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.

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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...
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Nikkei: 2022 iPhone SE to Feature A15 Chip, 5G, and 4.7-Inch Display

Tuesday July 20, 2021 8:25 pm PDT by
The next version of Apple's budget iPhone SE could arrive in the first half of 2022 and look very similar to the current design that's based on the iPhone 8, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. The main upgrades in the new model will be Apple's A15 chip that will appear first in the 2021 flagship iPhone 13 lineup, as well as 5G support provided by Qualcomm's X60 modem chip. Just...
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iOS 14.7 Bug May Prevent iPhones With Touch ID From Automatically Unlocking Apple Watch

Monday July 19, 2021 9:36 pm PDT by
Following the release of iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and several other operating system updates this week, Apple has acknowledged that a bug in iOS 14.7 could prevent users from being able to unlock their Apple Watches by simply unlocking their paired Touch ID-equipped iPhones. Apple's temporary workaround for the bug is for the user to type their passcode into their Apple Watch to unlock it...
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Apple Will Delay Bringing Employees Back to Offices Until at Least October

Monday July 19, 2021 9:09 pm PDT by
Amid another rise in COVID-19 cases and continued concerns from employees about Apple's stated plan to start bringing many employees back into the office three days a week starting in September, Apple has delayed its plans until at least October, reports Bloomberg. The report suggests that Apple will continue to monitor the situation and will give employees at least a month's notice before...
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Review: Anker's PowerWave Go 3-in-1 Stand Charges Your Apple Devices at Home and on the Go

Monday July 19, 2021 5:00 am PDT by
Back at CES, Anker announced the PowerWave Go 3-in-1 Stand, a docking station for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods that also includes a removable power bank to charge your devices on the go, and after a few months to finalize the product, it's launching today. I've had a few days to try out the PowerWave Go, and I can say that it's a clever gadget that comes in handy for those steeped in the ...
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Apple Boosting iPhone 13 Production in Anticipation of High Demand at September Debut

Tuesday July 13, 2021 7:32 pm PDT by
Apple is looking to boost initial production of this year's iPhone 13 models to 90 million units through the end of the year, an increase of up to 20% over the 75 million units of the iPhone 12 series produced last year, according to Bloomberg's Debby Wu and Mark Gurman. The report also outlines a number of expectations for the ‌iPhone 13‌ series, most of which have already been rumored: Sam...
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Review: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Puts Wireless CarPlay on an Expansive OLED Display System

Wednesday July 7, 2021 1:15 pm PDT by
A few months ago, I took a look at the 2021 Buick Envision, which now supports wireless CarPlay as part of the Buick Infotainment System offered by GM. I've been a fan of GM's infotainment systems for a while now, as I find they have an intuitive, modern interface that keeps things simple and comes closer to replicating a smartphone feel than systems from many other manufacturers. I've...
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Video: Belkin's Soundform Connect Adds AirPlay 2 to Your Existing Speakers

Friday June 25, 2021 10:07 am PDT by
Last month, Belkin introduced the Soundform Connect Audio Adapter with AirPlay 2, letting users turn their traditional speakers into ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled devices. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. MacRumors videographer Dan has now had a chance to spend some time with the accessory, so check out our latest video for a look at the setup process, using standalone speakers ...
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Video: Sony's New WF-1000XM4 Earbuds vs. Apple's AirPods Pro

Tuesday June 22, 2021 1:05 pm PDT by
Apple's AirPods Pro are the flagship earbuds in the company's lineup, but there are plenty of other third-party truly wireless earbuds out there on the market. Sony is one of the main contenders in the space, so MacRumors videographer Dan took a look at the brand-new WF-1000XM4 earbuds to see how they stack up. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The awkwardly named...
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Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
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When Will the iOS 15 Public Beta Be Released? [Update: Available Now]

Thursday June 10, 2021 8:36 am PDT by
Update June 30: The first public betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are now available to download. Public beta programs for watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 are also rolling out, but Apple has yet to release a public beta for macOS Monterey. Announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌iOS 15‌ and ‌iPadOS 15‌ are Apple's next-generation operating systems for iPhone and iPad. ‌iOS 15‌ and...
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Kuo: Apple's First AR Headset to Launch in Second Quarter of 2022

Monday June 7, 2021 10:16 pm PDT by
Apple is aiming to debut its first augmented reality (AR) headset in the second quarter of 2022, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. Headset mockup based on a source with direct knowledge of the device (The Information) The research report focuses on prospects for key Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical, and notes that the company will benefit...
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Apple Music Now Rolling Out Support for Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio

Monday June 7, 2021 7:19 pm PDT by
Following Apple's announcement during the WWDC keynote that Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio for Apple Music would be rolling out today, the feature now appears to be going live for some users. For many users, restarting their device appears to trigger activation of the feature, but others have reported that a restart hasn't helped, so users may just need to be patient until it becomes...
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WWDC 2021 Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday June 7, 2021 6:25 am PDT by
Apple is holding its second all-virtual WWDC keynote today, with the event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time and likely once again consisting of 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 and is available for on-demand viewing so ...
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Review: Ford's SYNC 4 Brings Wireless CarPlay to the 2021 F-150

Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:02 am PDT by
The massively popular F-150 pickup truck was one of the first Ford vehicles to gain the manufacturer's new SYNC 4 infotainment system for the 2021 model year, and I recently had a chance to test out the vehicle to get a sense of how the overall system functions, including a key new feature for iPhone owners: wireless CarPlay. If you've shopped pickup trucks before, you know that they come in ...
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Flexibits Launches Cardhop 2.0 Contacts Management App, Now Included With Fantastical Premium Subscription

Tuesday May 25, 2021 7:00 am PDT by
Flexibits is well-known for its popular calendar app Fantastical available across Apple's platforms, but it also offers a contacts management app, Cardhop, that goes above and beyond what Apple's stock Contacts app offers. Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, Flexibits this week is introducing Cardhop 2.0 for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, with an all-new design. It also brings a number of new...
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Apple Shares WWDC 2021 Schedule, Keynote Takes Place June 7 at 10:00 a.m PT

Monday May 24, 2021 9:07 am PDT by
Apple today officially announced the lineup for its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, which will kick off with the traditional keynote at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, June 7. The keynote will be streamed directly from Apple Park. Developers and Apple users will be able to watch on Apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app, and YouTube. The ...