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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December 20, 2016

AAPL: 116.95

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Update: Shipping estimates are now at “2-4 weeks” on Apple.com and Jan 20 for in-store pickup.

Apple’s online store today started selling the new LG UltraFine 5K display that it unveiled in partnership with the company alongside its new MacBook Pros back in October. Apple has also extended limited time pricing by three months until March 31st alongside other accessories it currently has on sale for new MacBook Pro users. 

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Accessory maker Bragi has announced delays for its upcoming cord-free earbud product called “The Headphone.”

Part of Germany-based Bragi’s story has always been that it was one of the first to market with a truly wireless, cord-free earbud, The Dash. That product didn’t receive glowing reviews over the last year, but when the company announced a less expensive and refined version with The Headphone, it looked like it could be a true competitor to Apple’s wireless AirPods. But the AirPods officially launched last week and are arriving to customers this week, and now Bragi is announcing a delay to its product that was supposed to ship for the earliest pre-order customers in time for Christmas. The product’s estimated shipping date was later pushed back to early January, but it looks like Bragi will miss that date for some pre-orders as well.

In an email to customers, the company says it doesn’t have “enough to fulfill all pre-orders.”

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December 19, 2016

AAPL: 116.64

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Over the weekend we reported that developer Niantic had put its Apple Watch app development on hold and therefore likely wouldn’t be making its previously promised end of the year deadline. Niantic attempted to shoot the story down with a vague tweet saying the app is coming soon, but it wouldn’t confirm its promised end of year release date. While many were quick to take the tweet at face value, we’re actually able to provide much deeper context… expand full story

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December 17, 2016

AAPL: 115.97

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In this week’s top stories: Why Apple removed ‘time remaining’ estimates from macOS, AirPods go on sale, Apple releases iOS 10.2, Super Mario Run arrives on the App Store, and Tim Cook meets with Trump at the President-elect’s tech summit.

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December 16, 2016

AAPL: 115.97

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Following a report in October claiming Samsung and LG were both attempting to win orders for OLED displays to be used in future iPhones, a new report today says Apple has partnered with LG Display for a foldable OLED panel of sorts.

According to the report from etnews, LG Display is partnering with Apple, Google, and Microsoft on what it describes as ‘out-foldable’ OLED displays. expand full story

December 15, 2016

AAPL: 115.82

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I’ve reviewed a lot of Lightning thumb drives in the past, which allow you to transfer and stream files from the drive directly to an iPhone or iPad with a built-in Lightning connector and companion app. On the other end is usually a USB-A connector to do the same on your Mac or PC, but this new Lightning drive from PhotoFast also offers USB-C for new MacBook and MacBook Pro users AND micro-USB, making for a complete solution that will let you transfer files between all of your devices.

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December 13, 2016

AAPL: 115.19

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Following a flurry of media coverage highlighting battery life complaints for Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pros, we’ve learned an internal investigation by the company has determined there isn’t a hardware flaw to address with the new machines. Instead, Apple is today removing inaccurate “time remaining” battery life estimates from macOS, a move that it hopes will address concerns among users.

There has been a lot of confusion over battery life estimates on the new 2016 MacBook Pros. Some were reporting estimates lower than expected via the macOS battery life status menu which offered an on the fly prediction of remaining juice, but there was a clear misunderstanding about how the feature worked. 

Apple didn’t have a ton of public information about how the battery life estimations were calculated, but we’ve talked to those in the know to get the scoop on why they’ve decided to remove it entirely following the MacBook Pro battery life concerns.

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electrek 

December 12, 2016

AAPL: 113.30

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December 10, 2016

AAPL: 113.95

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In this week’s top stories: Our continued MacBook Pro analysis after a few weeks of usage, we kick off a round of gift guides for the holidays, Super Mario Run teasers, red iPhone rumors, and hands-on with the the ultimate MacBook Pro dongle in this week’s top video.

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December 9, 2016

AAPL: 113.95

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Furbo is a camera made specifically to spy on your dogs, talk to them, and dispense treats from your iPhone or Apple Watch. It connects to your Wi-Fi, which means you can control it remotely to watch, reward, and talk to your pets from wherever you are. Is it worth the cost of entry for the treat dispensing features alone, or are pet owners better off with a serious security camera solution?

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9to5toys 

December 8, 2016

AAPL: 112.12

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Apple today updated its website listing supported CarPlay vehicles to note that the feature is now available in over 200 models, up from the 150 vehicles the site previously listed. While noting the 200 vehicle milestone, Apple has added 50 new models to its list of supported vehicles, including a number of upcoming 2017 models… 

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Apple this week shared photos of its under construction Campus 2 with employees, including some of the first interior shots of the building that is now nearing completion. The photos don’t appear to be meant for public consumption, but were published today by French blog macgeneration.

As part of the memo to employees, Apple reportedly said that around 5,200 people are currently working the site.  The photos, which are some of the first of the building’s interior, shows the enormity of the structure from a ground-level perspective.

One shot shows work on a “Caffè Macs” location, Apple’s company cafeteria, that is housed in the main spaceship-shaped building:

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Apple has been slowly adding more electric charging station listings to Apple Maps since the release of iOS 10, and today the world’s largest EV charging network, ChargePoint, officially confirmed integration.

The official integration not only means that ChargePoint’s network of charging stations will now be visible as EV Charger badges within Apple Maps, allowing users to tap through to get more info on the station, but users can also initiate charging and complete payment from a link in Apple Maps to the ChargePoint app (Apple Pay included). 

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9to5google 

December 7, 2016

AAPL: 111.03

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Earlier this week Apple’s director of AI research Russ Salakhutdinov made an appearance at a machine-learning conference to announce that Apple will allow its researchers to freely publish their findings, a rare move for the normally secretive company. Today a new report from Quartz offers more details from Apple’s talk at the NIPS 2016 conference, including slides that detail AI research related to “volumetric detection of LiDAR” and “prediction of structured outputs” next to visuals of vehicles and more.

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December 6, 2016

AAPL: 109.95

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