Hartley Charlton

Hartley is an Editor at MacRumors, and has been covering Apple news and rumors since early 2020. He writes a wide range of content for the site, including buyer’s guides, roundups, reviews, and off-cycle articles, as well as daily news coverage. His work has been cited by various tech publications and news sites.

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

Hartley Charlton's Articles

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Apple Could Discontinue the 13-Inch MacBook Pro – Here's Why

Friday November 26, 2021 2:20 am PST by
Following the launch of Apple's long-awaited 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, there are early signs that the company could discontinue the entry-level 13-inch model, which is starting to look like an outlier in the product lineup. Last updated in November 2020, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is now an anomaly in the Mac lineup, being the only device with the Touch Bar. With no rumors of a 13-inch...
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iPhone 13 Holding Value Much Better Than Any Other iPhone After Launch

Tuesday November 23, 2021 8:26 am PST by
Two months after its launch, the iPhone 13 lineup is seeing unprecedented low levels of depreciation, according to research by SellCell. SellCell's research, based on data from 45 buyback vendors, shows that the ‌iPhone 13‌ has the best value retention of any iPhone in the first two months after its launch. Overall, the ‌iPhone 13‌ models have only depreciated by 25.5 percent on average. By...
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Black Friday: AirPods Pro With MagSafe Hit Lowest Ever Price

Tuesday November 23, 2021 7:47 am PST by
Apple's AirPods Pro with the new MagSafe Charging Case is now available for its lowest ever price thanks to Black Friday sales. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The limited-time deal is available at both Amazon and Walmart, which are both...
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Black Friday: Apple Fans Can Get a Free $15 Target Gift Card Now

Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:07 am PST by
Black Friday shoppers can now get a free $15 Target gift card with purchases of an Apple Gift Card of sufficient value, providing a great overall discount on Apple products and services. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Target. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The offer, which is one of the more...
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Samsung Narrowing Gap With Apple Watch as Apple's Shipments Fall

Monday November 22, 2021 7:33 am PST by
While Apple maintained its dominant share of smartwatch shipments in the third quarter of 2021, the company's shipments fell as Samsung made significant gains, according to Counterpoint Research. Global smartwatch shipments in the third quarter of this year increased by 16 percent overall compared to the same time in 2020, but Apple Watch shipments declined by 10 percent. The drop may be...
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Rare 'WristMac' Wearable From 1988 Could Sell for Up to $100,000 at Auction

Monday November 22, 2021 4:11 am PST by
A rare wearable Macintosh accessory from 1988 called the "WristMac" today goes up for auction at ComicConnect. The WristMac is an early example of wearable technology made by Ex Machina, Inc. and Seiko. While it was not made by Apple, the device served as a programmable wristwatch that could be connected to a Macintosh and store phone numbers, execute one-time and recurring alarms, and take...
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'MacBook Air' Name Could Be Scrapped Next Year

Monday November 22, 2021 2:29 am PST by
Apple could scrap the "MacBook Air" moniker for its lightweight, entry-level Mac laptop next year, a recent rumor has suggested. Apple is widely expected to be planning the launch of a new ‌MacBook Air‌, featuring a slimmer, non-tapered design, the "M2" chip, a mini-LED display, a notch and white bezels, MagSafe charging, a 1080p webcam, and a range of color options, for release next year....
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Only a 'Small Fraction' of iPhone Users Will Use Self Service Repair Program, Study Suggests

Friday November 19, 2021 8:25 am PST by
Very few iPhone users will repair their own ‌iPhone‌ to postpone their next smartphone purchase, despite the Self Service Repair program, according to research by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). Earlier this week, Apple announced the Self Service Repair program, giving customers who are comfortable with the idea of completing their own repairs access to Apple genuine parts,...
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BOE's Display for 2023 iPhone Expected to Put Pressure on LG

Friday November 19, 2021 6:01 am PST by
Amid rumors about Apple's custom-designed modem for its 2023 iPhone lineup, a new report today suggested that the display panels destined for these models could put substantial pressure on LG Display's market share. According to research by UBI, seen by The Elec, BOE is converting three of its factories into facilities capable of manufacturing OLED panels for Apple. Until now, BOE has manufac...
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iPad Responsible for Dramatic Plane Crash Rescue

Friday November 19, 2021 2:23 am PST by
An iPad has been credited with facilitating the rescue of a man and his daughter after they went missing following a plane crash in Pennsylvania, CNN reports. On Sunday, November 14, a small, single-engine plane crashed in Pennsylvania, according to local State Police. A five hour search ensued, desperately attempting to find the two passengers, a 58-year-old man and his 13-year-old...
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Apple Researching All-Glass iPhone and Apple Watch Designs

Thursday November 18, 2021 8:55 am PST by
Apple has furthered its research on devices with all-glass enclosures, a newly granted patent filing shows. The patent, first spotted by Patently Apple, is titled "Electronic device with glass enclosure" and was granted to Apple by the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier today. The research focuses on electronic devices with six-sided glass enclosures and glass casings that...
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Apple-Designed 5G Modem to Be Separate From A-Series Chip, Again Rumored to Debut in 2023 iPhones

Thursday November 18, 2021 4:13 am PST by
Apple will debut its rumored custom-designed 5G modem in 2023's iPhone models and the component will not be integrated into the device's A-series chip, DigiTimes reports. In paywalled report published earlier today, sources speaking to DigiTimes said that 2022 will be the last year when Qualcomm supplies all of the modems in ‌iPhone‌ models. Thereafter, iPhones are expected to begin featuring...
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Kuo: iPhone 14 and Mixed Reality Headset to Feature Wi-Fi 6E

Wednesday November 17, 2021 7:49 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 14 and rumored mixed reality headset will feature Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, according to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In an investor note obtained by MacRumors, TF Securities analyst ‌Ming-Chi Kuo‌ said that new Apple products, including the ‌iPhone 14‌ and a head-mounted display device, will accelerate a broader industry upgrade to the Wi-Fi 6E specification. Motivated by the...
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Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program, Starting With iPhone 12 and 13

Wednesday November 17, 2021 6:07 am PST by
Apple today announced the "Self Service Repair" program, allowing users to complete their own repairs via a new online store dedicated to parts and tools. The Self Service Repair program will give customers who are comfortable with the idea of completing their own repairs access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and manuals, starting with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups. The scheme will be...
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Apple Music App for LG Smart TVs Now Available

Wednesday November 17, 2021 2:56 am PST by
The Apple Music app for LG smart TVs is today rolling out to users, with LG now promoting the app on social media. The ‌Apple Music‌ app for LG smart TVs allows subscribers to stream over 90 million songs, as well as playlists, radio stations, and music videos, with no need for any external hardware such as an Apple TV. The app supports a range of core ‌Apple Music‌ features, such as synced...
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Here's What Data Apple Will Give Your Family When You Pass Away

Wednesday November 17, 2021 2:10 am PST by
Apple's new Digital Legacy feature is now available to beta testers, giving the first clear indication of exactly what data Apple will make available to your next of kin when you pass away. First outlined in June with the unveiling of iOS 15, Digital Legacy is a new feature designed to let you set a person as your Legacy Contact, giving the person access to your Apple ID account and personal ...
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Qualcomm Looking to Combat Apple Silicon With New Generation of PC Chips

Tuesday November 16, 2021 9:02 am PST by
Qualcomm today announced plans for next-generation Arm-based System on Chips (SoC) designed to rival Apple's M-series chips in the PC space (via The Verge). At Qualcomm's 2021 investor day event, chief technology officer Dr. James Thompson announced the plans for the new generation of chips. The chips are "designed to set the performance benchmark for Windows PCs" and are being developed by...
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Apple AR Headset 'Approaching Liftoff' as Development Mirrors Period Before Apple Watch Launch

Tuesday November 16, 2021 8:20 am PST by
Apple's development of its rumored augmented reality (AR) headset is beginning to mirror the period before the launch of the Apple Watch, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. In a note to investors, seen by Investor's Business Daily, Morgan Stanley analysts explained that after years of building expertise and a number of setbacks, Apple's long-awaited AR headset is "approaching liftoff."...
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Mail Privacy Protection Seemingly Undermined by Apple Watch [Updated]

Tuesday November 16, 2021 6:28 am PST by
The security provided by Apple's Mail Privacy Protection feature is seemingly undermined by a lack of Apple Watch support, security researchers have found. Mail Privacy Protection is a new feature introduced with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey that hides your IP address so senders are not able to determine your location or link email habits to your other online activity. It also...
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WhatsApp Working on App for iPadOS and macOS Using Mac Catalyst

Tuesday November 16, 2021 5:37 am PST by
WhatsApp is working on an app for iPadOS, and thanks to Mac Catalyst, an app for macOS too, according to WABetaInfo. WhatsApp's rumored app for iPad will be a Catalyst app, enabling it to run seamlessly on macOS. This effectively allows the same app to share code while running on separate platforms. The new WhatsApp app for macOS apparently looks very similar to the app for iPadOS,...