Platinum Repairs – Official News

All about new iPhone developments, stock and other iPhone repair related information.

Looking Back at 2016, and Into the Future

We can’t believe we are already 1/4 through the year! We’ve been wanting to write this post since the end of 2016 however it’s been a busy period for us and the post had to wait. 2016 was a really tough year for us, as it was for most South Africans. […]

March 29, 2017 News

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A Safe Way To Sell Your Used Or Broken Smartphone Or Tablet

Do you have old used or broken devices lying around, or do you have an upgrade coming up? We find most of our clients leave their devices lying in a drawer somewhere once they are done using them. They could sell them on Gumtree/OLX/Junkmail, etc. but don’t have the time […]

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What would you pay for an Apple Watch?

  How much would you be willing to pay for an Apple Smart watch? Would you pay R10 750 or R13 000? That is exactly what a South African paid for an aluminium and stainless steel piece respectively recently. Offered on with a price tag of R9 000 and R11 000, the proud South […]

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iPhone Repair Technicians and Admin Support Superstars Needed

We are looking for at least three technicians and a sales assistant to join our team: 1. An accomplished technician based in Johannesburg, with extensive Apple repair experience. A driver’s license and car will be needed. 2. An accomplished technician based in Pretoria, with extensive Apple repair experience. A driver’s […]

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Microsoft (Finally) Launches Digital Personal Assistant

Codenamed Cortana (after the artificial intelligence system in Halo), Microsoft announced the launch of their digital personal assistant. From the details released, it seems to be very similar to the likes of Apple’s Siri and Android’s Google Now assistant. Cortana even makes jokes in a similar way to Siri. The […]

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Is The Matrix Taking Over Your iPhone?

This is certainly not something you want to see appearing on your iPhone display: [NAND]_FindFlashMediaAndKeepout:601 physical nand block offset 1 [NAND] start:356 this 0x90d30400 PROVIDER=090d19f00 flashmedia=0x90d19f00 [NAND] WMR_Start: 149 Apple PPN NAND Driver, Read/Write [NAND] WMR_Start:174 FTL_Init [OK] [NAND] WMR_Open:371 VFL_Open [OK] [NAND] s_cxt_boot:88 sftl: error, unclean shutdown; adopted 7900 […]

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Apple and Samsung “Store Opening” Specials

We are running a special to celebrate the opening of our new store in Rivonia, Johannesburg. The store is still under construction but the workshop is already up and running. We will have an official launch party once the store is completed in the next few weeks. Screen replacements can […]

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Looking Back at 2013

2013 was an exciting year for us and we thought it would good to have a look at the highs and lows of the year. Staff in 2013: We ended 2012 with 4 staff members. We are ending 2013 with 9. With the planned growth, we expect our staff count […]

December 31, 2013 News

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We Now Officially Do Samsung Repairs

We have been “unofficially” repairing Samsung products for the past few months and are now ready to publicly launch the service. Here are the details: Samsung Galaxy Screen Repairs Platinum Repairs started off as a niche “Apple only” repair company. We believe that if you do something, you should do […]

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“Budget” iPhone – Rumour Roundup

While many consumers are eagerly anticipating the much-publicised launch of the iPhone 5S later this year, there have been rumours circulating for some time that Apple is slated to release a budget version of their smash smartphone hit.  While many of these musings were unsubstantiated until recently, we have seen […]

August 14, 2013 News

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