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The company invested in a big battery firm earlier this year – and could be about to putting its power bricks into cars, says its boss

iPhone launch: demand for the 5s outstrips supply as Apple heads for lucrative opening weekend

Global launch hampered by low stock for the premium iPhone 5s

'Independent' journalist Jamie Lewis

iPhone 5S on sale today: Want to make a quick £500? Join the queue

Jamie Lewis uncovers the lucrative business of being at the front of the Apple store line

Indyplus video: iPhone 5c and 5s

Apple fans queued outside London's Covent Garden Apple store to get their hands on the latest mobile that introduces bright colours and a fingerprint identity sensor.

Watch the introduction to the two version of the new iPhone 5:

Life at the front of the iPhone 5s queue

The closer to the front of the queue you are, the higher your rank

iOS 7 download problems enrage Apple faithful

The update has been highly anticipated but not everyone was able to access it immediately

iOS7: State of the art, or a bit of a letdown? Have your say

It has been hailed as the great leap that will make Jony Ive the successor to Steve Jobs. Others say it just takes too long to download - and that their alarms failing to go off this morning was a seriously bad start. So which side are you on? Do you believe the hype, or is it, after all, a flashier but more irritating version of the software we all knew and loved?

Syria crisis: Rebels harness technology to conflict

In recent weeks, attention in Syria has been on the use of chemical weapons but on Sunday, Mohammed Abdellah, a Reuters photographer, captured the rebel fighters using an iPad to launch attacks.

The 10 Best iPhone 5s cases

Whether you want durable plastic or chic leather, you can dial in style – and protect your mobile – with these snazzy cases

Google's project Calico: the search giant looks for an answer to ageing

Larry Page announces mysterious and ambitious new project that will "focus on health and well-being"

A week with: MacBook Air 13" - fast, light and damn near perfect

Price: £949
Processor: Haswell Dual-Core i5 Processor
Graphics: Intel HD 5000
Memory: 4GB SDRAM
Flash storage:
128GB
Battery life: 12 hours

iOS 7: Analyst warns users that the new OS won't play well with apps

App-testing company warns that developers have not properly planned for the changes to the iPhone's software cause by iOS 7

Will Jony Ive claim Steve Jobs' crown? The moment of truth for Brit behind iOS7

The look and feel of Apple's new hardware and software have not been to everyone's taste, but they show not only that the company can still innovate, but that Jony Ive might be the man to replace Jobs

Twitter redesign hopes to reel in extra users before an IPO

New look to the microblogging service simplifies the layout and allows users to more easily follow content and conversations

In-depth review: The Apple iPhone 5c

David Phelan dives deep into the colourful world of the iPhone 5c

The differences lie within: the Apple iPhone 5s

In-depth review: The Apple iPhone 5s

David Phelan takes a long look at Apple's new flagship phone

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Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Britain's 24-hour culture

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Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones