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New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests

New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests

By Rik Henderson

Apple is reportedly about to unveil two new iPads, which could be in shops in just a couple of weeks.According to French website Consomac, two devices have popped up in documents filed by the Eurasian Economic Commission - an official regulator that... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
4.0 stars

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady

By Stuart Miles

For 2018 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than the predicted... Read more

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough
3.5 stars

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough

By Stuart Miles

The Apple HomePod is a £319 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Sonos too.Apple wants to deliver not only a connected smart speaker but wants to address one of the... Read more

The best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to set up HomePod

The best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to set up 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

iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three iPhones last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X and now it's time to think about this year's new iPhones! The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus followed the traditional iPhone design and were essentially 'S' versions... Read more

2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays

2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays

By Rik Henderson

The Apple iPhone X refresh for 2018 will have similar TrueDepth facial recognition on its front facing camera but with a smaller notch, claim analysts working for Barclays bank.Based on reports and meetings they had during CES in January, analysts Andrew... Read more

Funniest internet reactions to Apple HomePod's white ring marks

Funniest internet reactions to Apple HomePod's white ring marks

By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard yet, HomePod can ruin some wood furniture.When Pocket-lint reviewed Apple's smart speaker, we discovered its silicone base left a white, discoloured ring on our solid oak kitchen worktop that was treated with Danish oil. Apple told... Read more

#Ringgate: How to stop HomePod from leaving rings on wood surfaces

#Ringgate: How to stop HomePod from leaving rings on wood surfaces

By Elyse Betters

Oh, Apple. We really wanted to love the HomePod. But, when we reviewed it, we discovered the silicone base on Apple's smart speaker left a white, discoloured ring on our solid oak kitchen worktop that was treated with Danish oil. Corroborating our findings,... Read more

Apple HomePod: Everything you need to know

Apple HomePod: Everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

The Apple HomePod is now available in the UK, US and Australia. But should you opt for the Siri-powered speaker over one of the HomePod alternatives? Apple HomePod sees Apple looking to change how you listen to music (again) jumping on the iPod nomenclature... 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 Elyse Betters

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Watch Nike+. Be sure to check out our Apple Watch Nike+ review as well, where we said it looks great, has a sporty feel, and feels really comfortable on the wrist. Apple Watch Nike Plus is designed to... Read more

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets of WatchOS revealed

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets of WatchOS revealed

By Stuart Miles

Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it.There's no denying it, the Apple Watch is a complex device that offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore... Read more

The next iPad Pro 2018: What's the story so far?

The next iPad Pro 2018: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

Last September's iPhone X model ditched TouchID and the home button in favour of Face ID. This will surely mean that the next iPad Pro will also have Face ID.Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the next iPad Pro models, together with some... Read more

Apple might bring Animoji to iPad and FaceTime in future iOS update

Apple might bring Animoji to iPad and FaceTime in future iOS update

By Elyse Betters

Apple has a lot of ideas in the works for iOS.Although the Cupertino-based company reportedly won't introduce too many features in the next major update to its mobile operating system, iOS 12, choosing instead to focus on reliability and improving performance,... Read more

Repairing your Apple HomePod costs almost as much as a new HomePod

Repairing your Apple HomePod costs almost as much as a new HomePod

By Rik Henderson

Siri might have some way to catch up with Alexa in smart speaker usability but there is no denying the audio quality emitted from an Apple HomePod. It has such amazing speaker tech inside that audiophile critics are lauding praise on it almost universally.There's... Read more

Apple's AR/VR headset pops up in new patent for head-mounted display

Apple's AR/VR headset pops up in new patent for head-mounted display

By Elyse Betters

Apple is definitely working on a headset or a pair of smart glasses.We know this thanks to leaks about the company talking to parts suppliers at CES 2018 as well as several reports that have claimed the device will launch as soon as next year. Oh, and... Read more

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

By Britta O'Boyle

Siri is Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant and she, or he, has been around for several years now.The assistant first appeared on the iPhone 4S and it was described by Apple as the best thing on the iPhone during the launch presentation. As well... Read more

Apple HomePod now available for £319, here's where to buy it

Apple HomePod now available for £319, here's where to buy it

By Stuart Miles

The Apple HomePod is now available to buy in the UK, US and Australia.  First announced at Apple's developer conference in June 2017, the new Siri-equipped speaker takes on the Amazon Echo and Google Home in the race to be the smart home speaker... Read more

Why HomePod sounds so good: Inside Apple's secret audio lab

Why HomePod sounds so good: Inside Apple's secret audio lab

By Stuart Miles

Six years ago, Apple decided it was going to get into the speaker business for a second time. The first attempt, the iPod Hi-Fi, launched in 2006 to mixed reviews.Although the iPod Hi-Fi's life was brief, Apple says it was successful. And let's face it,... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2: Rumours, specs and everything else you need to know

Apple iPhone SE2: Rumours, specs and everything else you need to know

By Dan Grabham

Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 flagship phones might grab the headlines but there are still stacks of people out there buying smaller-screened mid-range devices like the iPhone SE.Apple realised post-iPhone 6 that there was no iOS alternative to those... Read more

65 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

65 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

By Britta O'Boyle

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so.To most questions you'll get a standard... Read more

Apple's HomePod is now available to order from John Lewis in the UK

Apple's HomePod is now available to order from John Lewis in the UK

By Dan Grabham

The Apple HomePod is now available to buy from John Lewis ahead of the in-store launch this Friday.If you buy one in advance you can collect it from any John Lewis or Waitrose store on Friday - the day of release in the US, UK and Australia. It's available... Read more

What can - and can't - you do with Apple's HomePod?

What can - and can't - you do with Apple's HomePod?

By Dan Grabham

Apple’s HomePod is here and will be in stores on Friday. But there’s been a lot of confusion about what you can and can’t do with Apple’s new super speaker. No matter, because we’re here to clear up the confusion. Let’s get clarifying! Everything... Read more

The best wireless chargers for the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The best wireless chargers for the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

By Cam Bunton

The iPhone has finally joined the Qi charging game, years after the first wireless charging smartphones came to market. Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, with a conductive charging receiver hiding beneath them.It may be a little... Read more

Which is the best media streamer for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast vs Roku

Which is the best media streamer for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast vs Roku

By Rik Henderson

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... Read more

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

By Elyse Betters

If you're a new iPhone X user, you might have realised that there are a few problems and annoyances with Apple's new super handset. At £999/$999, one would expect perfection, but, of course, nothing is perfect - not even the latest and greatest from... Read more

China taking over world's phone market, sales results show Apple and Samsung should beware

China taking over world's phone market, sales results show Apple and Samsung should beware

By Rik Henderson

Counterpoint's report on the global sales of smartphones in both the last quarter and the whole of 2017 are in. And, while they continue to make good reading for Apple and Samsung, they both need to look over their shoulders at the rapid rise of Chinese... Read more

What is Apple's True Tone display?

What is Apple's True Tone display?

By Elyse Betters

The latest iPhones  boast what Apple calls a True Tone display.It's a technology which first made its appearance on iPad Pro, but it now can be found on devices like the the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating... Read more

Apple wants a more stable iOS, so don't expect major features in iOS 12

Apple wants a more stable iOS, so don't expect major features in iOS 12

By Elyse Betters

Apple has different plans for iOS this year.The company wants to delay some key features until next year, according to Axios. One of those features is a complete refresh of the home screen. In the meantime, Apple plans to fix performance and quality issues... Read more

Apple might release three new Macs with its own custom co-processors

Apple might release three new Macs with its own custom co-processors

By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to put custom co-processors in at least three new Mac models, according to Bloomberg.These models will include updated notebooks and a new desktop. They could be released this year, too. Now, this report follows another rumour that claimed... Read more

Apple Animoji explained: How to use those animated emoji on iPhone X

Apple Animoji explained: How to use those animated emoji on iPhone X

By Elyse Betters

Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters found on iPhone. The feature uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system, which is currently exclusive to the iPhone X, to create 3D emoji that mirror your own facial expressions.You... Read more

The Apple iPhone SE 2 may not happen anymore, according to reliable source

The Apple iPhone SE 2 may not happen anymore, according to reliable source

By Max Langridge

Usually reliable leaker of all things Apple, Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report, obtained by MacRumors that casts some serious doubt over an iPhone SE 2 launching later this year.  Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far? Kuo's reasoning? He says... Read more

Apple iPad Pro with Face ID could launch later this year

Apple iPad Pro with Face ID could launch later this year

By Max Langridge

Apple may carry over its Face ID facial recognition technology to a new iPad Pro later this year, according to some code found within the latest version of iOS 11.3. Filipe Esposito of iHelpBR in Brazil, has dived into the code of the OS and found references... Read more

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

By Rik Henderson

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all feature wireless charging, in that they do not need to be plugged in to charge.They work with hundreds of Qi charging mats and accessories already available - including in-car charging stations - but will also... Read more

Apple reveals the changes coming with iOS 11.3, ARKit and Animoji to receive big updates

Apple reveals the changes coming with iOS 11.3, ARKit and Animoji to receive big updates

By Max Langridge

Apple has revealed details of the upcoming iOS 11.3 update, that will roll out to iPhone and iPad users in the spring. The update brings with it four new Animoji to use with the iPhone X, enhanced capabilities for ARKit and the battery update that was... Read more

Apple might launch an all-new 13-inch MacBook later this year

Apple might launch an all-new 13-inch MacBook later this year

By Elyse Betters

Apple is reportedly developing a new 13-inch MacBook.It will be launched sometime during the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes, which is well-known for leaking Apple-related news and having deep industry sources, though it also has a so-so... Read more

Apple will discontinue, rather than reduce the price of iPhone X later this year

Apple will discontinue, rather than reduce the price of iPhone X later this year

By Max Langridge

Apple is expected to discontinue the £999 iPhone X later this year when it announces a new model, rather than reduce its price and keep it in the lineup. Apple usually keeps the current iPhone as an option, but reduces the price by around £100, but... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

By Max Langridge

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech. Apple first talked about the still-forthcoming second version - called AirPlay 2 -  last summer. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what will it be able to do and what products will you be able to use it with?... Read more

What is Apple Music and how does it work?

What is Apple Music and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service.It's packed with features, including offline listening for when you're not connected, and it combines all your music in one place -  even songs ripped from a CD. Apple Music also offers up radio... Read more

Apple iPhone X tips and tricks: Master Apple's greatest iPhone

Apple iPhone X tips and tricks: Master Apple's greatest iPhone

By Stuart Miles

Got a new iPhone X? Or thinking about getting one? With such a huge change to the design of the phone, including the ditching of Touch ID and the introduction of Face ID, how you control and use the new iPhone changes too.We've put together a number of... Read more

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

By Elyse Betters

HomeKit is basically Apple’s framework for home automation.Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink lights, and other smart speakers, thermostats, detectors, plugs, blinds, locks, sensors and so on - to communicate... Read more

Apple will let you turn battery throttling off with a future iOS update

Apple will let you turn battery throttling off with a future iOS update

By Max Langridge

Late last year, it was discovered that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones to prevent random reboots. Many iPhone owners always thought their phones slowed down around the time a new model was due to be released, but Apple admitted it included... Read more

Apple HomePod on track to launch "soon", as Apple begins receiving shipments

Apple HomePod on track to launch "soon", as Apple begins receiving shipments

By Max Langridge

Just last week, analytics company GBH Insights said Apple's HomePod smart speaker would go on sale within the next four to six weeks. It seems the industry analyst does have good insight, as Apple is said to have started receiving the first shipment of... Read more

Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera

Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera

By Elyse Betters

We're like eight months away from the new iPhone.Excited? No? Well, get pumped, because you know Apple is going to introduce a new smartphone every autumn, and this year should be no different, so, of course, the rumour mill is firing up with the latest... Read more

Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES

Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES

By Elyse Betters

Apple was at CES 2018 in an effort to speed up its augmented reality glasses project, according to a new report.Bloomberg claimed Apple representatives met with suppliers that "make the nuts and bolts required to power AR glasses", but it also said that... Read more

Apple HomePod smart speaker could go on sale in the next six weeks

Apple HomePod smart speaker could go on sale in the next six weeks

By Max Langridge

Apple's long-awaited HomePod smart speaker could finally be released within the next four to six weeks, according to industry analysts. The speaker was first announced at Apple's WWDC event in June 2016 and was meant to go on sale in December. Apple HomePod:... Read more

Apple promises to add new parental controls to curb kids' iPhone addictions

Apple promises to add new parental controls to curb kids' iPhone addictions

By Rik Henderson

Apple has responded to criticism levied at the company that it doesn't do enough to prevent children becoming addicted to its devices.Two of its substantial investors had previously complained that Apple's iOS platform needs additional safety measures... Read more

Apple iPhone SE 2 to get glass back panel, may feature wireless charging

Apple iPhone SE 2 to get glass back panel, may feature wireless charging

By Max Langridge

Towards the end of 2017, the Economic Daily News in China reported that Apple would release a new version of the iPhone SE in 2018. Since then we haven't heard too many rumours surrounding a new wallet-friendly iPhone, but now a new report on tekz24.com... Read more

Apple apologises for slowing iPhones, offers sale on battery replacements

Apple apologises for slowing iPhones, offers sale on battery replacements

By Elyse Betters

Apple wants you to know its sorry.The company just published a letter to apologise for a “misunderstanding", or rather, for the fact that it slows older iPhones. Apple recently admitted it pushes out an update that throttles the CPU of older iPhones... Read more

Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness

Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness

By Elyse Betters

Apple is developing new versions of the Apple Watch with EKG capabilities, according to a new report.Bloomberg has reported that new versions of the Apple Watch could feature souped-up heart-monitoring technology. More specifically, they could use electric... Read more

Apple might merge iOS and MacOS apps starting next year

Apple might merge iOS and MacOS apps starting next year

By Elyse Betters

Apple must like Microsoft's "universal apps" approach, because it's apparently doing the same thing.The company might finally begin to merge iOS and MacOS apps sometime next year by allowing developers create a single app that will run across both operating... Read more