CEO: Tim Cook launches the Apple Watch. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It’s early on Tuesday afternoon, and the crowds of guests and journalists who earlier packed the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, in the Californ(...)

 Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Monica Davey

It’s not often that new eras in technology have definite dates of birth, but there is every chance when the history of wearable computing is written, (...)

 Apple CEO Tim Cook  talks with  Bono  and members  of U2 during Apple’s launch event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. Photograph: Monica Davey/EPA

Back in the 1990s, when the late Apple chief executive Steve Jobs returned to the company he co-founded and once again was making its product keyno(...)

Some crucial information about the Apple watch was missing from yesterday’s product event, including its launch date; how thick the watch is or how much it weighs; and how long the battery will last.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 3:27

Apple managed to pack a lot into today’s two-hour presentation, but viewers were left with some questions. And that’s not even mentioning the scarf-we(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) with U2’s Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr during the Apple product launch at the Flint Center in California. Photograph: Getty

It might have been the biggest technology launch event in years, but Bono and U2 were more than just a closing musical act when they took the stage at(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch in Cupertino, California, today. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Photograph: Getty 3:27

Apple has unveiled the “Apple Watch” alongside two new iPhones with sharper and larger displays, calling the wearable device the next chapter in its h(...)

Preparations are underway for the enormous launch event in California later today. 0:34

The eyes of the technology world will turn to Cupertino, California from 6pm as Apple prepares to launch its latest wares.A cottage industry has devel(...)

What will Apple’s rumoured smartwatch look like? A 1960’s era Dick Tracy wrist radio (top c) is modeled  alongside contemporary smartwatches. Rumors of an Apple smartwatch go back several years, but today may finally be showtime. The watch, which will reportedly have a flexible screen and come in two sizes, will track its wearer’s health and fitness, double as an electronic wallet and of course, display messages. Top row (L-R): A Samsung Gear S smartwatch in Berlin on September 5, 2014, a 1960’s era Dick Tracy wrist radio in District Heights, Maryland on September 8, 2014, and a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch in Barcelona on February 23, 2014. Bottom row (L-R): A Moto smartwatch in San Francisco, California on June 25, 2014, a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, 2013 and an LG G Watch R smartwatch in Berlin on September 5, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Apple’s prospects seem a lot brighter than they were the last time Tim Cook introduced an iPhone. When chief executive officer Cook unveiled two new s(...)

To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult, some changes to the design of the iPhones’ user interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand.

When Apple wants to make a big splash, it returns to its history. Thirty years ago at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, a roomy auditorium in (...)

Model-turned-actress Kate Upton (pictured) and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence were among the celebrities who were hacked last weekend. Photograph: Reuters

Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encour(...)