Jordan Kahn

@JordanKahn

Senior Editor, 9to5Mac – 9to5Google – 9to5Toys

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as a senior editor for 9to5Mac. He also covers Google for 9to5Google.com and the latest gear and deals on 9to5Toys.com.

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T-Mobile is today introducing a “Wireless Customer Bill of Rights” that it’s hoping customers will share online to promote the company’s Un-carrier marketing initiatives while simultaneously shaming the other carriers/competition. And better yet, T-Mobile plans to write customer tweets outside of AT&T and Verizon stores graffiti-style using, of course, magenta chalk:

Use #TweetJohn on Twitter and you’re in for a surprise through March 31 – the John Legere emoji, a gift from Twitter to John for his three years fighting for wireless customer rights!

…T-Mobile will write every single one of those tweets and posts outside Verizon and AT&T stores in high-traffic locations across the country – in magenta chalk, naturally.

But that won’t happen unless the hashtag/emoji gets used at least 500,000 times between now and the end of the month.

Here’s a look at the full Wireless Customer Bill of Rights from the company, which essentially runs down the various Un-carrier initiatives the company has introduced over the last three years:

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And here’s T-Mob CEO John Legere’s video blog about the announcement:

March 25

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March 24

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March 23

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Following two reports earlier this month detailing Apple’s deal to move iCloud partly to Google’s Cloud Platform, as well as the company’s efforts at building out its own cloud infrastructure, The Information today offers new details on the projects.

Adding to a report from VentureBeat earlier this week, today’s report offers more details on what Apple is doing with“Project McQueen” that could see the company replacing third-party vendors with more of its own cloud infrastructure. The Information reports that Project McQueen is actually just one of at least six internal efforts at Apple including building its own servers, networking equipment, and “systems that could one day help developers to power their apps.”

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March 22

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Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the same dimensions as the iPad Air 2 on paper, but the device’s new 12-megapixel camera means your old iPad case probably won’t cut it. That is unless you cut it yourself to accommodate the new larger camera and flash that will make a larger opening on cases necessary for the new device. So your iPad Air 2 case won’t be a perfect fit, but there is already a long list of notable case makers with products available to order.  The only exceptions to that maybe are sleeve style cases that don’t have any camera openings.

But if you want a case that was truly made to fit your new 9.7-inch iPad Pro without any compromises, below we’ve put together a running list of the best new cases available now and coming soon. 

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The Jimmy Kimmel show has played this prank a few times following recent iPhone introductions, but this time Apple actually did introduce a new iPhone with just about the exact same physical design as the much older iPhone 5S.

To drive the point home just how much the new iPhone looks the same as previous models, Kimmel gave two iPhone 5’s to people on the street, tricking them into thinking one was the new 4-inch iPhone SE.

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March 21

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One question that was up in the air leading up to Apple’s press event today was whether or not the company would use the very public stage to also address the current controversy with the FBI over the iPhone’s security.

Today Tim Cook opened up the event with some brief statements on security and encryption and in the process addressed the case with the FBI indirectly.

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March 19

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With Apple’s iPhone SE press event scheduled for this upcoming Monday, March 21st, it’s no surprise that our reports surrounding what to expect at the event make up most of our top stories this week.

We detailed new info about the much anticipated 4-inch iPhone SE’s design and camera specs, pricing for a 9.7-inch iPad Pro to be unveiled at the event, and also gave you the rundown on the new Apple Watch models that Apple is planning to show off.

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March 18

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Apple is holding its first event of the year on Monday next week, and we’ve already reported everything that you should expect to see announced including its much anticipated 4-inch iPhone SE, the first 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new first-gen Apple Watch models and bands. But there’s also a whole list of things Apple should update and release but likely won’t next week.

There are a few products in need of updates that aren’t currently being planned for the event, with new MacBooks the most obvious of candidates, but some aging products like Mac Pro, the Thunderbolt Display, AirPort products, wireless EarPods, and more also due for updates. Here’s everything Apple needs to update, but likely won’t announce at its event on Monday:

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March 17

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In the ongoing controversy over Apple’s refusal of the FBI’s request to assist in unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman, The New York Times reports Apple engineers could refuse the work necessary even if Apple as a company decides to cooperate with authorities.

Citing “more than a half-dozen current and former Apple employees,” the report claims there is already an internal discussion over engineers possibly refusing to do the necessary work or even quitting:

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IDC’s latest report is out today with new estimates based on worldwide wearable shipments, and in it is a prediction that Apple Watch will hold the market lead this year and through 2020 as competitors begin to close the gap.

While the report shows estimates based on overall wearable shipments, which IDC says will go from 72.2 million last year to 100 million in 2016 for watch and wristband products, it also shows a breakdown of estimates for leading smartwatch platforms by operating system…

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