Apple announced two new iPhone models last week. The colourful iPhone 5C is basically a cheaper version of the iPhone 5, available in a variety of different. coloured plastic casings. And the pricier iPhone 5S, available in silver, grey, and gold, and is much faster than the previous iPhone 5. It also has an improved camera and a fingerprint reader used to identify users.
Facebook has become the biggest social network in SA, according to a preview of the Social Media Landscape 2014 report by World Wide Worx and Fuseware. Mark Zuckerberg’s service now has an estimated 9m users in SA, compared to local company Mxit, for example, with 7m. The research also found that messaging service WhatsApp is the most popular app on smartphones in SA.
• Sources inside Nokia have exposed that the Finnish phone manufacturer was testing Google’s Android operating system on Lumia devices in order to potentially switch to the operating system should it have failed to be acquired by Microsoft. Nokia’s Lumia phones run the Windows Phone operating system. It has also been suggested that Nokia held Microsoft to ransom with this possibility, as losing Nokia to Google would’ve been a great blow for Microsoft.