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 has filed a new patent application, an Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control. In the application, Apple claims that current remotes are cluttered, so they propose using a touchscreen and loads of insanely great magic to fix this dreadful situation.
Ken McLellan's iPad was stolen in December. That sucks, but hey, not much to do about it. Except now he's started getting Photo Stream uploads on his iMac from the wayward iPad, and he's trying to use the pics to track down his tablet, and maybe the thieves.
The New York Times teamed up with a Chinese magazine to see how the Chinese feel about Foxconn, Apple, and the how their factory workers are treated. The results might not surprise you, but they will remind you that there's more cost to your iPad than what's on the price tag.
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.