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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watchOS 10 Extends Optimized Charge Limit to More Apple Watch Models

Tuesday June 6, 2023 1:48 pm PDT by
With watchOS 9 on the Apple Watch Ultra, Apple introduced a new battery feature called Optimized Charge Limit, which uses on-device machine learning to analyze your daily usage and dynamically set a maximum charge limit for your watch. Available now as a developer beta and coming to all users later this year, watchOS 10 will extend this Optimized Charge Limit to additional Apple Watch models,...
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Apple Acquires AR Headset Firm Mira, Which Contributed Tech to Mario Kart Ride at Super Nintendo World

Tuesday June 6, 2023 1:27 pm PDT by
Just a day after Apple debuted its Vision Pro headset, The Verge reports that Apple has acquired AR headset startup Mira, a firm most known to the public for providing some of the lens technology found in headsets used on Mario Kart rides in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Verge says Mira CEO Ben Taft shared a private photo on Instagram...
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WWDC 2023 Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday June 5, 2023 8:40 am PDT by
Apple's WWDC 2023 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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Review: Anker's 737 MagGo 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger Looks Futuristic, but Lacks Apple Watch Fast Charging

Wednesday May 24, 2023 1:22 pm PDT by
Late last year, Anker debuted a 3-in-1 charger available through Apple that offers support for charging an iPhone via MagSafe, an Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously, all in a unique cube-like form factor. I found the charger to be a nice bedside charging accessory, so when Anker introduced a similar charger in a different form factor a couple of months ago, I was definitely interested in...
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Apple's Latest Ad Campaign Takes a Humorous Look at Health Data Privacy

Wednesday May 24, 2023 8:00 am PDT by
Apple is launching a new ad campaign today featuring the company's emphasis on health data privacy, headlined by a humorous new commercial voiced by actress and comedian Jane Lynch. The new campaign centers around the fact that with people knowingly and unknowingly sharing more and more about themselves online, protection of private health information has become an increasingly important...
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Mercedes-Benz Preparing to Launch Digital Car Key Support for iPhone and Apple Watch in Latest E-Class Sedan

Tuesday May 23, 2023 1:45 pm PDT by
Apple's digital car key feature for iPhone and Apple Watch is expanding to Mercedes-Benz, with changes to Apple's back-end configuration files for the feature having been updated today with references to the automaker, as noticed by Nicolás Álvarez (via @aaronp613). Only a handful of brands including BMW, BYD, Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia have so far introduced support for the feature on select ...
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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for Mac to Support New iPad Apps

Tuesday May 23, 2023 11:03 am PDT by
Alongside today's launch of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, Apple has updated its video and audio apps for Mac to integrate with the ‌iPad‌ apps as well as deliver new features and bug fixes. Final Cut Pro 10.6.6 [Mac App Store] allows you to import your projects created in Final Cut Pro for ‌iPad‌, offers automatic color management for editing HDR and SDR clips in the same project, brings ...
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Alleged iPhone 16 Pro Max CAD Model Reveals Significantly Taller Display

Monday May 22, 2023 12:59 pm PDT by
Display analyst Ross Young recently reported that the iPhone 16 Pro and ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ Max will see an increase in their display sizes compared to previous generations, growing to almost 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches respectively. An alleged CAD model of the larger ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ Max (which could possibly be branded as iPhone 16 Ultra) was recently shared with 9to5Mac by Sonny Dickson and used to...
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Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6

Monday May 22, 2023 11:23 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come just a few days after Apple provided the betas to developers. Those who have signed up their accounts for Apple's free beta testing program can enable the beta by opening up the Settings...
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Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.5

Monday May 22, 2023 11:17 am PDT by
Apple today released the first beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to its public beta testing group, allowing the general public to try out the software ahead of its official launch. The macOS Ventura 13.5 public beta comes a few days after Apple provided the software to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 13.5 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System...
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More Recent Apple Trademark Activity: 'realityproOS' and 'realOS'

Monday May 22, 2023 9:12 am PDT by
Following yesterday's news that an apparent Apple shell company is seeking to trademark the term "xrProOS" ahead of a headset unveiling at WWDC two weeks from today, additional trademark activity seemingly linked to Apple has surfaced around a couple of other terms. Apple headset concept mockup by designer Marcus Kane The first is "realityproOS," which was filed yesterday in New Zealand and no...
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Apple Music and Apple TV Services Currently Down [Updated]

Thursday May 18, 2023 9:08 pm PDT by
A number of users are reporting that several Apple services including Apple Music and content served via the Apple TV app are currently down. Apple has yet to update its System Status page to reflect any outages, but we will update this post as more information becomes available. ‌Apple Music‌ users are seeing "Loading" text when trying to play tracks or browse, while users trying to view...
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Review: Monduo's 16-Inch Pro Duo Triples Your MacBook Pro Display Space on the Go

Thursday May 18, 2023 1:55 pm PDT by
For many computer users, pairing a laptop with one or more external displays offers the ideal combination of portability and productivity. But if you're like me, you might miss that expansive screen real estate when you disconnect your displays and head out with just your laptop. That's where the Monduo 16-Inch Pro Duo comes in, offering a pair of 16-inch displays that fan out on either side of...
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iPhone Driver's License Feature in Wallet App Now Available in Georgia

Thursday May 18, 2023 8:58 am PDT by
Georgia has become the fourth U.S. state to allow residents to add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. Back in March, we noted that the feature has been slow to roll out since it was first announced in September 2021. As of March, the only three states to support it ...
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Beats Studio Buds + Deliver Improved Performance and a Transparent Design Option for $169.99

Wednesday May 17, 2023 8:00 am PDT by
After nearly two months of leaks, the Beats Studio Buds + earphones are now official, with the audio brand from Apple revealing improved performance and some new color choices compared to the original Beats Studio Buds, including an eye-catching Transparent option. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $169.99, a $20 increase over the original model, the Beats...
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Apple Seeds Second Release Candidate Versions of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to Developers

Monday May 15, 2023 11:18 am PDT by
Apple today seeded a second release candidate (RC) version of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a almost a week after Apple released the first RC. This RC likely represents the final version of iOS 16.5 that will be provided to the public, which Apple has said is coming this week. iOS 16.5 adds a Sports tab in the Apple News app, making it...
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Apple's Recent Beats Firmware Update Addressed Bluetooth Security Issue, AirPods Already Patched

Wednesday May 3, 2023 9:03 pm PDT by
Apple today posted a new support document outlining the security content of AirPods and Beats firmware updates, disclosing that the 5B66 firmware released yesterday for Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro addresses a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to gain access to your headphones. Available for: ‌Powerbeats Pro‌, Beats Fit Pro Impact: When your headphones are seeking a connection...
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Three Unreleased Mac Models Appear in Apple's Find My Configuration File

Friday April 21, 2023 9:32 pm PDT by
Three new Mac model identifiers were recently added to a Find My configuration file on Apple's backend, as discovered by Nicolás Álvarez (via @aaronp613). The new identifiers are Mac14,8, Mac14,13, and Mac14,14, and they appear in a list alongside Mac14,3 and Mac14,12, the identifiers for the latest M2 and ‌M2‌ Pro Mac mini models. The list in Apple's configuration file relates to overriding...
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Deals: Apple Studio Display With Nano-Texture Glass Hits Record-Low Price of $1,349.99 at Amazon ($549 Off) [Update: Sold Out]

Sunday April 2, 2023 9:24 am PDT by
Less than a week after debuting a record-low price on the Apple Studio Display with nano-texture glass, Amazon has knocked another $150 off to bring the price down to $1,349.99 from its regular price of $1,899.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This $549...
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Latest Beats Collaboration Features Beats Flex With Detachable Heart Charm

Wednesday March 29, 2023 8:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats by Dre brand is launching a new collaboration with graphic artist Verdy and the Tokyo-based Girls Don't Cry project, featuring custom-designed Beats Flex earphones in a distinctive blue and red theme with a detachable heart charm on the cable. The collaboration includes an ad campaign featuring model Jasmine Daniels, who appears in a Girls Don't Cry-inspired bedroom listening...