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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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November 17

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

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

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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October 25

Apple’s latest hire to help in its push for original video content is BBC executive Jay Hunt, which is notable as it is the company’s first high-profile broadcasting executive hire outside of the US, Financial Times reports. That news comes today as a separate report details Apple’s reportedly not-so-edgy approach as it shops for content…

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October 13

9to5Rewards: Win an Apple hat from the new Apple Park Visitor Center store before it opens [Giveaway]

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away an Apple hat, the same one the company will sell at its new Apple Park Visitor Center retail store when it officially opens to the public.

Sprint offers new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus deals starting at $0 down, $9.72/month

Sprint is today announcing a new deal for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, offering customers $350 off the new phones and bringing down the monthly instalments to less than $10/month.

October 12

Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre break ground for their new USC academy opening in 2019

Apple employees Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have been planning an undergraduate academy for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern California for a few years now, and this week the Beats co-founders officially broke ground for the project, ABC reports.

October 6

9to5Rewards: Customize a pair of Apple AirPods from ColorWare [Giveaway]

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away a pair of customized AirPods from ColorWare, the Minnesota-based company that specializes in custom painted products & skins.

After first launching back in 1997, today word arrives that AOL Instant Messenger will officially shut down in December after a 20-year run:

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October 4

Final Cut Pro X users will be happy to hear Apple is planning an update that will arrive before the end of the year that will include support for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 features.

While we’ve learned the update will include support for “many” of the new features in High Sierra and iOS 11 released to the public last month, perhaps the most notable will be support for H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) that arrived with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra… expand full story

Google is today hosting a press event where the company is unveiling its latest generation of Google Home, Android and Chrome OS devices, including updates to its Pixel phones and a new Pixelbook convertible Chromebook.

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September 29

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away an Apple Park tote bag, the same one that Apple will sell at its new Apple Park Visitor Center retail store when it officially opens in the coming months.

The exclusive Apple Park swag at the Visitor Center store isn’t available to the public just yet, but the store was open for one day to press during Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X event earlier this month at the new campus.

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September 27

Apple is looking to fill a new “Video Partnerships” lead that will be responsible for negotiations with content providers like TV networks and movie studios with the goal of expanding its video services, including the Apple TV app and Universal Search.

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September 25

When Apple unveiled the new 4K Apple TV earlier this month alongside iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3, it also mentioned a new live sports feature arriving with tvOS 11. Now the company is searching for a sports editor to help lead content curation for the feature:

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What if the iPhone SE was updated with specs on par with the new iPhone X? That’s what this concept from Curved.de imagines, with some renderings that show what a 4-inch OLED iPhone might look like with an edge-to-edge display while otherwise mostly retaining the device’s current design.

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September 22

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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September 21

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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September 20

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

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

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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