Hartley Charlton

Hartley is a Contributing Writer at MacRumors.

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Will There Still Be an iPhone 13 Mini?

Thursday February 25, 2021 8:34 am PST by
Amid repeated signs of low iPhone 12 mini sales and cuts to production orders, whether or not Apple will release an iPhone 13 mini model later this year has come into question. The ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ does not appear to be selling as well as Apple had hoped, making up just six percent of iPhone 12 sales in the U.S. in October and November 2020, according to data gathered by Consumer...
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Rumored Finger-Mounted Control Device for Apple AR/VR Headset Surfaces in Patent Application

Thursday February 25, 2021 8:21 am PST by
Apple is researching a finger-mounted device with an array of sensors and haptic feedback, to be used as a control device for a mixed-reality headset, according to patent filings. The patent application, first spotted by Patently Apple, was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and resurfaced earlier today. Titled "Finger-Mounted Device With Sensors and Haptics," the filing...
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Apple's VR Headset to Cost $3,000

Wednesday February 24, 2021 8:35 am PST by
Amid a flurry of leaks and rumors surrounding Apple's upcoming mixed-reality headset, a recent report has placed the price of the device at $3,000. A new, extensive report from The Information, based on details from a source with direct knowledge of the device, has revealed a range of points about Apple's headset. The device is believed to be able to blend augmented and virtual reality,...
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Prosser: 2021 iMac to Come in Five Colors, Apple Silicon Mac Pro to Resemble 'Stacked' Mac Minis

Wednesday February 24, 2021 7:26 am PST by
Hit-and-miss leaker Jon Prosser has today alleged that the upcoming 2021 iMac models will offer five color options, mirroring the colors of the fourth-generation iPad Air, and revealed a number of additional details about the Mac Pro with Apple Silicon. In a new video on YouTube channel FrontPageTech, Prosser explained that the redesigned iMacs will come featuring options for Silver, Space ...
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Apple Watch to Host Activity Challenge for International Women's Day 2021

Wednesday February 24, 2021 5:53 am PST by
Apple will host a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge in celebration of International Women's Day in March, according to 9to5Mac. International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8 around the world as a focal point for women's rights. The Activity Challenge will appear as an alert for Apple Watch users in the days leading up to the event. To win the International Women's Day...
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Apple's Research on Anti-Fingerprint Coatings Again Hints at Future Titanium Devices

Tuesday February 23, 2021 9:14 am PST by
Apple is researching how it can reduce the appearance of fingerprints and smudges on the metal surfaces of its products and has hinted yet again at the use of titanium for future Apple devices, according to newly-granted patent filings. Image via Dbrand The patent, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and spotted by Patently Apple, is titled "Oxide coatings for metal surfaces"...
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Apple Developing Larger 15-Inch MacBook Air

Tuesday February 23, 2021 8:24 am PST by
Apple may offer a larger version of the MacBook Air with a 15-inch screen, according to a recent report from well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. The report focuses on Apple's plans for the future of its popular ‌MacBook Air‌ line and reveals that a considerably larger ‌MacBook Air‌ model has been in the works, although it appears it may yet be a while until we see it: The...
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M1 Mac Users Report Excessive SSD Wear

Tuesday February 23, 2021 7:07 am PST by
Over the past week, some M1 Mac users have been reporting alarming SSD health readings, suggesting that these devices are writing extraordinary amounts of data to their drives (via iMore). Across Twitter and the MacRumors forums, users are reporting that ‌M1‌ Macs are experiencing extremely high drive writes over a short space of time. In what appear to be the most severe cases, ‌M1‌ Macs are sai...
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iOS 14.5 to Make Zero-Click Attacks 'Significantly Harder'

Monday February 22, 2021 9:05 am PST by
Apple's impending iOS and iPadOS 14.5 update will make zero-click attacks considerably more difficult by extending PAC security provisions, according to Motherboard. Apple has made a change to the way in which it secures its code in the latest betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to make zero-click attacks much harder. The change, spotted by security researchers, has now been confirmed by...
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Leaked Videos Reveal Samsung's Plans for AR Glasses to Compete With Apple

Monday February 22, 2021 5:43 am PST by
Amid a spate of rumors in recent months about Apple's plans for a mixed reality headset and AR glasses, videos of Samsung's plans for its own AR glasses have purportedly leaked online (via The Verge). A leaker known as "WalkingCat" has shared seemingly official Samsung concept videos that depict "Samsung Glasses Lite" and "Samsung AR Glasses." Samsung Glasses Lite give the illusion of a 2D ...
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Face ID for Mac Delayed

Friday February 19, 2021 12:35 pm PST by
Apple's plans to bring Face ID authentication to the Mac this year have been delayed, according to a recent report. Face ID debuted in 2017's iPhone X and has been a key feature of Apple's flagship iPhones ever since, with the iPad Pro also gaining the facial recognition system in 2018. Apple's Face ID feature allows a device to be unlocked with a facial scan and is limited to the...
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Apple Demanded Sales Information on 30,000+ Games From Steam in Ongoing Lawsuit With Epic Games

Friday February 19, 2021 7:33 am PST by
Apple has subpoenaed Valve in its ongoing lawsuit with Epic Games, demanding it provides huge amounts of commercial data about Steam sales and operations dating back several years, court filings have revealed (via PC Gamer). The subpoena was initiated by Apple in November 2020 under the argument that information about Valve's digital distribution service, Steam, would be crucial to...
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BBC Select Now Available Through Apple TV Channels

Friday February 19, 2021 5:28 am PST by
BBC Select, a new streamer for factual programming in the U.S. and Canada, is the latest video subscription service to arrive through Apple TV Channels. BBC Select offers curated non-fiction and factual programming, spotlighting culture, politics, and ideas through a candid, unbiased, and sometimes playful lens. Shows available on the new channel include the acclaimed documentary...
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CalDigit and OWC Unveil Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 Cables

Thursday February 18, 2021 8:35 am PST by
Popular Mac accessory makers CalDigit and OWC have today announced new all-in-one Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 cables, promising maximum data and power transfer over a single cable, as well as full compatibility with older USB devices. Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 is the latest connectivity specification present in the newest Macs and high-end external hardware, offering performance up to 40Gb/s,...
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Safari for Mac to Support WebM Video Playback 11 Years After Its Launch

Thursday February 18, 2021 6:33 am PST by
Safari features support for WebM video playback in the second beta of macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta, indicating that Apple's browser will finally support the format after failing to do so for almost 11 years. The added functionality, first spotted by The 8-Bit, allows users to play WebM videos in Safari for the first time. WebM is a video format designed to be a royalty-free alternative to...
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First Malware Running Natively on M1 Chip Discovered

Wednesday February 17, 2021 2:33 pm PST by
Malware specifically tailored to run on Apple's M1 chip has been discovered, indicating that malware authors have begun adapting malicious software for Apple's new generation of Macs with Apple silicon. Mac security researcher Patrick Wardle has now published a report, cited by Wired, that explains in detail how malware has started to be adapted and recompiled to run natively on the ‌M1‌ chip. ...
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LG Reportedly Assisting Apple on Foldable Display Development

Wednesday February 17, 2021 12:02 pm PST by
Apple has commissioned LG Display to develop a display panel destined for a foldable iPhone, according to the Chinese-language version of DigiTimes. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes claims that LG Display is assisting Apple with the development of a foldable OLED display panel for an ‌iPhone‌. It is not clear, however, if LG Display will supply Apple with this display panel for mass...
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MagSafe to Make Unexpected Return to MacBook Pro

Tuesday February 16, 2021 8:27 am PST by
Apple's MagSafe charging connector is expected to make a long-awaited return to the MacBook Pro later this year, according to new reports. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said in a recent report, which outlined many of the changes coming to the new high-end Mac laptops, that "the ‌‌MagSafe‌‌ charging connector design is restored" on the upcoming MacBook Pro models. Expected to come in 14- and...
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Apple May Launch 7-Inch Foldable iPhone With Apple Pencil Support in 2023

Tuesday February 16, 2021 5:37 am PST by
Apple may launch a foldable iPhone with a 7-inch OLED display and Apple Pencil support as soon as 2023, according to global technology research firm Omdia. In analysis cited by investment research firm EqualOcean, spotted by ‌iPhone‌ in Canada, Omdia predicts that Apple will launch its long-rumored foldable ‌iPhone‌ in 2023. The device is said to have a display size in the range of 7.3 to...
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France Pushes to Widen EU Regulations on Big Tech Companies

Monday February 15, 2021 7:10 am PST by
France is pushing for changes to the EU's upcoming regulations on big tech companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, that would make it easier for governments to penalize bad behavior and widen controls on content, according to a new report by the Financial Times. The Digital Services Act, presented in December 2020, is designed to tackle illegal online content in the...