Chance is the editor-in-chief of 9to5Mac, helping oversee and manage coverage for the entire staff of 9to5Mac writers. He first joined 9to5Mac in 2013 and has published daily coverage of Apple and related topics since then.
Over the years, Chance has worked alongside his 9to5Mac colleagues to publish industry-leading stories about Apple. In the spring of 2020, Chance and the 9to5Mac team exclusively reported a variety of upcoming iOS 14 features prior to the official announcement from Apple.
In addition to serving as Lead Editor of 9to5Mac, Chance is also the host of the 9to5Mac Daily podcast. Published five days per week, 9to5Mac Daily is a recap of the day’s Apple news in 5-10 minutes. You can subscribe to 9to5Mac Daily on Apple Podcasts, Overcast or via the dedicated RSS feed right here.
Chance is also a guest host on the 9to5Mac Happy Hour podcast with Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall.
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Apple’s out with a new watchOS beta for Apple Watch users and developers. watchOS 9.5 is rolling out now, and it comes as we inch closer to the launch of watchOS 10 in just a few months.Expand Expanding Close
Apple has announced that its long-awaited Apple Pay Later financing service will begin rolling out today. At launch, Apple says that it will “begin inviting select users to access a prerelease version of Apple Pay Later.” It will launch to “all eligible users in the coming months” in the United States.Expand Expanding Close
Apple has released a new software update for its Studio Display today, bringing the external display to firmware version 16.4. The update adds support for a new Pro Display Calibrator feature, as well as stability improvements.Expand Expanding Close
Rounding out today’s collection of software updates, Apple has released tvOS 16.4 and HomePod Software 16.4. For Apple TV users, there’s a notable new ‘Dim Flashing Light’s feature for the first time.Expand Expanding Close
Apple has a new software update today for Apple Watch users. watchOS 9.4 is rolling out now and it expands Cycle Tracking and AFib history features to more countries, fixes a pesky alarms bug, and more. Head below for the full details.Expand Expanding Close
iOS 16.4 is now rolling out to everyone, and it includes a number of new features for iPhone users. There are new emoji, more powerful web apps, bug fixes, and much more. Head below for the full release notes.Expand Expanding Close
Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack is one of the most powerful audio apps on the Mac, allowing you to record any audio, from any source. In a new blog post, Rogue Amoeba CEO and cofounder Paul Kafasis reveals how the Recording Industry Association of America pushed to have the app shut down… but Steve Jobs stepped in to save it.Expand Expanding Close
Tim Cook touts Apple’s history in China at state economic forum: ‘This has been a symbiotic kind of relationship’
As reported yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this weekend to attend the state-sponsored China business summit. A new report from the Financial Times goes more in-depth on Cook’s visit, with details on what he said during his keynote speech at the China Development Forum.Expand Expanding Close
Apple fans are eagerly awaiting Apple’s official announcement of WWDC 2023. At WWDC this year, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 17, its Reality Pro headset, and much more. Here’s what history tells us about when WWDC 2023 will be announced…Expand Expanding Close
As it continues its massively-successful Music of the Spheres World Tour across South America, Europe, and the United States, Coldplay has updated its companion tour app with major accessibility improvements. The band, together with its partners at SAP, worked closely with a fan from Mexico who shared her experiences using the app as a blind person.Expand Expanding Close
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this weekend, paying a visit to a local Apple Store and attending a state-sponsored “China business summit.” As reported by Bloomberg, Cook is one of very few US executives set to attend the conference, “underscoring the growing delicacy of doing business in China in the current geopolitical climate.”Expand Expanding Close
With the iPhone 15 launch this fall, Apple is expected to bring the Dynamic Island to the entire lineup for the first time. In conjunction with this, the company is also reportedly planning to move the iPhone’s proximity sensor inside the Dynamic Island.
The primary purpose of the proximity sensor is to shut off the screen when a user holds their phone up to their ear. It also plays a role in optimizing the Always-On Display of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.Expand Expanding Close
Earlier this week, Apple released the final iOS 16.4 beta to developers and public beta users. Inside the update, Apple added references to new Beats Studio+ earbuds, as well as new AirPods. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new AirPods referenced in this update are likely the USB-C version of AirPods Pro 2.Expand Expanding Close