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.

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October 2023 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday October 30, 2023 12:01 pm PDT by
Apple's "Scary Fast" virtual media event kicks off at 5:00 pm Pacific Time today, an unusual time for an Apple event that will see it occurring in the middle of the night for some users not traditionally accustomed to that timing. 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...
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Beats Teams Up With EA SPORTS FC for New Ad Campaign and Exclusive Game Benefits

Friday October 27, 2023 8:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand is announcing a new collaboration today with EA SPORTS FC and star footballer Erling Haaland, which involves a new ad and multiple in-game Beats integrations for EA SPORTS FC 24. The new ad featuring Haaland was built using EA's Frostbite game engine to remix scenes of Haaland from the recent Beats ad "The King & The Viking" featuring Haaland and NBA legend LeBron James. ...
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Apple Appeals Epic Games Ruling Over 'Anti-Steering' Provisions to U.S. Supreme Court

Thursday September 28, 2023 7:52 am PDT by
Just a day after Epic Games appealed one portion of its legal dispute with Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court, Apple has now done the same for the portion that was ruled in Epic's favor, reports Bloomberg. The dispute between Apple and Epic dates back to 2020 with Epic seeking to overturn Apple's App Store rules requiring content purchases within iOS apps to go through Apple, which takes a 15%...
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September 2023 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Tuesday September 12, 2023 6:41 am PDT by
Apple's "Wonderlust" media event kicks off at 10:00 am Pacific Time today with members of the media in attendance for what is expected to be another pre-recorded presentation. 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...
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When Will iOS 17 Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Friday September 1, 2023 11:58 am PDT by
Update: iOS 17 is now rolling out to all eligible devices, though it may take a few minutes to show up for all users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌‌iOS 17‌ and ‌iPadOS 17‌ are Apple's next-generation operating systems for iPhone and iPad. Developers and public beta testers have spent the past few months trying out the new versions while Apple has...
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Hands-On With Volvo's Dual-Screen Apple Maps CarPlay Experience

Friday September 1, 2023 11:17 am PDT by
A few months ago, Volvo and Polestar announced updates for their infotainment systems to support dual-screen Apple Maps displays from CarPlay, allowing a supplementary ‌Apple Maps‌ view to appear in the driver display separate from the main infotainment screen. While an increasing number of vehicles are supporting text-based ‌Apple Maps‌ navigation prompts in the driver display and/or head-up...
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Anker Unveils Updated USB-C Nano and MagGo Qi2 Charging Accessories

Thursday August 31, 2023 1:00 am PDT by
Anker is announcing updates to two of its most popular charging accessory lineups today: the USB-C Nano series and the MagGo wireless charger family. The new USB-C Nano updates complement existing power adapters and primarily involve two new power banks that are well-timed for the iPhone's imminent transition to USB-C. The first is a new Anker Nano Power Bank with integrated folding USB-C...
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Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro Max to Account for 35–40% of New iPhone Shipments

Monday August 28, 2023 6:52 pm PDT by
Apple is aiming for the highest-end iPhone 15 Pro Max to 鏡機種出貨成長快速-largan-is-the-leading-major-winner-of-e9b8c63cc904">account for roughly 35–40% of initial shipmen for the iPhone 15 series when it launches next month, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. That would give Apple's most expensive model the highest share among the four models in the lineup, with Apple planning for Pro Max shipments to...
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Samsung's ViewFinity S9 5K Display Launches in the U.S.

Monday August 28, 2023 7:17 am PDT by
After briefly going up for pre-order on Amazon last week, Samsung's new ViewFinity S9 5K Display is now officially available to order from Samsung and Amazon in the United States. The Samsung ViewFinity S9 is one of the few 27-inch 5K displays on the market, going head-to-head with the Apple Studio Display in offering ideal pixel density for full Retina quality. The ViewFinity S9 is...
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Beats Studio Buds + Debut in New Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink Colors

Tuesday August 22, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand is announcing two new metallic colors of the Beats Studio Buds + today in collaboration with nail brand Olive & June. The new Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink colors will be available starting Thursday, September 7. Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink expand upon the Transparent, Ivory, and Black options that were included in the initial debut back in May. The launch saw Beats'...
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Samsung's ViewFinity S9 5K Display Launching August 28, Pre-Orders Available Now

Monday August 21, 2023 10:28 am PDT by
Update: The Amazon listing has been pulled for now, but we're still expecting a launch next week. Back at CES in January, Samsung unveiled its upcoming ViewFinity S9 display, one of the closest competitors to Apple's Studio Display, and last month Samsung revealed that it would finally be launching in the U.S. in August. It now appears we have a specific date for the launch, as Amazon...
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GM Admits No Technical Reason CarPlay Couldn't Be in Future EVs

Friday August 11, 2023 11:40 am PDT by
Earlier this year, General Motors revealed it is planning to phase out support for CarPlay and Android Auto in all of its electric vehicles, citing the need for tighter integration with the vehicle as GM rolls out a new infotainment system co-developed with Google. With this week's high-profile unveiling of the $130,000+ Cadillac Escalade IQ that will launch in late 2024, GM followed through ...
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Review: ESR's 100W 6-in-1 Charging Station Helps Charge All of Your Apple Devices

Friday August 11, 2023 10:31 am PDT by
A few weeks ago, ESR launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new 100W 6-in-1 Charging Station, offering support for charging an iPhone via MagSafe, Apple Watch with fast charging, and AirPods, plus three additional ports (two USB-C and one USB-A) for charging additional devices. The campaign runs through September 1, and ESR recently sent me a preview unit to test out. While my review unit...
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Hyper Debuts 'HyperDrive Next' Line of Hubs and Other Accessories

Monday August 7, 2023 8:06 am PDT by
Popular accessory brand Hyper has announced the launch of its new "HyperDrive Next" product lineup with a variety of connectivity solutions that embrace the latest standards while focusing on the use of recycled materials. The largest portion of the lineup is a series of USB-C hubs that include USB 3.2 support, SD 4.0 card slots with up to 312 Mbps transfer speeds, and Power Delivery 3.1...
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Apple's iPhone 15 Event Expected September 12 or 13, Launch on September 22

Sunday August 6, 2023 6:35 am PDT by
Apple's annual iPhone event is expected to take place on either Tuesday, September 12, or Wednesday, September 13, this year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter. With Apple's usual timing, pre-orders for the new iPhones would go live a few days later on Friday, September 15, and a launch would come one week later on September 22. Apple...
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Anker's Latest 'Prime' Lineup Includes Wall Chargers, Desktop Chargers, and Power Banks

Tuesday August 1, 2023 6:00 am PDT by
Anker is introducing a number of new charging accessories in its higher-end Anker Prime lineup today, including multiple variants of wall chargers, desktop chargers, and power banks. In the traditional wall charger category, Anker is launching two new options with GaN technology and folding prongs (U.S. versions only) to enable compact form factors. There's a 67-watt charger ($59.99 at Anker ...
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Review: Anker's 778 Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station Offers an Array of USB and Display Connectivity Options

Thursday July 27, 2023 1:30 pm PDT by
As laptops have seen simplified connectivity options in recent years, many users have embraced a variety of USB-C and/or Thunderbolt hubs and docks to increase their connectivity options. These accessories have proven particularly popular with users seeking to replicate a desktop experience at home or in the office with one or more external displays. Anker recently launched a new option for...
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Beats Studio Pro Debut With Improved Sound Quality, Spatial Audio, USB-C, and More

Wednesday July 19, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
Beats is introducing an updated version of its Studio over-ear headphones today, with the fourth-generation models dubbed Beats Studio Pro. The $350 headphones come 15 years after Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine debuted the original Studio headphones that launched the Beats brand into prominence. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Beats has maintained the iconic look of the...
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ESR's Upcoming 100W 6-in-1 Charging Station Supports MagSafe, Apple Watch, AirPods, and USB

Tuesday July 18, 2023 4:36 am PDT by
Accessory company ESR has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming 100W 6-in-1 Charging Station, which supports an array of devices across Apple's ecosystem. Like many triple device chargers, the 6-in-1 Charging Station includes a MagSafe charging surface for an iPhone, an officially certified Apple Watch charger, and a spot for charging AirPods, but it also includes two USB-C ports...
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Review: Alogic's New Clarity Pro Displays Include a Retractable Webcam and Optional Touchscreen Functionality

Wednesday July 12, 2023 12:48 pm PDT by
Last year, accessory company Alogic launched its 27-inch "Clarity" display, offering a 4K experience with 90 watts of power delivery to charge a connected computer, an array of connectivity options, and hub functionality for connecting peripheral devices. With an IPS display for viewing across a wide range of angles, 97% coverage of DCI-P3 color, HDR 400 support, and the ability to quickly...