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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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April 7

AAPL: 143.34

-0.32

Following a report earlier this week claiming that the launch of Apple’s next-generation iPhone may be pushed to October or November, another report today adds more weight to a possible delay for the device versus the usual early to mid September launch dates of previous generations.

The report from Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White (via CNBC), claims that Apple’s expected high-end 5.8-inch model in the new iPhone 8 could be delayed beyond September due to difficulties related to the 3D sensing technology rumored to debut on the device:

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April 6

AAPL: 143.66

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Will you wait until early 2019 for the new Mac Pro and Apple display? [Poll]

The rumors have started flowing following Apple’s rare pre-announcement of an all-new modular Mac Pro it has in the works. The latest today claims to offer some intel on how long the project has been in development at Apple, giving some insight into a likely late 2018/early 2019 launch and shipping timeframe for the new computer that we still don’t know a whole lot about.

Was Apple’s announcement enough to keep you satisfied and give you confidence that it’s worth holding out for the new machine? Or will you be switching to a new machine for your pro needs? Perhaps those new iMacs Apple plans to ship later this year?

Apple’s new Clips social video editing app officially launched today for iPhone and iPad following an unveiling last month. While we’ve yet to spend significant time with the app ourselves, the reviews so far seem to be mixed with most reviewers noting similarities to Snapchat and some early shortcomings. The reviewers seem to agree the app provides fun and promising editing features, but most also noticed the user interface proved to be a little too difficult or confusing.

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April 5

AAPL: 144.02

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After first announcing the service back in February, today YouTube TV is officially launching in select U.S. markets.

The standalone TV service that offers users 4 big networks and other channels with unlimited DVR functionality for $35 a month comes today to both mobile devices and desktop users in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago ahead of a broader roll out.

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April 4

AAPL: 144.77

1.07

In a very uncharacteristic move for Apple, the company today decided to address recent concerns among its pro market and pre-announce an all-new, rethought Mac Pro in the cards for next year at earlierst. Less exciting is the spec bumps that make the current lineup more affordable in the meantime, and the company also added in confirmation that new iMac models are coming later this year. But is Apple’s pre-announcement for new Mac Pros enough to address pro concerns?

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Following reports last month that Spotify was considering restricting some of its biggest releases to paid users as it renegotiates royalty deals with record labels, today the company confirms it has now inked such an agreement with at least one major label partner.

The new multi-year deal with Universal Music Group will mean that some new album releases on Spotify will only be available to paid subscribers. New singles released will continue to be available for free users. The exclusivity to paid subscribers, however, will only be for the first two weeks of release and will be up to the artists:

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April 3

AAPL: 143.70

0.04

ESPN is releasing a redesigned and rebranded app for Apple TV today, and in the process replacing the old “WatchESPN” app. The new app, dubbed simply “ESPN”, brings a revamped user interface that includes auto-playing live streams at launch and new on-demand content.

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April 1

AAPL: 143.66

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March 31

AAPL: 143.66

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Back in December I reviewed the Photofast iType-C thumb drive, the first MFi thumb drive we’ve seen that includes Lightning, USB-C, USB-A, and micro-USB in a single device. That makes transferring files between iPhone and iPad and your various other devices like computers, drones and cameras a lot easier. And a companion app for iOS lets you view media files directly from the drive for offline viewing and sharing, a useful feature especially for those without extra storage on their device.

This week PhotoFast launched a new version of the iType-C drive, this time adding a microSD card slot to the equation…

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9to5Rewards: Mujjo’s high-quality leather iPhone cases and wallet sleeves [Giveaway]

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Mujjo. The Netherlands-based maker of quality handcrafted cases for iPhones and other Apple products uses leather, wood and other premium materials to make some of our favorite cases for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. 

The company has three of its high-quality leather cases available for iPhone 6(s)/Plus, iPhone 7/7Plus (normally up to $46 each) to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week. 

March 30

AAPL: 143.93

-0.19

Today in a note to clients, JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall offered his latest analysis on Apple’s supply chain, giving us a look at his predictions for iPhone 8 sales as well as details on specs and pricing. Following Samsung’s introduction of the Galaxy S8 yesterday, the report notes that based on current supply chain intel Apple’s OLED is expected to be less curved than the S8 and therefore less of a so-called edge-to-edge “infinity” display:

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Apple’s new under-construction 175 acre campus, now officially named Apple Park, is nearing completion ahead of an expected grand opening next month. The latest look at the site comes today via a drone flyover courtesy of Matthew Roberts (below), which shows progress made on the site in recent weeks including continued work on landscaping, solar installations, and other finishing touches. There are even signs of life at the new campus already with office chairs, tables and other equipment being set up inside…

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Uber adds option to edit pickup address as it gives drivers more say in disputes

Uber is today announcing a new feature with the ability for riders to edit their pickup address after requesting a ride.

The feature has been a top request following recent redesigns of the Uber app that implemented automatic positioning using GPS opposed to making users enter their locations manually. If the GPS got your address slightly wrong, however, you’d previously have to contact the driver to varying degrees of success. Today’s update will make it so you can easily adjust your address after requesting the ride without having to contact the driver directly.

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