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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max tips and tricks: Master iOS 12, Memoji and more
Apple iPhone XS and XS Max tips and tricks: Master iOS 12, Memoji and more By Cam Bunton

The new Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are here, and they're better than ever. With improved displays, more powerful processors and more powerful cameras, there's a lot to like and a lot to learn.  iOS 12 release date, news and features: Everything you need... Read more

Best iPhone XS Max deals and price
Best iPhone XS Max deals and price By Dan Grabham

The biggest iPhone ever has been announced and the XS Max is now available. The 6.5-inch iPhone looks amazing and one could be yours within days. SIM-free, the 64GB iPhone XS Max will cost £1,099 the UK. The 256GB model is available for £1,249 while... Read more

Best iPhone XS deals and price info
Best iPhone XS deals and price info By Dan Grabham

Searching the internet for the best Apple iPhone XS deals? Look no further as Pocket-lint is rounding up all the best offers around.This year's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have been announced. SIM-free, the 64GB of the iPhone XS will cost £999 in... Read more

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 3, Series 4, Nike+ or Hermès?
Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 3, Series 4, Nike+ or Hermès? By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the fifth generation of the company's smartwatch. It succeeds but doesn't replace the Apple Watch Series 3, while the Series 2, Series 1 and original Apple Watch have all been discontinued through Apple. Luckily, all the... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 vs Series 3: What's the difference?
Apple Watch Series 4 vs Series 3: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the fifth generation of its smartwatch in September 2018 in the form of the Apple Watch Series 4, available in GPS only or GPS and Cellular models.The new smartwatch sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 3, also available in GPS only... Read more

Apple iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced a collection of new iPhones at the beginning of September, with two new models that advance the iPhone X launched in 2017. They are the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.How do the iPhone XS and the XS Max compare to last year's iPhone X... Read more

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road
Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road By Britta O'Boyle

Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now but things have moved on significantly in those years, with more and more manufacturers offering compatibility and not just in premium models either.We used it in the 2017 Kia Sportage for the sake... Read more

New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

Apple's Field Trip event in late-March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch iPad alongside various education apps, but there was no action on the iPad Pro front, which was unsurprising.Talk about the new Apple iPad Pro has been circulating for a while. Here... Read more

New iPad Pro confirmed in Apple iOS 12.1 code
New iPad Pro confirmed in Apple iOS 12.1 code By Rik Henderson

Apple may have unwittingly leaked confirmation that a new iPad Pro is inbound. It could even have given us the date too.A reference to at least one all-new iPad was found in code relating to a beta build of iOS 12.1. It lists a descriptor called "iPad2018Fall"... Read more

Apple iPhone XS Max review: It’s all about the display
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS Max review: It’s all about the display By Cam Bunton

In 2017, Apple launched the phone that it said would shape the future. One which delivered on the promise of finally having a phone with a big screen that didn't take up much space in your hand or your pocket.For 2018, the range has had a upgrade, and... Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update By Stuart Miles

When Tim Cook revealed the iPhone X in 2017, the Apple CEO announced that this was the new direction for iPhone, the foundation of the next 10 years. Fulfilling that promise, Apple's new iPhones build on what the iPhone X started. We're treated to three... Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Looking to address growing concerns around increasing device usage, smartphone addiction and social media impacting on mental health, Apple has announced a collection of initiatives focusing on "digital health" that is part of its iOS 12 update available... Read more

What are Memoji? How to create an Animoji that looks like you
What are Memoji? How to create an Animoji that looks like you By Maggie Tillman

Apple is bringing fun effects to the Messages camera, in the form of a new type of Animoji called Memoji.Let's back up: Messages, also known as the iMessage app, is Apple's messaging platform across iOS devices and Mac devices. With the introduction of... Read more

It's here! Apple officially releases iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad users
It's here! Apple officially releases iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad users By Maggie Tillman

Apple is officially releasing iOS 12, the latest major software update for iPhone and iPad. Check your Settings app to see if it's arrived for you.Staff at Pocket-lint has received the update. Apple previously said it's coming 17 September, and that it... Read more

iOS 12 release date, news and features: Everything you need to know
iOS 12 release date, news and features: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

iOS 12 is rolling out to compatible iPhones and iPads from today, 17 September 2018.This next major update to the iPhone and iPad mobile operating system was initially rumoured to be all about improvements to quality and performance, but Apple had a few... Read more

iOS 12 system requirements: Will iOS 12 run on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?
iOS 12 system requirements: Will iOS 12 run on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? By Rik Henderson

iOS 12 is out today, 17 September. But can your existing iOS device run the new operating system? Well, if you have an iPhone from the iPhone 5S and above you should be okay. In addition, you should be covered if you own an iPad mini 2 or iPad Air and... Read more

Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod
Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod By Stuart Miles

So, you've got a new HomePod. Great! But aside from saying "Hey Siri, play me some music" there is plenty more the smart speaker can do.Here we've detailed a load of HomePod tips and tricks to get you started and show you what your new Apple smart speaker... Read more

iOS 12 first look: What's Apple's new iPhone and iPad software like?
iOS 12 first look: What's Apple's new iPhone and iPad software like? By Dan Grabham

iOS 12 is being released today but we've been playing around with it for several months now. Here are our thoughts on the new version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system. Like other beta testers, we have the final version of iOS 12 now, but previously... Read more

Apple ditches headphone adapters from all iPhones, not just XS, XR and XS Max
Apple ditches headphone adapters from all iPhones, not just XS, XR and XS Max By Rik Henderson

Apple is reportedly ditching the inclusion of a headphone dongle with all iPhones sold.It was revealed after the launch of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR that they would be shipped without adapters. Now it seems that all-new models of iPhone 7 and iPhone... Read more

There's still time to sell your old iPhone before prices fall
There's still time to sell your old iPhone before prices fall By Dan Grabham

Now's the best time to trade in or sell your iPhone. Why? It's because prices are currently the highest they'll be before they decline very soon - around 25 percent better.  Recycle your iPhone through O2 Recycle MusicMagpie has reported that iPhone... Read more

Why is there no iPhone 9?
Why is there no iPhone 9? By Dan Grabham

Of all the things we got at Apple's 2018 iPhone event, an iPhone 9 was not one of them. Why? Let us explain. If you want to cut to the chase, the iPhone XR is the closest thing to an iPhone 9 you'll ever get.  iOS 12 features, release date and more... Read more

Apple Watch ECG: Should you really be able to do an ECG yourself?
Apple Watch ECG: Should you really be able to do an ECG yourself? By Dan Grabham

Apple claims its new Watch Series 4 can perform an ECG or electrocardiogram. But can it? And should it?An ECG is a non-invasive way in which a medical professional can detect issues with the heart by checking its activity and rhythm. It involves electrodes... Read more

Best iPhone XS and XS Max cases: Protect your new Apple smartphone
Best iPhone XS and XS Max cases: Protect your new Apple smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPhone XS and XS Max during an event in September, alongside the iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4. The XS and XS Max are the top-of-the-range iPhones, bringing with them a beautiful premium design with an almost all-screen front,... Read more

Which is the best iPhone? iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS?
Which is the best iPhone? iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS? By Britta O'Boyle

There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature, however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the Apple iPhone.So as you have discarded Android, as well as the other... Read more

Apple iPhone XR initial review: An iPhone to reach the masses
Apple iPhone XR initial review: An iPhone to reach the masses By Stuart Miles

Apple announced three new iPhones at its September event comprising the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR, but it is this third device that appears to be the iPhone for everyone.The iPhone XR makes a couple of compromises - an aluminium core... Read more

Apple Event: All the announcements including iPhone XS, plus how to watch it again
Apple Event: All the announcements including iPhone XS, plus how to watch it again By Maggie Tillman

Another year, another round of iPhone refreshes.Apple's Gather Round event in Cupertino is done and dusted, and we are left with three new iPhone models, as well as a new Apple Watch and more details about upcoming software updates. The two-hour-long... Read more

New MacBook Air specs, news and rumours: Will we get more new Macs this year?
New MacBook Air specs, news and rumours: Will we get more new Macs this year? By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and maybe the MacBook Air soon, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome (and now refreshed) MacBook Pro.Remarkably, it's a decade since Steve Jobs... Read more

macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14?
macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14? By Rik Henderson

Apple's macOS Mojave (10.14) is coming soon. It's the next version of macOS, the operating system that powers Apple Mac computers. Apple also released a beta version, which is available for free download (don't put it on your main Mac!). The final... Read more

How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac
How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac By Maggie Tillman

The next version of MacOS is close - the final version of MacOS Mojave will be available on 24 September as a free update via the Mac App Store.MacOS Mojave is an update to Apple's popular operating system formerly known as OS X. Mojave includes many... Read more

Apple AirPower: What is it and why hasn't Apple's wireless charger launched yet?
Apple AirPower: What is it and why hasn't Apple's wireless charger launched yet? By Dan Grabham

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all feature wireless charging. They work with hundreds of Qi charging mats and accessories already available - including in-car charging stations.But Apple has been due to launch its own charging mat called AirPower... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 initial review: Bigger display brings bolder design
Apple Watch Series 4 initial review: Bigger display brings bolder design By Stuart Miles

The Apple Watch has been updated for the fourth time in as many years, bringing with it a number of new features, and for those likely to be looking to upgrade from the first-generation model, there's a tweaked design which features a bigger screen and... Read more

MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and more
MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and more By Maggie Tillman

Apple's latest version of macOS, called macOS Mojave (version 10.14), will officially come to Macs soon.You can download the public beta of the new software now (see how here), but as always, we don't recommend installing it on your main Mac. If you want... Read more

Apple iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple revealed three new iPhones revealed at its September event, comprising a refreshed iPhone X, called the iPhone XS, a larger iPhone X called the iPhone XS Max and a replacement for the iPhone 8 called the iPhone XR. Yes you read that right, the iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone XS vs XS Max vs iPhone XR: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XS vs XS Max vs iPhone XR: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three new iPhones during its September event, including a new iPhone X, a larger iPhone X and a cheaper model that offers the iPhone X design.The new iPhones go by the names iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, respectively. Here is... Read more

New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones?
New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones? By Dan Grabham

When will it be time for new AirPods? Although we're not sold on the look of the Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years and we've found ourselves using them constantly.  Completely wire-free?... Read more

Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR specs, release date, news and features
Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR specs, release date, news and features By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's 2018 iPhone launch has seen three iPhone X replacements announced - the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. The iPhone XS is an upgraded model of the iPhone X, the iPhone XS Max is a larger version and the iPhone XR is a cheaper aluminium-based... Read more

Apple HomePod adds multiple timers, lyric search, and calls
Apple HomePod adds multiple timers, lyric search, and calls By Maggie Tillman

Apple is on stage at the Gather Round event in Cupertino, where it is unveiling several new devices, as well as new HomePod features.That's right. Apple didn't forget about its Siri speaker. CEO Tim Cook featured the product during the final minutes... Read more

What is Apple Watch Nike+? And how is it different to the standard Apple Watch?
What is Apple Watch Nike+? And how is it different to the standard Apple Watch? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has revealed a new Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4 and again it's available in a Nike+ version.The Series 4 Nike+ Edition is essentially the same as the standard Apple Watch Series 4 but it features redesigned Nike watch faces that match... Read more

Apple iPhone XR is the iPhone X you can afford, comes in multiple colours
Apple iPhone XR is the iPhone X you can afford, comes in multiple colours By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced the third phone in its new line-up: the iPhone XR.Unveiled at the company's Gather Round event in Cupertino, it will be available soon after the also new iPhone XS and XS Max. But, as rumoured beforehand, it will be more affordable... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 specs, release date and news
Apple Watch Series 4 specs, release date and news By Dan Grabham

The Apple Watch Series 4 has been announced, with a new edge-to-edge screen and black ceramic back - over 30 percent larger screens are on both 40 and 44mm models.It has a slimmer design, while the UI has also been redesigned to take advantage of the... Read more

It's official! Apple unveils new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
It's official! Apple unveils new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max By Maggie Tillman

Apple is live on stage in Cupertino, where it is announcing a full slate of hardware refreshes, including a new 5.8-inch iPhone XS smartphone, as well as a 6.5-inch version called iPhone XS Max.CEO Tim Cook, predictably, has described the new models as... Read more

New Apple Watch Series 4 unveiled, bigger screen, faster processing
New Apple Watch Series 4 unveiled, bigger screen, faster processing By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a new version of its smartwatch during the "Gather Round" event in Cupertino.The Apple Watch Series 4 has a new curved display that is 30 per cent larger than the former versions, with 40mm and 44mm models replacing the previous sizes.In... Read more

Apple accidentally reveals iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max names
Apple accidentally reveals iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max names By Rik Henderson

While there is little debate over the devices Apple is expected to announce today - a trio of iPhones - there has been an internet skirmish over what they will each be called.In recent weeks and months, we've heard the names iPhone XC and iPhone XR in... Read more

What are Animoji? How to create and use Apple's animated emoji
What are Animoji? How to create and use Apple's animated emoji By Maggie Tillman

When Apple introduced its iOS 11 software update in 2017, it also announced a new feature for iPhone X users: Animoji.Apple's Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters. The feature uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system... Read more

Will new iPad Pro come with USB-C not Lightning?
Will new iPad Pro come with USB-C not Lightning? By Rik Henderson

Although we don't expect Apple to announce its 2018 iPad Pro models during its "Gather Round" event tomorrow - with the new iPhones, iOS 12 and Watch thought to be the focus - we do think they will also appear soon.So does Apple analyst Mi-Chin Kuo, who... Read more

Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XC pictured in red, white, and blue
Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XC pictured in red, white, and blue By Maggie Tillman

Apple’s “Gather Round” event is this week, and from what we can tell, there will be three iPhone models announced, including an iPhone XC.This 6.1-inch LCD model is also thought to be called iPhone XR. Either way, it's the only one of the three... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE?
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE? By Dan Grabham

We'll got a new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max this week, but will there be an iPhone SE 2?Apple has selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone being 2-years-old and the basic chassis design dating from the iPhone 5 in 2012. But that's not to say... Read more

Cheaper new iPhone to be called iPhone XC
Cheaper new iPhone to be called iPhone XC By Rik Henderson

As usual, rumours on Apple's new iPhones started approximately 10 minutes after the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X were launched last year. But they have naturally ramped up more recently, considering Apple will announce the new trio of devices... Read more

Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you?
Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you? By Stuart Miles

Logitech Crayon is now available in the UK as well as the US. We first saw the device at the iPad launch back in March. It's, essentially, a budget version of the Apple Pencil designed for those that don't need total precision.But how do the two devices... Read more

What is Apple Face ID and how does it work?
What is Apple Face ID and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has a facial-recognition feature that's exclusive to the iPhone X.The technology, called Face ID, effectively replaces Touch ID fingerprint scanning. It uses a “TrueDepth camera system", which consists of sensors, cameras, and a dot projector,... Read more