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 to the site's operation.

Eric Slivka's Articles

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2022 Tundra Puts Toyota's New Infotainment System With Wireless CarPlay and Apple Music on a Giant Screen

Tuesday February 7, 2023 11:18 am PST by
Awhile back, I took at look at the new infotainment system being rolled out by Toyota and Lexus, spending some time with the Lexus version of the system in the 2022 NX. I've now had a chance to explore the Toyota version of the system optimized for a more heavy-duty vehicle in the form of the 2022 Tundra pickup. Like the Lexus NX, the Toyota Tundra comes with an optional 14-inch screen that...
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Deals: M1 iPad Air Hits Record-Low Prices at TigerDirect, Starting at $313.99 (48% Off) [Updated]

Saturday February 4, 2023 10:05 am PST by
Online retailer TigerDirect has slashed pricing on the M1 iPad Air in several colors, offering the base 64GB configuration for just $313.99 in Purple and Pink. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with TigerDirect. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. That's a savings of 48% compared to Apple's normal $599.00...
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Deals: Apple Studio Display Drops to Record-Low $1,299.99 at Amazon ($299 Off)

Wednesday January 25, 2023 7:40 pm PST by
Just a day after the launch of new MacBook Pro and Mac mini models, Amazon has slashed its pricing on the Apple Studio Display to $1,299.99, down from its regular price of $1,599.00. 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 the site running. This $299 discount on the Apple Studio...
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When Will iOS 16.3 Be Released?

Thursday January 19, 2023 2:49 pm PST by
iOS 16.3 and related operating system updates for Apple's various platforms will bring several new features and bug fixes, so when can we expect the updates to arrive? As part of a press release on January 18 announcing a new Unity wallpaper, watch face, and watch band in celebration of Black History Month, Apple revealed that iOS 16.3 and watchOS 9.3 would be released "next week," with...
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Apple Devices Preview App for Windows Includes References to 'Reality OS' and 'xrOS'

Wednesday January 11, 2023 2:45 pm PST by
A short time ago, preview versions of Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Devices apps for Windows were discovered in the Microsoft Store, and it turns out one of those apps is hiding references to Apple's upcoming mixed-reality headset operating system. Concept render by Ian Zelbo based on purported leaked information The Apple Devices app is intended to allow users to manage various Apple...
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Apple Music and TV Preview Apps for Windows Appear in Microsoft Store

Wednesday January 11, 2023 1:30 pm PST by
Last October, Microsoft announced that Apple Music and Apple TV apps would be coming to the Microsoft Store in 2023 for installation on Windows devices, providing significant improvements for users on those platforms who have had to access ‌Apple Music‌ via the web or Apple's outdated iTunes for Windows app and Apple TV+ via the web. Preview versions of the two apps, as well as an Apple...
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Kuo: Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Likely to Debut at Spring Media Event or WWDC

Thursday January 5, 2023 8:17 pm PST by
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet thread today that ongoing delays with development of Apple's mixed-reality headset have likely pushed mass shipment of the device back to the end of the second quarter or into the third quarter of this year. Concept render by Ian Zelbo based on purported leaked information As a result, Apple probably will not hold a January event to introduce the device as...
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Apple Fitness+ Takes Over Apple's Home Page to Help You Reach Your New Year's Goals

Monday January 2, 2023 9:41 am PST by
With 2023 now upon us, many people are setting New Year's resolutions and one of the more popular ones is always a desire to get into better shape. To entice those looking for some help reaching that goal, Apple has turned over its home page to Fitness+, the company's subscription service with thousands of workouts across nearly a dozen different types. Kicking off with the tagline "Welcome...
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CES 2023: Samsung's Latest Monitors Include an Apple Studio Display Rival, Updated M8 Smart Monitor

Monday January 2, 2023 9:08 am PST by
Ahead of CES 2023 this week, Samsung has announced several upcoming additions to its monitor lineup, and perhaps the most interesting model for Apple users is the ViewFinity S9, Samsung's first 27-inch 5K display that will compete against Apple's Studio Display. 27-inch 5K displays remain fairly rare, but Apple has long embraced the higher pixel density for its ability to display true...
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Apple Pulls iOS 16.2 Option to Upgrade to New Home Architecture

Wednesday December 21, 2022 8:26 pm PST by
One of the key new features in iOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 is the ability to upgrade to a new Home app architecture. While Apple hasn't shared details on exactly what the changes are, the company says the upgrade offers "improved performance and reliability" for HomeKit accessories. Upgrading the Home architecture requires that all devices accessing the home be updated to the latest...
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Deals: Samsung's Winter Sale Wrapping Up With Major Discounts on TVs, Monitors, and More

Wednesday December 14, 2022 11:11 am PST by
Samsung's winter deals event is drawing to a close, with the company offering sales on TVs, tablets, monitors, memory, audio accessories, and more. The "Discover Samsung" event is set to run through December 15, so time is running out to take advantage of some of the best deals of the season. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Samsung. When you click a link and make a purchase, we...
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Apple and Ericsson Reach Licensing Agreement to Settle Dispute Over Cellular Patents

Friday December 9, 2022 9:34 am PST by
Ericsson today announced it has reached a patent license agreement with Apple that will settle a long-running dispute between the two companies over patents related to cellular technology. The dispute dates back to early 2015 when the two companies sued each other over dozens of Ericsson patents related to cellular technology used in Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad. The...
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Deals: Apple's Magic Keyboard for 11-Inch iPad Pro and iPad Air Drops to $209.99 ($89 Off)

Tuesday December 6, 2022 1:30 pm PST by
Apple's Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air is seeing big discounts at Amazon today and is now available for $209.99, down from $299.00. The keyboard is available in both black and white at this price, although Amazon is showing limited stock of the white version and delivery of both models won't be until just a few days before Christmas. MacRumors is an affiliate partner...
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Hyper Debuts HyperPack Pro Tech Backpack With Find My Integration

Monday December 5, 2022 8:22 am PST by
Accessory brand Hyper today is announcing a new tech backpack with built-in support for Apple's Find My tracking, helping users keep tabs on their possessions in case they are misplaced or stolen. Leveraging expertise gained with Hyper's acquisition by Targus last year, the HyperPack Pro is a feature-rich backpack with a number of organizational features designed to appeal to creative...
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TSMC's Arizona Plant Will Manufacture 4nm Chips Starting in 2024 at Apple's Request

Wednesday November 30, 2022 9:50 pm PST by
TSMC's $12 billion chip plant currently under construction in Arizona will begin producing 4-nanometer chips as soon as it opens in 2024 thanks to urging from Apple and other companies, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The plant had originally been planned to start with production of 5-nanometer chips, but with Apple and other companies increasingly looking to source components from the ...
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Beats Flex Get a Leopard-Print Design in New Collaboration With Wacko Maria

Wednesday November 30, 2022 8:24 pm PST by
Apple's Beats brand today announced a new collaboration with Japanese designers Wacko Maria for limited-edition Beats Flex earphones featuring a leopard-print design with a dual-color cable. Beats Flex are the entry-level in-ear earphones from Beats that debuted in 2020 as an evolution of the previous BeatsX models. While the Beats Flex connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to your devices, the...
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Deals: Apple's 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Drops to $249 ($100 Off)

Wednesday November 30, 2022 11:17 am PST by
Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard has fallen to an all-time low price at Walmart today and is now available for $249.00, down from $349.00. The keyboard is available only in black, is in stock, and is sold directly from Walmart with free shipping for delivery as soon as tomorrow depending on location. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Walmart. When you click a link and make...
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Sonos Black Friday Sale Takes 20% Off Soundbars, Speakers, and More

Wednesday November 23, 2022 9:11 am PST by
Black Friday is right around the corner, and one of the most popular early deals comes from Sonos. For its Black Friday offerings, you can get 20 percent off select products on the Sonos website through November 28. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running....
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Apple Watch Ultra Drops to Record-Low Price of $739 ($60 Off)

Friday November 18, 2022 6:15 pm PST by
We're still a week away from Black Friday, but deals are already starting to hit with increasing frequency. The latest one comes from Amazon with a $60 discount on all Apple Watch Ultra configurations, bringing them down to $739. 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. ...
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1Password Will Support Passkeys Starting in Early 2023

Thursday November 17, 2022 7:45 am PST by
Popular password management service 1Password today confirmed that it will begin supporting passkeys in early 2023, allowing users to sign in to supported websites and apps without a password. Instead, biometric authentication on trusted devices is used to confirm your identity, and removing passwords from the equation means they can not be compromised or phished. Apple rolled out support...