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 7, 2016

AAPL: 110.41

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An increasing number of customers that ordered Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models report having their credit card charged this morning ahead of Apple’s earliest expected shipping date of November 17. A few of us on the 9to5Mac team have also had our cards charged today.

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November 5, 2016

AAPL: 108.84

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In this week’s top stories: Apple answers your MacBook Pro questions, cuts USB-C adapter prices, iOS 10.2 arrives for testers, and we break down the best wireless cord-free earbuds available ahead of Apple’s AirPods.

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9to5toys 

November 4, 2016

AAPL: 108.84

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Following an announcement from Apple today that it would decrease prices of USB-C accessories to help ease the transition to the all USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro models, it’s also offering discounted pricing on the new LG UltraFine 5K and 4K displays that it introduced to go alongside the new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs. The deals get you around 25% off the newly announced displays made for the new MacBook and MacBook Pro models. 

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November 3, 2016

AAPL: 109.83

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November 2, 2016

AAPL: 111.59

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9to5google 

Apple impressed me with the apps it had ready for the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar at launch. It’s not just limited to button replacements or system functions, which you can customize, but will also support Final Cut Pro, Terminal, GarageBand, Maps, iTunes, Calendar, Djay Pro, Photoshop, and lot of other Apple and third-party apps when customers start receiving the first orders in the weeks to come.

But as a daily Logic Pro X user, I noted the lack of mention for Apple’s pro audio suite at the unveiling of its new Pro notebook. The good news: we’ve learned from a source familiar with the company’s plans that the Logic Pro team is currently targeting early next year for Touch Bar support.

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November 1, 2016

AAPL: 111.49

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October 31, 2016

AAPL: 113.54

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Apple delayed the release of its new truly wireless earbuds called AirPods that it originally planned on launching in late October. It’s disappointing for some who wanted to use them with their new iPhone 7 that launched back in September. But what does the competition look like?

With the AirPods originally expected to launch sometime this month, right around the time of Apple’s MacBook Pro event and Apple Watch Nike+ launch last week, a lot of accessory makers have been planning launches to time and compete with Apple’s new wireless earbuds. Just this week a few new products launched, including Michigan-based Sol Republic’s first cord-free product called ‘Amps Air’, and today Best Buy is launching new $249 Skybuds that claim to offer 24 hours battery with an included charging case and improved connectivity.

If you just can’t wait for the AirPods, or want to check out the competition and see how Apple’s earbuds compare, these are the alternatives… 

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electrek 

October 29, 2016

AAPL: 113.72

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October 28, 2016

AAPL: 113.72

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Apple has commented on the decision to limit the new MacBook Pro’s RAM to a maximum 16GB, informing a customer in an email that offering more would make for a compromised experience. Specifically, Apple says that more than 16GB of RAM “at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn’t be efficient enough for a notebook.”

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9to5toys 

October 27, 2016

AAPL: 114.48

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Now that Apple’s new MacBook Pros are out… which model do you plan on picking up?

As expected, Apple officially unveiled all-new MacBook Pros today including new 13-inch and 15-inch models. The highlight new feature of the devices is the Touch Bar, a thin Retina touchscreen that replaces the function key row on the keyboard and offers contextually sensitive buttons and gestures.

But the company did have one somewhat of a surprise: it introduced a less expensive 13-inch entry-level model that doesn’t include the Touch Bar and a couple less Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports. It also has a new space grey color option in addition to the old silver. 

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9to5google 

Apple’s October 27 ‘Hello Again’ Mac event is about to kick off, and the company is expected to unveil all-new MacBook Pro models alongside possible updates for its other Mac lines, Apple TV, and more. We recently gave you the full rundown on what to expect

Below we’re keeping track of all our coverage from the event today, including handy links to all of our articles and analysis in the News Hub. You’ll also find our live feed of updates from the stage, as well as pre-event coverage and the latest from inside the event in our Live Blog below that.

Check back for updates as the event unfolds.

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Audio accessory maker Sol Republic is today launching its first product in the cord-free headphone space, the ‘Amps Air’ wireless earbuds. The launch would have been timed with the now delayed release of Apple’s own similar wireless AirPods that were previously expected to launch late this month and possibly following the company’s Mac event today. Apple released a last minute statement yesterday informing customers it needs more time to get the product right before shipping.

But after using the new Amps Air earbuds from Sol Republic over the last week, I’m convinced they will be a better option for many…

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October 26, 2016

AAPL: 115.59

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electrek 

October 25, 2016

AAPL: 118.25

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