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: Talking Vision Pro and iOS 18 Beta

Friday July 19, 2024 9:59 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we revisit the experience of using Apple Vision Pro and talk through our first impressions of the iOS 18 public beta. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos Apple's Vision Pro headset is now available in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore, prompting renewed interest in the...
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Apple Looking to License More Movies to Expand Apple TV+ Library

Thursday July 18, 2024 7:37 am PDT by
Apple is in active talks to license more films from major Hollywood studios as it seeks to bolster Apple TV+, according to Bloomberg. Apple has traditionally focused on original productions for its streaming platform, but it is increasingly looking to expand its offerings by acquiring programming from the extensive libraries of established studios, sources familiar with the matter claim....
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Dyson's New OnTrac Headphones Rival AirPods Max With 55-Hour Battery Life and Customization Options

Thursday July 18, 2024 6:35 am PDT by
Dyson today introduced its second pair of headphones, the OnTrac, focusing on customization and premium features to directly compete with the likes of Apple and Bose. The new headphones represent a significant shift from Dyson's previous attempt, the Dyson Zone, which combined noise-canceling headphones with an air purifying mask. Priced at $499.99, the OnTrac headphones are designed with a...
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2024 Apple Watch Lineup: Key Changes We're Expecting

Tuesday July 16, 2024 7:59 am PDT by
Apple is seemingly planning a rework of the Apple Watch lineup for 2024, according to a range of reports from over the past year. Here's everything we know so far. Apple is expected to continue to offer three different Apple Watch models in five casing sizes, but the various display sizes will allegedly grow by up to 12% and the casings will get taller. Based on all of the latest rumors,...
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The MacRumors Show: Samsung's Latest Challengers to Apple

Friday July 12, 2024 9:07 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss all of the major new device announcements from Samsung's 2024 Galaxy Unpacked event and how they compare to Apple's offerings. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos The Galaxy Z Fold6 features a 7.6-inch main screen and a 6.3-inch cover display, both enhanced with a new dual-rail hinge and Corning Gorilla Glass ...
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Apple Users Are Keeping Their Devices for Longer as Upgrades Slow

Wednesday July 10, 2024 8:51 am PDT by
Apple users are holding onto their devices for increasingly long periods of time as upgrade cycles slow, data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggests. In recent years, a shift has occurred in the behavior of Apple customers, who are increasingly opting to retain their iPhones, iPads, and Macs for extended periods before upgrading. In the most recent 12-month period, 71%...
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Apple Leads Global PC Growth With 21% Shipment Increase

Wednesday July 10, 2024 7:08 am PDT by
Apple is believed to have seen a significant 21% increase in Mac shipments for the second quarter of 2024, the largest growth among global PC manufacturers during this period, as part of an industry-wide recovery. According to a report by IDC, an industry research firm, worldwide shipments of desktops and laptops increased by 3% year-over-year for the quarter ending in June 2024. Apple and...
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Google Maps for iOS and Apple CarPlay Gains Live Speedometer Feature

Tuesday July 9, 2024 8:07 am PDT by
The Google Maps app for iOS and Apple CarPlay now features a live speedometer, TechCrunch reports. The feature, which was previously only available on Google Maps for Android, helps users to stay within the speed limit while driving. Now, when a user begins navigation, the vehicle's speed is shown in miles or kilometers per hour, depending on the region. The icon changes color depending on...
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Trial Production of Apple's Next-Gen Chip Technology to Begin Next Week

Tuesday July 9, 2024 5:33 am PDT by
Apple chipmaker TSMC will begin test production of 2nm chips next week ahead of plans to bring the technology to Apple silicon next year, ET News reports. The trial production run will occur at TSMC's Baoshan plant in northern Taiwan. Equipment designed for 2nm chip production was brought to the facility in the second quarter of this year. Apple is expected to move its custom silicon to the...
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Apple Reportedly Developing Apple Watch SE With Plastic Casing

Sunday July 7, 2024 10:07 am PDT by
Apple is developing a new version of the low-cost Apple Watch SE with a plastic casing, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today claimed. Writing in this weekend's "Power On" newsletter, Gurman mentioned Apple's work on an ‌Apple Watch SE‌ that features a rigid plastic casing in lieu of anodized aluminum. He postulated that this may be one technique Apple may be planning to use to bring the cost of the...
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New Siri Experience With Apple Intelligence Likely to Debut in Spring 2025

Sunday July 7, 2024 8:47 am PDT by
Apple's revamped version of Siri is unlikely to be available with the initial rollout of Apple Intelligence later this year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman wrote that the full new version of ‌Siri‌ should arrive with iOS 18.4 in the spring of 2025, preceded by a beta testing period that is due to start in January. The more capable version of...
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Report: Apple Watch Series 10 to Offer Larger Screens and Faster Chip, but New Health Features in Trouble

Sunday July 7, 2024 8:31 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 10 will feature a larger display and a new chip, but new health monitoring features for the device are now in question, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that the design of the Apple Watch Series 10 is "unlikely to look much different" to its predecessor, but it will be thinner. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch...
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The MacRumors Show: Luke Miani Talks Apple Watch X

Friday July 5, 2024 9:11 am PDT by
YouTuber and podcaster Luke Miani joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to discuss all the latest rumors about the upcoming Apple Watch "Series X." Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos The Apple Watch Series X, coming ten years after the Apple Watch was originally announced alongside the iPhone 6, was initially rumored to be a major overhaul of the...
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Apple Again Rumored to Bring 5x Telephoto Camera to iPhone 16 Pro

Friday July 5, 2024 8:30 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 Pro will gain the tetraprism periscope camera with 5x optical zoom that debuted last year on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, DigiTimes reports. Taiwanese lens manufacturers Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) are said to be the primary suppliers for the ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌'s tetraprism camera components. Sources close to the supply chain have indicated that both ...
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Antitrust Lawsuit Threatens Apple's Lucrative Deal with Google

Friday July 5, 2024 7:17 am PDT by
Apple's deal with Google that makes it the default engine on Safari faces uncertainty as the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit looms, The Information reports. Apple's contract with Google, which ensures that Google's search engine is the default on Apple's Safari browser, has been a significant source of revenue. In 2022, the arrangement reportedly netted Apple over $20 billion, ...
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iPhone and Apple Watch Likely to Support NFC Multi-Purpose Tap in the Future

Monday July 1, 2024 8:43 am PDT by
iPhones and Apple Watches could support multiple actions via NFC simultaneously in the future, the NFC Forum today suggested. The NFC Forum, the leading standards body for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today published its first overview of NFC Multi-Purpose Tap. The technology, which supports multiple actions with one tap, is designed to bring more convenience to various NFC use ...
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Apple Reclassifies iPhone X, HomePod, and Original AirPods as 'Vintage'

Monday July 1, 2024 7:52 am PDT by
Apple today reclassified the iPhone X, first-generation HomePod, and first-generation AirPods as "vintage" products. The products appeared on Apple's vintage and obsolete products list earlier today. Products are considered vintage when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers continue to offer...
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Apple Likely Planning to Use Bigger, Lower Resolution Displays for Cheaper Vision Headset

Sunday June 30, 2024 12:41 pm PDT by
Apple is exploring new suppliers for OLED-on-Silicon panels, likely signaling the development of a more affordable headset destined to sit alongside the Vision Pro, The Elec reports. The Korean website has apparently detected a shift in Apple's supply chain management for OLED-on-Silicon (OLEDoS) panels, a key component in the Vision Pro headset. Currently, Sony provides these...
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Apple Reportedly Starts Work on iOS 19, macOS 16, watchOS 12, and visionOS 3

Sunday June 30, 2024 12:01 pm PDT by
Apple has already begun work on the iOS 19, macOS 16, watchOS 12, and visionOS 3 software updates for next year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Writing in his most recent "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that Apple has formally begun development of its major operating systems for 2025 with the codenames "Luck" for iOS 19, "Cheer" for macOS 16, "Nepali" for watchOS 12, and...
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New iPhone Battery Should Be Up to 10% Denser for Longer Life

Sunday June 30, 2024 11:48 am PDT by
A new iPhone battery with a metal casing should allow for higher energy density to deliver longer battery life, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims. Alleged iPhone 16 Pro battery with new metal casing. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kuo said that Apple's adoption of a stainless steel casing for the ‌iPhone‌'s battery will allow for five to 10 percent higher cell density while remaining...