One of the world’s most prosperous companies, Apple is known for its iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac, MacBook, iTunes and App Store products and services. Based in Cupertino, California, the company has been helmed by CEO Tim Cook since August 2011, a month before former CEO – and co-founder – Steve Jobs died. Expect to see unbiased news, reviews and opinion on Apple and its products in Gizmodo UK’s Apple hub here.
It's been a successful morning for Motorola in Germany. So far they've managed to secure a permanent injunction against Apple's iCloud, as well as seeing the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and first-gen 3G iPad removed from the online store.
My experience of Siri has been OKish as an Englishman with my generic southerner accent. But even I’ve got to admit the “I’m sorry, I can only… blah blah blah… in US English” really gets to me too, because frankly it’s not sorry is it? It’s just a machine, and it wouldn’t do it again if it was really sorry. Anyway, perhaps this is the advert the good old ASA should have forced Apple to run; it’s certainly a lot closer to the irritating truth for us Brits.
Though it's incredibly awkward and tiring to actively touch a 27-inch screen on a desk, touchscreen tech is still the obvious future for computers. So it's no surprise that Apple has some patents up its sleeve that'll make a touchscreen iMac a reality. Here's the newest.
Since his passing there have been countless wonderful tributes to Steve Jobs' life and legacy—but this is not one of them. This £10 hair dryer printed with his name is a cash grab, and a terrible one at that.
What if you could use your phone to test the air for toxins? What if you could monitor your health simply by blowing on it? Sounds amazing, right? Nanosensor technology developed by NASA Ames is going to make that a reality.
BGR is claiming that one of its sources has access to an iPad 3 prototype which, at this stage of development, it may be true. According to them, these debug screenshots confirm some of the speculation about the next Apple tablet:
Final Cut Pro X received a shiny new update today, outfitted with support for multicam editing and support for external broadcast monitors. But most importantly is support for a new third-party plugin which lets editors import their sessions from legacy version of Final Cut Pro. Something users had long lamented.
These Comfe Grips were supposedly created to give you a more secure grip on your iPad, but the product shot clearly reveals the real reason they exist. Like that Fleshlight case, it's obviously all about getting intimate with your hardware.
When Samsung went on a patent lawsuit spree last year in the European courts, they may have reneged on an agreement they gave the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to license any "essential patents" to competitors "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory" terms. So now the EU is investigating Samsung on suspicion that they distorted competition in the mobile market. Fun!
Apple has just appointed John Browett, chief executive of UK electronics retailer Dixons (previously of Tesco), as its new vice-president of retail. It's the first external senior-executive appointment by Tim Cook, and will see Browett take over the whole of Apple's already incredibly successful retail strategy.
We know that Apple just had its biggest quarter in history. We know that they made an insane $46.33 billion in revenue. But do we really know how much money $46.33 billion is, well for starters it's £30 billion. It's hard to visualise, so this presentation and facts may help: