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Chance Miller

@ChanceHMiller

Email: Chance@9to5mac.com

Chance currently writes for both 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, in addition to 9to5Toys.

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As the United States details tax reform that could affect Apple’s overseas business, the UK is doing just the same. As reported by Business Insider, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a series of changes in an effort to curtail the efforts of tech companies trying to minimize their tax bills…

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As the busiest shopping time of the year quickly approaches, iPhone X shipping times in the United States and Canada have fallen to 1-2 weeks on the Apple Online Store. This comes following last week’s improvement to 2-3 weeks.

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

November 21

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is out with what he refers to as “part two” of his analysis into Apple’s work on creating a 5G iPhone and what the near future holds.

This investors note says that Apple may adopt faster antenna modules in all of its 2018 iPhones, and offers more information about suppliers for next year’s iPhone antenna modules. Much of the report reiterates a note from KGI last week.

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Tim Cook has publicly commented on Apple’s work in autonomous systems before, and a new research paper from two Apple research scientists dives deeper into the company’s efforts. The paper explains how Apple is using a combination of LiDAR with other technologies for 3D object detection that represents the future.

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According to a new report from TechCrunch, Apple recently acquired a virtual/augmented reality startup out of Montreal, Canada called Vrvana. The deal was worth radon $30 million, the report says.

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Uber today has officially disclosed a massive data breach that affected some 57 million users. As noted in a report from Bloomberg, the breach originally occurred in October of 2016, with Uber working to conceal it for a year…

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November 20

Last week, Apple announced that it was delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker into 2018 in order to continue refining the product. Of course, that means Apple will miss the biggest shopping month of the year, but it will likely be worth the wait.

We outlined a few alternatives to the HomePod over the weekend, and now we’re curious: Are you going to hold out for the HomePod or buy another smart speaker instead?

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November 19

New report shows the extent of Apple’s relationship w/ disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson

Apple once had a close relationship with Belle Gibson, a now-disgraced fitness and health blogger who claimed to have cured her cancer with lifestyle and other wellness improvements. A new report from Australian news site The Age dives deeper into the connections between Apple and Gibson, as seen with the marketing for her ‘The Whole Pantry’ app in the above screenshot.

Apple served with warrant to unlock the Texas shooter’s iPhone SE

Apple has officially been served with a search warrant for access to the iPhone SE used by the man responsible for the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting. The move comes after an earlier fumble that saw the Texas Rangers and FBI fail to act within 48 hours to unlock the device in question with Touch ID…

November 18

Update: Leaked screens from BridgeOS confirm ‘Hey Siri’ for Mac

The HomePod may be delayed, but we still have the launch of the iMac Pro to look forward to before the end of the year. This evening, a couple of tidbits regarding the iMac Pro have emerged thanks to some digging by developers Johnathan Levin and Steve Troughton-Smith

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In this week’s top stories: What to expect when Apple introduces new iPhones in 2018, the HomePod will miss its December launch, Apple opens its new Apple Park Visitor Center, and more. Read on for all this week’s news… expand full story

Apple announced yesterday that it’s delaying the HomePod smart speaker into early 2018, missing the critical holiday shopping season. The delay is definitely a disappointment for eager Apple fans, but thankfully there are a handful of other smart (and dumb) speaker options out there. In many cases, they may even be better options than Apple’s HomePod. Read on as we break it all down…

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November 16

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Zagg today has announced a new Slim Book keyboard case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The new case also includes a dedicated holder for the Apple Pencil and is available now for $119.99

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Apple is reportedly working closely with Intel on a future iPhone with support for 5G wireless broadband. Fast Company reports that Apple engineers have been “engaged” with Intel in talks about early work on 5G, while work with Qualcomm has been “limited.”

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Apple today has shared a new iPad Pro ad touting how it can act as a PC replacement. This is the same angle Apple has taken in several previous advertisements, but this is the first one to focus on the iPad Pro enhancements included with iOS 11.

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Following an in-depth interview with Wallpaper* earlier this month, Jony Ive also recently sat down with TIME Magazine. Ive talks more about the iPhone X design in the interview, as well as some of the challenges Apple faced during the development of the device…

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November 15

After a multitude of reports on Twitter and other social media platforms, AT&T has acknowledged that some customers are facing issues placing wireless calls. Reports of the outage first began earlier this evening, and DownDetecor shows over 6,000 complaints from users.

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Apple released macOS High Sierra to the public back in September, bringing notable changes such as Apple File System, Safari 11, and more. One change that’s proved to be more of an annoyance, however, relates to the media keys. No longer do they control just media apps like iTunes and Spotify, but rather they control any sort of video and audio playback.

If you’re like me, that’s come as more of a bother than a real feature, but a new third-party tool aims to restore media keys to their previous glory…

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Twitter announced last week that it was suspending its verification program after backlash over the verification badge being given to white supremicists and other controversial figures. Today, in a series of tweets from its Support account, Twitter clarified its move and said it is in the process of reviewing all verfied accounts, and may revoke veification where it deems necessary…

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As it does every year, Apple today has shared its 2017 holiday gift guide. This year’s gift guide highlights accessories for products across Apple’s lineup, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac…

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