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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Review: Anker's 3-in-1 Cube With MagSafe Offers Fast, Versatile Charging in a Unique Design

Friday November 11, 2022 12:00 pm PST by
Last month, Apple began selling a new 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe from Anker, which is a compact charging accessory capable of charging an iPhone, and Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously. I've spent the past couple of weeks testing it out, and it's quickly become my favorite multi-device charger. The Cube is Anker's first officially certified ‌MagSafe‌ product, which means it supports full...
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Mass Production of Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Said to Begin in March 2023

Tuesday November 8, 2022 8:10 pm PST by
Apple is moving forward on development of its mixed-reality headset with Pegatron set to be the exclusive partner for final assembly, according to DigiTimes. Based on the headset's current status in the manufacturing validation process, the report predicts that mass production is likely to begin in March 2023 with an unveiling possibly being held the following month. Initial production is...
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Apple's Extended Return Policy Now in Effect for 2022 Holiday Shopping Season

Friday November 4, 2022 9:40 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its extended return policy is now in effect for the holiday shopping season. The policy applies to most products that Apple sells, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, HomePod mini, and more. In the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and select other countries, most items purchased between November 4, 2022 and December 25, 2022...
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Amazon Bringing Matter to Echo Devices, But No iOS Support Until Early Next Year

Thursday November 3, 2022 8:52 am PDT by
Amazon today announced that it will be updating 17 of its Echo devices to support the new Matter smart home standard over Wi-Fi next month, according to The Verge. The phased rollout will initially only be supported on Android and allow those Echo devices to serve as controllers only for plugs, bulbs, and switches. Amazon's Matter support will expand early next year to include iOS devices and...
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iCloud Mail Currently Down for Some Users [Update: Fixed]

Tuesday November 1, 2022 9:03 pm PDT by
iCloud Mail has been experiencing an issue over the past few hours and is currently down for some users, according to Apple's system status page. There have been a number of reports on Twitter and from MacRumors readers over the past few hours, although the volume of reports doesn't seem terribly high, so the issue may be affecting only a relatively small percentage of users. User ...
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Target Highlights Apple Shops Expansion and Extended Trials for Apple Services

Wednesday October 26, 2022 9:03 am PDT by
Target today highlighted recent expansions to its relationship with Apple, led by the growing number of "Apple at Target" locations with the dedicated Apple sales areas now available in over 150 Target stores. Target says these Apple "shop-in-shops" feature Apple-trained Target Tech Consultants with twice the amount of space dedicated to Apple products compared to a typical Target store....
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Best Buy's 'Upgrade+' Program Lets Customers Get a New Mac Laptop Every Three Years With Monthly Financing

Monday October 24, 2022 9:31 am PDT by
Best Buy today announced a new financing and upgrade program called "Upgrade+." The program involves a combination of interest-free financing through Citizens Pay and an option to upgrade to a new Mac laptop after three years. As an example, Best Buy cites a base M1 MacBook Air priced at $999.99. Through the Upgrade+ program, a customer can pay $19.99 per month for 36 months toward the...
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What Time Will iPadOS 16 Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Monday October 24, 2022 5:00 am PDT by
Update: iPadOS 16 is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌iPadOS 16‌‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for iPad and it is launching today in most countries around the world. Given a simultaneous worldwide release, some countries will not see a launch until the early ...
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What Time Will macOS Ventura Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Monday October 24, 2022 4:00 am PDT by
Update: macOS Ventura is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌macOS Ventura‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for Mac and it is launching today in most countries around the world. Given a simultaneous worldwide release, some countries will not see a launch until the...
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Apple Cuts Prices on Refurbished M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro Models

Thursday October 20, 2022 1:57 pm PDT by
While we noted yesterday that Apple had cut prices on refurbished units of some older iPad models alongside the introduction of updates for the iPad Pro and ‌iPad‌ lines, the company also reduced refurbished prices for some other product lines that did not see updates. Most notably, Apple has cut prices on its refurbished 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips,...
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Everything Apple Announced Today: M2 iPad Pro, Redesigned iPad, Updated Apple TV, and More

Tuesday October 18, 2022 2:05 pm PDT by
While we didn't have a full-blown Apple event today, it has felt almost as busy as one with Apple announcing updates for three significant product lines: the iPad, iPad Pro, and Apple TV. All of the coverage from today can be tough to keep up with, so check out our video recap of the announcements and a list of our news article below. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...
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Review: Mophie's Latest Charging Accessories Include a MagSafe Power Bank and GaN Multiport USB Travel Kit

Wednesday October 12, 2022 2:31 pm PDT by
Last month, Zagg's charging brand Mophie released several new charging accessories through both Apple and Zagg's own storefront, and I've spent the past few weeks testing out a couple of the more interesting ones to see how they measure up. Powerstation 10K Stand With MagSafe First up is the Powerstation 10K Stand with ‌MagSafe‌, which combines a solid MagSafe-certified charger with a...
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Apple Releases watchOS 9.0.2 With Fixes for Microphone Issues, Spotify Streaming Interruptions, and More

Monday October 10, 2022 11:29 am PDT by
Alongside iOS 16.0.3, Apple today also released watchOS 9.0.2 with several bug fixes for Apple Watch users. The update addresses high-profile bugs related to Spotify streaming issues and microphone interruptions for Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra users, as well as a few other bugs. This update includes improvements and bug fixes for your Apple Watch. - Interruptions to streaming ...
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Deals: Apple Watch Series 8 Discounted by $50 at Amazon in First Significant Sale

Sunday October 9, 2022 9:55 pm PDT by
Just weeks after launch, the Apple Watch Series 8 is already seeing its first significant discounts at a major retailer with Amazon taking $50 off many of the cheapest configurations, GPS models in both 41mm and 45mm sizes. 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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When Will macOS Ventura Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Saturday October 8, 2022 11:00 am PDT by
Update: macOS Ventura is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌macOS Ventura‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for Mac. Developers and public beta testers have spent the past few months trying out the new version while Apple has been refining it, and a full public...
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When Will iPadOS 16 Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Friday October 7, 2022 10:24 am PDT by
Update: iPadOS 16 is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌iPadOS 16‌‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for iPad. Developers and public beta testers have spent the past few months trying out the new versions while Apple has been refining them, and a full public...
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Apple Music Introduced as New Partner for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Thursday September 22, 2022 10:23 pm PDT by
The National Football League today announced a new partnership with Apple Music for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The multi-year partnership will see ‌Apple Music‌ replacing Pepsi as the primary sponsor for the show, with ‌Apple Music‌ offering "exclusive details and sneak peeks" leading up to the shows. "We are proud to welcome ‌Apple Music‌ to the NFL family as our new partner for the iconic Super ...
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Deals: AirPods Pro 2 See First Discount at Amazon Prior to Launch ($9 Off)

Friday September 16, 2022 9:30 pm PDT by
The first-generation AirPods Pro have been one of the most consistently discounted Apple products at Amazon over the past couple of years, seeing frequent discounts of at least $50 from their $249 list price. In fact, the 2021 revision with MagSafe charging case is currently available for $179.98, a savings of almost $70 from its original price. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with...
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iOS 15.7 Features: Important Security Update

Tuesday September 13, 2022 8:49 pm PDT by
Alongside the release of iOS 16 on September 12, Apple also released iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7, delivering important security updates. The iOS 15.7 update is aimed at those who are not able to upgrade to ‌‌iOS 16‌‌, while iPadOS 15.7 is available while we wait for the launch of iPadOS 16 in October. Given that Apple's emphasis as far as delivering new features turned to ‌iOS 16‌ many months...
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What Time Will iOS 16 Be Released? [Update: Rolling Out Now]

Monday September 12, 2022 8:15 am PDT by
Update: iOS 16 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 16‌‌ is launching today, September 12, 2022, in most countries around the world. Given a simultaneous worldwide release, some countries will not see a launch until the early hours of September 13. ...