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How to make Apple repair your faulty MacBook keyboard for free
How to make Apple repair your faulty MacBook keyboard for free By Maggie Tillman

Apple has launched a keyboard repair program.This program is for MacBook and MacBook Pro models with butterfly keys. The program is designed to address consumer complaints over keyboard keys that do not work properly. For instance, letters or characters... Read more

Leaked image of 6.1-inch LCD Apple iPhone confirms single-lens camera and Face ID
Leaked image of 6.1-inch LCD Apple iPhone confirms single-lens camera and Face ID By Max Langridge

Apple has for some time now, been said to be releasing three new iPhones at its annual September hardware event: two with OLED screens and one with an LCD screen. An rendered image of the latter has been obtained by BGR, revealing its full design.  iPhone... Read more

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

Apple's iOS 12 will come to iPhones and iPads later in the year.The next major update to the iPhone and iPad's mobile operating system was rumoured to be all about improvements to quality and performance, though we suspected Apple would have a few surprises... 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

Apple has previewed some of the features that are coming in iOS 12, the next version of its mobile 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... 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 soon to come out with its own AirPower mat for... Read more

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may finally launch by September
Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may finally launch by September By Max Langridge

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may finally be available to buy by September this year, according to a report from Bloomberg. Apple AirPower: Is the wireless charging mat for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods coming soon? Apple AirPods 2: When will... Read more

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

Although we're definitely not sold on the look of the existing Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years. Completely wire-free? Check. Compact charging case? Check. Seamless connection? Check.... 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

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the new 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

When will the iOS 12 public beta be released?
When will the iOS 12 public beta be released? By Dan Grabham

iOS 12, the next major iteration of Apple's mobile OS, will be with us in September alongside new iPhones. But when will we be able to get hold of a public beta of the mobile software?There will likely be three iOS 12 release dates: one for developers,... Read more

iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X Plus and a cheaper iPhone X: What's the latest on iPhone 2018?
iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X Plus and a cheaper iPhone X: What's the latest on iPhone 2018? By Dan Grabham

Waiting for this year's new iPhone? Now we know the basics of the forthcoming iOS 12, it seems a safe bet that the new iPhone will be with us alongside the final release of Apple's new phone software in September. Three iPhones arrived last year in the... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: All the details on Apple's latest streaming tech
Apple AirPlay 2: All the details on Apple's latest streaming tech By Max Langridge

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech, and the second-generation is now available. 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 all right here.AirPlay 2 was supposed... Read more

Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know
Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

The Apple HomePod has been available for a few months now. 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 to... Read more

WatchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software?
WatchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has revealed several new features that will be coming to Apple Watch with the WatchOS 5 software update.Some, though not all, of the new features were detailed during the company's Worldwide Developer Conference 2018 so we have rounded them up to... Read more

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

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched last Autumn and was a critical hit. We also think it has sold quite well, but we don't really know since Apple refuses to outline the numbers sold.That's probably because the numbers wouldn't look that great up against... 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 detailed macOS Mojave (10.14) at its developer conference recently. It's the next version of macOS, the software that powers Apple Mac computers. While iOS 12 will work on all the same devices that can run iOS 11 and tvOS 12 will run on the Apple... Read more

macOS Mojave public beta coming late June
macOS Mojave public beta coming late June By Max Langridge

Apple has announced the next major update to macOS at WWDC 2018, called macOS Mojave. After years of naming its OS after mountains, Apple has now turned to the expansive desert in California. It's official! Apple announces iOS 12 with performance updates... 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 soon, 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 Field... 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 Watch 4 could get touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback
Apple Watch 4 could get touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback By Max Langridge

Apple may be looking to replace the buttons on the Apple Watch with solid-state buttons for the Apple Watch 4, according to a report from Fast Company. The report, which cites a source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans, says that Apple will stick... Read more

MacOS Mojave features, release date and everything you need to know
MacOS Mojave features, release date and everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

Apple uses its annual developers conference to preview all the major software updates it has developed for devices like the iPhone and MacBook Pro. You see, Macs run MacOS. But there were very few rumours about the next major update to MacOS, now revealed... Read more

Live Listen with AirPods: How to turn your iPhone into a remote mic
Live Listen with AirPods: How to turn your iPhone into a remote mic By Maggie Tillman

Imagine you're in a noisy restaurant or bar and can’t quite hear the person speaking across the table from you.It's an annoying problem that many people with hearing difficulties experience on a daily basis and in different environments or scenarios.... Read more

Is this what the new iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch iPhone will look like?
Is this what the new iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch iPhone will look like? By Rik Henderson

A few days ago we posted professional-looking rendered images of two of the much-rumoured new iPhones, which are coming this autumn.Now there are even better shots available, based on alleged leaked CAD designs from the production line. They not only... Read more

When is AirPlay 2 coming to my speakers?
When is AirPlay 2 coming to my speakers? By Maggie Tillman

There is a long list of established brands signed up to support AirPlay 2 going forward. But what about all the speakers you already own?Apple recently rolled out AirPlay 2, which, essentially, opens up the ability to stream music from your iOS device... Read more

What is Memoji? Apple's new Animoji explained
What is Memoji? Apple's new Animoji explained By Maggie Tillman

Apple has brought more fun effects to the Messages camera.Messages, also know as the iMessage app, is Apple's messaging platform across iOS devices and Mac devices. Last year, with the introduction of iPhone X, Messages added a new feature called Animoji.... 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".Announced its developer conference in June... Read more

Apple WWDC 2018: All the announcements that matter
Apple WWDC 2018: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

Apple's developer conference has happened, and we're rounding up what the company announced.Apple puts on an annual developer conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and - sometimes - technologies that developers can leverage... Read more

Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay
Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay By Chris Hall

Apple took to the stage at WWDC - its 2018 developer conference - and introduced a wide-range of new features coming to iOS 12, the next version of its mobile software due later in 2018. Although the company didn't delve too deeply into CarPlay, it did... Read more

Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free
Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced that it is adding support for Dolby Atmos to its Apple TV 4K box as part of the forthcoming tvOS 12 update. What's more, your existing movies and TV shows that support Dolby Atmos will be upgraded for free.It's a similar story to when... Read more

Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar
Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a couple of new Animojis and some new features for messaging in iMessage. However, the biggest new feature is Memoji, the ability to create your own customisable, animated avatar and use it anywhere you could use Animojis previously.We... Read more

Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more
Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more By Maggie Tillman

Apple is in the middle of presenting its WWDC 2018 keynote, and it's just announced the next major version of iOS is called iOS 12.The company said iOS 12 will be available on all the same devices as iOS 11. This software update was optimised with Apple's... Read more

Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers
Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers By Max Langridge

Apple has offered an embeddable widget for Apple Music for some time now. Artists have been able to use one on their websites to promote their latest single or album, but the web player has only been able to offer 30 - 90 second song previews. What is... Read more

2018 Apple iPhone and iPhone X Plus revealed in amazing renders
2018 Apple iPhone and iPhone X Plus revealed in amazing renders By Rik Henderson

Apple's developers conference, WWDC, kicks off today with a keynote at 6pm BST and we'll likely see some new products and software announced. Pocket-lint will be in attendance and will bring you all the news as it happens.There won't, however, be any... Read more

iOS 12 code all but confirms Face ID for iPad
iOS 12 code all but confirms Face ID for iPad By Max Langridge

Apple has officially announced iOS 12 at WWDC 2018 and while there weren't any new hardware announcements to go with it, developer Guilherme Rambo has already delved into the code and found some references to Face ID on the iPad. Rumours of Apple introducing... Read more

Apple might unveil iOS 12 with new digital health tools at WWDC 2018
Apple might unveil iOS 12 with new digital health tools at WWDC 2018 By Maggie Tillman

Apple's WWDC 2018 is set to kick off next week, and thanks to a new report, we now know what to expect.WWDC, also known as the Worldwide Developers Conference, commences on 4 June with an opening keynote, where company executives typically unveil the... Read more

New Apple Watch 'Pride' face leaks out ahead of WWDC 2018
New Apple Watch 'Pride' face leaks out ahead of WWDC 2018 By Maggie Tillman

When Apple executives take the stage at WWDC 2018 next week, they'll likely spend a moment unveiling an all-new watch face.Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's back up. 9to5Mac recently found strings in the beta version of iOS 11.3 that suggested Apple... Read more

How to create a HomePod Stereo Pair
How to create a HomePod Stereo Pair By Stuart Miles

Apple has released iOS 11.4 and HomePod 11.4 and with it enabled AirPlay 2, which for Apple HomePod owners allows you to now connect two HomePod speakers to create a stereo pair.Without a dedicated HomePod app on your iPhone or iPad you might be slightly... Read more

What is the Apple Star N84? ARM hybrid, touchscreen MacBook or just a new iPhone?
What is the Apple Star N84? ARM hybrid, touchscreen MacBook or just a new iPhone? By Rik Henderson

Much has been said on the leaked Apple N84 (codename Star) over the last few days. But, unlike many rumoured devices in the past, the one thing that nobody seems sure of is what the Star actually is.Some sources claim that the Apple Star is a laptop/tablet... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: What’s the difference?
Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: What’s the difference? By Maggie Tillman

AirPlay, Apple's proprietary wireless streaming protocol, has received a major update in the form of AirPlay 2.For years, Apple has offered AirPlay so that you could instantly share audio or video between your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, an Apple TV, or another... Read more

Messages in iCloud explained: How it works and how to turn it on
Messages in iCloud explained: How it works and how to turn it on By Maggie Tillman

Apple's latest iOS update has finally brought iCloud support for iMessages, also called Messages in iCloud.When you set up Apple iCloud, you get 5GB of storage. You can use that for all your backups. So, you can keep your photos and videos stored in iCloud... 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

Apple to use iPhone NFC chip to unlock doors and more with iOS 12
Apple to use iPhone NFC chip to unlock doors and more with iOS 12 By Max Langridge

Apple is due to unveil iOS 12 at its annual WWDC, which kicks off next Monday 4 June. One of the features now thought to be coming to the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system is expanded capabilities for the built-in NFC chip on the iPhone,... Read more

How to turn off Find My iPhone and remove your device from it
How to turn off Find My iPhone and remove your device from it By Maggie Tillman

Not everyone is a fan of Find My iPhone.Apple's service makes it easy for you to track down your lost or stolen Apple device, but, for whatever reason, some people don't want that ability. If you find yourself among that crowd, no worries, we'll help... Read more

Steam Link arrives on Android as expected but is barred from iOS by Apple
Steam Link arrives on Android as expected but is barred from iOS by Apple By Rik Henderson

Valve has received an unexpected set-back in its games streaming plans. Earlier this month we wrote that it was to release Steam Link for Android and iOS, which enables you to stream full PC games to your mobile device over a home network.You need a decent... Read more

Did Apple know the iPhone 6 could easily bend? Yep, internal tests show
Did Apple know the iPhone 6 could easily bend? Yep, internal tests show By Maggie Tillman

Remember Bendgate?Well, to refresh your memory, in 2014, users began to complain that their iPhone 6 devices - specifically, the iPhone 6 Plus - were bending with normal use. In a statement to Pocket-lint, Apple suggested the entire situation was overblown... Read more

New iPhones are go: Apple starts production for new 7nm A12 chips
New iPhones are go: Apple starts production for new 7nm A12 chips By Rik Henderson

Apple has reportedly started production on its next-generation mobile processors, expected to be called A12.The new chips will drive the forthcoming 2018 iPhone models and, most likely, new iPad Pro tablets too."People familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg's... Read more

Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018
Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018 By Maggie Tillman

Apple has invited the press to its official 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.The company already revealed it planned to hold an event from 4 June, but now, it's confirmed it will give a keynote address on Monday, 4 June at 10am PST. Since... Read more

Amazing Apple deal: AirPods with 20% off, now £127.20
Amazing Apple deal: AirPods with 20% off, now £127.20 By Max Langridge

It’s rare for Apple products to be discounted, so when they are, it’s well worth snapping them up before the deal expires.Thats why O2’s current offer of 2 per cent off all accessories, meaning you can get a set of Apple AirPods for £127.20, is... Read more

Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding
Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding By Max Langridge

Apple is still allegedly planning a cheaper version of its Siri-powered HomePod speaker and when it does launch, it may carry Beats branding, at least that's according to a report from Apple's supply chain, via Chinese site Sina. Apple HomePod: Everything... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE By Dan Grabham

Apple is still selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone now being two years old and the basic chassis design dating from the iPhone 5 launch back in 2012.But that’s not to say the insides are anywhere as dated: much of the hardware is similar... Read more

How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you
How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you By Maggie Tillman

If you're anything like us at Pocket-lint, you're now super aware of the amount of data you give companies, like Apple.Whether it's granting full-on access to your social profiles, or casually leaving a trail of metadata, like when and who you messaged... Read more