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.

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Headphone Jack to Be Eliminated From Last Remaining iOS Device

Friday August 12, 2022 1:00 am PDT by
Apple's last remaining headphone jack on any iOS and iPadOS device that is still on sale is set to be eliminated later this year upon the launch of the 10th-generation iPad, recent reports indicate. According to alleged renders obtained by MySmartPrice from an accessory manufacturer, the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ will feature a slightly thinner new design with flat edges and a rear camera bump....
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'High-Accuracy' Apple Watch Temperature Sensor Revealed by Patent Filing Just Weeks Before Series 8 Unveiling

Wednesday August 10, 2022 5:39 am PDT by
Apple has been granted a patent for a temperature sensor suitable for the Apple Watch, just weeks before the company is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 8 with body temperature sensing capabilities. The newly granted patent, spotted by MyHealthyApple, was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is titled "Temperature gradient sensing in electronic devices."...
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Two New Connectors Coming to Next-Generation iPad Pro

Wednesday August 10, 2022 2:17 am PDT by
The next-generation iPad Pro will feature two new four-pin connectors, according to a recent report from Mac Otakara. Citing "reliable sources in China," the report claims that the upcoming 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models will feature the same chassis design as the current ‌iPad Pro‌ models but with at least one noticeable change: A new connector on the top and bottom side edges. The...
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Issey Miyake, Designer of Steve Jobs Turtleneck and Unused Apple Corporate Uniform, Dies Aged 84

Tuesday August 9, 2022 6:13 am PDT by
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, known for designing Steve Jobs' iconic black mock turtleneck sweater and an unused Apple employee uniform, has died at the age of 84, his company has announced (via Reuters). (Image via Mark C. O'Flaherty/Financial Times) Born in Hiroshima in 1938, Miyake built a prolific global high fashion brand and developed a unique relationship with late Apple...
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Apple's App Store Practices Again to Be Investigated in South Korea, Despite Change to Allow Third-Party Payment Systems

Tuesday August 9, 2022 4:51 am PDT by
Apple is to again be investigated by South Korea's telecommunications regulator, alongside Google and One Store, over suspected violations of in-app payment rules. In a statement (via Reuters), the Korea Communications Commissions (KCC) said that it conducted an inspection of Apple, Google, and One Store since May 17 to determine if they have violated in-app payment laws, and concluded that...
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YouTuber Mark Rober Talks Working at Apple on VR Headsets in Self-Driving Cars

Monday August 8, 2022 9:09 am PDT by
YouTuber and engineer Mark Rober has discussed his experience working for Apple's Special Projects Group, where he authored patents involving virtual reality in self-driving cars. Back in 2018, it was revealed that noted YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober had been quietly working for Apple's Special Projects Group on several projects related to virtual reality. While Rober has...
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Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Again Rumored to Feature Micro-OLED Internal Displays and Standard OLED External Indicator Display

Monday August 8, 2022 8:14 am PDT by
Apple's long-rumored mixed-reality headset will feature separate internal and external displays that use different display technologies, according to The Elec. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo As stated in the original Korean language report, Apple's first-generation mixed-reality headset will feature an OLED on silicon (OLEDoS), also known as micro-OLED,...
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Apple Has Dramatically Slowed Its Pace of Corporate Acquisitions

Monday August 8, 2022 5:17 am PDT by
The pace of Apple's acquisitions has "dramatically" slowed over the past two years, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Regulatory filings show that Apple spent $33 million on payments related to acquisitions during the last fiscal year and $169 million in the first nine months of the current fiscal year. This is down from $1.5 billion in the fiscal year of 2020. Apple previously acquired a...
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Gurman: M1 Pro Mac Mini 'Now Off the Table' as Apple's Focus Turns to M2 and M2 Pro Options

Monday August 8, 2022 4:50 am PDT by
Apple abandoned its plans to release a new Mac mini model with the M1 Pro chip, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple had been working on an ‌M1 Pro‌ version of the ‌Mac mini‌ and intended to launch the device at the end of 2021 or at the start of 2022. He previously said that the company is now focusing on new ‌Mac mini‌...
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Color Options for All iPhone 14 Models: Everything We Know

Monday August 8, 2022 3:59 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models are rumored to be available in a refreshed range of color options, including an all-new purple color. Most expectations about the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup's color options come from an unverified post on Chinese social media site Weibo earlier this year. Overall, the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌'s selection of color options could look fairly similar to those of the ...
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Multiple New Health Features Not Ready for Apple Watch Series 8

Monday August 8, 2022 2:06 am PDT by
While the Apple Watch Series 8 is reportedly on schedule to feature a body-temperature sensor when it launches later this year, Apple's more advanced health technology is still some time away. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently said that Apple's blood-pressure monitoring technology is not expected to arrive until 2025, and blood-glucose monitoring is not set to be ready until "nearer to the...
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New iMac With M2 Chip Seemingly Missing From Apple's Plans

Friday August 5, 2022 2:54 am PDT by
An updated version of the 24-inch iMac with the M2 chip is seemingly missing from Apple's plans, according to forecasts from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple introduced the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ in April last year, featuring the M1 chip and a striking ultra-thin design in a range of color options. Amid the launch of the first Macs with the ‌M2‌ chip this summer, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the redesigned ...
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Review: GRID Studio iPod and iPad Mini Offer Nostalgic Apple Wall Art [Updated]

Thursday August 4, 2022 8:29 am PDT by
Update: GRID Studio is aware of the mislabelled 30-pin connector, a defect with a limited number of first-batch frames, and has since corrected its design. GRID Studio is known for offering wall art showcasing vintage devices that are an important part of Apple's history. Each device is disassembled and the components are artistically displayed in a frame that can be hung on the wall of any...
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Apple Chip Supplier Hit by Intel Delay Ahead of 'A17 Bionic' Production in 2023

Thursday August 4, 2022 5:37 am PDT by
Apple chip supplier TSMC is scaling back its plans to produce 3nm chips next year after Intel postponed a major order, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce reports. Intel reportedly planned to outsource production of its Meteor Lake tGPU chipset to TSMC, with mass production scheduled for the second half of 2022, before being delayed to the first half of 2023 due to design and verification...
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Apple Watch Series 8 to Gain Health Features Thanks to New Hardware

Wednesday August 3, 2022 2:19 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 8 will feature new hardware to facilitate further health monitoring, according to recent reports. Body temperature monitoring for the Apple Watch has long been rumored by sources like Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, but over the past year rumors have crystalized around the feature finally debuting on the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ later this year. Reports indicate that while it...
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Intel to Introduce Wi-Fi 7 in 2024 as Apple Plans Imminent Move to Wi-Fi 6E

Monday August 1, 2022 7:54 am PDT by
Intel is planning to install its next-generation Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) technology in devices by 2024, ETNews reports. Wi-Fi 7 is the successor to Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), bringing two times faster data processing speeds of 5.8 Gbps and more stable 6 GHz bandwidth stability, as well as support for up to 36 Gbps when working with data. Intel plans to expand its Wi-Fi 7 development efforts ahead of...
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iPhone 14 Still to Boast Performance Improvement Despite Sticking With A15 Chip

Monday August 1, 2022 5:52 am PDT by
The standard iPhone 14 models will still have better performance than the iPhone 13, despite containing the same A15 Bionic chip, according to leaker "ShrimpApplePro." In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature the A16 chip, with the standard ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Max models to be equipped with the A15 chip like the ‌iPhone 13‌. In an April...
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Third-Party Browsers Starting to Support Apple Pay in iOS 16 Betas

Monday August 1, 2022 3:31 am PDT by
Apple has added Apple Pay support to third-party browsers in recent betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. The added support, spotted by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, marks a change from iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 and earlier, where in-browser ‌Apple Pay‌ is exclusively available in Safari. Moser found that ‌Apple Pay‌ is available in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome as of ‌iOS 16‌ developer beta 4, and oth...
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Apple Watch Finds Tumor, Saves Woman's Life

Monday August 1, 2022 2:26 am PDT by
The Apple Watch has been praised for saving yet another person's life after it led to a tumor diagnosis, Today reports. Maine resident Kim Durkee began wearing an Apple Watch two years ago to monitor her steps and get help in case she fell thanks to Fall Detection. During her sleep, Durkee's Apple Watch detected an irregular heart rhythm that suggested the presence of atrial fibrillation. ...
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Spotify Stops Making Dash-Mounted 'Car Thing' Just Five Months After Launch

Friday July 29, 2022 8:22 am PDT by
Spotify has unceremoniously stopped making the dash-mounted "Car Thing," its first hardware device, the company announced this week. The change was announced as part of Spotify's latest earnings release for shareholders, which said that developing the Car Thing cost €31 million (approximately $32 million USD) and that its overall gross margin was "negatively impacted by our decision to...