Hartley Charlton

Hartley is a Senior Editor at MacRumors and co-host of "The MacRumors Show" podcast. He contributes to daily news coverage and writes a wide range of content for the site. Various publications and aggregators often cite his articles.

Having closely followed Apple news and rumors for almost a decade, Hartley joined the site in early 2020 as a Contributing Writer. His work at MacRumors has expanded into several areas beyond news, including buyer's guides, roundups, and occasional reviews, and he introduced a successful new kind of targeted article for the site. In late 2021, Hartley helped launch The MacRumors Show and now co-hosts the popular podcast on a weekly basis.

Hartley is based in Hertfordshire, England, and is keenly interested in history and creative writing.

Hartley Charlton's Articles

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When Will the 11th-Gen Entry-Level iPad Launch?

Tuesday March 28, 2023 2:49 am PDT by
Apple usually releases a new entry-level iPad every year, so when does the company plan to launch the 11th-generation ‌iPad‌? There have been few concrete rumors about the new entry-level ‌iPad‌ as yet, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently said that an update this year with a minor "spec bump" is not out of the question. Apple introduced the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ in October 2022, so the...
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Apple Car's Self-Driving System Reportedly Advances, Could Use Sensors From iPhone LiDAR Supplier

Monday March 27, 2023 5:10 am PDT by
Apple has made advancements with its self-driving system and could use LiDAR sensors from Wenmao, Economic Daily News reports. Apple has reportedly improved its vehicle project's self-driving capabilities and is expanding testing. The self-driving system apparently heavily relies on LiDAR sensors, which Apple may source from Chinese supplier Wenmao – a supplier that already provides LiDAR ...
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Some Apple Employees Seriously Concerned About Mixed-Reality Headset as Announcement Draws Closer

Sunday March 26, 2023 8:25 am PDT by
Some Apple employees are concerned about the usefulness and price point of the company's upcoming mixed-reality headset, The New York Times reports. Apple headset concept by David Lewis and Marcus Kane Initial enthusiasm around the device at the company has apparently become skepticism, according to eight current and former Apple employees speaking to The New York Times. The change of tone...
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Apple Watch Blood Glucose Monitoring Likely Still 'Three to Seven Years' Away

Sunday March 26, 2023 6:28 am PDT by
Blood glucose monitoring technology designed for the Apple Watch is unlikely to launch for several years, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman believes. In February, Gurman reported that Apple has made major progress with its noninvasive blood glucose monitoring technology, allowing diabetics and others to test their blood glucose levels without needing to prick the skin for blood testing....
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Gurman: iOS 17 to Provide Several 'Most Requested Features'

Sunday March 26, 2023 6:05 am PDT by
Apple changed the strategy for iOS 17 later in its development process to add several new features, suggesting that the update may be more significant than previously thought, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In January, Gurman said that ‌iOS 17‌ could be a less significant update than iPhone updates in previous years due to the company's intense focus on its long-awaited mixed-reality...
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Apple Reportedly Demoed Mixed-Reality Headset to Executives in the Steve Jobs Theater Last Week

Sunday March 26, 2023 5:53 am PDT by
Apple showcased its mixed-reality headset to the company's top 100 executives in the Steve Jobs Theater last week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that the "momentous gathering" is a "key milestone" ahead of the headset's public announcement planned for June. The event was intended to rally Apple's top members of...

The MacRumors Show: Christopher Lawley Talks iPadOS 17 and Next-Gen iPad Pro

Friday March 24, 2023 10:26 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, Christopher Lawley joins us to discuss iPadOS 17 and the next-generation iPad Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Christopher is a YouTuber dedicated to the iPad, automation, and productivity. He was a full-time ‌iPad‌ user for several years, conducting all of his content creation, including video editing and podcasting, ...
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Apple Reportedly Not Planning to Release USB-C Version of AirPods 3

Friday March 24, 2023 6:12 am PDT by
Apple has no plans to release a new version of the third-generation AirPods with a USB-C port, despite intending to do so with a new version of the second-generation AirPods Pro later this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today said. Image via Ken Pillonel In a tweet, Kuo explained that Apple "currently appears to have no plans for USB-C versions of the AirPods 2 & 3." The decision is notable ...
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iPhone 15 Pro Will Not Have Mute Switch, Reports Suggest

Friday March 24, 2023 3:00 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 Pro will reportedly not have a mute switch, losing a feature that has persisted since the original iPhone, with the device set to move a static mute button instead. Mute switch and unified volume rocker on the ‌iPhone‌ 3GS (via iFixit). Last year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the volume and power buttons on this year's two high-end ‌iPhone‌ models will adopt a...
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Apple Reportedly Planning to Release Movies in Theaters and Increase Spend to $1 Billion Per Year

Thursday March 23, 2023 5:55 am PDT by
Apple plans to increase its spend on movies for Apple TV+ to $1 billion annually, as well as release them in theaters globally, Bloomberg reports. The ‌Apple TV+‌ movies "CODA" and "Cherry" debuted in select theaters for a few weeks in 2021, but Apple apparently plans to instigate broader, more conventional theatrical releases in the future, facilitated by bigger movie budgets. The move is...
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Review: OWC ThunderBay 8 Offers High-Volume, High-Performance Mac Storage

Wednesday March 22, 2023 12:58 pm PDT by
With the ThunderBay 8, OWC expands its vast range of professional-grade Thunderbolt accessories, offering an ultra high-capacity storage solution with eight hot-swappable universal bays for 3.5- or 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs. The ThunderBay 8 can serve as a high-performance personal data center with multiple configuration options to suit ever-growing storage requirements. It can...

The MacRumors Show: What Health and Fitness Features Are Coming to AirPods?

Friday March 17, 2023 12:14 pm PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss some of the key health and fitness features rumored to come to future AirPods models. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Last week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple is working on new hearing health features for the AirPods. This comes after years of rumors about new health and fitness capabilities on...
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Apple Watch Could Help Treat Sickle Cell Disease Symptoms, Study Suggests

Friday March 17, 2023 5:41 am PDT by
The Apple Watch can help treat a key symptom of sickle cell disease and changes to Apple's speech recognition algorithm could help people with a stutter, new studies propose. According to a study conducted by researchers at Duke University's Day Hospital (via MyHealthyApple), the Apple Watch could help treat vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), a key complication caused by sickle cell disease that...
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iPhone 15 Pro to Bring Major Changes to Volume and Lock Buttons

Thursday March 16, 2023 3:15 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models will bring major changes to the volume and lock buttons, according to recent rumors. Last year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the volume and power buttons on this year's two high-end iPhone models will adopt a solid-state design, similar to the ‌iPhone‌ 7's home button, replacing a mechanical button design that physically depresses. Apple uses a similar...
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Apple Engineers Reportedly Working on ChatGPT-Like AI Despite Siri Design Flaws

Wednesday March 15, 2023 6:25 am PDT by
Apple is testing generative AI concepts that could one day be destined for Siri, despite fundamental issues with the way the virtual assistant is built, the New York Times reports. Employees were apparently briefed on Apple's large language model and other AI tools at the company's annual AI summit last month. Apple engineers, including members of the ‌Siri‌ team, have reportedly been testing...
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Major Camera Upgrade Coming to iPhone 15 Thanks to New Sony Sensor

Wednesday March 15, 2023 2:55 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 models will get a major camera upgrade thanks to Sony's newest "state of the art" image sensors, reports suggest. According Nikkei Asia, the new sensors are able to capture better portraits, even with strong backlighting. Compared to standard sensors, they apparently double the saturation signal in each pixel, allowing for the capture of more light to cut down on...
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Collectors Discover Unreleased Apple 'Magic Charger' Accessory

Tuesday March 14, 2023 3:05 am PDT by
Collectors based in Asia have discovered an unreleased MagSafe charging peripheral called the "Magic Charger," which Apple seemingly scrapped upon getting to the manufacturing stage. Image via @TheBlueMister Rare Apple product collector and Twitter user "TheBlueMister" first shared images of the unreleased accessory late last year. Since then, several other collectors seem to have got their...
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First Real-World Look at Apple Mixed-Reality Headset Parts Seemingly Shown in Leaked Images

Monday March 13, 2023 8:55 am PDT by
Images of what appear to be components for Apple's upcoming mixed-reality headset have today been shared online. The images come from a Twitter user with a protected account who has a track record for sharing accurate information about Apple components. Three of the pictures show shaped ribbon cables that contour around a user's eyes, and may be used to connect display components to a board. ...
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Samsung 'Fake' Moon Shots Controversy Puts Computational Photography in the Spotlight

Monday March 13, 2023 7:07 am PDT by
Samsung's "Space Zoom" feature has come under fire amid complaints that images of the moon are being artificially enhanced to an extreme extent. Samsung introduced a 100x zoom feature with the Galaxy S20 Ultra in 2020, becoming a mainstay on recent flagship handsets from the company. Since its debut, Samsung has touted its devices' ability to take impressive pictures of the moon. Unlike...
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Apple Planning to Offer iPad Smart Home Dock Before HomePod With a Screen

Monday March 13, 2023 2:33 am PDT by
Apple has worked on a dock accessory designed for the iPad that would provide a way to transform the device into a smart home display, similar to Google's approach with the Pixel Tablet, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Earlier this year, Google announced that it will offer a charging dock for the upcoming Pixel Tablet that allows it to transform into a smart home display like the Nest...