Perhaps we should be happy to live in the age of branding? After all, it is the brands that are in thrall to us, not the other way round
The media reaction to yesterday's announcements by the tech giant has centred around its cost and impending obsolescence. But we want to know what you think about the gadget's design?
Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple's Jony Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week
The Apple Watch is the latest wearable internet technology with the capability to monitor the user's heart rate and activity levels. As our bodies dissolve further into the network, are these devices just tracking our health or do they herald something darker? Sam Jacob investigates
In the final talk in the Design Museum and Icon's DM25 series, Apple's head of design discussed design education, carelessness and the Apple Watch
The history of computing isn’t a triumphal progress from Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine to the new MacBook Pro. In his book about vapourware, Paul Atkinson looks at designs that were too ahead of their time, ones that didn’t work, or were even fictional
Apple stores are not only filled with devout followers, they are loaded with the symbolism and rituals of cathedrals. Has the company's curious mix of Californian hippydom and hyper-capitalism finally turned it into a world religion?
Foxconn, the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, is Apple's biggest supplier and conditions in its factory cities in China have driven workers to suicide. Jenny Chan tells us more about life on the factory floor
Matt Jones of BERG says that in the not-too distant future man's best friend and faithful companion will be his phone
Mind Design has achieved the impossible -– it has devised a way to make those slow, excruciating minutes you spend sitting in front of Apple’s “spinning wheel of doom” into a delightful moment of inspiration. No excuse for a tea break, then …
Data centres are the vast storehouses of all our digital traffic, yet security concerns dictate that they remain anonymous: featureless boxes unmarked by corporate logos and hidden in the landscape.
Since the launch of the Apple iPad six months ago, the world of digital magazines has seen fevered activity and hyperbolic punditry.
In 1970 Richard Burton was snapped arriving at Heathrow airport with a customised Valentine portable typewriter, designed by Adriano Olivetti, on one arm and his wife Elizabeth Taylor on the other.