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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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June 30

The video and photos below are the latest claiming to show dummy models of a 6.1-inch “iPhone 9” and a 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus” rumoured to be the next iPhone models Apple unveils this fall. The video was sent in to 9to5Mac by friend of the site @shaimizrachi, who has shared accurate dummies for iPhones in year’s past.

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June 26

Apple is today releasing its first public beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave, the upcoming version of its Mac operating system that it first unveiled for developers at WWDC in June.

I’ve had some hands-on time with the public beta ahead of today’s launch, and share some thoughts on what to expect and look out for below…

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

June 22

Apple today launched a new MacBook & MacBook Pro service program that it says covers a small percentage of users that might experience sticky, repeated characters or unresponsive keys.

An Apple spokesperson provided the statement below to 9to5Mac:

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June 21

Apple today released an update to GarageBand for Mac with version 10.3 introducing free downloadable Artist Lessons alongside new Drummers and sounds.

Included in today’s update is a push towards educational content for the classroom with in-app Artist Lessons now available for free in 150+ countries. Previously the content was available for $4.99 as in-app purchases in just 20 countries.

Other new features in GarageBand below:

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June 8

After teasing a late spring launch for its new Business Manager platform for enterprise users, Apple announced the U.S. launch this week during a developer session at WWDC.

Apple Business Manager will then launch globally in 34 countries starting June 20, followed by an expansion to another 31 countries this summer alongside Apple School Manager. The Business Manager platform was previously in beta with a select group of partners since earlier this year. expand full story

June 6

Apple is adding a new “Movement Disorder API” to its open-source ResearchKit framework that will allow Apple Watch to continuously monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

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June 5

During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week, the company has a podcast studio setup for the second year for both press and developers to use for recording on-site. This year, the studio was decked out in a 3D version of Apple’s WWDC graphics made out of what felt like a styrofoam-like material.

I got a tour of the studio today along with our resident podcaster and 9to5Mac Happy Hour and Daily host Zac Hall, and sat in to record today’s episode of our Daily podcast.

Head below for a look at the WWDC podcast studio…

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Apple has announced that its upcoming macOS Mojave release for Macs will officially be the last to support 32-bit apps.

The company made the announcement after unveiling macOS Mojave at WWDC earlier this week, sharing the news on 32-bit apps with developers following the keynote event.

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March 12

Accessory makers in Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program now have the ability to create new types of products as the company adds specs for a Lightning to 3.5mm output cable and USB-C ports. The new specs were detailed in Apple’s recently updated materials for manufacturers in the MFi program, according to sources.

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March 10

Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program is being updated with new branding that manufacturers will have to adopt over the coming months. 9to5Mac has confirmed the updated branding is now available for MFi partners, as first reported by Chargerlab.

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February 26

A new app called OneCast claims to bring Xbox One game streaming to Mac users for the first time natively, a feature that Microsoft only officially supports for Windows users.

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February 10

Apple has informed store employees and authorized service providers that it will in some instances perform repairs for detached or damaged HomePod cables, according to an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac.

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January 27

In this week’s top stories: Apple’s HomePod goes up for preorder as new details emerge, Apple pushes out the latest iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS releases and betas, Logic Pro X gets a major update, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories…

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December 26, 2017

Apple launches its Boxing Day iTunes sale with album deals in Canada

As it does every year, Apple is helping you spend those holiday gift cards you’ve received by again joining in on the Boxing Day deals today. The company is highlighting a featured section in the Canadian iTunes store offering a selection of new and popular albums for under $7.

December 15, 2017

Chase Freedom card now offers 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases

Chase announced today that it is now offering 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases made with a linked Chase Freedom credit card for the first time. The offer is available for combined purchases up to $1500 at select merchants and will last for the first three months of 2018.

December 7, 2017

Honeywell releases HomeKit support update for Lyric security system Controller

After previously announcing incoming HomeKit support for its Lyric security system products, Honeywell today confirmed that the update is now available for users:

December 6, 2017

Apple Pay adds 35+ more supported banks & credit unions in US, Canada, Russia & Japan

Apple today updated its list of officially supported banks and credit unions for Apple Pay, adding over 35 new institutions across the US, Canada, Russia and Japan.

November 17, 2017

With 3 years now gone by since the last Mac mini update, it’s one of Apple’s long running product lines ripe for a complete overhaul. That’s likely why industrial design student Louis Berger’s latest concept envisions a miniature desktop Mac but with a much more modern approach. He’s dubbed the idea “Taptop Computer Concept,” but at its core it’s essentially a new form factor for Mac mini with a built-in Touch Bar and more.

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November 3, 2017

9to5Rewards: Win a Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard from ColorWare [Giveaway]

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away a customized Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard from ColorWare, the Minnesota-based company that specializes in custom painted products & skins.

October 31, 2017

Apple has identified an issue affecting some Apple Watch Series 3 models resulting in a row of several visible stripe markings along the side of the watch’s display. We’ve learned Apple has recently informed its retail and authorized third-party repair staff of the issue that it says is affecting some Apple Watch Series 3 GPS models.

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