Latest Apple gadget news

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

Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle
Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle By Elyse Betters

It's officially the end of an era.Without any heads-up or fanfare, Apple has taken down its webpages for both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. If you try to search for those products on Apple's website, you will still see “buy” links, but they're dead... Read more

Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them
Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them By Elyse Betters

How much would you pay for a pair of really old sneakers - better yet, Apple-branded sneakers?Private collectibles vendor Heritage Auctions has published a new auction listing, and the starting price isn't exactly cheap. It plans to auction off a pair... Read more

Apple Stores offer new free coding courses for your kids, just in time for summer
Apple Stores offer new free coding courses for your kids, just in time for summer By Luke Edwards

Apple Summer Camp is a free three-day workshop for children that aims to help them learn coding. This year Apple is offering new Coding Games and Programming Robots courses to those that sign-up.Apple has announced the new courses after revealing its... Read more

Apple Store to use stunning photovoltaic glass floor to be 100% solar powered
Apple Store to use stunning photovoltaic glass floor to be 100% solar powered By Luke Edwards

Apple was reported as spending a hefty 500 per cent more on solar and now we know why, it's installing a floor that will harvest the power of the sun.The Apple San Francisco Store will have a new solar glass walkway installed by OnyxSolar that is able... Read more

Apple Store Pickup launches in UK just in time for Christmas
Apple Store Pickup launches in UK just in time for Christmas By Luke Edwards

Christmas is coming, geese are becoming rotund and our wallets are about to become thin. But the usual madness of the Christmas shopping frenzy may not arrive, thanks to Apple Store Pickup.The UK, from today, will be able to use the Apple Store Pickup... Read more

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge
New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge By Rik Henderson

As leaked with the last iTunes release, Apple has refreshed its iPod line with a new range of colours for the family of devices: iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle.And as well as a few new colour schemes to choose from, the Cupertino company has beefed... Read more

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched
Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched By Rik Henderson

Figures from the Official Chart Company show that online streaming is rapidly becoming the UK's favourite way to consume music content.In the first six months of 2015 Brits listened to 11.5 billion tracks streamed from services such as Spotify, Deezer... Read more

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound
The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound By Rik Henderson

Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on the new build of iTunes are anything to go by.With... Read more

Another day, another Steve Jobs film: Trailer for Fassbender movie revealed
Another day, another Steve Jobs film: Trailer for Fassbender movie revealed By Luke Edwards

The first Steve Jobs biopic movie starring Ashton Kutcher only came out in 2013 and already another attempt is being made. After the first was met without a lot of love, surely this movie has to be a hit? The first trailer is here and it looks promising.The... Read more

Apple Store staff being taught to recommend Apple Watch styles based on how you’re dressed
Apple Store staff being taught to recommend Apple Watch styles based on how you’re dressed By Rik Henderson

Apple is training its retail store employees to provide personal fashion and styling tips to customers interested in the forthcoming Apple Watch.They will recommend which Apple Watch and strap will best suit a customer based on how they are dressed and... Read more

Choose your Apple Watch: All the straps and styles
Choose your Apple Watch: All the straps and styles By Stuart Miles

With three different models and a number of different straps, there will be a lots of deciding to do when Apple launches the Apple Watch in April.While the functionality of the watch will be the same across the board, how it will look will vary drastically.... Read more

Apple gesture controls could mean one operating system for phones, tablets and computers
Apple gesture controls could mean one operating system for phones, tablets and computers By Luke Edwards

Apple bought PrimeSense, the company behind Xbox Kinect, back in November and now it's taking plans further to use smart feature recognition for gesture controls.Now the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for "Three dimensional... Read more

Happy 13th birthday Apple iPod: Here's a look back at its life so far
Happy 13th birthday Apple iPod: Here's a look back at its life so far By Britta O'Boyle

Thirteen years ago this week, Apple shook up the music industry with the launch of the first generation of iPod and while it may have come with a physical scroll wheel, huge hold switch and a FireWire port with cover, it made listening to music on the... Read more

The Sub could be the ultimate home draught beer kit, from Apple designer Marc Newson
The Sub could be the ultimate home draught beer kit, from Apple designer Marc Newson By Luke Edwards

Could this be the end of the pub? It's certainly a great alternative. The Sub was created by Heineken and Apple designer Marc Newson to offer home draught beer perfection.The Sub launched on 1 October in silver and is now going to be available in a black... Read more

RIP, the Apple iPod Classic is dead after 13 years
RIP, the Apple iPod Classic is dead after 13 years By Luke Edwards

In all the furore of Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch launch last night there was a death. Quietly the iPod Classic was discontinued permanently.This will mark 13 years since the iPod appeared on the scene to begin taking the digital music revolution... Read more

Apple could kill the double-click with its haptic feedback and pressure sensitive mouse
Apple could kill the double-click with its haptic feedback and pressure sensitive mouse By Luke Edwards

Apple may be preparing to build a new type of mouse that takes sensitivity and feedback to a new level.The "Force Sensing Mouse" has appeared on the US Patent and Trademark Office with plenty of details.The new mouse will have a pressure sensor under... Read more

New 16GB iPod touch with iSight camera appears on Apple Store for £159
New 16GB iPod touch with iSight camera appears on Apple Store for £159 By Luke Edwards

Apple has quietly updated the US Apple Store with a new 16GB iPod touch, it features an iSight camera plus wrist strap loop and is coming to the UK soon priced at a new low of £159.The old 16GB iPod touch was missing a camera, had no loop wrist strap... Read more

Fashionably Apple: Who is Angela Ahrendts - and why is Apple hiring fashion execs?
Fashionably Apple: Who is Angela Ahrendts - and why is Apple hiring fashion execs? By Elyse Betters

Apple is about to become a whole lot more fashionable. During its second-quarter 2014 results, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced that Angela Ahrendts, the former CEO of Burberry, will join Apple next week (presumably starting on 28 April). Ahrendts will... Read more

Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio to make Steve jobs movie with 'The Social Network' creators?
Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio to make Steve jobs movie with 'The Social Network' creators? By Luke Edwards

It looks Aaron Sorkin's attempt at a Steve Jobs movie could have a director and lead actor onboard.According to The Hollywood Reporter Danny Boyle, of Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours fame, is in talks to direct the biopic. Boyle is said to have approached... Read more

Tim Cook: ‘We want to leave the world better than we found it’, Apple offers free product recycling
Tim Cook: ‘We want to leave the world better than we found it’, Apple offers free product recycling By Luke Edwards

As part of Earth Day, today, Apple has announced it will commit to the environment by offering free recycling and more.Tim Cook, in an Apple video about its environmental efforts, said: "We want to leave the world better than we found it." He explains... Read more

Where's Jony? Heeere's Jony! (Update: Apple senior VP back after brief absence)
Where's Jony? Heeere's Jony! (Update: Apple senior VP back after brief absence) By Rik Henderson

UPDATE: Sir Jony Ive has returned to the Executive Profiles page of Apple.com. The senior vice-president of design had gone missing while the page was being updated. Mystery solved.You can read the original story below...Apple's senior vice-president... Read more

New Apple Store in San Francisco to be 'more iconic' than Fifth Avenue's glass cube‏‏
New Apple Store in San Francisco to be 'more iconic' than Fifth Avenue's glass cube‏‏ By Jake Smith

Apple's new flagship store planned for Union Square in San Francisco will be "more iconic" than the company's glass cube on New York's Fifth Avenue, an Apple representative said on Thursday.The new building will be built with a wall of glass, Apple and... Read more

Apple announces Q1 2014 earnings: $57.6bn revenue, $13.1bn net profit, 51M iPhones, 26M iPads, 4.8M Macs
Apple announces Q1 2014 earnings: $57.6bn revenue, $13.1bn net profit, 51M iPhones, 26M iPads, 4.8M Macs By Jake Smith

Apple has announced its fiscal Q1 2014 earnings (Q4 2013 on the calendar), breaking revenue, iPhone, and iPad sales records. The company saw $57.6 billion in revenue and $13.1 billion in net profit during the three-month period. Christmas sales fuelled... Read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook jokes about iRing in interview with ABC
Apple CEO Tim Cook jokes about iRing in interview with ABC By Jake Smith

It's not often Apple executives sit down for an interview, but to celebrate the Mac's thirtieth anniversary on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked candidly with ABC News. It's a rare look inside such a secret company. Cook, along with Apple executives... Read more

What's inside the Apple Japan 2014 Lucky Bags that went on sale today?
What's inside the Apple Japan 2014 Lucky Bags that went on sale today? By Rik Henderson

Apple has a tradition in Japan that on 2 January it holds what is termed a "Lucky Bag Sale" where customers can buy a random bag of Apple goodies and accessories for 36,000 yen (around £206).There are four different bags in all, each with a different... Read more

Apple CEO to employees: 'We have a lot to look forward to in 2014'
Apple CEO to employees: 'We have a lot to look forward to in 2014' By Jake Smith

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a lengthy letter to Apple employees on Sunday, thanking them for their work in 2013 and hyping the year ahead.The letter was obtained by 9to5mac, and in it Cook says: "This holiday season, tens of millions of people around the... Read more

Apple smart dock is voice controlled and could let you control your home button free
Apple smart dock is voice controlled and could let you control your home button free By Luke Edwards

Apple could be working on a smart dock that uses Siri voice controls to activate in your home, according to a patent. But rather than simply being a dock for music this intelligent device is always listening so you can activate Siri on your docked phone... Read more

Apple acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect
Apple acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect By Jake Smith

Apple has confirmed it has acquired PrimeSense, the company behind the original Xbox Kinect. The confirmation comes after months of rumours, now backed with Apple's usual comment when it buys companies on a Sunday. "Apple buys smaller technology companies... Read more

Apple reportedly acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect
Apple reportedly acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect By Jake Smith

Apple has acquired PrimeSense, an Israeli company which makes Kinect-like sensors, according to publication Calcalist. The deal reportedly comes in at $345 million (£213 million) in what looks to be Apple's second acquisition from Israel following Anobit... Read more

Apple expands amount of US stores opening on Thanksgiving
Apple expands amount of US stores opening on Thanksgiving By Jake Smith

Apple is looking to capitalise on early Christmas sales by starting the shopping season a few hours early in the US.In the past, the Apple Stores that have stayed open on the American Thanksgiving holiday were limited to the Apple Store in Caesars Place... Read more

Photos show a new look inside Apple's 'Spaceship' campus
Photos show a new look inside Apple's 'Spaceship' campus By Jake Smith

New photos of Apple's Spaceship campus have surfaced, after it gained approval in Cupertino, California, last month. We've seen plenty of photos of the campus before, but the new ones n Cupertino’s municipal archive give the best glimpse of how work... Read more

Apple confirms next US factory, set for Arizona to create 2,000 plus jobs
Apple confirms next US factory, set for Arizona to create 2,000 plus jobs By Jake Smith

Apple and the state of Arizona have announced a second Apple factory in the US - in Mesa, Arizona - as Apple works to bring some manufacturing back to its home country. The factory will be in partnership with GT Advanced, which will "own and operate... Read more

Apple announces FY13 Q4 earnings: $37.5bn revenue, $7.5bn net profit, 33.8m iPhones, 14.1m iPads, 4.6m Macs
Apple announces FY13 Q4 earnings: $37.5bn revenue, $7.5bn net profit, 33.8m iPhones, 14.1m iPads, 4.6m Macs By Jake Smith

Apple has announced its FY13 Q4 earnings to give us perspective on its last 90 days of business.The company is reporting $37.5 billion in revenue (up from $36 billion a year ago), $7.5 billion in net profit (down from $8.2 billion a year ago), 33.8 million... Read more

Liftoff: Apple 'spaceship' campus approved, building to begin
Liftoff: Apple 'spaceship' campus approved, building to begin By Jake Smith

The City of Cupertino, California, has approved Apple's plans for its new "spaceship" headquarters, Mercury News reports. After a six hour meeting on Tuesday evening the council voted unanimously in favour of allowing Apple to realise Steve Jobs's... Read more

Apple has contributed $65 million to (PRODUCT) RED through sponsored products
Apple has contributed $65 million to (PRODUCT) RED through sponsored products By Jake Smith

Apple is leading contributions to RED, an organisation focused on beating Aids, tuberculosis, and malaria worldwide, raising $65 million through its products for the RED foundation.Apple has long been associated with RED. Bono, the U2 frontman and one... Read more

Accessorising: Apple launches dock and cases for iPhone 5S/5C
Accessorising: Apple launches dock and cases for iPhone 5S/5C By Jake Smith

The star of Apple's September show were the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but afterwards, we were left to rummage through the Apple Store for new bits. This year, Apple has chosen to begin accessorising its iPhones once again, offering new docks and cases... Read more

iPod gets no love at Apple's latest refresh - except for space grey colour
iPod gets no love at Apple's latest refresh - except for space grey colour By Luke Edwards

Tim Cook excited the crowds with the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C tonight. With new 64-bit A7 chips and Touch ID fingerprint, readers you would be forgiven for forgetting the iPod.And it looks like Apple has forgotten it too - or at the very least left... Read more

Apple Reuse and Recycling Programme launches in UK ahead of tonight's iPhone announcements
Apple Reuse and Recycling Programme launches in UK ahead of tonight's iPhone announcements By Luke Edwards

Not long ago we announced Apple's Reuse and Recycling Programme going live in America. Now, on the eve of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C announcements, the scheme is up and running in the UK.The site lets you make money by trading in your old Apple gadgets... Read more

iTunes Radio explained: 'an audio ad once every 15 minutes and one video ad every hour'
iTunes Radio explained: 'an audio ad once every 15 minutes and one video ad every hour' By Jake Smith

Apple is expected to launch iTunes Radio to the masses in September, but the company hasn't detailed how it will handle free users just yet. Luckily, AdAge has all the details, reporting that users not paying $24.99 a year for iTunes Match will receive... Read more

'American Legend' trailer released for Jobs biopic ahead of 16 August release
'American Legend' trailer released for Jobs biopic ahead of 16 August release By Jake Smith

The biopic focusing on Steve Jobs and the founding of Apple is finally set to hit cinemas on 16 August, and before its release, the studio has unveiled another trailer titled American Legend. The film, which has received mixed reviews from critics who... Read more

Apple announces Q3 2013 earnings: $35.3 bn revenue, $6.9 bn net profit, 31.2M iPhones, 14.6M iPads, 3.8M Macs
Apple announces Q3 2013 earnings: $35.3 bn revenue, $6.9 bn net profit, 31.2M iPhones, 14.6M iPads, 3.8M Macs By Jake Smith

Apple has announced its Q3 2013 earnings, ahead of its earnings call at 5pm EST. The technology giant posted revenue of $35.3 billion for the quarter and net profit of $6.9 billion. These results compare to revenue of $35 billion and net profit of $8.8... Read more

Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed
Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed By Rik Henderson

Apple has been found to have conspired with several publishers to raise the prices of eBooks in order to break Amazon's dominance of the market. It is a judgement that could change the face of digital publishing entirely.US District Judge Denise Cote... Read more

Apple iPod Touch launched in 16GB form with 4-inch Retina display
Apple iPod Touch launched in 16GB form with 4-inch Retina display By Hunter Skipworth

Apple has launched a new 16GB version of the updated iPod Touch. Minus a rear-facing camera but boasting a tasty 4-inch Retina display, the new iPod Touch differs slightly from the rest of the recently launched fifth-generation iPod Touch devices.It... Read more

Apple plans new showcase store for San Francisco, with beautiful two-floor design
Apple plans new showcase store for San Francisco, with beautiful two-floor design By Jake Smith

Cupertino-based Apple is planning to replace its iconic San Fransisco Apple Store with a beautiful new design, while also moving to a new location nine years after its original opening. According to AllThingsD, Apple has submitted plans to San Francisco's... Read more

Apple chief Tim Cook speaking at AllThingsD Conference in May
Apple chief Tim Cook speaking at AllThingsD Conference in May By Jake Smith

Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook will be speaking at the AllThingsD D11 conference on 28 May, one of the rare moments each year we get an inside look at what's going on behind the closed doors at Apple. The 2012 AllThingsD conference was Cook's... Read more

Apple hints new product categories this autumn, let the rumours roll
Apple hints new product categories this autumn, let the rumours roll By Jake Smith

Apple CEO Tim Cook has told investors that Apple has "the potential of exciting new product categories". Speaking at Apple's second-quarter financial call, he further inferred that 2013 would be quiet for the technology giant until the end of the year. "We've... Read more

Apple announces Q2 2013 earnings: $43.6bn revenue, $9.5 bn net profit, 37.4M iPhones, 19.5M iPads, 4M Macs
Apple announces Q2 2013 earnings: $43.6bn revenue, $9.5 bn net profit, 37.4M iPhones, 19.5M iPads, 4M Macs By Jake Smith

Apple has announced its Q2 2013 financial results, reporting $43.6 billion in revenue and $9.5 billion in net profit, up from $39.2 billion and $11.6 billion (respectively) in the year ago quarter.As for specific device sales, Apple posted sales of... Read more

£25: The price of the new Apple Lightning adapter, doesn't support all accessories
£25: The price of the new Apple Lightning adapter, doesn't support all accessories By Stuart Miles

To make the iPhone 5 work with your current iPhone accessories you will have to pay £25, because Apple has changed the connector for linking the new phone to a range of docks and speakers.The new Lightning to 30-pin Adapter will be available in October... Read more

The new iPod touch and iPod nano: Everything you need to know
The new iPod touch and iPod nano: Everything you need to know By Hunter Skipworth

It has been a while since Apple has really given its iPods a major overhaul. Alongside the iPhone 5 launch however, the company has announced all-new versions of its three flagship music players.This means many things. A whole heap of work for us and... Read more