Hartley Charlton

Hartley is an Editor at MacRumors.

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iPad Pro 2020 vs. iPad Pro 2021 Buyer's Guide

Wednesday May 5, 2021 6:19 am PDT by
In April 2021, Apple updated its popular iPad Pro lineup, introducing a faster M1 chip, a Liquid Retina XDR display, a Thunderbolt port, and more, replacing the previous models from March 2020. Although the 2020 ‌iPad Pro‌ models have now been discontinued by Apple, it is common to find them available at discounted prices with third-party retailers. Some other users who already have the 2020...
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Apple Watch Likely to Gain Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, and Blood Alcohol Monitoring

Monday May 3, 2021 4:03 am PDT by
The Apple Watch may gain the ability to measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels, according to newly-revealed information about one of Apple's chosen business partners. Apple has been revealed to be the largest customer of the British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics, The Telegraph reports. Rockley Photonics has developed non-invasive optical sensors for...
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Apple in Breach of EU Competition Law, European Commission Finds

Friday April 30, 2021 3:39 am PDT by
Apple has been found to be in breach of EU competition law with Apple Music, according to the preliminary findings of the European Commission. The charges relate to a two-year-old antitrust dispute initiated by Spotify. The European Commission was expected to bring charges against Apple over concerns that its App Store rules break EU competition law this week, and ahead of a formal verdict,...
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iPad Air 2020 vs. iPad Pro 2021 Buyer's Guide

Thursday April 29, 2021 4:51 pm PDT by
In April 2021, Apple updated its popular iPad Pro lineup, introducing a faster M1 chip, a Liquid Retina XDR display, a Thunderbolt port, and more. Since the iPad Air saw a major update in September last year, both the ‌iPad Air‌ and the ‌iPad Pro‌ now share similar designs and an increasingly close feature set. Despite their appearances, the ‌iPad Air‌ and ‌iPad Pro‌ are still very different devices...
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Users Despair at Apple Podcasts App After iOS 14.5 Update

Thursday April 29, 2021 7:04 am PDT by
In spite of redesigning its Podcasts app with iOS 14.5, long-standing bugs within the app persist, and hundreds of reports from users across Twitter and Reddit are complaining about a range of new usability problems. Apple's iOS 14.5 update, accompanied by iPadOS 14.5 and macOS Big Sur 11.3 brought a major overhaul of the Podcasts app, including a new design, a re-thought system of...
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AirTag vs. Tile Buyer's Guide

Thursday April 29, 2021 1:58 am PDT by
AirTag is Apple's newest product line, a small round disc used to track items using the Find My app. Yet Apple is not the first to offer item trackers of this kind. Tile has been making Bluetooth item trackers for almost a decade and is now AirTag's main competitor. As the two leading item trackers share a number of key features, it may not be immediately obvious which is better for your...
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M1 iMac Colors: Deciding on the Right Color

Friday April 23, 2021 5:30 am PDT by
The redesigned iMac arrived this month in a range of seven striking colors, offering an iPhone 12-style selection of finishes on the ‌iMac‌ for the first time in almost 20 years. Color pervades all aspects of the new ‌iMac‌, extending to the Magic Keyboard and mouse, and even the magnetic power cable. Especially as users tend to hold onto their Macs for longer than their iPhones, choosing the...
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iPhone 12 in Purple Reviews: 'More Lavender' But 'Unmistakeable'

Thursday April 22, 2021 6:18 am PDT by
The first reviews of the iPhone 12 in Apple's newly-introduced Purple color option for the spring have now been shared by various media outlets and YouTubers, and the overall consensus is that the new color is more of a lavender shade than purple. Image via The Verge The Verge's Dieter Bohn described the new color as "more like a lilac," but still said that it was unmistakable: It's a...
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M1 iMac Configurations and Pricing Breakdown

Wednesday April 21, 2021 5:39 am PDT by
The redesigned iMac with the M1 chip is available in three different base configurations that users can upgrade with Build-to-Order options for their specific needs. The new 24-inch ‌iMac‌ starts at $1,299, but it can reach $2,628 through Build-to-Order options. There are three standard configuration 24-inch ‌iMac‌ models available from Apple: $1,299 - Apple ‌M1‌ chip with 8-Core CPU and...
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Apple Announces Redesigned iMac With M1 Chip and Seven Color Options

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:22 am PDT by
Apple has announced a new, redesigned 24-inch iMac, featuring an M1 chip, a 4.5K display, and a range of color options, as well as an improved cooling system, front-facing camera, speaker system, microphones, power connector, and peripherals. The new ‌iMac‌ features a completely new compact design, and comes in a range of seven striking colors, including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple,...
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Eve Releases First Thread-Enabled Smart Light Switch

Tuesday April 20, 2021 4:57 am PDT by
Eve has today released a new version of the smart home connected Eve Light Switch featuring support for Thread, in what seems to be the first Thread-enabled light switch for any smart platform (via HomeKit News). The Eve Light Switch, which is designed for the European market, can use both Thread and Bluetooth to connect to a smart home network, depending on which is available. It requires a ...
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Microsoft xCloud Beta for iPhone and iPad to Launch This Week [Updated]

Monday April 19, 2021 7:46 am PDT by
Microsoft has today announced that it will launch its browser-based Xbox Cloud Gaming service in beta to selected testers on iPhone and iPad tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, Microsoft will begin sending out invites to selected Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to test the Xbox Cloud Gaming limited beta for ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and Windows 10 PCs using a web browser. Invites will be issued on a continuous ...
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Wedbush Analysts Say 'Spring Loaded' Event Will Debut New iPads With 'Modest Price Increase,' Along With 'a Few Surprises'

Monday April 19, 2021 6:37 am PDT by
Apple is planning to launch a new entry-level iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Pro at its "Spring Loaded" event tomorrow, along with "a few surprises," according to Wedbush analysts. In a new note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Wedbush analysts Daniel Ives and Strecker Backe explained that the ‌iPad‌ will be the main focus of Apple's "Spring Loaded" event, with new entry-level ‌iPad‌, ‌iPad mini‌, and ...
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Apple May Announce Podcasts Subscription Service at 'Spring Loaded' Event [Updated]

Monday April 19, 2021 5:26 am PDT by
Apple may announce a podcasts subscription service at its "Spring Loaded" event tomorrow, according to Vox's Peter Kafka and findings in the beta of iOS 14.5. Kafka remarked in a tweet, spotted by 9to5Mac, that he is "pretty sure Apple is prepping its own podcast plan - a paid subscription service - on Tuesday." MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has now said that Kafka's claim lines up with...
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Thunderbolt Coming to New 2021 iPad Pro

Monday April 19, 2021 4:23 am PDT by
Apple may be planning to add Thunderbolt to the iPad Pro, making data transfer speeds up to four times faster on Apple's most powerful tablet. According to a report from reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, Apple has tested ‌iPad Pro‌ models with a Thunderbolt port to make them compatible with additional external monitors, hard drives, and peripherals. Apple's Mac machines have...
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PSA: Apple is Updating Old Apps With Latest Signing Certificate Ahead of iOS 14.5

Friday April 16, 2021 7:55 am PDT by
Users may notice that a number of very old apps are receiving new App Store updates. Instead of fixing bugs or adding new features, the updates are occurring because Apple is updating developers' apps that use a legacy ‌App Store‌ code signing certificate with the latest version so that they can launch correctly in the upcoming releases of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5. Developers of affected apps...
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Apple Shares 2021 Environmental Progress Report

Friday April 16, 2021 6:58 am PDT by
Apple has today published its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, setting out the company's ongoing efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and combat climate change. Apple's goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 is central to the report. For example, Apple highlights its increasing use of recycled materials in its products and packaging, emphasis on...

Video of Alleged Third-Generation Apple Pencil Leaks Ahead of Apple Event

Friday April 16, 2021 6:13 am PDT by
A video purporting to be of the third-generation Apple Pencil has today been shared online, showing a glossy finish that mirrors previous leaks. New ✏️ ready to 🚢 #AppleEvent @TommyBo50387266 pic.twitter.com/s4RCDwDi5M— 漢尼斯·拉斯納 🇨🇳 (@ileakeer) April 16, 2021 The brief video from Twitter account @ileakeer, spotted by 9to5Mac, shows an ‌Apple Pencil‌ with a glossy finish much like the...
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Is This What the New AirPods Will Look Like?

Friday April 16, 2021 4:24 am PDT by
Amid continuing signs that third-generation AirPods are in the works, a number of images of the new design have purportedly leaked online. Images recently shared by 52audio claim to reveal the updated design of the third-generation ‌AirPods‌, perhaps giving us the first clear look at Apple's next-generation wireless earbuds. The images depict ‌AirPods‌ with a shorter stem and a design very...
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Peloton Seemingly Rolling Back GymKit Support [Updated]

Thursday April 15, 2021 7:52 am PDT by
Peloton appears to be rolling back its support for Apple GymKit on the Bike+, which was one of the first consumer-oriented machines to feature the option of Apple Watch integration, according to Connect The Watts. Peloton was among the first companies to support GymKit on its home fitness machines, allowing users to easily and directly pair their Apple Watch with their bike. This meant that...