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Jordan Kahn

@JordanKahn

Senior Editor

9to5Mac / 9to5Google / 9to5Toys / Electrek.co

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac. He covers Google for 9to5Google.com, the best gadgets and deals on 9to5Toys.com, and delivers a weekly roundup of EV and solar news on Electrek.co. He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series covering music making with Apple devices and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.

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Today

AAPL: 151.89

-1.50

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away an Apple Park t-shirt, the same one that Apple will sell at its new Apple Park Visitor Center retail store when it officially opens in the coming months.

While you can’t get your hands on the exclusive Apple Park swag at the Visitor Center store just yet, the store was open for one day to press that attended the company’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X unveiling event earlier this month at Steve Jobs Theater located on the new campus.

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Yesterday

AAPL: 153.39

-2.68

When Apple announced its new AirPower charging mat accessory alongside the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X– the first iPhones to support wireless charging– it also casually mentioned that AirPods would get a new optional wireless charging case. But otherwise details have been slim. Can you use your old AirPods with the new charging case? Will you be able to buy the case separately or only bundled together with new AirPods? And should you hold off on buying AirPods until Apple reveals more details about the new charging case?

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

September 20

AAPL: 156.07

-2.66

Nest is today announcing its latest lineup of products including a few brand new devices and an official introduction for its new outdoor security camera.

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September 19

AAPL: 158.73

0.06

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are Apple’s newest handsets introduced during its first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater at its also new Apple Park campus last week. But you can’t possibly consider the new phones without noting that Apple this year is breaking from tradition and launching a third flagship model that is radically different than the 8 and 8 Plus. It’s called iPhone X, as in the 10th anniversary edition of the device. It is smaller than the 8 Plus yet has a bigger OLED screen with a controversial notch and it starts at $1000. We hope to have a review of it shortly.

The iPhone 8, however, is by no means a slouch of an update. I’ve been testing both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (following some hands on time with the iPhone X at Apple’s event) and I must say the impressive update is way more than skin deep beyond the shiny new glass exterior…

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September 12

AAPL: 160.86

-0.64

Today following Apple’s introduction of the new iPhone X alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, we got some hands-on time with the device and gleaned a few details you didn’t see on stage.

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August 31

AAPL: 164.00

0.65

Apple has made things official for its much anticipated next-gen iPhone unveiling with invites going out to press today for the event scheduled for 10 am PT, September 12 at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, the new Cupertino campus.

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August 23

AAPL: 159.98

0.20

After first launching its new Machine Learning Journal for Apple engineers to share with the community, today the Siri team has shared three new blog posts based on research being presented at Interspeech 2017 in Stockholm this week.

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Samsung today officially announced its new flagship Galaxy Note 8 device ahead of Apple’s iPhone 8 and compared some of the device’s new features directly to iPhone.

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August 21

AAPL: 157.21

-0.29

Google today unveiled the next version of its mobile operating system and its competitor to Apple’s iOS 11 with the official introduction of Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’. expand full story

August 18

AAPL: 157.50

-0.36

Apple is still in talks with major movie studios alongside Comcast for a service that would make digital movie rentals available for new releases just weeks after hitting theaters, according to a new report from Bloomberg detailing the negotiations.

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August 17

AAPL: 157.86

-3.09

Following a soft launch in select markets, Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile unlimited wireless plans are now open to all users across the US.

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McDonald’s is getting some attention today for using an iPhone 8 mockup to display screenshots of the company’s mobile app in a new promo email being sent to customers in Australia. The ad is using an unofficial rendering based on leaks and comes ahead of an official unveiling of the device by Apple expected next month.

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August 16

AAPL: 160.95

-0.65

Pinterest adds pinch to zoom on Pins for iOS app, visual search improvements

Pinterest is finally adding a long requested feature with the ability to zoom in on Pins using a pinch to zoom gesture on your iPhone or iPad.

August 15

AAPL: 161.60

1.75

Walmart’s Vudu video service coming to Apple TV

Walmart’s Vudu video streaming and download service is set to debut on Apple TV later this month as the company officially plans to launch an app for the platform, Variety reports.

August 14

AAPL: 159.85

2.37

Snapchat Pokémon update lets you pose as Pikachu, Pokémon Go adds Mewtwo w/ Exclusive Raid Battles

The Pokémon Company International has teamed up with Snapchat to launch a new Pikachu Lens available now for a limited time, the company announced today. The Pokemon Go app is also getting an update with new features and characters.

August 9

AAPL: 161.06

0.98

During its FQ4 conference call this morning, Apple supplier Lumentum reported a huge increase in orders for 3D sensing laser components thought to be included in the upcoming iPhone 8 to enable advanced augmented reality features, as noted by analyst Gene Munster at LoupVentures. To be specific, the company has $200M in orders during the quarter up from just $5 million in revenue for the 3D sensing tech during the June quarter.

Based on the new info from Lumentum, Munster is predicting around 55m units of the next-gen iPhone models with the 3D sensing camera tech this year and capacity for around 160m next year:

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August 8

AAPL: 160.08

1.27

Apple stock has hit an all time high today as shares of AAPL reached above the previous $160 per share record it set earlier this month during after hours trading.

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August 7

AAPL: 158.81

2.42

France and Germany will follow the lead of other countries and look into tax loopholes used by Apple and other tech companies, according to a new report today from Bloomberg. Both countries plan on introducing proposals to address the tax issues next month:

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Intel today officially announced specs and a release date for its new X-series desktop processors that will include 12- to 18-core models that could find their way into future Macs. Intel plans to make 14- to 18-core processors from the lineup available starting in September, ahead of Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro slated for a December launch:

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July 27

AAPL: 150.56

-2.90

Apple adds Aston Martin and MINI models to official list of CarPlay vehicles

Apple today updated its CarPlay webpage to officially add Aston Martin and MINI to the list of partners that already or will soon support the platform.

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