Jordan Golson

Jordan is a long-time Apple journalist and former MacRumors editor who still occasionally helps out with coverage of live events. He also writes about automotive, so sign up for his cars and transportation technology newsletter at!

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Live Coverage of Apple's March 2015 'Spring Forward' Event

Monday March 9, 2015 9:26 am PDT by
Six months after the Apple Watch's unveiling, Apple's "Spring Forward" media event in San Francisco today will give us final details on the device ahead of its launch next month. We could see a few other announcements as well, but given the tagline and timing of the event, the Apple Watch will undoubtedly be the focus of today's proceedings. The event is being held at the Yerba Buena Center...

Apple Reports Record Earnings and iPhone Sales: $18B Profit on $74.6B in Revenue for Q1 2015

Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:34 pm PST by
Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $74.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $57.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, or $1.98 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter....

Twelve South Launches BookBook Wallet Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Thursday December 11, 2014 4:35 pm PST by
Twelve South has launched its popular BookBook iPhone wallet case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Because the new iPhones are larger than Apple's older smartphones, the company has added several new features to the case, in addition to the credit card and ID slots in the older versions.Now, the iPhone snaps into a soft-touch shell inside the case. The shell can be quickly removed from the...

Apple Watch Marketing Page Updated With 'Timekeeping', 'New Ways to Connect', 'Health and Fitness' Pages

Wednesday November 26, 2014 3:38 pm PST by
The marketing website for the Apple Watch has been updated (via 9to5Mac) with additional details about how it functions as a watch, new ways that wearers will communicate, as well as more about the watch's health and fitness features.Apple's marketing team has also added new animations to the site, showing how the Apple Watch will move between screens and how some of the apps will work. Much of ...

'Iconic' Coffee Table Book Updated With More Photos, Special Edition w/Pulsing LED Sleep Light

Wednesday November 26, 2014 11:32 am PST by
Jonathan Zufi's gorgeous coffee table book "Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation", about 30 years of Apple design, has been updated just in time for the holiday shopping season. The new book includes many more photographs, with a particular focus on prototypes. There is also a new cover, and several new special editions."ICONIC: The Classic Edition" is similar to the original $75 ...

Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Friday November 21, 2014 11:40 am PST by
Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines.The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field.Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features...

AT&T Offering $50 Bill Credit for iPhone Upgrades Made Through Apple Online and Retail Stores

Wednesday November 12, 2014 12:55 pm PST by
AT&T is now offering a $50 bill credit to customers who purchase a new iPhone from the Apple Online or Apple Retail Stores. Neither company has marketed the deal but an AT&T spokesperson confirmed the existence of the promotion to MacRumors. The purchase and financing of any iPhone model that Apple sells, including the 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, qualifies the buyer for the credit. The $50 credit...

Apple Reports Q4 2014 Year-End Results: $8.5 Billion Profit on $42.1 Billion in Revenue [Call Concluded]

Monday October 20, 2014 2:40 pm PDT by
Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $37.5 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.01 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was...
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Live Coverage of Apple's October 2014 iPad and Mac Event

Thursday October 16, 2014 9:19 am PDT by
Just over a month after it introduced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, Apple is back with another media event where it is expected to show off new iPads, new iMacs including high-resolution Retina displays on some models, and likely a final look at OS X Yosemite before its imminent public launch. Today's event is being held at the Town Hall auditorium on Apple's Cupertino headquarters campus and...

NFL Players Banned From Wearing Beats Headphones on Camera

Saturday October 4, 2014 9:20 am PDT by
Thanks to a new marketing deal with Bose, NFL players will no longer be allowed to wear Apple's line of Beats headphones around television cameras, according to Re/code. The restriction is in place for TV interviews during training camp, practice sessions and game day, running from before the game or event through 90 minutes after play has ended. Many professional athletes have sponsorship...
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Live Coverage of Apple's September 2014 iPhone and iWatch Event [Event Over]

Tuesday September 9, 2014 9:41 am PDT by
Apple's highly anticipated September media event is being held today at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, the site of the unveiling of the original Macintosh and iMac. The event begins at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time, and Apple is expected to unveil several new products including the iPhone 6 and an "iWatch" wearable device. Apple will be providing a...

Apple Continues App-Focused TV Ad Campaign With 'Dreams' Spot

Saturday August 2, 2014 9:55 am PDT by
Apple launched a new television ad in its "You're More Powerful Than You Think" campaign, this time called "Dreams". The song in the ad is "When I Grow Up" by Jennifer O'Connor.It is the fourth ad in the series, with previous spots "Powerful", "Strength", and "Parenthood" focusing on the sheer variety of apps on the iPhone, workout apps, and apps for parents. Like the other ads, "Dreams"...

New Version of Capo, an App to Help Guitar Players Learn Songs, Lands on iPhone and iPad

Thursday July 10, 2014 11:15 am PDT by
A new version of the Apple Design Award-winning Capo, a Mac app praised by professional musicians that automatically generates guitar tablature from music in iTunes, has landed on iOS.Developer SuperMegaUltraGroovy today released new iPhone and iPad versions of Capo, allowing users to learn how to play songs on the go with chord and beat detection as well as a number of other features to help...

'Range' iOS Food Thermometer Launches New Bluetooth LE Version on Kickstarter

Friday July 4, 2014 11:30 am PDT by
Last year, the company behind the popular Twine Kickstarter project launched a new iOS-enabled food thermometer called Range. That thermometer raised more than $175,000 and now the team is back for more.While not in time for this year's Summer grilling season, Supermechanical has launched a new, an upgraded version of the Range on Kickstarter. The new Range Oven/Grill Intelligence adds...
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Memory in New $1099 iMac is Soldered and Not Upgradable

Wednesday June 18, 2014 5:35 pm PDT by
The 8GB of memory in the new, cheaper 21.5-inch iMac introduced earlier today is permanently soldered to the motherboard and is not upgradable, according to a teardown of the new machine by Other World Computing.The $1,099 machine includes a 1.4GHz Dual-Core i5 processor from the MacBook Air, but users are permanently locked to 8GB of RAM. There is no build-to-order option to increase it and it ...

Evidence of iPhone 6 Atmospheric Pressure Sensor Found in iOS 8

Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:58 am PDT by
Apple may add an atmospheric pressure sensor to the iPhone 6, according to a report by 9to5Mac. This follows on a rumor from March that suggested the iPhone 6 could include humidity, temperature and pressure sensors when it comes out this fall.A barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure, giving indications on current and future weather trends as well as altitude data. The report says...

Progress on Apple Campus 2 Continues as Walls Go Up

Tuesday June 10, 2014 4:45 pm PDT by
Construction at Apple's Spaceship campus continues, with the circular building beginning to take shape according to an image posted to Twitter by KCBS news and traffic reporter Ron Cervi (via 9to5Mac).In the most recent shot, a wall has been built around the perimeter of the building, outlining where the foundation will be poured. A different tweet by @DawnMortensen notes that Pruneridge Avenue,...

Apple Stock Splits 7-for-1, Opens at $92 With All-Time High Just Over $100

Monday June 9, 2014 6:00 am PDT by
This morning, Apple's stock underwent a 7-for-1 split, awarding 6 additional shares to each shareholder of record at 5PM PDT on Friday. Simultaneously, the price of the stock has been divided by 7 and should open around $92 after closing on Friday at $645.Apple's all-time high stock price, reached in September 2012, is $705 or $100.72 post-split.Apple's stock has split on three previous...

LaCie Upgrades Rugged Hard Drive With Integrated Thunderbolt Cable

Thursday June 5, 2014 8:59 am PDT by
LaCie has upgraded its Rugged Hard Drive, adding an integrated Thunderbolt cable and improved damage resistance. The SSD version, available in 250 and 500GB capacities, achieves transfer speeds of up to 387MB/s. There is a USB 3.0 interface as well, though only the Thunderbolt cable is permanently attached.The integrated Thunderbolt cable allowed LaCie to increase protection against water and...

'Swift' Programming Language in Development for Four Years, "Major Focus" Since 2013

Wednesday June 4, 2014 4:16 pm PDT by
The Swift programming language was as close to a "One More Thing" as there was at the WWDC Keynote this week, debuting to significant cheers from the developers in the audience. Immediate reaction after the keynote suggested Swift was "huge news" and the future of development on Apple products.Apple says Swift code is "concise yet expressive", interactive and fun. For coders, the introduction...