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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, and the second-generation - which Apple first talked about in 2017 - is on its way. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what will it be able to do and what products will you be able to use it with? We'll explain... Read more

iPhone 11, iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

iPhone 11, iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of all the new iPhone rumours. Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X and now we've also had (Product)Red editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, too. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus... Read more

Apple has a UK silicon design team - and has opened its doors to inspire kids

Apple has a UK silicon design team - and has opened its doors to inspire kids

By Dan Grabham

Apple invited a bunch of UK schoolchildren to meet its engineers – and so confirmed that it does have a UK-based team working on the chips that power our iPhones.The chips inside almost all smartphones have a British heritage of course – most are... Read more

7 essential iOS 11 features for students on iPad

7 essential iOS 11 features for students on iPad

By Elyse Betters

Apple's iOS 11 software was a major update when it arrived last Autumn. It was more geared towards the iPad than any previous release of iOS.  If you're a student, this feature outlines why it can transform your iPad experience at home and in class. What's... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2: Specs, rumours and everything else you need to know

Apple iPhone SE2: Specs, rumours 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

Apple might debut iPhone SE 2 in May with no headphone jack

Apple might debut iPhone SE 2 in May with no headphone jack

By Elyse Betters

The next iPhone SE could arrive this spring.After talking to iPhone case manufacturers at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade-show, Japanese blog Macotakara claimed Apple is making a second-generation iPhone SE, with plans to announce the device... Read more

Meet Daisy, Apple's new robot that recycles 200 iPhones in an hour

Meet Daisy, Apple's new robot that recycles 200 iPhones in an hour

By Elyse Betters

Apple has a new recycling robot.Named Daisy, it can tear apart nine different versions of the iPhone in order to recover certain materials inside. This new robot is technically a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by Apple. Liam was revealed... Read more

Tim Cook: Apple won't water down iOS and MacOS by merging them

Tim Cook: Apple won't water down iOS and MacOS by merging them

By Elyse Betters

Tim Cook just curb-stomped an Apple rumour.In December, Bloomberg echoed long-existing rumours when it claimed Apple wanted to merge iOS and MacOS apps sometime in 2018 so that developers could create a single app that'd run across both operating systems.... Read more

Apple might launch new iPhones well before its usual autumn event

Apple might launch new iPhones well before its usual autumn event

By Elyse Betters

Well, it looks like Apple has been real busy.According to filings pulled from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database, which were spotted by French website Consomac, Apple has a bunch of unreleased iPhone models with the model numbers A1920, A1921,... Read more

Apple might launch a subscription news service within the next year

Apple might launch a subscription news service within the next year

By Elyse Betters

Apple wants you to pay it for access to news, according to a new report.Bloomberg reported that Apple’s recent acquisition of Texture, which has been called the "Netflix of magazines", was all part of a plan, in which Apple is attempting to create... Read more

Apple Watch might soon have access to third-party watch faces

Apple Watch might soon have access to third-party watch faces

By Elyse Betters

Raise your hand if you don't want Mickey Mouse on your Apple Watch.Apple's smartwatch is a few years old at this point, and yet, it still doesn't support third-party watch faces. In other words, developers aren't allowed to create their own watch face... Read more

Apple's hot new iPhone 8 Plus (Product) Red edition is here

Apple's hot new iPhone 8 Plus (Product) Red edition is here

By Cam Bunton

It's been years since Apple first took to the stage with U2's Bono to announce the first (Product) Red iPod. Since then, Apple has launched numerous bright red products - mostly accessories - with the aim of raising money to go towards HIV/Aids charities.... Read more

Where to buy the new red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Where to buy the new red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

By Dan Grabham

Apple has announced the special edition (Product)Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and they're available now. Both are black on the front, with red aluminium backs.The special edition iPhone joins iPhone 8 in space grey, silver and gold. There's no red iPhone... Read more

Apple to launch an iPhone with triple-lens camera in 2019, says report

Apple to launch an iPhone with triple-lens camera in 2019, says report

By Max Langridge

Apple may follow in the footsteps of Huawei and release an iPhone with a triple-lens camera system in 2019, according to Taiwanese news outlet Economic Daily News.  Huawei P20 Pro triple camera explored: Everything you need to know about Huawei's camera... Read more

How to blacklist news sources in Apple News on iOS devices

How to blacklist news sources in Apple News on iOS devices

By Elyse Betters

Apple's News app for iOS devices shows a tonne of publications by default, some of which you may hate.If you're like us and wish you could mute - or blacklist, so to speak - certain publications, you'll be glad to know it's really easy. So, if you're... Read more

Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages

By Stuart Miles

There are two ways of looking at the iPhone SE, the "special edition" smaller-scale 4-inch iPhone.One is that it's Apple simply churning out a two-year-old design with a spec update; the other is that it delivers what many people actually want: a small... Read more

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer
5.0 stars

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer

By Stuart Miles

A lot can happen in a couple of years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die.Since the last Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've seen an increasing transition to 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) content. The Apple TV 4K jumps... Read more

New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and MacBook Air this year, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome MacBook Pro.We thought we might see new notebooks at Apple's education-orientated... Read more

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside the iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 at the company's event in September. The two devices succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, bringing improvements in hardware as well as a glass rear over aluminium... Read more

The best wireless chargers 2018 for iPhone, Galaxy S9, Sony Xperia XZ2 and more

The best wireless chargers 2018 for iPhone, Galaxy S9, Sony Xperia XZ2 and more

By Cam Bunton

If you've got a phone with Qi-compatible wireless charging, then we've collected all the best wireless chargers together for you. Like most other wireless charging phones, the Galaxy S9 and latest iPhone models use the standard Qi charging technology. ... Read more

Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures

Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures

By Elyse Betters

Apple is developing touchless iPhones with curved displays.According to Bloomberg, these displays will gradually curve inward from top to bottom, where as every iPhone model in the past, with the exception of the iPhone X, have used flat displays. The... Read more

Apple hires Google Assistant guru: is this the move that can make Siri better?

Apple hires Google Assistant guru: is this the move that can make Siri better?

By Dan Grabham

Apple needs to beef up Siri’s capabilities fast and has hired Google’s head of search and artificial intelligence (AI) to get the job done.Scot John Giannandrea will run Apple’s “machine learning and AI strategy” according to a report in the... Read more

Apple is planning to design its own chips for the Mac from 2020

Apple is planning to design its own chips for the Mac from 2020

By Dan Grabham

It’s been long rumoured, but now it seems it really could happen: Apple really is planning to dump Intel in favour of its own processors for at least some Macs. The move could happen as soon as 2020. We know that Apple is working on bringing iOS and... Read more

The best iPhone X deals for April 2018

The best iPhone X deals for April 2018

By Hassan Mohammed

The Apple iPhone X is available in two colours, space grey and silver. It comes in two storage size variants with SIM-free pricing for the 64GB version from £47.95 a month from Apple or £999.99 SIM free.The 256GB iPhone X costs £55.15 a month from... Read more

Apple is trying to hire hundreds of AI engineers to make Siri smarter

Apple is trying to hire hundreds of AI engineers to make Siri smarter

By Elyse Betters

Nobody likes Siri.Apple launched its voice assistant years ago, and yet, it's miserable to use, especially compared to Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant, both of which are extremely smart, well integrated with third-party services, and available on... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad during a special event in March 2018, and it pitched the device squarely at the education market.Last year's 9.7-inch iPad replaced the iPad Air 2. But the new iPad 9.7 (2018) has succeeded that model and is now the... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats
4.0 stars

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats

By Stuart Miles

We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 to find out whether now is the time to start wearing it, or whether you can pass this one by.While much remains the same in the... 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

Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked

By Stuart Miles

While most of the excitement and expectation for this year's new iPhones is for the flagship iPhone X, rather than the iPhone 8 and larger-scale iPhone 8 Plus, that's not to say that the smallest of the three models should be overlooked.The new iPhone... 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 iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones

By Stuart Miles

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has launched what it says is the phone that kickstarts the next decade for the iPhone. It's the biggest shift in iPhone design since Steve Jobs launched that first device, introducing a new range of... Read more

Apple updates WatchOS, TvOS, and HomePod: Here's what's new

Apple updates WatchOS, TvOS, and HomePod: Here's what's new

By Elyse Betters

Apple has pushed out updates to all its devices.The biggest update, iOS 11.3, arrives for iPhones and iPads. You can read all about that from here. But Apple also released WatchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch. It follows six beta builds issued to public... Read more

How do Apple's new data and privacy features work across its devices

How do Apple's new data and privacy features work across its devices

By Elyse Betters

Your data might as well be gold.It's becoming clearer than ever that your name, email address, phone number, passwords, interests, and other types of data - or metadata - is desirable to not only hackers but also companies. Every day, there is some new... Read more

Apple Animoji: How to use those new animated emoji for iPhone X

Apple Animoji: How to use those new animated emoji for iPhone X

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released new Animoji, via an update to iOS 11.Apple's Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters. The feature, which initially debuted last autumn, uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system - currently exclusive to... Read more

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11.3: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11.3: What is it and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has added major new feature to its Messages app.Last summer, a new section on Apple's Developer site popped up. It outlined an upcoming feature, Business Chat, although Apple didn't directly announce it during WWDC 2017. From what we could tell... Read more

Apple iOS 11.3 is here: Huge update adds Battery Health, new Animoji, Business Chat, and more

Apple iOS 11.3 is here: Huge update adds Battery Health, new Animoji, Business Chat, and more

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released a major update to iOS 11.The update, iOS 11.3, is technically one of a dozen official updates to the iOS 11 operating system since it debuted in September. It arrives more than a month the launch of iOS 11.2.6, a minor update that brought... Read more

Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time
5.0 stars

Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time

By Stuart Miles

Apple has turned its focus on the education market with the launch of its new iPad. It's a great device for all, but the Cupertino company is also hoping to woo teachers and students with cheap pricing, dedicated software and Apple Pencil support. The... Read more

Apple AirPower: Is the wireless charging mat for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods coming soon?

Apple AirPower: Is the wireless charging mat for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods coming soon?

By Rik Henderson

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 is also about to come out with its own AirPower mat for... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?
5.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?

By Stuart Miles

As the 10.5 numerical suggests, this iPad Pro 10.5 is smaller than the 12.9-inch model, but marginally larger than regular 9.7-inch iPad that comes without Pencil or Keyboard support.With lots of power under the hood - the screen is bigger and brighter... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?
4.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?

By Stuart Miles

It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?With many divided over whether or not a giant tablet is the answer, we've been using the iPad Pro... Read more

Apple iPad (2017) review: Solid, affordable full-size tablet
4.5 stars

Apple iPad (2017) review: Solid, affordable full-size tablet

By Cam Bunton

The Apple iPad (2017) model has now been replaced by the Apple iPad (2018) version which brings Apple Pencil support and a faster A10 Fusion chip to the story. Read our thoughts on the newer 2018 model and how it compares to other iPads in the range.... 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

Alongside the launch of the new iPad, Apple has teamed up with Logitech to launch a budget version of its Apple Pencil designed for those that don't need all the precision. But how do the two devices compare and which one should you buy? We've played... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 to get a larger display, says report

Apple Watch Series 4 to get a larger display, says report

By Max Langridge

Straight off the back of the new iPad 9.7-inch launch, usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report saying the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4, due out later this year, will have a 15 per cent larger display. Apple Watch... Read more

The new iPad Pro 2018 specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

The new iPad Pro 2018 specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the next iPad Pro, together with some of our own thoughts about what super Apple tablet we might get during the latter half of 2018.Apple's Field Trip event in late March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch... Read more

Apple Field Trip event recap: Watch the new iPad get unveiled here

Apple Field Trip event recap: Watch the new iPad get unveiled here

By Elyse Betters

Apple has debuted a new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil, which is aimed at students, as well as several apps aimed at helping students and teachers make the most of the Apple gear that schools buy.Apple Field Trip event: What was announced?A new iPad 9.7 is... Read more

Apple debuts new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support, starts at £319

Apple debuts new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support, starts at £319

By Elyse Betters

Apple just introduced a new iPad while at a school in Chicago.Ever since the company invited the media to attend its Field Trip launch event, we assumed whatever it had in store would be geared toward students and children in the education market. CEO... Read more

Putting the Home in HomePod: The new housing development that’s smart from day one

Putting the Home in HomePod: The new housing development that’s smart from day one

By Stuart Miles

"And over here is the HomePod…" explains Ken Forster, Managing Director of Trivselhus UK, to Pocket-lint.It is not a phrase you expect to hear on a tour of a show home up for sale, but then the house that Forster is showing us isn't any ordinary home.It's... Read more

2018 iPhone X 2 could cost as little as £635

2018 iPhone X 2 could cost as little as £635

By Rik Henderson

A leaked investor memo claims that you could get yourself an iPhone X for as little as $899 (£635) this year. That's a distinct drop from the minimum of $999 being charged for this year's model.The price drop is suggested because it is claimed that Apple... Read more

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

By Max Langridge

Apple has been said to be investing in its original programming to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon for some time now, but we've yet to see any truly compelling TV shows or movies. The tech giant was originally said to be producing TV shows starring... Read more

Apple is investing $1 billion in original programming, will begin streaming next March

Apple is investing $1 billion in original programming, will begin streaming next March

By Max Langridge

Apple has been said to be investing heavily in original programming for some time now, but we haven't seen much in the way of content appearing on the company's Apple Music streaming service. Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?... Read more