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.
We all know Apple is putting its support behind Thunderbolt/Light Peak as the next dominant data transfer standard. Their latest patent applications show a use for the technology beyond MacBooks and iMacs: iOS devices.
Apple's not been the rock-solid unflappable entity that we’ve been used to in recent years, and it seems to be getting worse. It prematurely published a paid “GameStore” app on the App Store and hurriedly moved to remove it, but not before some overly eager people bought it, of course.
Apple's been forced to pay up in an out-of-court settlement with Elan Microelectronics to the tune of £3.2m. The patent battle centred around Apple’s infringement of touch-based patents. Ironic considering Cupertino’s been trying to leverage its own multi-touch patents against others for a while now.
A new version of the Sky Sports News app built exclusively for iPad has been launched today, including live and on-demand video support so you can watch the Sky Sports News channel from within the app. It is for very big fans of Sky Sports.
That all-new iPhone Starbucks app we said was coming to the UK? Now we've got it. It's up on the UK iTunes shop, giving those who worship the two towers of capitalism the chance to manage and pay for their expensive beverages and sandwiches on their expensive telephones. What has gone wrong with the world? [iTunes via Starbucks]
In the lead-up to CES my inbox is flooded with literally hundreds of pitches every day. I swear, one out of five has been for an iSomething. None of them were from Apple. iNeed you to friggin' stop it.
The Apple TV is a bit of a lame duck in the UK, especially when compared to what's available in the US. Rumour has it Apple is courting the idea of bidding for the streaming rights for the Premier League to bolster its content roster for the Apple TV and iPad within the UK.
This is not the first Steve Jobs, but it's definitely the most realistic. So realistic that it actually freaks me out. It's 12 inches high (scale 1:6) and comes on full Apple CEO regalia, from the New Balance to the Levis.
The flying car is still a few years from being a practical reality, let alone a sound business venture. So why do companies keep pouring millions into developing them when their designs clearly work better as a stylish iPhone dock?