Eric Slivka

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of MacRumors and has been writing for the site since 2008.

An avid swimmer and former biophysicist, Eric has been using Apple products for over 35 years and has been interviewed for pieces by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, CNBC, and other publications.

Eric's current primary role involves day-to-day oversight of the editorial operations at MacRumors, but he also contributes occasional news and review articles while handling various other duties related the site's operation.

Eric Slivka's Articles

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iPhone 13 Mini Still Limited to Maximum 12W of Peak Power via MagSafe Charger

Thursday September 23, 2021 8:14 pm PDT by
While Apple's standard MagSafe Charger can typically support up to 15 watts of peak power delivery to iPhone models when used with an appropriate power adapter, last year's iPhone 12 mini was limited to a lower 12-watt peak, perhaps due to thermal constraints with the smaller device. As highlighted in an update to Apple's support document on the ‌MagSafe‌ Charger today, that restriction...
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Upcoming 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Display Resolutions Likely Revealed in Latest macOS Monterey Beta

Thursday September 23, 2021 4:35 pm PDT by
The seventh beta of macOS Monterey, released earlier this week, includes a pair of new entries in a list of display resolutions for the System Information app, potentially revealing the resolutions of the upcoming "M1X" 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. As discovered by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, the two new display resolutions are listed as "3456 x 2234 Retina" and "3024 x...
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9th-Generation iPad Reviews: An Even Better Value With More Storage and a Better Front Camera

Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:09 am PDT by
In addition to the sixth-generation iPad mini, the ninth-generation iPad also saw its review embargo lift today, with reviewers generally feeling that the iterative update hits most of the right notes in terms of prioritizing upgrades to storage, performance, and the front camera. Photo via CNET As an overall take, CNET's Scott Stein argues that the "good enough" entry-level ‌iPad‌ actually...
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Apple Preparing to Support Digital Car Keys for Genesis Vehicles

Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:45 pm PDT by
Last year, Apple debuted support for digital car keys, which let users lock, unlock, and start their vehicles using a pass stored in the Wallet app on the iPhone. And with iOS 15, there's now Ultra Wideband support on the iPhone 11 and later that will let the feature work without having to remove your ‌iPhone‌ from your pocket. Car manufacturers need to add the NFC technology to their vehicles ...
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Here's When You Can Download iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 [Now Available]

Sunday September 19, 2021 2:00 pm PDT by
Update: iOS 15 is now available for download. See our ‌iOS 15‌ release announcement, and our ‌iOS 15‌ Roundup for a full breakdown of new features. As announced at Apple's "California Streaming" media event on September 14, the public release of ‌iOS 15‌ will be on Monday, September 20. iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be arriving on the same date, while a release date for macOS 12 Monterey...
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Apple and Belkin Reducing Environmental Impact of Packaging With iPhone 13 Launch

Friday September 17, 2021 10:27 am PDT by
During Tuesday's media event, Greg Joswiak noted that Apple has redesigned the packaging for the iPhone 13 lineup to eliminate the traditional outer plastic wrap on the box, a change that will avoid creating 600 metric tons of plastic waste. As shared in a tweet by leaker DuanRui earlier today, it appears that Apple's solution is one already used on many Apple accessories, involving a...
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Additional Benchmarks Reveal A15 Bionic Performance Improvements in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Wednesday September 15, 2021 8:00 pm PDT by
Earlier today, we reported on a Geekbench Metal result for the iPhone 13 Pro showing an approximately 55% graphics performance improvement compared to the iPhone 12 Pro. Since that time, additional Geekbench results for both CPU and GPU performance across the iPhone 13 lineup have surfaced to provide a more complete look at the improvements. On the graphics side, a Metal result for the...
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September 2021 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Tuesday September 14, 2021 6:20 am PDT by
As with the last several Apple events, today's media event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time will be entirely online and likely a pre-recorded stream from Apple Park. Still, some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event as it's being broadcast are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until the event has ended is available for on-demand viewing so as to experience it...
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Review: 2022 Acura MDX Adds Wireless CarPlay to a Touchpad-Driven Infotainment System

Monday September 13, 2021 12:33 pm PDT by
The Acura MDX is Honda's luxury-brand three-row SUV, and with the recent launch of the 2022 model, the MDX now supports wireless CarPlay. The MDX is Acura's first vehicle with wireless ‌CarPlay‌, and I recently had a chance to check out the updated model and some of its new features. The MDX starts at $47,200, but my test vehicle was equipped Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, Technology...
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Apple Warns Vibrations Like Those From High-Power Motorcycle Engines Can Harm iPhone Cameras

Friday September 10, 2021 7:50 pm PDT by
Apple today published a new support document warning iPhone users that the cameras on their devices can be damaged by exposure to certain vibrational frequencies such as those generated by high-power motorcycle engines. ‌iPhone‌ camera lenses with optical image stabilization (OIS) or closed-loop autofocus (AF) are susceptible to this damage due to their use of gyroscopes and/or magnetic...
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Review: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Offers Wireless CarPlay and Up to Nine Screens

Tuesday September 7, 2021 11:52 am PDT by
One of the splashier car introductions for this year is the relaunch of the iconic Jeep Wagoneer brand as an all-new full-size SUV to compete against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. The new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is also available as a Grand Wagoneer, but rather than being a larger version of an already large SUV, the "Grand" designation is used to represent higher trim...
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Anker Refreshes Its 20W Adapter Lineup With Colorful Anker Nano Pro

Tuesday September 7, 2021 12:00 am PDT by
Last October, Anker debuted its 20-watt Anker Nano power adapter, a high-speed charger only slightly larger than Apple's standard 5-watt adapter. Ahead of the iPhone 13 launch, Anker today is introducing a refresh for its Anker Nano, which arrives under the name of Anker Nano Pro and comes in four color options: black, white, blue, and purple. The Anker Nano Pro has a single USB-C port and...
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Arizona Vehicle Testing Site Rumored to Be Used by Apple Purchased for $125 Million

Friday September 3, 2021 11:35 am PDT by
A former Chrysler proving grounds for automotive testing outside of Phoenix, Arizona, that has been rumored to be used by Apple was recently purchased for $125 million by the firm that has been leasing it for the past five years, according to AZ Big Media. Back in 2017, it was reported that a company by the name of Route 14 Investment Partners LLC had signed a lease to use the facility, with ...
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'Ted Lasso' Tops Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards

Sunday August 29, 2021 8:21 pm PDT by
Apple TV+ hit "Ted Lasso" was the most-awarded series at the inaugural Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards today, picking up four major awards including Best Streaming Series, Comedy. The full slate of awards for "Ted Lasso" included: Best Streaming Series, Comedy Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy — Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy ...
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Apple Now Selling OtterBox Folding Stand for MagSafe Charger

Wednesday August 11, 2021 10:41 am PDT by
Apple has begun selling a new third-party accessory for its MagSafe ecosystem, a folding stand from OtterBox priced at $39.95. The hinged stand includes a recessed area to house a user-provided ‌MagSafe‌ Charger and a slot for routing the cable through the stand and out the back. The folding design is convenient for travel and lets you set your desired angle for nightstand viewing, video...
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Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 With Bug Fixes

Wednesday August 11, 2021 10:17 am PDT by
Apple has released a new macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 update, delivering unspecified bug fixes for Mac users running the latest major operating system version. The update comes a little over two weeks after Apple released macOS 11.5.1. The new ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ 11.5.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System ...
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Apple Preparing to Occupy 200,000 Square Feet of Temporary Space Ahead of New $1 Billion North Carolina Campus

Thursday July 29, 2021 9:14 am PDT by
Back in April, Apple announced a $430 billion investment over the next five years to create more than 20,000 new jobs as the company continues to expand. One significant piece of that plan is a new engineering and research center in North Carolina where Apple will be investing over $1 billion and hiring at least 3,000 employees. Assemblage of seven properties in Research Triangle Park owned by ...
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Apple Reports 3Q 2021 Results: $21.7B Profit on $81.4B Revenue, New June Quarter Records

Tuesday July 27, 2021 1:39 pm PDT by
Apple today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2021, which corresponds to the second calendar quarter of the year. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $81.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $21.7 billion, or $1.30 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $59.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.25 billion, or $0.65 per diluted share, in the year-ago...
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iPadOS 14.7 Not Showing Up? It's Because Apple Hasn't Released It Yet [Update: It's Out]

Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:11 am PDT by
Update July 21, 10:18 am: Apple has now released iPadOS 14.7 to the public. Apple released iOS 14.7 and several other operating system updates on Monday, July 19, but many users have been wondering why they haven't been able to download the corresponding iPadOS 14.7 for their iPads. The short answer is that Apple hasn't released the update yet. Given that iOS and iPadOS are very closely ...
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AirPods 3 Mass Production Said to Kick Off in August

Tuesday July 20, 2021 8:40 pm PDT by
Mass production of the third-generation AirPods will kick off in August, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. They will reportedly join a number of other products such as the iPhone 13 lineup and redesigned MacBook Pro models as launches coming before the end of the year. Renderings of rumored third-generation ‌AirPods‌ design Rumored launch dates for the third-generation ‌AirPods‌ have...