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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May 9

AAPL: 153.99

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May 8

AAPL: 153.01

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Apple has launched a new extended repair program for its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, allowing customers experiencing certain issues with the product to receive repairs or replacements from Apple for three years after the device is purchased. Apple informed its retail staff and authorized service providers of the new policy in an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac (pictured below).

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9to5toys 

May 6

AAPL: 148.96

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May 5

AAPL: 148.96

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May 4

AAPL: 146.53

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Niantic, developer of popular augmented reality games Pokémon Go and Ingress, plans to host community events for players in public spaces around the U.S. through a partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The company announced the project today, with the first event set to kick off this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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9to5google 

May 3

AAPL: 147.06

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There have been a few homebuilders that have announced and started offering HomeKit upgrade packages for new home buyers, but this is the first time a builder has announced it will make Apple’s Siri-controlled home automation accessory platform standard in its new developments.

Brookfield Residential announced today that it will begin installing a handful of HomeKit accessories in new homes it’s building starting with a few neighborhoods in California.

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May 2

AAPL: 147.51

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During its Q2 fiscal earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that demand for the company’s cord-free AirPods headphones is significantly exceeding supply. Cook also said that revenue from sales of Apple Watch along with AirPods and Beats products is now the size of a Fortune 500 company, hinting that those products have driven growth of its “Other Products” category this quarter.

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Ahead of Apple’s fiscal Q2 earnings call later today, a note from Barclays analysts points to chatter among investors that Apple is eyeing a major acquisition of a media company.

The report from analysts Mark Moskowitz and Daniel Gaide claims that the move could allow Apple to achieve its services growth goals that could otherwise slow alongside iPhone sales, and that an acquisition of a company in the cloud services as opposed to media is also a possibility.

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April 29

AAPL: 143.65

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April 28

AAPL: 143.65

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Apple has extended its service coverage for Apple Watch (1st gen) models experiencing expanded/swollen battery problems to three years, covering customers for service for an additional two years beyond the complimentary 1-year Limited Warranty that it provides with the device.

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9to5toys 

April 27

AAPL: 143.79

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IDC is out today with its data for the worldwide smartphone market in Q1 which show that Apple remained largely flat during the quarter following the introduction of its new Product (RED) iPhone 7 and refreshed iPhone SE. Apple remaining steady comes as the rest of the market grew 4.3% during the quarter.

IDC’s data shows Apple shipped around 51.6 million iPhones during the quarter, up very slightly from 51.2 million in the year ago quarter:

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9to5google 

April 26

AAPL: 143.68

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ESPN has announced some upcoming changes for the network today, including informing employees that 100 on-air talent positions will be cut as the company refocuses its content strategy. It also announced new features coming for the ESPN apps today, which is available to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV users as well as on other platforms.

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April 24

AAPL: 143.64

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electrek 

April 21

AAPL: 142.27

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