People wait in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district to get a glimpse of the new Apple Watch. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters 1:24

Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple’s store in Sydney on Friday to get the world’s first up-close look at the tech giant’s smartwatch, which the c(...)

 Millennials, who have grown up interacting online, often get enjoyment from interactions through technology, by posting, messaging, forwarding and favouriting multiple times a day. They crave that connection and are, therefore, natural team players. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Millennials are often maligned for their constant technology use and obsession with the social approval signalled by likes, shares and retweets. But (...)

The Apple Watch is cool, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful, and it’s easy to use. But it’s not essential.

I’m in a meeting with 14 people, in mid-sentence, when I feel a tap-tap-tap on my wrist. I stop talking, tilt my head, and whip my arm aggressively in(...)

Apple published a letter from its chief executive, Timothy D Cook, alongside its diversity report. Mr Cook noted that Apple’s definition of diversity goes beyond ethnicity and gender and includes other personal qualities like sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran status.  Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Similar to other Silicon Valley tech companies, Apple has a workforce that is composed mostly of men, and most of them are white.The company this week(...)

Tiffany & Co reported earnings up 50% in first quarter. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Luxury retailers Tiffany and Burberry posted strong results yesterday despite ongoing challenges among mainstream players in the sector, which saw Ame(...)

Janet McCollum: as chief executive of Moy Park, she is, in effect, the North’s highest-ranking local female boss. Photograph: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg

What do Marissa Mayer, Angela Ahrendts, Mairead Lavery and Janet McCollum all have in common?You’re probably familiar with Mayer, Yahoo’s chief execut(...)

Angela Ahrendts is getting up to $68 million as a welcome gift for joining Apple.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

When I read last week that Angela Ahrendts was getting up to $68 million as a welcome gift for joining Apple, my mind skipped at once to her husband. (...)

Former Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts has been appointed retail chief at Apple. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple has awarded its new retail chief Angela Ahrendts stock compensation potentially worth about $68 million, continuing the iPhone maker’s practice (...)

The 158-year-old brand  said today it made £528 million of retail revenue in the three months to December 31st. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg

British luxury brand Burberry posted a 14 per cent rise in underlying retail revenue in the Christmas quarter, though it cautioned that at current lev(...)

Angela Ahrendts, former chief executive officer of Burberry Group, will be the only woman on Apple’s executive team when she takes over its retail operation in the first half of this year. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Apple, facing behind-the-scenes pressure from some shareholders to add more female directors and executives, has taken a step to address the criticism(...)