Hartley Charlton

Hartley is an Editor at MacRumors and co-host of The MacRumors Show podcast. He has covered Apple news and rumors since early 2020 and 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 is often 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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No M2 iMac on the Horizon for 2022 as Apple Waits for M3 Chips

Wednesday July 6, 2022 2:31 am PDT by
The iMac could miss out on the M2 chip and wait for a bigger performance leap with the M3, a recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggests. Apple introduced the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ in April last year, featuring the M1 chip and a striking new design with a range of color options. Amid the launch of the first Macs with the ‌M2‌ chip, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the redesigned MacBook Air,...
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Apple Silicon Supply Chain Faces Further Price Hikes

Tuesday July 5, 2022 6:44 am PDT by
Apple is likely to face further increased chip prices as supplier TSMC contends with additional increased costs, Bloomberg reports. Japanese chemicals firm Showa Denko K.K. supplies vital chip fabrication materials to TSMC and is now being forced to drastically increase prices on the back of the global chip shortage. Other component makers and material suppliers are making similar moves in...
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EU Approves Landmark Legislation to Regulate Apple and Other Big Tech Firms

Tuesday July 5, 2022 5:53 am PDT by
European Union lawmakers have approved landmark legislation to heavily regulate Apple, Google, Meta, and other big tech firms. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) were proposed by the European Commission in December 2020. Now, collected in a "Digital Services Package," the legislation has been formally adopted by the European Parliament and seeks to address...
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Apple Watch Series 8 Model Rumored to Feature 5% Larger Display

Monday July 4, 2022 5:50 am PDT by
Apple is working on an Apple Watch Series 8 model with a larger display, according to DSCC's Ross Young and Haitong International Securities's Jeff Pu. In October last year, Young suggested that the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ could come in three display sizes. Now, responding to a query about the rumor on Twitter, Young claims that the additional display size joining the Apple Watch lineup will be ...
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Gurman: Apple Still Working on 'Pro' iMac With Larger Screen

Monday July 4, 2022 3:26 am PDT by
Apple is still working on an iMac with a larger display and a more powerful chip aimed at the professional market, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman suggested that Apple is working on at least two ‌iMac‌ models, likely using the "M3" series of chips. Gurman says that Apple will likely launch an updated 24-inch ‌iMac‌ featuring the...
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New Apple Music Student Subscribers Eligible for Free Beats Flex Earphones

Monday July 4, 2022 2:46 am PDT by
New Apple Music Student Plan subscribers can now receive a free pair of Beats Flex earphones worth $69.99. The offer, first spotted by Michael Burkhardt on Twitter, has been available since June 22 and allows first-time ‌Apple Music‌ Student Plan subscribers to order a pair of Beats Flex earphones for free after paying for the first month's subscription. After 30 days of the subscription,...
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Steve Jobs to Be Posthumously Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Friday July 1, 2022 8:40 am PDT by
Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House today announced. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the United States' highest civilian honor, presented to individuals "who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal,...
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Apple Increases Prices in Japan by Up To 25%

Friday July 1, 2022 7:03 am PDT by
Apple today increased the price of iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch models in Japan by up to 25 percent. The price hikes, first reported by Nikkei Asia, have been triggered by a fall in the value of the yen and a widening interest rate gap between Japan and the United States. The iPhone 13 previously started at 98,800 yen (~$730) in Japan, but now costs 117,800 yen (~$870), an increase of...
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M2 MacBook Pro Much Slower Than Previous Model

Friday July 1, 2022 2:24 am PDT by
Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip features a significantly slower SSD compared to the previous model, resulting in poorer performance in some workflows, it has been discovered. Specifically, it has been found that the $1,299 base model with 256GB of storage has significantly slower SSD read and write speeds compared to the equivalent previous-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro....
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Fuel Purchases Directly Within Apple CarPlay to Be Available This Fall

Thursday June 30, 2022 6:14 am PDT by
Drivers will be able to preauthorize fuel purchases directly within Apple CarPlay starting this fall (via Reuters). The feature, first mentioned in a developer session at WWDC earlier this month, will allow ‌CarPlay‌ users to use apps to navigate to a pump and preauthorize a fuel purchase. Fuel companies will offer individual apps that users will need to install on their iPhone to be available ...
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Apple Suppliers Already Working on Second-Generation OLED iPad

Thursday June 30, 2022 4:18 am PDT by
Apple suppliers are already working on display panels for second-generation OLED iPad models, The Elec reports. Samsung Display is said to be in the process of negotiating prices for new Gen 8.5 OLED deposition equipment designed to make OLED display panels for devices like tablets. Samsung is reportedly planning to use the equipment to mass-produce Gen 8.5 OLED panels in late 2024 for the...
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Apple Watch SE 2 to Bring Top-Tier Chip to Budget Model for First Time

Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:18 am PDT by
The Apple Watch SE could gain the same chip as the flagship Apple Watch for the first time later this year, according to a recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The first-generation ‌Apple Watch SE‌'s S5 chip. When the first-generation ‌Apple Watch SE‌ launched alongside the Apple Watch Series 6, it featured the S5 chip from the Apple Watch Series 5, while the Series 6 offered the S6 chip....
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Apple Patents Dual 'Pro Stand' for Studio Display and Pro Display XDR

Tuesday June 28, 2022 6:01 am PDT by
Apple has won a patent for a dual monitor stand that appears to be based on the "Pro Stand" design option for the Studio Display and Pro Display XDR. The patent filing first surfaced in 2020, but now the United States Patent and Trademark Office has officially granted Apple the patent. The granted patent, spotted by Patently Apple, is simply titled "Dual Display Stand," and details a...
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M2 MacBook Pro vs. 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Friday June 24, 2022 12:09 pm PDT by
Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models last year, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. This month, Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, so how do the machines compare? Despite both being MacBook ...
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M2 vs. M1 Pro Chip Buyer's Guide: Why M1 Pro Is Still Better

Friday June 24, 2022 10:32 am PDT by
This month, Apple introduced the M2 chip – the second-generation custom silicon chip for the Mac. The ‌M2‌ now sits below the M1 Pro chip in Apple's custom silicon lineup, but why is the ‌M1 Pro‌, based on chip technology from 2020, still better than the latest ‌M2‌? Apple says that the ‌M2‌ chip takes the performance per watt of the M1 even further with an 18 percent faster CPU, a 35 percent more ...
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Apple Music Student Plan Pricing Increases by 20% in US, UK, EU, Canada, and Other Countries [Updated]

Friday June 24, 2022 3:53 am PDT by
Pricing for the Apple Music Student Plan has increased in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The price changes, first spotted by Michael Burkhardt on Twitter (via 9to5Mac), increase the ‌Apple Music‌ Student Plan from $4.99 to $5.99 per month in the United States and Canada, and from £4.99 to £5.99 in the United Kingdom. The changes cut what was previously a 50 percent...
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Apple Rumored to Announce 'Game-Changer' AR/VR Headset in January 2023

Friday June 24, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
Apple is "likely" to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset as soon as January 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo In a detailed post on Medium, Kuo explained that Apple's headset will be a "game-changer" for the augmented-reality and virtual-reality market. Describing some of the headset's...
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M1 vs. M2 Chip Buyer's Guide: How Much Better Really Is M2?

Thursday June 23, 2022 7:10 am PDT by
This month, Apple introduced the M2 chip – the second-generation custom silicon chip for the Mac. After the M1 chip revolutionized the Mac starting in November 2020, how much better really is the ‌M2‌? Apple says that the ‌M2‌ chip takes the performance per watt of the ‌M1‌ even further with an 18 percent faster CPU, a 35 percent more powerful GPU, and a 40 percent faster Neural Engine. There...
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Volkswagen CEO Skeptical About Apple Car, Believes in CarPlay-Only Approach

Wednesday June 22, 2022 5:36 am PDT by
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is skeptical that Apple is planning to sell a physical vehicle and believes that the company is focusing on cockpit software instead (via Reuters). Diess made the comments at the hub.berlin technology conference in Berlin, where Apple is also in attendance represented by its vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson. "I'm not sure ...
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Apple Not Among Founding Metaverse Standards Forum Members

Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:54 am PDT by
Apple is not among the founding members of a new "metaverse" standards body that includes Meta, Microsoft, Sony, Epic Games, Nvidia, Adobe, and others (via Reuters). Announced in a press release, "the Metaverse Standards Forum brings together companies and standards organizations to foster alignment on requirements and priorities for metaverse interoperability standards, and accelerate their ...