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.
Apple's original iPod came out ten years ago this month. It will likely die tomorrow (at least its Classic form). Yet the original iPod begat the iPhone and iOS. It changed computing. Almost nobody realised that at the time.
Tomorrow you will see Assistant working on iOS 5 and, presumably, the iPhone 4S. Assistant is an artificial technology that interprets what you are saying, like the Enterprise computer. It's like, magic, they say. This video mockup shows how it works.
Although you can't clearly see Scott Forstall's deranged face on this drawing, everything in this graphic showing the mechanics of Apple's next iPhone event—starring Tim Cook as master of ceremonies—is true. [Joy of Tech]
Samsung's Australian Galaxy Tab 10.1 may end up being gimped in order to appease Apple and remove the sales ban. Is a feature-disabled Tab 10.1 better than no Tab 10.1? Probably best to just import it from somewhere else if you're after it. [BBC]
With iPhone day upon us, plenty of us are waiting with bated breath for what the iPhone 5 will truly be like. Even though, heh, we kinda already know. The New York Times has it that you're in love with your iPhone. Really?
Talking at Macworld Asia, state-owned Chinese carrier China Unicom claims that Apple's iPhone 5 will run on suppafast HSPA+ networks. It's not LTE, but that's a 3x increase: a maximum download speed of 21Mbps compared to the current 7.2Mbps.
Jeff Bezos broke about a dozen legs yesterday. His presentation announcing Amazon's new Kindle lineup was entertaining, memorable and most of all, convincing. He sold it. And in doing so, made it pretty clear that he's our next Steve Jobs.