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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AAPL Shares Hit Another All-Time High as Morgan Stanley Raises Apple Price Target to $200

Tuesday December 7, 2021 1:41 pm PST by
Apple shares closed at a new all-time high today, rising 3.5% to finish the regular trading day at $171.18. Shares have also gained another 1% in after-hours trading, touching $173. Apple's stock is up over 32% this year and almost 14% in just the past month, with the company reaching a market capitalization of $2.8 trillion. It's mostly been a fairly steady march upward for Apple shares...
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Review: 2022 Lexus NX Brings an All-New Infotainment Experience With Wireless CarPlay and Built-In Apple Music

Tuesday November 30, 2021 11:53 am PST by
Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus are starting to roll out an all-new infotainment system with large touchscreens, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, and more, and I recently had a chance to go hands-on with one of the first vehicles to get the new system, the 2022 Lexus NX. My test vehicle was an NX 450h+ AWD plug-in hybrid priced at nearly $60,000 that comes with a spacious 14-inch main...
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Kuo: Apple AR Headset Coming in Late 2022 With Mac-Level Computing Power

Thursday November 25, 2021 8:32 pm PST by
Apple's long-rumored augmented reality (AR) headset project is set to bear its first fruit late next year with the launch of the first device carrying a pair of processors to support its high-end capabilities, according to a new research report from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. According to Kuo, the higher-end main processor is said to be similar to the M1 chip Apple...
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Apple Outlines How It Will Notify Users Who Have Been Targeted by State-Sponsored Spyware Attacks

Tuesday November 23, 2021 8:15 pm PST by
Earlier today, Apple announced that it had filed suit against NSO Group, the firm responsible for the Pegasus spyware that has been used in state-sponsored surveillance campaigns in a number of countries. NSO Group seeks to take advantage of vulnerabilities in iOS and other platforms to infiltrate the devices of targeted users such as journalists, activists, dissidents, academics, and government...
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TSMC to Begin Producing Apple-Designed 5G Modems for iPhones in 2023

Tuesday November 23, 2021 7:37 pm PST by
Apple's main chip manufacturing partner TSMC will beginning producing Apple's first in-house 5G modem chips for the iPhone in 2023, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. The move, which has been under development for several years and enhanced by Apple's 2019 acquisition of the majority of Intel's modem business, will allow Apple to shift away from Qualcomm as a supplier for the important chips ...
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AAPL Stock Sets New All-Time High Following Latest Apple Car Rumors

Thursday November 18, 2021 10:13 am PST by
Right on the heels of a fresh round of rumors about Apple's autonomous car project, Apple's stock price spiked to a new all-time high today, touching $157.87 per share before pulling back slightly. The previous all-time intraday high was set back on September 7 at $157.26, and Apple's stock is now up over 21% so far in 2021 and 33% over the past twelve months. Investors are no doubt...
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Review: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Brings Wireless CarPlay to a Huge Infotainment Display

Wednesday November 17, 2021 11:28 am PST by
One of the hottest electric vehicles at the moment is Ford's Mustang Mach-E, and I recently had a chance to spend some time in a 2021 model in First Edition trim to test out all of its features including the SYNC 4A infotainment system on a massive 15.5-inch portrait display with support for wireless CarPlay. I went hands-on with the 2021 F-150 hybrid with SYNC 4 a few months ago, but the...
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Limited-Edition Beats Flex Launching in Collaboration With Fragment Design

Tuesday November 16, 2021 1:55 pm PST by
Beats today announced the upcoming launch of a new collaboration with fragment design founder Hiroshi Fujiwara for a minimalist limited-edition version of the Beats Flex earbuds. The new black-on-black Beats Flex will be available starting Thursday, November 18 from Apple and SSENSE and will be priced at $69.99. Beats Flex is the current entry-level Beats earbud product, featuring two...
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Brydge's MAX+ Keyboard for 11-Inch iPad Pro Now Available

Friday November 12, 2021 12:05 pm PST by
Earlier this year, we took a look at Brydge's top-of-the-line MAX+ keyboard and trackpad combo for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a fairly close competitor to Apple's pricier Magic Keyboard. A version of the MAX+ for the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ (all generations) and fourth-generation iPad Air is now available, offering the same experience as its larger sibling but for Apple's smaller tablets. The 11-inch...
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Apple Store App for iOS Adds Saved Item Lists for Easy Sharing With Product Specialists

Thursday November 11, 2021 12:45 pm PST by
The Apple Store app for iOS was updated today with a new feature that lets you easily save items to lists, share them with a specialist online or during a store visit, and then get a recap of your visit to help you later purchase your items. After you've saved items to a list, they can be found in a new Saved Items section on your account page accessible via your profile picture at the top...
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Beats Fit Pro Debut With a Fitness Focus, Active Noise Cancellation, and a $200 Price Tag

Monday November 1, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Following their appearance in iOS 15.1 and some celebrity leaks, Apple's Beats brand today is officially announcing Beats Fit Pro, fitness-focused wireless earbuds that include flexible wingtips to help them fit securely in the ear. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The $200 Beats Fit Pro also include all of the features you'd expect from higher-end Apple earbuds,...
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Review: Anker's Soundcore Frames Offer Bluetooth Audio Eyewear in a Range of Styles

Monday November 1, 2021 4:00 am PDT by
Anker's audio brand Soundcore last month announced the Soundcore Frames, modular Bluetooth glasses frames that offer open-ear audio and interchangeable front frames for a variety of looks. The Soundcore Frames start at $200 for a standard kit and begin shipping today, but I've been trying them for the past couple of weeks and have come away impressed with their looks, versatility, and...
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Deals: Apple's Latest 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Drops to $243 ($106 Off)

Monday October 25, 2021 6:25 pm PDT by
Amazon has just dropped Apple's latest Magic Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to its all-time best price at a savings of over $100. The deal is currently available only in black, with the keyboard accessory priced at $242.99, down from $349.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep ...
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Anker Launches MagSafe-Compatible 'MagGo' Lineup of Charging Accessories

Monday October 25, 2021 7:30 am PDT by
Popular accessory maker Anker today is launching a new family of MagSafe-compatible accessories for the iPhone 12 and 13 lineups, arriving under new "MagGo" branding. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Anker is announcing six new MagGo products today: three...
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Here's When You Can Download macOS Monterey Today [Update: It's Out!]

Saturday October 23, 2021 1:00 pm PDT by
Update 10:01 a.m.: macOS Monterey is now rolling out for everyone, although it may take a few minutes to show up via Software Update. Apple's official public release of ‌macOS Monterey‌ is set to occur today (Monday, October 25), just a few days after Apple released the second release candidate to developers and a week after its "Unleashed" media event. Developers are busy putting the...
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Deals: New AirPods Pro With MagSafe Case Already Down to $219.99 ($29 Off)

Friday October 22, 2021 8:04 pm PDT by
Alongside the third-generation AirPods, Apple this week also introduced a minor update for the AirPods Pro to add MagSafe support to the charging case. MagSafe makes for easier alignment of the AirPods Pro case on compatible magnetic chargers and allows it to stick on angled chargers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, ...
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Apple Card 6% Daily Cash Listings for Apple Purchases Were in Error, but Apple is Honoring Them

Friday October 22, 2021 2:55 pm PDT by
Yesterday, a number of Apple Card users were seeing mentions of 6% Daily Cash showing up next to some recent Apple purchases, leading to some confusion about whether Apple was launching a special promotion to double the usual 3% cashback program. Not all purchases were showing up with the 6% bonus, as some users were seeing only the standard 3% and ‌Apple Card‌ support representatives were...
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Kim Kardashian Spotted Wearing Upcoming Beats Fit Pro Earbuds

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:18 pm PDT by
Beats apparently has some new earbuds on the way, as assets bundled in the release candidate version of iOS 15.1 this week revealed upcoming "Beats Fit Pro" wireless earphones that look similar to the recently launched Beats Studio Buds but with wingtips for additional support in the ear. Rumors suggest the Beats Fit Pro should launch around November 1, but at least one celebrity has gotten...
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Apple Releases New Big Sur and Catalina Safari 15.1 Betas for Developers With Restored Tab Design

Wednesday October 20, 2021 7:24 pm PDT by
Following in the footsteps of the macOS Monterey release candidate seeded earlier this week, Apple has released a fourth beta version of Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina to developers that restores the previous tab design that was in place prior to Safari 15. Safari 15.1 now features a standard Big Sur tab design, which is enabled by default and is labeled "Separate" in Safari...
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October 2021 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday October 18, 2021 7:42 am PDT by
As with Apple's events throughout 2020 and 2021, 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 and is available for on-demand viewing so as to...