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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October 2021 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday October 18, 2021 6:42 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...
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How to Fix Mail Notification Sounds in iOS 15

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:19 pm PDT by
After updating to iOS 15, a number of users have discovered that they are no longer hearing notification sounds for the Mail app. To fix this issue, you may need to adjust your Mail notification settings. Open the Settings app, tap Mail, and then tap Notifications. At the bottom of the Notifications screen, tap Customize Notifications. Tap the desired email account. Turn on or off the...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Fast Charging Requires 5W or Greater USB-C PD Adapter

Thursday October 14, 2021 7:47 pm PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 7 includes a new charging architecture that allows it to refuel up to 33% faster than the Series 6, charging from 0 to 80% in 45 minutes. The fast-charging capability requires a new USB-C charging cable that Apple includes in the box with the watch and also sells separately, but until now Apple hasn't provided details on what wattage of power adapter is required for...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Already Seeing Discounts of Up to $25 at Expercom

Friday October 8, 2021 8:36 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 7 just became available for pre-order today, and while there are some carrier deals linked to activating cellular service, we're also starting to see the first straight cash discounts on the new models thanks to Expercom. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Expercom. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep...
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When You Can Pre-Order the Apple Watch Series 7 in Every Time Zone

Thursday October 7, 2021 7:01 am PDT by
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 7 will kick off on Friday, October 8 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase any model in Apple's new 2021 Apple Watch lineup. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in more than 60 countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world. Australia West -...
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Anker Launches Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro Earbuds With Active Noise Cancellation and a Stemless Design

Thursday October 7, 2021 3:00 am PDT by
Anker's earphone brand Soundcore today is introducing its latest high-end wireless earbuds, the Liberty 3 Pro. Priced at $169.99, the Liberty 3 Pro offer a stemless design, personalized active noise cancellation (ANC), and a smaller, ergonomic design with silicone ear wings that incorporate pressure relief structures for a comfortable fit. Soundcore's Liberty 3 Pro earbuds are 30% smaller...
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Apple Crediting 3% Daily Cash to Apple Card Users Who Experienced Issues With iPhone 13 Purchases

Tuesday October 5, 2021 3:58 pm PDT by
Back on launch day for the iPhone 13 last month, a number of Apple Card users had difficulties placing orders for their devices, with many of those users ultimately resorting to different forms of payment in order to ensure their orders went through in a timely fashion. As shared by a number of MacRumors readers, Apple today sent out emails to affected customers, letting them know that they...
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Banks Pressuring Visa to Cut Back on Apple Pay Fees

Tuesday October 5, 2021 10:29 am PDT by
A number of banks are currently pressuring Visa to make changes to the way it processes some payments made via Apple Pay, moves that would reduce the fees the banks pay to Apple for certain transactions, reports The Wall Street Journal. At the heart of the issue are automatic recurring payments like memberships and streaming services. Visa is aiming to change the way it issues tokens for...
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iPhone 13 Mini Still Limited to Maximum 12W of Peak Power via MagSafe Charger

Thursday September 23, 2021 8:14 pm PDT by
While Apple's standard MagSafe Charger can typically support up to 15 watts of peak power delivery to iPhone models when used with an appropriate power adapter, last year's iPhone 12 mini was limited to a lower 12-watt peak, perhaps due to thermal constraints with the smaller device. As highlighted in an update to Apple's support document on the ‌MagSafe‌ Charger today, that restriction...
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Upcoming 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Display Resolutions Likely Revealed in Latest macOS Monterey Beta

Thursday September 23, 2021 4:35 pm PDT by
The seventh beta of macOS Monterey, released earlier this week, includes a pair of new entries in a list of display resolutions for the System Information app, potentially revealing the resolutions of the upcoming "M1X" 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. As discovered by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, the two new display resolutions are listed as "3456 x 2234 Retina" and "3024 x...
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9th-Generation iPad Reviews: An Even Better Value With More Storage and a Better Front Camera

Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:09 am PDT by
In addition to the sixth-generation iPad mini, the ninth-generation iPad also saw its review embargo lift today, with reviewers generally feeling that the iterative update hits most of the right notes in terms of prioritizing upgrades to storage, performance, and the front camera. Photo via CNET As an overall take, CNET's Scott Stein argues that the "good enough" entry-level ‌iPad‌ actually...
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Apple Preparing to Support Digital Car Keys for Genesis Vehicles

Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:45 pm PDT by
Last year, Apple debuted support for digital car keys, which let users lock, unlock, and start their vehicles using a pass stored in the Wallet app on the iPhone. And with iOS 15, there's now Ultra Wideband support on the iPhone 11 and later that will let the feature work without having to remove your ‌iPhone‌ from your pocket. Car manufacturers need to add the NFC technology to their vehicles ...
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Here's When You Can Download iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 [Now Available]

Sunday September 19, 2021 2:00 pm PDT by
Update: iOS 15 is now available for download. See our ‌iOS 15‌ release announcement, and our ‌iOS 15‌ Roundup for a full breakdown of new features. As announced at Apple's "California Streaming" media event on September 14, the public release of ‌iOS 15‌ will be on Monday, September 20. iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be arriving on the same date, while a release date for macOS 12 Monterey...
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Apple and Belkin Reducing Environmental Impact of Packaging With iPhone 13 Launch

Friday September 17, 2021 10:27 am PDT by
During Tuesday's media event, Greg Joswiak noted that Apple has redesigned the packaging for the iPhone 13 lineup to eliminate the traditional outer plastic wrap on the box, a change that will avoid creating 600 metric tons of plastic waste. As shared in a tweet by leaker DuanRui earlier today, it appears that Apple's solution is one already used on many Apple accessories, involving a...
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Additional Benchmarks Reveal A15 Bionic Performance Improvements in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Wednesday September 15, 2021 8:00 pm PDT by
Earlier today, we reported on a Geekbench Metal result for the iPhone 13 Pro showing an approximately 55% graphics performance improvement compared to the iPhone 12 Pro. Since that time, additional Geekbench results for both CPU and GPU performance across the iPhone 13 lineup have surfaced to provide a more complete look at the improvements. On the graphics side, a Metal result for the...
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September 2021 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Tuesday September 14, 2021 6:20 am PDT by
As with the last several Apple events, 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 experience ...
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Review: 2022 Acura MDX Adds Wireless CarPlay to a Touchpad-Driven Infotainment System

Monday September 13, 2021 12:33 pm PDT by
The Acura MDX is Honda's luxury-brand three-row SUV, and with the recent launch of the 2022 model, the MDX now supports wireless CarPlay. The MDX is Acura's first vehicle with wireless ‌CarPlay‌, and I recently had a chance to check out the updated model and some of its new features. The MDX starts at $47,200, but my test vehicle was equipped Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, Technology...
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Apple Warns Vibrations Like Those From High-Power Motorcycle Engines Can Harm iPhone Cameras

Friday September 10, 2021 7:50 pm PDT by
Apple today published a new support document warning iPhone users that the cameras on their devices can be damaged by exposure to certain vibrational frequencies such as those generated by high-power motorcycle engines. ‌iPhone‌ camera lenses with optical image stabilization (OIS) or closed-loop autofocus (AF) are susceptible to this damage due to their use of gyroscopes and/or magnetic...
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Review: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Offers Wireless CarPlay and Up to Nine Screens

Tuesday September 7, 2021 11:52 am PDT by
One of the splashier car introductions for this year is the relaunch of the iconic Jeep Wagoneer brand as an all-new full-size SUV to compete against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. The new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is also available as a Grand Wagoneer, but rather than being a larger version of an already large SUV, the "Grand" designation is used to represent higher trim...
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Anker Refreshes Its 20W Adapter Lineup With Colorful Anker Nano Pro

Tuesday September 7, 2021 12:00 am PDT by
Last October, Anker debuted its 20-watt Anker Nano power adapter, a high-speed charger only slightly larger than Apple's standard 5-watt adapter. Ahead of the iPhone 13 launch, Anker today is introducing a refresh for its Anker Nano, which arrives under the name of Anker Nano Pro and comes in four color options: black, white, blue, and purple. The Anker Nano Pro has a single USB-C port and...