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Chance Miller

@ChanceHMiller

Chance is the Lead Editor of 9to5Mac, helping oversee and manage coverage for the entire staff of 9to5Mac writers. He first joined 9to5Mac in 2013 and has published daily coverage of Apple and related topics since then. 

Over the years, Chance has worked alongside his 9to5Mac colleagues to publish industry-leading stories about Apple. In the spring of 2020, Chance and the 9to5Mac team exclusively reported a variety of upcoming iOS 14 features prior to the official announcement from Apple. 

In addition to serving as Lead Editor of 9to5Mac, Chance is also the host of the 9to5Mac Daily podcast. Published five days per week, 9to5Mac Daily is a recap of the day’s Apple news in 5-10 minutes. You can subscribe to 9to5Mac Daily on Apple Podcasts, Overcast or via the dedicated RSS feed right here

Chance is also a guest host on the 9to5Mac Happy Hour podcast with Benjamin Mayo and appeared multiple times on the 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast with Zac Hall. 

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Yesterday

One of the headlining new features of the iPhone 14 lineup and the new Apple Watch models is Crash Detection. This feature is designed to recognize when you’ve been in a car accident, then use Emergency SOS to inform first responders and your emergency contacts.

A new video today puts Crash Detection on the iPhone 14 through several tests – with mixed results.

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AirPods Pro 2 launched last Friday as Apple’s first new version since their original launch in 2019. Some of the biggest changes are for the accompanying charging case, with a new lanyard holster, Find My integration, and built-in speakers.

A new CT scanner look at the AirPods Pro 2 from Lumafield shows a look inside the AirPods Pro 2 charging case, and it looks like there might be more to that new lanyard holster than meets the eye.

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Instagram has faced a barrage of criticism recently for the growing number of ads, “suggested” posts, Reels, and other content being inserted into user feeds. A new app, cleverly dubbed the “OG App,” aims to make Instagram useable again by giving you an ad-free feed that’s also rid of any suggested posts.

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September 26

iOS 16.1 is currently available in beta testing and includes support for the Live Activities API, which allows developers to add real-time notifications to the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island. As iOS 16.1 nears a public release sometime this fall, Apple has now published its full Human Interface Guidelines that outline best practices for developers implementing Live Activities in their applications.

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The Apple Watch Ultra officially launched to everyone on Friday, and as expected, a number of extreme tests have already emerged. These tests go to incredible lengths to test the durability, fitness features, and more offered by the Apple Watch Ultra. The results are rather impressive…

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Apple has officially started manufacturing the new iPhone 14 in India, the company confirmed in a statement to TechCrunch. This marks the first time that Apple has started locally producing a new iPhone lineup in India in the same calendar year as its release.

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September 25

iOS 16 has been available for just about two weeks, and users are continuing to complain that the update has destroyed their iPhone’s battery life. While a temporary hit to battery life is normal after a software update, something different seems to be going on this time around, with iPhone users still complaining two weeks later…

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September 23

Taylor Swift is reportedly set to play the Super Bowl halftime show for the first time in 2023, according to a new report from Variety. The report points out that one of the reasons this long-awaited performance is finally happening is that Apple is taking over the Super Bowl halftime sponsorship from Pepsi.

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September 22

Every so often we see a flaw in iOS that can render an entire app unusable. In the past, these bugs have affected apps like Safari and Messages. A new bug in iOS 16, however, can completely lock you out of the Mail app with a single email that contains some weird text in the “from” field. Here are the details and how it impacts each mail service…

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DJI is out with the latest expansion of its popular Osmo lineup of smartphone gimbals. The new Osmo Mobile 6 aims to take your iPhone camera to the next level with advanced stabilization, a new Quick Launch feature, and much more. It’s available to order today and pricing starts at $159.

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September 20

Alongside the addition of a redesigned battery percentage icon, today’s iOS 16.1 beta 2 release also fixes the incessant copy-and-paste notifications that have been plaguing iOS 16 and iPhone 14 users. With today’s update, your iPhone will no longer repeatedly ask your permission to copy and paste into an app.

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With today’s release of iOS 16.1 beta 2 for developers, Apple has changed the design for the coveted battery percentage in the status bar. The battery icon itself will no longer show as full, even when the percentage is less than 100%. Instead, the icon will dynamically change based on your battery charge.

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iOS 16 includes a handful of major new features like the all-new Lock Screen customization options and iMessage updates. Outside of those flagship features, one of the more popular updates is support for enabling haptic feedback for your iPhone’s keyboard.

In a recently-published support document, however, Apple cautions that enabling this feature could impact your iPhone’s battery life.

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With the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max now widely available, the folks at Halide are out with a new update to take advantage of the new camera technologies. Halide for iOS has been updated with 48MP ProRaw support, the ability to quickly switch from 48MP to 12MP capture, manual focus for depth capture, and more.

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September 19

It appears that many popular third-party apps weren’t quite prepared for the iPhone 14 Pro’s new camera technology. A number of iPhone 14 Pro users are unable to take pictures and images using third-party apps like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram. These problems include the camera shaking, rattling, and even making physical noises.

September 19, 2022 Update: Apple has acknowledged this problem in a statement to Bloomberg. The company says a fix will roll out sometime next week. If you are affected by this issue, do not allow your iPhone 14 Pro’s camera to rattle/shake because it could cause hardware damage.

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One of the new changes in iOS 16 exclusive to the iPhone 14 lineup is a boot chime that can play when you power on your iPhone; this is the first time Apple has offered a boot chime on the iPhone and you can enable with a few simple steps. There’s also a new chime that can be played when you shut down an iPhone 14.

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We’re widely expecting Apple to release new versions of its iPad Pro as soon as next month. Ahead of Apple’s rumored October event, Logitech has updated the website for its Crayon stylus to reference these yet-unannounced new iPad Pro models. Usually, we’re hesitant to put too much weight behind accessory makers referencing unreleased Apple products, but this one is a bit different.

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If there’s been one consensus on the iPhone 14 Pro’s new Dynamic Island, it’s that it doesn’t yet do much. The feature is clearly in its early days, and support throughout iOS 16 is a mixed bag. A new round of concepts from friend of the site Parker Ortolani imagines ways Apple could take Dynamic Island to the next level.

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September 18

One of the biggest visual differentiators between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro is the Dynamic Island. While the iPhone 14 models retain the classic notch cutout, the iPhone 14 Pro models have adopted a new interactive Dynamic Island replacement.

Now, reliable analyst Ross Young says that he expects Dynamic Island will come to all iPhone 15 models next year, but two other features will remain exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro…

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As we’ve covered extensively, one of the leading features of iOS 16 is the ability to customize your iPhone’s Lock Screen for the first time. There are new wallpapers, font choices, colors, and filters that you can apply. The biggest change, however, is that iOS 16 supports widgets on the Lock Screen.

Here are some of the apps available right now that support Lock Screen widgets.

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