Apple Inc: news about iPhone, iPad, Mac, OS X
Apple Inc. is best-known for its Macintosh line of computers (aka Macs), the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, as well as the software that accompanies these devices, such as the consumer-oriented iTunes, iLife and iWork and professional creative titles such as Aperture, Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio. In recent years, the mobile version of Apple's OS X operating system, iOS, has become increasingly important. Here, we track the activity of this unique computer company.
Selected Apple news
Technology giant Apple's profits have slipped for the first time in a decade.
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Apple did not violate a Google patent to make the popular iPhones.
Japan Display wants to boost sales by up to 60 per cent by winning more business from smaller makers of phones and tablets.
The iPhone 5 became Britain's most popular smartphone in March, six months after it went on sale in September.
Apple has acquired a Silicon Valley startup, WiFiSlam, which makes mapping applications for smartphones.
Samsung is developing a wearable digital device similar to a wristwatch, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Shipments of tablets running Google's Android will overtake the iPad this year for the first time, research house IDC predicted.
Apple has won a patent infringement lawsuit in a UK court, exonerating it from charges it unlawfully used Samsung technology.
Apple boss Tim Cook has promised "great stuff" to reassure shareholders worried about the company's sagging stock price.
Apple was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said this week.
Apple's iPhone 5 overtook Samsung's Galaxy S3 to become the world's best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever.
Apple is said to be experimenting with the design of a watch that would operate on the same platform as the iPhone.
Apple has announced a 128GB version of the fourth generation iPad with Retina display.
Sharp has nearly halted production of 9.7-inch screens for Apple's iPad, as demand shifts to its smaller iPad mini.
Apple's reign over the smartphone market faces an uncertain future as rivals are catching up, according to industry experts.
Samsung is expected to widen its lead over Apple in global smartphone sales this year with 35 per cent growth.
An iPhone bug will continue to plague users until it fixes itself, manufacturers have said.
Apple has started testing a new iPhone and the next version of its iOS software, news website The Next Web reported.
A U.S. judge has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung's smartphones.
Apple said it sold more than two million of its new iPhone 5 in China during the three days after its launch there last week.
Google's navigation tool has returned to the iPhone, months after Apple's home-grown mapping service flopped.
Apple’s troubled iPhone mapping software has led drivers astray in Australia.
A US judge will issue rulings aimed at resolving a multifaceted legal battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics.
Apple is planning to bring back some of its production of Mac computers to the United States from China next year.
Apple has announced the launch of its iTunes Store in 56 additional countries.
Early success for the iPhone 5 smartphone has helped Apple to overtake Google's Android software in the United States.
A judge has ordered Apple to disclose to rival Samsung details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan's HTC.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will review a judge's decision which found that Apple did not violate patents owned by Samsung Electronics in making the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
Apple and HTC have ended their worldwide legal battles with a 10-year patent licensing agreement.
The England and Wales Court of Appeal has ordered Apple to pay all of Samsung's legal fees over the dispute as to whether or not Samsung violated Apple's registered design for a tablet computer.
A key feature of Apple’s operating system installed on its current range of laptop computers, as well as iPhones and iPads, potentially puts users at risk of having all data remotely wiped by a hacker.
HTC and Apple have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement.
The launch of Apple's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday.
Senior UK judges expressed amazement after tech giant Apple suggested it would need two weeks to post a notice on its website.
Apple has published a statement acknowledging that it failed in a legal action over Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer.
Apple took the wraps off new Mac computers amid the fanfare accompanying the noisy launch of the iPad mini this week.
Apple introduced the 7.9in ‘iPad mini’ on Tuesday, marking the iPhone-maker’s first foray into the smaller-tablet segment.
Apple is expected to launch a smaller, cheaper tablet into a market staked out by Amazon and Google.
Apple has lost its appeal over a ruling that its rival Samsung's Galaxy tablet did not copy the iPad in a London court.
Apple has struck a deal to use Swiss railway operator SBB's trademark station clock design on iPads and iPhones.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt expects more than a billion mobile devices around the world to be running Android software within a year.
Samsung will be able to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States after a U.S. court lifted a temporary sales ban.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has apologised to customers for errors in Apple's new Maps service.
Google has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple dropped the application, Eric Schmidt has said.
Foxconn has closed a plant in northern China after about 2,000 workers staged a riot at a company dormitory.
Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores around the world, with long queues forming outside shops in London, Sydney, Tokyo, Paris and New York.
The European Commission has said that Apple and four major publishers have offered to let retailers sell e-books at a discount, in a bid to end an EU antitrust investigation.
Apple's new iPhone 5 has become the fastest-selling iPhone ever, with pre-orders topping two million in the first 24 hours.
Apple's new iPhone has been unveiled, with a bigger screen and 4G wireless technology.
Apple’s new iPhone 5 could not only boost the technology giant’s bottom line but also the overall US economy, JP Morgan says.
Google is releasing a new version of its YouTube video app for Apple's iPhone that will for the first time feature advertising.
Apple has cut its orders for memory chips for its new iPhone from its main supplier and competitor Samsung, a source said.
Samsung has won the latest ruling in the on-going patent battle with Apple, after a court in Japan ruled in favour of the South Korean company.
Google chief executive Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been holding intellectual property talks, sources have said.
Sharp has fallen behind schedule on production of screens for Apple's latest iPhone just weeks before a planned major launch.
Samsung will unveil the second generation of its Galaxy Note phone-cum-tablet at Europe's biggest electronics show this week.
An original Apple-1 computer is to go up for auction at Christie’s in London.
Apple is seeking a ban on the sale of eight Samsung phones, after winning a US court case against the South Korean company.
A South Korean court has ruled that Apple and Samsung infringed each other's patents, and has ordered a partial ban of their products in the country.
LG Display has started mass production of a new and thinner display, widely speculated to be for use in Apple's next iPhone.
Closing arguments have been delivered at the high-profile US patent trial between Apple and Samsung.
Auditors say working conditions have improved at Chinese factories that make most of the world’s iPads and iPhones.
Samsung has said it will spend about $4bn renovating its chip plant in Austin, Texas.
Motorola Mobility has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple that seeks an import ban of major Apple products.
Apple has overstated Samsung's profit margins for mobile products, a financial expert has said during the patent trial.
A Samsung expert witness has testified that Apple's iPhone and iPad violate three of Samsung's patents.
Apple has claimed that more than a quarter of Samsung's US smartphone and tablet sales result from infringing their patents.
Google will pay $22.5m to settle Apple Safari charges, the US Federal Trade Commission says.
A former Apple designer has backed up the company's claims that Samsung gadgets look "confusingly similar".
Apple will not include the YouTube app in its new iOS 6 software for its iPhone and iPad, the company has said.
Apple’s industrial design team is a group of around 16 ‘maniacal’ individuals from all over the world who spend a lot of time brainstorming around a kitchen table.
Apple and Samsung's patent case will head to trial this week in one of the biggest intellectual property cases of its kind.
Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion has exceeded three million downloads since its release four days ago.
Apple has released its latest desktop operating system, the Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook and top Samsung executives failed to agree on patent values during settlement talks.
Apple's new iPhone will use a smaller dock connector than previous models.
Apple launched its latest iPad in China, its most promising growth market.
The new iPhone from Apple will use technology to make the smartphone's screen thinner, reports have said.
Chinese sellers have started accepting pre-orders for Apple's new iPhone 5.
Samsung has won the latest round of patent wars against Apple at London’s High Court.
Apple has paid $60 million to Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to end a dispute over the iPad trademark in China.
Aiptek will release pico projectors for Apple iOS and Android devices, along with an all-purpose PocketCinema projector over the coming months.
Apple has been granted a hearing by a U.S. judge for an injunction against the sale of some Motorola phones.
TomTom has signed a deal to license its maps to Apple, seeking to tap into demand for cheap or free navigation software.
Apple has unveiled the release date of OS X Mountain Lion, a preview of iOS 6, MacBook updates and an all new MacBook Pro.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he would like the company to increase manufacturing and assembling of its products in the U.S.
Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive has been knighted by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace for services to design and enterprise.
Apple is being investigated by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following complaints of its latest iPad.
Cyber security experts have criticised Apple for being slow to address malware affecting Mac computers.
Apple, already the world's most valuable company, has reached the $600 billion (£378 billion) level for the first time.
Apple and Foxconn have agreed to improve working conditions in China.
Apple’s CEO is in China, where development of the company’s biggest potential market is clouded by issues ranging from a contested iPad trademark to treatment of local labour.
Apple has sold three million of its new 4G iPad, the company says.
Apple says it will start paying a regular quarterly dividend of $2.65 a share in July and will buy back up to $10 billion of its stock starting in the next fiscal year.
Samsung's bid to ban sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad in the Netherlands has been rejected by a Dutch court.
Apple fans in Australia have rushed to queue for the iPad 3, its latest 4G-ready tablet computer.
LG Display is supplying touch-screen panels for Apple's new iPad, a source has said.
Apple has unveiled its latest 4G-ready iPad which critics say has enough technology advances to safeguard its market share.
Apple can still sell its iPad in Shanghai after a court rejected a request in a trademark case to stop the company selling its tablet computers in the city.
Apple has released a developer preview of its OS X Mountain Lion.
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