Need to Know

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s day with a range of products to choose from at iStore. 


For the Mac owner. 

Planning a romantic outdoor escape? The Fjällräven Kanken in Acorn is the perfect companion in which to store your Mac for that outdoor movie. It’s also a great place for keeping your iPhone, wallet and keys safe on those wonderful hiking trails. Another option is the th [...]

The holiday season is here and as hard as you may try, your normal exercise routine will naturally get thrown a little off course. But whether you’re taking some time out down the coast or you’ve got the whole family around to visit at your place, a fresh change to your workout program will do you some good! With Apple Watch on your wrist, there are a ton of ways for you get through this December feeling energised and healthy by taking advantage of wherever you find yourself this holiday an [...]

Over the past few years, coding has become less of a ‘geek’ thing, but more of an necessary day-to-day tool. Coding (also called programming or developing) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Coding hasn’t become this popular by accident. There is a growing understanding that knowing how to program is essential, especially for younger generations. In a world where almost everything can be answered with a quick Google search, it’s s [...]

 Technology often gets a bad rep when it comes to searching for stress-causing culprits. And it may be true. We can never be without our phones, iPads or laptops. But it’s not the devices that are causing the stress, is it? It’s what we do with them that makes us want to pull our hair out, or yell profanities at the top of our voices.

 So how do we get smart about this, and turn what should be a major stress causer in our lives to our new “ZEN”? We have a few ideas for you to try out:



Get the right light
Whether it’s a warm sunset glow or a dramatic bright haze, lighting is one of the most important factors to consider when taking great photos. Experiment with different angles to get the best light and play with exposure and brightness when editing your photos. You can even add things like flares, fog and shimmers to photos using third party apps like Lens Distortions. The iPhone 7 Plus has also been specifically designed to take sharper, clearer photos in [...]


With an iPhone and the amazing apps available, you can create your own music no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Add in your Beats headphones to the mix and your composition is nothing short of magic. The App Store has a library full of one-of-a-kind apps that allow you to create music in ways you never have before. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Garageband is an app designed by Apple that is suited to all types of musicians from beginner to expert. It turns yo [...]

Believe it or not, not everyone wants to hear our music. Maybe they don’t know good music when they hear it, or they're just easily distracted. For this, and for many other reasons, headphones are an absolute must in our daily lives. While we know Steve Jobs didn’t invent earphones, Apple has revolutionised the way we listen to music today, and has evolved the in-ear piece for a better, stylish listening experience.

So, let’s take a walk down memory lane and have [...]

Sure, you could get the standard box of chocolates and bunch of flowers this year, just like you did the last. But why not spice things up a bit with something a little more adventurous and thoughtful? Whether it’s a gift that goes hand in hand with your declaration of undying love or just a simple gesture of appreciation for someone special in your life, iStore has the perfect selection of accessories that are going to make hearts flutter this Valentines Day.

The perfect gift for [...]


On December 15th, the first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time will be available on iPhone and iPad in South Africa. Super Mario Run.


What can you expect from Super Mario Run for iOS?

If you’ve been playing Super Mario since before you knew how [...]

It’s game on with Apple TV 

Make sure your party is anything but boring with tons of fun games now available on Apple TV. Get your family and friends involved in some friendly competition and stay entertained for hours. Whether it’s trivia you love, or getting your groove on with some dancing and karaoke, there really is something for everyone. 

Do you love a good old school game of Pictionary? Then the Sketch Party TV Free app is the perfect game for you, without the me [...]

Apple Music 101

Do you keep hearing about how awesome Apple Music is but you’re not entirely sure what it is?

Here’s a quick point by point summary to get you up-to-date

• Membership to Apple Music unlocks a library of over 30 million songs for you to enjoy.

• By paying a flat rate, monthly fee, you have full access to the Apple Music library.

• It works across all [...]

Let’s face it, life is busy. Whether you’re a mom, an entrepreneur running a small business, trying to stay fit or just making sure life has some sort of balance between work and play, there always seems to be a list as long as your arm of things you’re trying to pack into your day. So when you hear that “there’s an app for that” to make something you have been doing a whole lot easier, who wouldn’t jump at that? So we thought we’d make finding those apps easy as [...]

AirPlay all the way 

One of the most popular features of Apple TV is that you can effortlessly mirror your Mac or iOS screen to a TV using Airplay. This is especially useful at the office for a slick, professional presentation or meeting. To get started, select the Airplay icon that appears your menu bar and activate your display preferences to mirror your Mac to the TV that your Apple TV is connected to. Your Apple TV will mir [...]

Parting with your faithful old Mac isn’t always easy. At iStore we’re here to make the process super simple right from figuring out how much your old Mac is worth, to getting familiar with your beautiful brand new machine. 


How do I know the value of the device I am trading in?

Easy! You can do this by visiting iStore or by using the online checker at [...]

You’ve had an Apple Watch on your wish list for some time now and with all new features coming on watchOS 3, you’re taking your first step towards an experience unlike any other. With updates that give you a faster, more powerful and more intuitive Apple Watch, life just became a whole lot easier.


Stay cool, calm and collected with the beautiful new Breath app which helps you to take some time out in your day for some relaxing deep-breathing sessions.

Expre [...]

The Apple watch isn’t necessary. Nobody NEEDS it. And I really didn’t want to write anything nice about it. First of all I’m not a watch-wearer. Second of all, I’ve already got my phone. Why would I want this thing buzzing on my wrist?


Wearables have had mixed success since everyone proclaimed them the next big thing. Google glass was universally considered a disaster, though many have said it’s a portent of the future. We’ve all heard about clothing that can receive and send informatio [...]