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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 has also guest-hosted 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

As the clock turns to September 24 around the world, the first iPhone 13 orders have started arriving to early pre-order customers. This also means that the new devices are slowly becoming available for pickup and purchasing at Apple Stores around the world.

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UnitedHealth is offering an Apple Fitness+ perk to its members beginning this year. The company announced in a press release that starting in November, UnitedHealthcare members in “most states” in the US can sign up for Apple Fitness+ and get a 12-month membership for free.

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Apple is rolling out iOS 12.5.5 to older iPhone and iPad models today. The company says the update includes notable security fixes and improvements, and is recommended for all users.

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September 22

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Apple Store employees are set to get a rare companywide bonus this fall. Sources say that Apple will give $1,000 to Apple Store employees who have been with the company since March 2021, while those who joined more recently will get a $500 bonus.

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Update: iOS 15.1 with SharePlay is now available to public beta testers as well.

Just one day after the release of iOS 15 to the public, Apple is launching the beta train yet again. The company is now rolling out the first developer beta of iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1, and developers can update today via the Settings app on their devices.

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The battle between Epic Games and Apple continues. Earlier this month, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Apple must allow App Store developers to redirect users to other payment systems. The judge sided with Apple on all other claims, leading Apple to call the ruling a “resounding victory,” while Epic filed an appeal.

Now, Apple has reportedly denied Epic’s request to reinstate its developer account, which would allow it to bring Fortnite back to the App Store.

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Apple is once again ramping up its efforts to crack down on leaks and employees who are responsible for them. In a memo that was leaked to the Verge, Cook says that Apple is doing “everything in our power to identify” internal leakers, and added that “people who leak confidential information do not belong here.”

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With an update to iOS 14 earlier this year, Apple rolled out its new App Tracking Transparency feature to give users more control over their privacy. Now, Facebook has issued a rare mid-quarter update to investors saying that Apple’s ad changes continue to impact its business.

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Following reviews of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro yesterday, the first reviews of the new iPad mini have now arrived. The new iPad mini is a dramatic overhaul with a refreshed design, an A15 chip inside, Touch ID in the power button, and more.

Head below as we round up the early reviews of the iPad mini sixth-generation…

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September 21

One of the headlining features of iOS 15 is SharePlay, which among other things, will finally let you share your iPhone’s or iPad’s screen with people over FaceTime. Unfortunately, even though iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 were officially released this week, SharePlay is not yet available.

Head below for more details about why Apple has delayed SharePlay…

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iOS 15 was released to the public earlier this week, and it added new Health features for storing your COVID-19 immunizations and test results in the Health app. With today’s release of iOS 15.1, Apple is taking things a step further, allowing you to add your vaccination cards to the Apple Wallet application.

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The first betas of iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 were released to developers today, and they re-enabled the highly-anticipated SharePlay feature. This suggests that Apple plans to release SharePlay to the public as part of iOS 15.1 later this fall.

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Ahead of the first orders arriving to customers on Friday, the first reviews of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have arrived. These embargoed press reviews offer our first look at the iPhone 13 in the wild, including the new camera hardware, new colors, design tweaks, and more.

Head below as we round up some of the notable tidbits from the first iPhone 13 reviews…

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September 20

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Like every year, the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro include a new collection of slick wallpapers for you to use. We’ve extracted the new wallpapers directly from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro builds of iOS 15 released today, so you can download them for your iPhone model below.

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After a summer of beta testing, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are officially here. You can head to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad now to update and access new iOS 15 features such as Focus, Home screen widgets on iPad, FaceTime upgrades, and much more. Head below as we recap the best new features in iOS 15.

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Ahead of the first pre-orders arriving to shoppers later this week, the first hands-on and unboxing video for the iPhone 13 Pro Max has hit YouTube. The video offers a closer look at the new packaging as well as iPhone 13 Pro Max design in the gold color.

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