Hartley Charlton

Hartley is an 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.

Having closely followed Apple news and rumors for almost a decade, Hartley joined the site in early 2020 as a Contributing Writer. He writes many of the site's news posts and various publications and aggregators often cite his articles.

His work at MacRumors has expanded into several important areas, including buyer's guides, roundups, and occasional reviews, and he introduced a successful new kind of targeted news article for the site. In late 2021, Hartley helped launch The MacRumors Show and now co-hosts the popular podcast on a regular basis.

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

Hartley Charlton's Articles

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Three Biggest Questions About the iPhone SE 4

Saturday November 26, 2022 12:00 am PST by
While we already have some clear indications about what to expect from the fourth-generation iPhone SE, there are three major questions looming over the device at the current time. Chinese site MyDrivers and and leaker Jon Prosser believe that the ‌iPhone SE‌ is set to move to an iPhone XR-like design in its next incarnation, which would involve eliminating the Home button and adding a "notch" ...
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iPad Pro Now More Powerful Than iMac and Mac Mini

Thursday November 24, 2022 4:17 am PST by
The iPad Pro is now more powerful than the iMac and the Mac mini due to featuring a more advanced chip, as the two desktop Macs are left with older hardware. The ‌iMac‌ and Apple's two ‌Mac mini‌ models have been left with the M1 chip from 2020, despite the launch of a plethora of devices featuring the M2 chip – meaning that they are outdated compared to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, redesigned...
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The MacRumors Show: How We Use Our Apple Devices

Wednesday November 23, 2022 8:05 am PST by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show podcast we talk through our Apple device setups, must-have non-Apple gadgets, and Black Friday deals. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos After a busy year of new Apple product launches, we take a step back to consider our current device setups, why we chose the devices we've purchased, and how we use them on a daily basis...
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Top 5 Apple Devices Overdue an Update

Saturday November 19, 2022 7:00 am PST by
Several Apple devices are now over 18 months old, and with new hardware that could bring valuable improvements to them on the horizon, much of it already existing in other devices, there are five important products that seem to be overdue an update. While some devices like the Pro Display XDR and HomePod mini are arguably also due an update, there are at least five main Apple devices that...
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The MacRumors Show: Apple Headset Introduction Rumors, Unreleased Magic Charger, and More

Friday November 18, 2022 8:29 am PST by
This week on The MacRumors Show podcast we discuss Apple's long-awaited mixed-reality headset, as well as Emergency SOS via satellite and the unreleased "Magic Charger" accessory. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Following the release of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature for the iPhone 14 lineup earlier this week, we talk through demoing the feature and our...
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iPhone 15 Redesign Tops Users' Wish Lists, But 'Mini' Form Factor Still Has Its Fans

Friday November 18, 2022 7:09 am PST by
Users still want a "mini" form factor iPhone, but a complete redesign is the most-desired feature from the iPhone 15 lineup, according to a survey conducted by SellCell. SellCell asked over 2,500 ‌iPhone‌ users in the United States to gather its data. The most popular Apple device to buy over the holiday period this year is the ‌iPhone‌, with 37.4 percent of survey respondents planning to buy...
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OLED Display Rumored to Finally Come to iPhone SE

Thursday November 17, 2022 2:28 am PST by
OLED display technology could finally come to the iPhone SE when the device is refreshed, according to insightful display analyst Ross Young. Young recently said that Apple is mulling over multiple decisions related to the display size of the next-generation ‌iPhone SE‌, including the display technology that the device will use. Young explained that the 5.7- to 6.1-inch displays being...
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Images of Unreleased 'Apple Magic Charger' Surface Online

Tuesday November 15, 2022 8:27 am PST by
Images of an unreleased Apple MagSafe charging accessory called the "Apple Magic Charger" have surfaced online over the past couple of weeks. Image via @TheBlueMister Rare Apple product collector and Twitter user "TheBlueMister" first shared images of the unreleased accessory earlier this month. Since then, other collectors based in Asia seem to have got their hands on Design Validation Test...
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iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature to Expand to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK Next Month

Tuesday November 15, 2022 5:08 am PST by
The iPhone 14 lineup's Emergency SOS via satellite and Find My via satellite features will launch in four additional countries next month, Apple today announced. In its press release announcing that Emergency SOS and ‌Find My‌ via satellite for the ‌iPhone 14‌ and iPhone 14 Pro models will roll out later today, Apple mentioned that the feature will be coming to France, Germany, Ireland, and the...
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Headphone Jack Now Eliminated From All New iPhones and iPads

Tuesday November 15, 2022 2:50 am PST by
With the launch of the 10th-generation iPad, Apple has eliminated the 3.5mm headphone jack on all of the latest-generation iOS and iPadOS devices. Apple began removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from its iOS and iPadOS devices with the iPhone 7 in 2017. The last remaining ‌iPhone‌ with a headphone jack, the first-generation iPhone SE, was discontinued in 2018, and the last iOS device with a...
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Apple's Work on realityOS 'Wrapping Up' as Focus Turns to Suite of AR/VR Apps Ahead of Headset Launch

Monday November 14, 2022 6:19 am PST by
Apple's work on the first version of its long-rumored mixed reality headset's operating system is concluding, while new hires related to the device are ramping up ahead of launch next year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo The headset itself is rumored to run "rOS" or "realityOS," internally codenamed "Oak." Apple's work...
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Apple Silicon Mac Pro Details Leak as Testing Ramps Up

Monday November 14, 2022 3:14 am PST by
The first Mac Pro model with Apple silicon chips is now undergoing testing ahead of an expected launch next year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The ‌Mac Pro‌ is one of the last Intel-based Mac models still on sale and the only remaining Mac product line with no Apple silicon chip options. An all-new model that finally brings Apple silicon to Apple's top-tier Mac for professionals has...
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Apple Losing Talent to Google Amid Push to Improve Spotlight and Launch Search Engine

Friday November 11, 2022 6:39 am PST by
Apple is seeking to improve Spotlight search, but is still years away from launching a search engine to rival Google, according to The Information. The paywalled report explains that Apple's search technology faces a setback amid loss of talent to Google. In 2018, Apple sought to bolster development of a web search engine by buying machine learning startup Laserlike, which was founded by...
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iPad 10's USB-C Port Hiding Severe Limitation

Friday November 11, 2022 2:37 am PST by
Despite gaining a USB-C for the first time, the port on the 10th-generation iPad is severely limited compared to the iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, it has emerged. As noted in initial reviews of the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌, the device's USB-C port is much slower than that of all other new ‌iPad‌ models. It is limited to USB 2.0 speeds of up to 480 Mbps for data transfer. This means that...
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Apple's Wave of Siri Updates to Continue Next Month With Long-Awaited Functionality

Thursday November 10, 2022 3:07 am PST by
Apple is looking to bring another long-standing Siri feature to the Apple TV with tvOS 16.2, allowing the virtual assistant to recognise a user's voice for the first time on the device. The first beta version of tvOS 16.2 enables ‌Siri‌ voice recognition on the ‌Apple TV‌ for a more personalized experience – a feature that has been available on other Apple devices like the HomePod for several...
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The MacRumors Show: John Gruber Talks macOS Ventura and Upcoming Macs

Wednesday November 9, 2022 7:30 am PST by
John Gruber joins us this week on The MacRumors Show podcast to discuss the key features of macOS Ventura and upcoming Mac models. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos John is a technology blogger, UI designer, and the inventor of Markdown. He has written for his Apple and technology-focused blog, Daring Fireball, since 2002, and hosts The Talk Show Podcast, which has...
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Apple's Next Big App Redesign Could Come Alongside Headset Launch

Wednesday November 9, 2022 3:30 am PST by
Apple's next big app redesign could focus on the Messages app, in a major update that could be released alongside its long-awaited mixed-reality headset device next year. According to a recent report from the Twitter leaker known as "Majin Bu," Apple is working on a completely new version of iMessage, featuring a new home view, chat rooms, video clips, and more. The overhauled app apparently ...
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One of New iPad Pro's Only Upgrades Missing From Camera App

Tuesday November 8, 2022 3:34 am PST by
One of the key features of Apple's latest iPad Pro models is not accessible on the device by default, it has emerged. The ‌iPad Pro‌ now supports ProRes video recording for the first time thanks to the M2 chip, but there is as yet no way to actually record ProRes video in Apple's native Camera app. Instead, users who want to record ProRes video must turn to third-party apps that have been...
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Apple Worked on Low-Cost Plastic iPad With Keyboard Included

Monday November 7, 2022 12:00 am PST by
Apple considered launching a low-cost plastic iPad that would come with a keyboard in the box, according to a recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Writing in a recent edition of his newsletter, Gurman explained that Apple had plans to launch a new, low-cost ‌iPad‌ model with a plastic casing instead of aluminum, for a price below $500. The device was reportedly set to come with a...
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Apple Launches 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Friday November 4, 2022 9:21 am PDT by
Apple today announced the launch of its 2022 Holiday Gift Guide and seasonal content across its services. Starting today, Apple's annual Holiday Gift Guide is available via its website to help customers choose appropriate gifts more easily. Simultaneously, Apple Store locations around the world will provide personalized support for holiday shopping, gift recommendations, and delivery and...