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.
There are a bunch of rumours currently circulating the web that suggest that the next iPhone will have a bigger screen, and also that it might be here soon. But they are just rumours, which could do with some perspective.
The peppy Air has come a long way from its birthday, when it crawled out of the Apple womb scrawny and anemic. Now it's got serious processing muscle—but not enough to edit insanely high-res video, right? Wrong!
Anyone who's purchased anything from Apple in the last decade knows how beautiful an experience unboxing their products is. In fact, there's a small team at Apple who take the subject very, very seriously.
Apple's doing great. Like enough money to buy a small country, tear it down, then rebuild it entirely out of Gorilla Glass, great. So it's no wonder that Tim Cook wants to talk to the assembled employees about the future.
Apple just set company records for net income ($13.06 billion, or £8.72bn) and revenue ($46.33 billion, or £29.71bn), thanks in large part to selling as many iPhones as there are people in California. Oh, and nearly half as many iPads, too.
Intellectual property is important. There's no denying that. But there's a line between protecting yourself and just trying to kill everybody around you. It's one Apple has already crossed, and it's not doing anybody any good. Time to knock it off.
Before Steve Jobs passed away, he apparently made it known he was interested in meeting with Lytro CEO Ren Ng about the possibilities of light field capture technology in iPhones. And as the story goes, Ng obliged, setting up a meeting as swiftly as is humanly possible.
Terry Gou is the chairman of Hon Hai Precision, the owners of Foxconn. He's also an insensitive dipstick. At the company year-end party at Taipei Zoo he said: "I have a headache how to manage one million animals." HILARIOUS!
The answer is pretty obvious, right? It's cheaper labour! But is that the only reason why Apple (and other companies) outsource its workforce to China as opposed to keeping them at home? No. There's more. The NY Times has an excellent report on why Apple ignores America when it comes to making the iPhone and how that's better for Apple.
In addition to shutting down Megaupload, the Department Of Justice made another choice chunk of information public last night: evidence of multiple Silicon Valley companies conspiring to not poach each other's employees. On the surface, it may sound like tepid HR industry fodder, but it's something that affects all of us through the products we use.
Apple's iBook 2 app comes with some interesting media bundled in it. Developers have uncovered high resolution images that seem designed for use in a Retina display but the iPad 2 doesn't have one. Is this evidence that the iPad 3 will?
Apple recently opened its largest UK store in fancy Covent Garden, but that’s just not prestigious enough it seems. Cupertino’s gone and inked a deal to open up an Apple store in one of the most prestigious department stores in the world, Harrods in London's Knightsbridge.
It was almost definitely not the first time Apple thought about how to revolutionise textbooks and education, but Joe Peters and a couple of Apple interns won its annual iContest, "sort of an American Idol for great ideas that gives interns a chance to present their best thoughts to executives," by presenting a plan for cheap digital textbooks to enthusiastic Apple execs back in 2008, two years before the iPad was loosed on the world.
You may not be able to afford it, but Apple's textbook transformation is pretty neat. Its hands-on time, class. Find a cozy seat, use your indoor voices, and read along with Gizmodo. Today's lesson: Science!