with the new speakers, which include increased volume and better dynamic range. 

The A10 Fusion four-core processor powering the two devices delivers up to 40% faster CPU performance, up to 50% faster graphics performance, and better efficiency compared to the A9 chip inside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Both the new smartphones come with improved battery life, faster wireless, and the improved water resistance means the iPhones stand up to splashing and even short periods of immersion in water.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black and Jet Black with a capacity of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB with exception to the Jet Black which only comes in 128GB and 256GB.

The iPhone 7 is expected to reach South Africa some time in October.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus expected price in South Africa:

Capacity iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus
32GB R13 999 R15 999
128GB R15 999 R17 999
256GB R17 999 R20 999