News Investors had hoped that Apple’s contract with China Mobile would have led to more optimistic forecasts

Its shares fell despite reporting revenues of $57bn. The pressure is on for the technology giant to find its next big thing

Google Doodle celebrates ZX Spectrum and St George’s Day

Google today marked St George’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the release of the ZX Spectrum home computer by adorning its home page with an 8-bit style graphic of St George slaying a dragon.

Heatwave and iPads fuel surprise jump in sales

Hopes of a spring high street revival were boosted yesterday by a surprise jump in spending fuelled by warm weather, the launch of the iPad3 and panic-buying of petrol.

Samsung updates Galaxy tablets

Samsung, Apple's biggest competitor in the market for iPad-sized tablet computers, is updating its line to include a feature that lets a tablet act as a universal remote control for an entertainment centre.

Staff at the Milwaukee County Zoo in the US started weekly sessions with their orangutans and iPad

From funny to fact: April Fool's japes that turned into predictions

For any hoax to work, it needs a hint of credibility. But those responsible for making them up were surely astonished when they actually came true

Apple's latest iPad tablet

Not so fast: Apple offers iPad refunds over data-speed claim

Apple has offered to refund Australian buyers of its newest iPad after the country's consumer watchdog accused the US computer giant of making misleading claims about the best-selling tablet.

Apple looks likely to become most valuable company ever

Apple shares touched $600 (£380) apiece yesterday, a mere five weeks after they first topped $500, and analysts predicted the iPhone maker would soon become the most valuable company of all time.

People queue for the new iPad in New York

Traders bulk buy iPads to feed global appetite for Apple

As the gadget hits 10 countries, dealers target Indian market – and even pay shoppers to

Apple on courseto become most valuable firm ever

Apple shares touched $600 (£380) apiece yesterday, a mere five weeks after they first topped $500, and analysts predicted the iPhone maker will soon become the most valuable company of all time.

Out goes the stepladder, in comes teen fiction

What do the Twilight novels, a pineapple and an iPad have in common? The answer, from the price-watchers at the Office for National Statistics, is that they have all found their way into the nation's average "shopping basket", joining the sponge cake and the rotisserie chicken on the index of 700 items used to calculate inflation rates.

Left, tablet computers are included only a year after the smartphone first made the list. Right, Kristen Stewart, silver screen star of the Twilight saga

New entries to official 'shopping basket' of items that helps measure inflation revealed

Out goes the stepladder, in comes the iPad, Kristen Stewart and pineapples

Sir Jonathan Ive: Born and bred in Chingford, living in working in California

Sir Jonathan Ive says he is humbled by his knighthood for services to design

Sir Jonathan Ive, "Jony" to his friends, is arguably one of the world's most influential designers. The 45-year-old was born in Chingford, East London, and went to the same school as David Beckham. He met his wife, Heather Pegg, while in secondary school. They married in 1987, have twin sons and now live in San Francisco.

Sir Jonathan Ive: Born and bred in Chingford, living in working in California

Sir Jonathan Ive: Knighted for services to ideas and innovation

Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple designer, has been the driving force behind some of the best-loved gadgets of our age. Mark Prigg asked him about his methods and motives

Apple factory awaits moment of truth on TV

The publicity surrounding the assembly lines in China where Apple devices are constructed by workers paid so little they do not get deducted tax has been described as the computer world's "Nike moment".

iPads seized in copyright row

More Chinese cities have seized iPads from retailers in a dispute between Apple and a local company over ownership of the tablet's name.

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