Eric Slivka

Eric is Editor in Chief of MacRumors, swimmer, and former biophysicist. Enjoys reading and chasing after two rambunctious boys when he's not playing with the latest gadgets.

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Bloomberg: Next-Generation MacBook Pro to Offer Improved Displays, Faster Charging Over MagSafe

Thursday January 14, 2021 11:36 pm PST by
Following today's report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlining major changes for the next-generation MacBook Pro models coming in the third quarter of this year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has weighed in with his own report corroborating some of the details but seemingly differing a bit on others. First, Gurman shares more details on the return of MagSafe charging to the MacBook Pro, indicating...
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CBS This Morning: Apple to Make 'Big Announcement' Tomorrow Morning

Tuesday January 12, 2021 8:46 am PST by
CBS This Morning today shared a short clip of an upcoming interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook in which addressing last week's events at the U.S. Capitol, with Cook saying "it's key that people be held accountable for it." Following the clip, Gayle King of CBS noted that the interview with Cook was not specifically arranged to address the current controversy over Parler and other repercussions, ...
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Kuo: No Significant Upgrades to Main iPhone Camera Lens Through at Least 2022 [Updated]

Thursday January 7, 2021 9:06 pm PST by
iPhone camera lenses may not see significant hardware updates through at least 2022, according to a new research note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. Today's note focuses on a new price war between lens suppliers Largan and Genius Electronic Optical that will affect profitability for the suppliers, with Genius Electronic Optical at particular risk due to its high reliance on Apple ...
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New iPad Pro Said to Launch in March, 12.9-Inch Model Could Be Slightly Thicker for Mini-LED Display

Thursday January 7, 2021 7:57 pm PST by
Following up on its report from yesterday about the next-generation iPad and iPad Pro models, Japanese site Mac Otakara has released a new report sharing some additional details about the upcoming ‌iPad Pro‌ models. The report claims that updated 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models should be arriving in March and that the overall design remains the same as the existing models with a few...
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Hands-On With the AirPods Max Shield Case From WaterField Designs

Wednesday December 30, 2020 1:51 pm PST by
Earlier this week, we highlighted a couple of third-party accessories that seek to address some of the shortcomings of Apple's AirPods Max Smart Case, including a new zippered case from WaterField Designs that does a much better job of protecting the headphones while not in use. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Our videographer Dan has had a chance to try out the...
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Apple and Prepear Negotiating a Settlement Over Disputed Pear Logo Trademark

Wednesday December 30, 2020 10:43 am PST by
Back in August, Apple made headlines for its efforts to oppose a trademark application by the creators of the recipe and meal-planning app Prepear, with Apple objecting to the proposed Prepear logo trademark based on claimed similarity to Apple's own logo. Despite the fact that Prepear's logo depicts an outline of a pear, Apple claimed in its filing that Prepear's logo "consists of a...
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12.9-Inch iPad Pro With Mini-LED Display Rumored to Launch in First Quarter of 2021

Sunday December 27, 2020 8:36 pm PST by
Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Mini-LED display will launch in the first quarter of 2021, according to a new report from DigiTimes. The report claims that Apple has diversified its supply chain for displays and touch panels, with BOE finally gaining approval to supply OLED panels for the iPhone and GIS moving to provide touch panels for both the ‌iPhone‌ and the upcoming ‌iPad Pro‌. GIS approved...
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Five Reasons Why You Might Want to Consider AirPods Max

Wednesday December 23, 2020 2:08 pm PST by
Since the launch of the AirPods Max last week, we've done a couple of videos sharing a brief hands-on with Apple's new over-ear headphones and a comparison of them to other popular noise-cancelling headphones from Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. There's been a lot of debate about whether the ‌AirPods Max‌ are worth their $550 price tag,...
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Review: Boss Audio's New Head Units Deliver Wireless CarPlay for Just $400

Wednesday December 16, 2020 6:00 am PST by
Boss Audio and sister brands Planet Audio and Sound Storm Laboratories today are introducing new car stereo head units that include support for wireless CarPlay and Android Auto at a price of just $400. With a capacitive 6.75-inch screen and support vehicle features like a rear camera and steering wheel controls, the new systems offer a solid value for those with older vehicles looking to update...
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AT&T Has AirPods Max in Stock in Silver and Space Gray for Delivery Later This Week [Update: Sold Out]

Tuesday December 15, 2020 9:29 am PST by
With AirPods Max continuing to be in very short supply for online orders and Apple's in-store supplies also quickly selling out, it's worth noting that AT&T is currently listing ‌AirPods Max‌ in silver and space gray as currently available. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with AT&T. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site...
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Definitive Technology's Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System Supports Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2

Tuesday December 15, 2020 3:00 am PST by
Home theater brand Definitive Technology today is announcing a new Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System that includes a slim sound bar and wireless subwoofer with support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2. The Studio 3D Mini consists of a 4.1 channel, six-driver array with aluminum tweeters and a compact 8-inch wireless subwoofer. The system can process Dolby Atmos and DTS:X encoded movies...
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Here's When You Can Download iOS 14.3 and Start Using Apple Fitness+ [Update: Out Now]

Monday December 14, 2020 7:37 am PST by
Update: iOS 14.3 and Apple Fitness+ are now available. Our full coverage: Apple Releases iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 With AirPods Max Support, ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro, Apple Fitness+ and More Apple Launches Fitness+, Three-Month Free Trial Now Available for New Apple Watch Owners Apple Releases watchOS 7.2 With Fitness+, Cardio Fitness Notifications, and More Apple Releases tvOS 14.3 for...
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Verizon Listing AirPods Max in Silver and Space Gray as Shipping Next Week [Updated]

Thursday December 10, 2020 7:45 pm PST by
With Apple and several other vendors quoting shipping estimates for the new AirPods Max of well into 2021, those looking to get their hands on Apple's new $549 over-ear headphones sooner than that might want to check out Verizon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. 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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Logitech Circle View Doorbell With HomeKit Secure Video Launches at Apple

Tuesday December 8, 2020 9:02 am PST by
Alongside AirPods Max, Apple today also began selling the new Logitech Circle View Wired Doorbell, one of the first video doorbells with support for HomeKit Secure Video. The Circle View Doorbell includes Logitech's "TrueView" video technology with a 160º field of view, head-to-toe HD video quality, HDR, and color night vision. As a wired doorbell, the Circle View connects to your existing...
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Apple Black Friday 2020: Best HomePod Deals

Thursday November 26, 2020 12:00 pm PST by
HomePod, released in February of 2018, is Apple's smart speaker, designed to compete with popular offerings like the Google Home and Amazon Echo. The ‌HomePod‌ focuses heavily on sound quality, with a 7 tweeter array, an Apple-designed 4-inch upward-facing woofer, and an A8 chip that enables powerful spatial awareness features for excellent sound no matter where the ‌HomePod‌ is placed in the room. ...
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Apple's Global Security Chief Indicted in Scheme to Trade iPads for Gun Permits, but Apple Says It's Found No Wrongdoing

Wednesday November 25, 2020 9:41 am PST by
Earlier this week, Apple's Chief Security Offier Thomas Moyer and others were charged in an expanding investigation involving the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office over exchanging bribes for concealed gun permits, reported the Morgan Hill Times. According to the investigation, Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung held back four concealed carry weapons permits for Apple's security team ...
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OWC's Upcoming Thunderbolt Hub Adds More Thunderbolt 3 Ports to Your Mac

Friday November 20, 2020 7:22 am PST by
OWC has announced that its upcoming Thunderbolt Hub will be compatible with all Apple M1 and Intel Macs equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports and running macOS Big Sur, offering users the ability to expand the number of available Thunderbolt ports. The OWC Thunderbolt Hub connects to a host computer over a Thunderbolt 3/4 port and provides three additional Thunderbolt ports (which are also...
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Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger Unable to Charge iPhones at Full 15-Watt Power

Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:07 pm PST by
Apple's upcoming MagSafe Duo Charger pairs a ‌MagSafe‌ iPhone charger with an Apple Watch charging puck, but as noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has recently updated the product description to note that the ‌MagSafe‌ portion of the charger won't charge at the full 15 watts supported by the standalone ‌MagSafe‌ charger. Neither the basic ‌MagSafe‌ Charger nor the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo Charger ships with ...
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Beats and AMBUSH Team Up on New Glow-in-the-Dark Powerbeats

Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:00 am PST by
Apple's Beats by Dre brand is today announcing a new collaboration with Tokyo-based design label AMBUSH to launch glow-in-the-dark Powerbeats earphones. The special-edition Powerbeats, conceived by AMBUSH co-founder and creative director Yoon Ahn, are pale green with a prominent red Beats "b" logo and smaller "AMBUSH" branding. In the dark, the main bodies of the earphones and the cable...
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Apple Updates iWork, iMovie, and GarageBand With Refreshed Icons and Designs for macOS Big Sur

Thursday November 12, 2020 4:18 pm PST by
Following today's release of macOS Big Sur, Apple has updated a number of its apps to support the new operating system version and upcoming Apple Silicon Macs. Apple's suite of iWork apps is among the updates, with Pages, Numbers, and Keynotes all sporting refreshed icons and a "refined new design on ‌macOS Big Sur‌." Stability and performance improvements are also included. Alongside the...