These are our top iPhone, iPad, Apple and apps news stories from the last week

1. Environment responsibility 

Apple wants to ‘stop mining the earth’ and use only recyclable components across all products. How will it achieve this? Read the story!

2. Free iOS apps

Apple’s iWork apps, iMovie and Garageband are now free to all users, even those on older devices Read the story!

3. Facebook updates 

Facebook announced some significant updates to its iOS apps at its annual conference. Here’s three things to be aware of: Read the story!

4. Google Maps update

Users can now view everywhere they’ve been thanks to new ‘Timeline’ feature. Here’s how it works: Read the story!

5. Coachella iPhone thief

Here’s how the attendees of a music festival found an iPhone thief thanks to Find My iPhone: Read the story!

6. iPhone Edition

Next iPhone to take some design cues from the Apple Watch… Read the story!

7. iPhone 6s

Watch as a former software engineer builds an iPhone 6s from scratch. Read the story!

Elsewhere…

Apple’s new Danish data center will supply heat to nearby homes, fertilizer to farmers – via 9to5Mac

Apple celebrates Earth Day with new initiatives and stories of innovation – via Apple Newsroom

WhatApp for iPhone gains Siri voice support for reading new messages & other new features – via iDownloadBlog

iPhone ownership is at an all-time high in the United States – via iPhone Hacks