Jason SnellMacworld

Jason was lead editor at Macworld for more than a decade and now writes about Apple at Six Colors and podcasts at Relay FM and The Incomparable.

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The rules of magnetic attraction in Apple products

The role of magnets in products such as the Apple Watch, the iPhone, and now the iPad, has grown. How do they work?

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Apple’s latest record quarter: Why Apple loves China but hates sales figures

It’s worth reading between the lines of the federally-mandated financial disclosure tables and listening to the specifics of the Apple’s ritual phone call with financial analysts to see what else is on the company’s mind.

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iPhone XR: Hands-on and first impressions

Jason Snell got his hands on a new iPhone XR. Here are his thoughts after a few hours with the phone.

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Why Photoshop on iOS is a huge win for the iPad Pro

It's a huge shot in the arm for the iPad Pro and another sign of where Apple’s platforms are going in the future

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USB-C on the iPad Pro: What it could mean for users

If the iPad Pro adds USB-C, iOS needs to add better device support to make it work.

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Why are Apple Watch faces such a mess?

The key to the watchOS user interface needs isn’t getting the attention it deserves from Apple.

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Why iOS apps on the Mac will not just improve the Mac, but iOS, too

Adding features to make iOS apps more palatable to the Mac could end up making the iOS experience better, too.

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Why the iPhone is more expensive than ever

The change in customer’s buying patterns affects Apple, which makes its own changes to compensate. Jason Snell explains.

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Hands-on with the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4

Jason Snell was at Apple’s ‘Gather round’ event and spent some time with the newest additions to the company’s product line.

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Details to watch for at next week’s iPhone event

The iPhone will get all the attention, but Jason Snell says there are lots of other things to look for during Apple's presentation on September 12.

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What does the future hold for Apple’s MacBook Air?

If you take a recent Bloomberg report under consideration, it looks like the MacBook Air could be at its end. Jason Snell explains.

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A dockable iPhone? Don’t count on it

Samsung’s DeX speaks to a real issue in computing, but for Apple, the answer is software.

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Apple’s Group FaceTime delay is the right move. Here’s why

It can’t be easy to delay a banner feature of your next operating-system release, but when the alternative is releasing something that’s not good enough, this is the right choice.

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Digesting the rumors: Where's the iPad Pro going next?

Jason Snell takes a look at what could happen with the 2018 iPad Pro—and what he hopes won't happen.

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4 top takeaways from Apple’s boringly brilliant record results

Apple’s Q3 2018: The iPhone X bet pays off, Services and Other Products hit it big, and then there’s Oprah.