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 coverage, 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 tennis, history, and creative writing.

Hartley Charlton's Articles

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The MacRumors Show: Apple Intelligence, Vision Pro 2 Suspended, and Thinner Device Rumors

Friday June 21, 2024 9:21 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple Intelligence, the apparent suspension of work on the second-generation Vision Pro headset, and Apple's rumored plans to move to thinner device designs. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos Apple Intelligence is Apple's upcoming personalized AI experience for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We look at the...
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Apple Unveils Stunning Kuala Lumpur Store

Thursday June 20, 2024 5:17 am PDT by
Apple has previewed its first store in Malaysia, Apple The Exchange TRX, located in Kuala Lumpur's Tun Razak Exchange business district. The architectural design of Apple The Exchange TRX features a three-dimensional layered roof with horizontal glass panels and sun-shading blades. A central glazed oculus brings natural daylight into the interior and contains a dynamic artificial-lighting...
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Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Vision Pro 2

Tuesday June 18, 2024 8:17 am PDT by
Apple has suspended work on the second-generation Vision Pro headset to singularly focus on a cheaper model, The Information reports. Apple was widely believed to have plans to divide its Vision product line into two models, with one "Pro" model and one lower-cost standard model. The company is said to have been deprioritizing the next Vision Pro headset over the past year, gradually...
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EU Reportedly Satisfied With Apple's Plans to Open iPhone's NFC Chip to Rivals

Tuesday June 18, 2024 6:37 am PDT by
Apple is set to conclude a lengthy antitrust investigation by the European Union into its mobile payments system by making significant concessions to give competitors access to the iPhone's NFC technology, the Financial Times reports. The European Commission charged Apple in 2022 with violating competition law, contending that Apple was preventing competitors from accessing its near-field...
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iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 16: 30+ Upgrades to Expect

Friday June 14, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
After over a year of reports, there are now more than a dozen specific rumors about the features and improvements set to be offered by the two non-Pro iPhone 16 models later in 2024. While the upgrades that the ‌iPhone 16‌ offers over the iPhone 15 will likely be at the center of Apple's marketing strategy later this year, many users are on two-year upgrade cycles, so the features introduced...
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Japan Passes Law to Allow Third-Party App Stores on the iPhone

Friday June 14, 2024 5:07 am PDT by
New legislation in Japan requires Apple to allow third-party app stores and payment providers on the iPhone. The Japanese parliament has passed the Act on Promotion of Competition for Specified Smartphone Software, a law that compels Apple to allow access to third-party app stores and payment providers on devices that run iOS. The legislation, which was passed by Japan's upper house and will ...
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The MacRumors Show: WWDC 2024 Recap From Apple Park

Thursday June 13, 2024 6:26 am PDT by
On this week's special episode of The MacRumors Show from Apple Park, we look at all of the major updates coming to Apple's operating systems later this year and Apple Intelligence. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos Monday's keynote event was insane, and jam-packed with an overwhelming number of AI features that are going to change the way we use Apple devices....
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Blackmagic Design Unveils Spatial Video Camera for Shooting Apple Vision Pro Content

Tuesday June 11, 2024 12:13 pm PDT by
Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive camera designed for shooting spatial video content for Apple's Vision Pro headset. The URSA Cine Immersive camera features a custom stereoscopic 3D lens system with dual 8K sensors, capable of capturing a 180-degree field of view with spatial audio support. It is designed to capture content with a resolution of 8,160 x 7,200...
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Apple and Canon Announce Mirrorless Camera Lens Designed for Spatial Video Capture

Monday June 10, 2024 5:43 pm PDT by
Apple and Canon today announced the development of a new mirrorless camera lens designed to capture spatial video for the Vision Pro headset. Canon's RF-S7.8mm F4 STM DUAL lens is specifically intended to capture spatial video content, tailored for use with Apple's Vision Pro headset. The new lens is designed for the Canon EOS R7 camera and features dual optics, mimicking the human field of ...
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Elon Musk Threatens to Ban Apple Devices Over ChatGPT Integration

Monday June 10, 2024 4:29 pm PDT by
Elon Musk has threatened to ban Apple devices from his companies over Apple’s newly announced ChatGPT integration. Apple Intelligence in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia allows Siri to utilize ChatGPT to handle complex queries, but only when explicit user permission is provided. The feature is designed to provide users with richer, more contextual responses without requiring them to open ...
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iOS 18 Brings New Insights, Widgets, and Health Integration to Apple's Journal App

Monday June 10, 2024 2:46 pm PDT by
iOS 18 introduces a host of new features for the iPhone’s Journal app, including an all-new insights view, advanced search and sort functionalities, and integration with the Health app. The all-new insights view offers a comprehensive overview of journaling activities. This includes tracking writing streaks, displaying a calendar with existing entries, and providing fun statistics that...
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iOS 18 Lets You Swap Out Lock Screen Camera and Flashlight Buttons

Monday June 10, 2024 1:22 pm PDT by
iOS 18 allows users to change the two shortcut buttons on the Lock Screen to an action of their choice for the first time. Users can now swap out the two controls at the bottom of the Lock Screen for a different action of their choosing. Shortcuts to functions like Translate, Notes, and music recognition in Shazam, and more are available. The full list of actions is as follows: Here are ...
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Apple Introduces Standalone 'Passwords' App

Monday June 10, 2024 12:45 pm PDT by
iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia feature a new, dedicated Passwords app for faster access to important credentials. The Passwords app replaces iCloud Keychain, which is currently only accessible via a menu in Settings. Now, passwords are available directly via a standalone app for markedly quicker access, bringing it more in line with rival services. The Passwords app consolidates...
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Siri Can Access ChatGPT Directly With iOS 18

Monday June 10, 2024 11:42 am PDT by
Apple today announced that Siri will be able to access ChatGPT directly in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia to provide better responses in relevant situations. ‌Siri‌ will determine if queries may be useful to forward to ChatGPT, and asks the user for permission to share. This enables ‌Siri‌ to leverage ChatGPT's image- and text-understanding capabilities with no need to jump between tools....
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Apple Unveils iPadOS 18 With New Calculator App, Tab Bar, and More

Monday June 10, 2024 10:50 am PDT by
Apple today previewed iPadOS 18, a major update to the operating system for the iPad that introduces a new Calendar app, a redesigned systemwide tab bar, and more. ‌iPadOS 18‌ brings over many of the new features and improvements introduced in iOS 18 to the ‌iPad‌ such as the redesigned Photos app and new Home Screen customization tools. In ‌iPadOS 18‌, a new floating tab bar morphs into the...
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Apple Previews watchOS 11 With New Health and Workout Features

Monday June 10, 2024 10:43 am PDT by
Apple today previewed watchOS 11, the next major software update for the Apple Watch that introduces several new health and workout features. Activity Rings can now be adjusted by day of the week and paused for a rest day, allowing users to keep their award streak going. Users can set workouts to alert a friend that they have been safely completed, such as a late-night run. ‌watchOS 11‌...
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Apple Announces iOS 18 With New Customization Features, Redesigned Photos App, and More

Monday June 10, 2024 10:17 am PDT by
Apple today previewed iOS 18, the next major update to the operating system for the iPhone, with new customization features, a redesigned Photos app, and more. ‌iOS 18‌ features new customization tools for the Home Screen. App icons now feature Dark Mode and users can tint them with a color to create a unique look. Apps can also now be placed anywhere on the ‌Home Screen‌ freely. The Control...
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The MacRumors Show: macOS 15, iPadOS 18, and Apple's Other WWDC Updates

Friday June 7, 2024 10:02 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we take a look at Apple's upcoming software updates beyond iOS 18, including macOS 15, iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos Like ‌iOS 18‌, macOS 15 is expected to receive a range of AI features. Apple reportedly plans to integrate AI features across several built-in apps,...
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iPad Mini vs. iPad Air Buyer's Guide

Tuesday June 4, 2024 7:45 am PDT by
Apple recently introduced the sixth-generation iPad Air, featuring the M2 chip, Apple Pencil Pro support, and a larger display size option. In 2021, Apple debuted the sixth-generation iPad mini, offering an iPad Air-style redesign with a larger display, the A15 Bionic chip, and more. The ‌iPad mini‌ effectively shares the design of the ‌iPad Air‌, with both devices possessing many of the same...
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Foldable iPhone Unlikely to Launch Before 2027

Monday June 3, 2024 9:10 am PDT by
Apple is unlikely to release a foldable iPhone before 2027, but it could significantly disrupt the market when it launches, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. The report highlights that foldable phones currently represent a mere 1.5% of the smartphone market, with projections suggesting an increase to 4.8% by 2028. Apple is apparently "still evaluating component specifications...