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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

Last week, an odd story emerged on Reddit when original AirPods Pro users noticed that the latest iOS 16.1 beta had added Adaptive Transparency to the first-generation model. As we speculated at the time, this appears to be a bug and it seems like the next beta iOS 16.1 will remove the toggle from the Settings app altogether.

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Now that Apple has released its latest round of major software updates, including watchOS 9 and iOS 16, Apple fans are shifting their focus to what’s next. A new concept from Parker Ortolani imagines what Apple could have in store for watchOS 10, with a focus on new features for Apple Watch Ultra, Live Activities, and more.

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Update October 3, 2022: Chase says the launch of this promotion has been delayed. It will now start on October 15.

Chase is once again launching one of its more lucrative credit card promotions for those shopping at Apple. Starting today through November 30, Chase is offering boosted redemption values when cardholders use Ultimate Rewards points to shop at Apple. The exact values vary depending on which Chase card you have.

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As part of his trek through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid a visit to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. Details about what exactly the two discussed during the visit are unclear, but there was a “private audience” in attendance, according to the Vatican.

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Apple is out with a new press release this morning touting a milestone for Apple Music. The company says that Apple Music now offers an expansive library with over 100 million songs. With this, however, Apple says that it’s focus on human curation has never been stronger…

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Rachio, maker of a popular smart sprinkler controller, has announced that it will no longer support HomeKit going forward. This decision comes after the company faced a number of challenges with its HomeKit integration, prompting complaints from users and a multi-month investigation.

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October 2

Face ID replaced Touch ID on the iPhone starting with the iPhone X in 2017. Since then, there have been scattered rumors about Apple potentially adding Touch ID back to the iPhone, but nothing has actually come to fruition.

Now, a new report from Bloomberg says that while Apple has tested adding Touch ID back to the iPhone, it’s unlikely to actually happen anytime soon.

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September 30

As he continues his travels through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sat down with the Dutch news outlet Bright for an interview. As we’ve come to expect from interviews with Tim Cook, there’s a focus on augmented reality, the importance of people learning to code, and climate change.

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Apple is once again teaming up with Billie Eilish, this time to exclusively stream her concert from the O2 Arena in London on Apple Music. This is the latest expansion of the Apple Music Live initiative by Apple, which has previously offered exclusive concerts from the likes of Harry Styles and Luke Combs.

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We’ve heard quite a bit about how the iPhone 14 Pro models are selling better than the rest of the iPhone 14 lineup. Now, Display Supply Chain Consultants analyst Ross Young has some additional data, this time focused on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro shipments in comparison to last year’s iPhone 13 lineup.

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September 29

Apple is losing its longtime vice president of procurement, Tony Blevins, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The departure comes after Blevins made “crude remarks” in a TikTok video, which quickly went viral and was brought to Apple’s attention.

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Earlier this week, a new third-party Instagram app dubbed “OG App” launched on the App Store. This app offered an ad-free Instagram experience, among other improvements. Just a day after its launch, however, Apple removed OG App from the App Store, and we now have more details on the reasoning behind this removal.

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Adobe is out today with new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for 2023. Headlining these updates include new “easy-to-use” features powered by AI, improved optimization for Apple Silicon-powered Macs, and more. Head below for the full details on everything new with today’s Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements releases.

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September 28

September 28, 2022 Update: Apple has now removed Dark Sky from the App Store altogether, further restricting access ahead of the upcoming shutdown.


Apple is moving forward with its plans to shut down the Dark Sky weather app at the end of this year. If you open the Dark Sky app today, you’ll see a new pop-up message telling you that “support for the Dark Sky app” will end on January 1, 2023. This comes a day after iOS 16 debuted with more changes to the built-in Weather app…

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The Apple Watch Ultra features the largest display yet on an Apple Watch, but it uses the same display technology as on previous models. Now that the Apple Watch Ultra has been available for a few days, some users are noticing a so-called “jelly scrolling” effect on the display. Here’s why this is not actually surprising.

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The popular payment platform Square has officially launched support for Tap to Pay on iPhone to all of its merchants. This feature, which allows businesses to use an iPhone to accept contactless payments, was announced by Apple in February and is slowly starting to gain traction. Head below for the details on how it works.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has been on a whirlwind of a trip through Europe over the last several days, making pit stops in the UK and Germany. Through his travels, Cook has been joined by a number of different Apple executives and visited Apple Stores, an Apple chip lab, and had some fun along the way.

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September 27

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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