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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. This post is an overview [&hel…

March 29, 2017

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Lifetime Warranty on Screen Replacements

First published: 2 Jan 2015 Last updated: 23 March 2017 We’ve got you covered. It’s a well-known fact that Platinum Repairs offers the best quality replacement Apple iPhone and iPad parts available in South Africa. To prove that we stand by the quality of our parts, as of the 2nd of Jan …

March 23, 2017

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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 or energy to deal with…

June 23, 2016

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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 A…

May 7, 2015

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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 re…

March 10, 2015

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South African iPhone 6 Launch Date – 23rd Oct?

Some people might say there is something wrong with us, but we are serious Apple fans and have been checking the net every single day to see if a date has been announced for the launch of the iPhone 6 in South Africa. To date, no official date has been announced however a source close […]

October 7, 2014

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Live eBay auction: A prototype iPhone 6 with bids of over R1,000,000!

How much would you pay to buy an iPhone 6 prototype that no one outside of Apple is supposed to have? Check out this live auction, with verified eBay users bidding over R1 million for a pre-production phone! This phone is running a full developer version of iOS – it isn’t running the nor…

October 6, 2014

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Been Following #Bendgate? Check Out The Apple Test Labs

Thankfully the “Bendgate” saga has settled down now and people have realised the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is not easily bent during the course of real life use. For a while the internet was filled with people accusing Apple of not testing their products properly before sending them to market.…

October 5, 2014

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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 …

April 3, 2014

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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 be done whil…

March 5, 2014

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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 to more than double by […]

December 31, 2013

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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 …

August 18, 2013

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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 recent…

August 14, 2013

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