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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Beats and Kim Kardashian Debut Beats Fit Pro in Three New Colors

Tuesday August 9, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand today is announcing a collaboration with Kim Kardashian for three new colors of Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds. The three new neutral colors will be available online at Apple.com/kim starting next Tuesday, August 16, and via select Apple Store locations and authorized resellers as of the following day. Images of the new Beats Fit Pro colors were discovered late last month,...
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Futura Laboratories Featured in Latest Beats Studio Buds Collaboration

Thursday July 28, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
Roughly a week after the last Beats Studio Buds collaboration launch involving Twitch streamer NICKMERCS, Apple's Beats brand is launching a new special-edition version of the earphones in partnership with design firm Futura Laboratories. The new collaboration comes almost a decade after the original collaboration between Beats and Futura Laboratories founder FUTURA, with the first having...
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Special-Edition 'NICKMERCS' Beats Studio Buds Launching at Best Buy

Wednesday July 20, 2022 8:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand this week is launching a new special-edition version of its Beats Studio Buds earphones in partnership with Twitch esports streamer and FaZe Clan co-owner Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff. Beats previously partnered with FaZe Clan on special-edition Powerbeats Pro and Studio3 Wireless. Designed to pay homage to the professional Twitch streamers' loyal community, each bud...
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Apple Highlights Its Growing Role in Promoting Personal Health and Supporting the Medical Community

Wednesday July 20, 2022 5:00 am PDT by
Apple today is releasing a detailed new report highlighting the ways its ecosystem of products and services are impacting human health, from helping users keep track of their own personal health to supporting medical research and care. "We believe passionately that technology can play a role in improving health outcomes and encouraging people to live a healthier day, and we are excited about...
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Apple Seeds Second Release Candidate Version of macOS Monterey 12.5 to Developers

Monday July 18, 2022 10:51 am PDT by
Apple today seeded a second release candidate version of macOS Monterey 12.5 to developers for testing purposes. The new version comes six days after the original release candidate version of ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.5 and three days after second release candidate versions of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the...
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Ubiquiti Rolling Out HomeKit Support for AmpliFi Alien Router

Thursday July 14, 2022 6:55 am PDT by
Ubiquiti earlier this week announced that it is rolling out firmware version 3.7.0 for its AmpliFi Alien router, which delivers HomeKit support. ‌HomeKit‌ support allows the router to be managed from the Home app across Apple's platforms to adjust security settings for various ‌HomeKit‌ accessories installed in the home. The functionality serves to firewall ‌HomeKit‌ devices by allowing them to...
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Apple Reportedly 'Most Likely Winner' of NFL Sunday Ticket Rights, Considering Bid for UEFA Champions League Package

Thursday July 14, 2022 5:10 am PDT by
Rumors have been circulating about Apple bidding on the massive NFL Sunday Ticket package for out-of-market games, with a report just a few weeks ago stating that Apple, Amazon, and Disney were all in the running. According to Dylan Byers at Puck News, Apple is now regarded as the "most likely winner" as Disney has dropped out of the bidding that could approach $3 billion per year.As I...
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4th of July Apple Deals: Save on MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, Accessories, and More

Friday July 1, 2022 8:25 am PDT by
Monday is Independence Day in the U.S., and stores and online retailers nationwide are celebrating with deals on a wide variety of products. Of particular note for Apple fans, Amazon has several good deals on Apple products, while third-party accessories are also on sale at various retailers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a...
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Apple Shares Charging Details for New Dual USB-C Power Adapters

Saturday June 18, 2022 2:44 am PDT by
Following yesterday's launch of orders for the two new 35-watt dual USB-C power adapters introduced at WWDC, Apple has posted a new support document outlining how power is split when devices are connected to both ports. Under most scenarios, the 35 total watts will be split evenly between the two connected devices, with the exception being when one of the devices has relatively low power...
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Deals: Apple TV Drops to Record Low of $129.99 as iPad Mini and Apple Pencil 2 Match All-Time Lows

Sunday June 12, 2022 5:08 am PDT by
The latest models of the Apple TV have dropped to record-low prices on Amazon, beating previous lows by $20, while the latest iPad mini and the Apple Pencil 2 have also matched all-time low prices in a weekend sale. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. 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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WWDC 2022 Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday June 6, 2022 4:02 am PDT by
Apple's WWDC 2022 begins today, with the event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time via the traditional opening keynote. We know that 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 video is available for on-demand viewing so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome. For...
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Apple Preparing to Add Support for Digital Car Keys on Hyundai and BYD Vehicles

Tuesday May 31, 2022 11:40 am PDT by
Apple is preparing to begin supporting digital car keys in the Wallet app for two new car brands: Hyundai and BYD. The feature allows users to lock, unlock, and start their vehicles using a pass stored in the Wallet on the iPhone or Apple Watch, and Ultra Wideband with Express Mode in iOS 15 can even automatically lock and unlock a compatible car as you approach without needing to wake your...
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Apple Increasing Starting Pay for Hourly Workers to at Least $22 Per Hour

Wednesday May 25, 2022 6:40 pm PDT by
Apple today notified employees that it is increasing starting pay for hourly workers to a minimum of $22 per hour, and higher in certain markets, reports The Wall Street Journal. The move comes as the company seeks to deal with inflation, a tight labor market, and recent unionization efforts. The new starting wage represents a 45% increase compared to 2018 and will most prominently affect...
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Anker's Latest USB-C Docking Station Brings Triple-Display Support to M1 Macs

Wednesday May 18, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
While Apple's early M1-based Macs can only officially support a single external display, there are ways around the limitation. Anker is launching a new 10-in-1 USB-C docking station today which delivers just that. The Anker 563 USB-C dock includes two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort port, and it leverages DisplayLink to carry multiple video signals over a single connection. Given that this hub...
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Apple's Merger of 'iCloud Documents and Data' Into iCloud Drive Now Complete

Friday May 6, 2022 5:16 pm PDT by
Last May, Apple Apple announced that it would be merging its iCloud Documents and Data service into iCloud Drive in May of 2022, and that transition has now been completed. As noted in a support document updated today, users who previously relied on ‌iCloud‌ Documents and Data for syncing files across devices will need to turn ‌iCloud Drive‌ on in order to see their files.‌iCloud‌ Documents and...
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EU Officially Objects to Apple Limiting Third-Party Access to Apple Pay NFC Capabilities

Monday May 2, 2022 4:13 am PDT by
In line with a report late last week, the European Commission today officially announced that it has issued a Statement of Objections to Apple over its restrictions that prevent third-party services from accessing the NFC capabilities of the iPhone, thereby restricting competition in mobile wallets on iOS. The statement is a preliminary view that will need to be confirmed with further...
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'After Steve' Examines the Tensions That Led to Jony Ive's Departure From Apple

Sunday May 1, 2022 2:07 pm PDT by
Tripp Mickle, a technology reporter who recently moved from The Wall Street Journal to The New York Times, is releasing a new book on Apple this week, entitled "After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul," and an adapted excerpt of the book was shared today that provides a look at the tensions between Tim Cook and Jony Ive that ultimately led to Ive's departure. ...
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Deals: iPad Mini 6 Drops to All-Time Low Prices Starting $399.99 ($99–$109 Off)

Sunday May 1, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
Amazon today has the latest 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini available for a record-low price of $399.99, a savings of $99 off the regular price of $499. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This is by far the lowest price we've ever tracked on the iPad mini 6, ...
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Apple Teases Star Wars-Themed 'Behind the Mac' Film Featuring Skywalker Sound

Friday April 29, 2022 6:22 pm PDT by
Apple today released a brief teaser trailer for an upcoming "Behind the Mac" film featuring Skywalker Sound, the sound effects division of Lucasfilm known for the Star Wars franchise and many other high-profile movies. The full film will be released on Apple's YouTube channel on May 4, Star Wars Day, and will examine how artists at Skywalker Sound use Macs and other tools to generate the...
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Apple Gives Developers More Time to Update 'Outdated' Apps Before Removal

Friday April 29, 2022 5:52 pm PDT by
Late last week, controversy erupted after Apple began notifying some developers that their apps that had not been updated in some time would be removed from the App Store as part of an "‌App Store‌ Improvements" project to clean up "outdated" apps. Many of the affected developers objected to Apple's policy, noting that their apps continued to function just fine despite a lack of updates,...