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iPhone 5C/5S global release dates -past, present and future? (Updated 30th October)

Now that Apple has finally anounced the release of the iPhone 5C/5S the question on everyones lips is "when do we get it in our country?".

Hopefully the this compiled schedule of previous releases will help you. Only time will tell.


iPhone 4S

iPhone 5

iPhone 5C/5S


(Now free to “qualified customers”)

Available (or is it?)
No mention on Apple's web site




04 Oct 2011

12 Sep 2012

10 Sep 2013

Release Dates

14 Oct 2011

21 Sep 2012

20 Sep 2013

Initial Markets (Number of countries)

(7) US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Japan

(9) US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK

(11) US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK


(22) October 28 2011 - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

(22) September 28 2012 - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

(36) October 25 in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.

(15) November 11 2011 - Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea.

(1) December 7 2012 - South Korea

(20 up from 16) Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, and Venezuela.

(7) December 16 2011 - Brazil, Malaysia ,Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa ,Taiwan

(35) December 14 2012 - Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela


(30) January 13 2012 - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda.

(20) December 21 2012 - Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam


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10.9 Mavericks - how to easily make a USB installer

os-x-mavericks-boot-install-driveSince 10.9 Mavericks went to Gold Master status last week, there's been a plethora of sites running instructions on how to make a bootable USB (or HD) installer. All of them have the same basic instructions. And all of them have chosen the difficult way - making all files visible, dragging items to the desktop, etc.

None of this is required. The following is the easy way of creating a bootable copy of the installer. 

Firstly, make sure there's a copy of Install OS X Mavericks sitting in your Applications folder. Grab an 8GB flash drive and make sure it's partitioned as GUID and formated as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Call it Untitled (for example).

Next, simply open a terminal and paste the following command (followed by enter) ..

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction

Once you have entered the command (followed by your admin password), you will see the following text in Terminal:
Ready to start.
To continue we need to erase the disk at /Volumes/Untitled.
If you wish to continue type (Y) then press return: y
Erasing Disk: 0%... 10%... 20%... 30%...100%...
Copying installer files to disk...
Copy complete.
Making disk bootable...
Copying boot files...
Copy complete.
It can take quite a while if you're not using a USB3 flash but that's it - DONE :-)

The installation also looks as though it's stalled on 2 minutes. Don't panic - the install can take up to an hour.


iOS 7 Global Release Times

For those wanting to know the exact release times for iOS 7, here they are.

Don't forget that you'll need iTunes 11.1 for the installation. And, as always, back up your device either using iTunes or to iCloud.

ios 7 release times


Mavericks 10.9 DP6 bug squashes and enhancements

With the public release of Mavericks looming in the non-too distant future, Apple seem to have been bevering away squashing bugs. The big one (as far as I'm concerned) is that the "Books" tab has reappeared in the latest bundled iTunes (11.1b48).

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 11.42.56 AM

Here's a part of the Seed Notes as sent to us....

Notes and Known Issues

iCloud and iCloud Keychain

  • - iCloud Keychain will be disabled after installing Developer Preview  6. It can be re-enabled in the iCloud preference pane in System Preferences.


  • - It may be necessary to refresh the App Store Purchases page before Developer Preview 4 will appear in the list of purchases.
  • - Network migration from earlier versions of OS X requires the Migration Update for Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion, available from the Mac Dev Center.
  • - Migration from Windows is not supported in Developer Preview 6.


OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 6 includes a preview of iBooks for Mac. When you sign in with your iTunes account you will be able to access your existing iBooks library as well as the iBooks Store.

What should I try:

  • - Verify that your book library from iTunes 11.1 Beta moved to iBooks. Books are moved when you open iBooks for the first time.
  • - Open and read a variety of books, including your favorite novels, picture books, and multi-touch books.
  • - Add bookmarks, highlights, and notes, and verify that they sync to iBooks on iOS and other Macs. Note that you must have the Sync Bookmarks preference enabled.
  • - Sync books to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch using iTunes.
  • - Download books and samples from the iBooks Store in iBooks.
  • - Download books from the iBooks Store in iTunes and verify that they appear in iBooks.

Known Issues:

  • - If iBooks is not open and signed in to the iBooks Store when a book is purchased in iTunes, the purchased book will not download in iBooks.

Third-Party Applications

  • - The Twitter application may unexpectedly quit when sending a tweet.


  • - Screen recordings taken with Developer Preview 6 are not compatible with earlier releases of OS X.
  • - Moving a full-screen Aperture window to a secondary display may prevent the app window from being visible in subsequent attempts to use full screen.
  • - Fusion Drive volumes created with Developer Preview 6 are not compatible with OS X v10.8.4 or earlier.
  • - Applications may stop responding to scroll events, particularly while using the accessibility zoom feature. If you experience this problem, restarting OS X should resolve the issue.
  • - FaceTime calls may continue to ring after caller has ended the call.
  • - Some strings in Keychain and Certificate Assistant may not be fully localized.
  • - Starting in Developer Preview 4, non-admin users will be allowed to install and update software from the Mac App Store. This functionality can be disabled with a profile that sets the “restrict-store-require-admin-to-install” key to true (boolean) in the com.apple.appstore domain.

Digicape offering FREE onsite installation and setup.

For a limited period only, Digicape will be doing FREE installation and setup onsite for all new computer purchases starting from this Monday the 22nd of July until the end of August 2013.
Please note and read the following T&C's
  • Free setup and configuration of new machines at clients premises.
  • Complete installation of client supplied / purchased software
  • Full Data transfer / migration from Mac or PC included where required
    • If the PC/MAC migration is complicated, or consists of large amounts of data, we reserve the right to preform the transfer at our offices with free delivery and setup back to the client when completed
  • Setup and configuration of client email where required
  • Setup and configuration of machine to client networks
  • Setup and configuration of all COMPATIBLE peripherals
  • Free travel within a 30Km Radius of the office. Anything over 30Km will still qualify for a free installation, but travel will be charged from the office at R3.50 per km.
  • Only new computer (CPU) purchases from Monday 22nd 2013 will qualify.
  • Booking is essential for ALL installations.
  • Limited to one free install per machine purchased. Once the installation has been completed, regular labour and callout rates will apply for any future callouts required.
  • Clients must provide correct username and passwords for any email or wireless setups
  • Digicape will only install original software packages with official license keys (serial numbers) supplied by the clients. No copied software will be excepted.
  • Installation is limited to the NEW machine only, no repairs or servicing of other equipment will be undertaken for free during this time
  • Travel will be limited to a maximum radius of 60Km’s
  • Digicape can NOT be held responsible for client data and it is solely the clients responsibility to ensure they have recent backups of all data
  • No free installations for Server related purchases

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