Hartley Charlton

Hartley is a Senior 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. Various publications and aggregators often cite his articles.

Having closely followed Apple news and rumors for almost a decade, Hartley joined the site in early 2020 as a Contributing Writer. His work at MacRumors has expanded into several areas beyond news coverage, including buyer's guides, roundups, and occasional reviews, and he introduced a successful new kind of targeted article for the site. In late 2021, Hartley helped launch The MacRumors Show and now co-hosts the popular podcast on a weekly basis.

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

Hartley Charlton's Articles


The MacRumors Show: iPhone 17 'Slim' Rumors

Friday May 24, 2024 7:50 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's new iPad Air and iPad Pro models, the latest rumors about an all new iPhone 17 "Slim" model, and the newly announced Sonos Ace over-ear headphones. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos We talk through first impressions of the new ‌iPad Air‌ and ‌iPad Pro‌ models, including their pricing and the state of...
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New Beats Pill Speaker Spotted in Another Database as Launch Nears

Friday May 24, 2024 7:33 am PDT by
Another regulatory agency has approved Apple's new version of the Beats Pill speaker ahead of its official announcement (via 91mobiles). Following its recent appearance in the United States FCC database, the upcoming Beats Pill speaker has now been spotted on Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) website. The device, carrying the model number A3211, matches the specifications...
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Apple Reportedly Developing OLED iPad Mini for 2026

Friday May 24, 2024 5:44 am PDT by
Apple has requested OLED display panels designed for future iPad mini models from its suppliers, ZDNET Korea reports. Samsung Display reportedly started developing sample 8-inch OLED panels for a future ‌iPad mini‌ last month, with plans to initiate mass production at its facility in Cheonan in the second half of 2025. The move is also apparently visible in Samsung's own supply chain in Korea. ...
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Report: iPads Retained and Repurposed Much More Often Than iPhones

Thursday May 23, 2024 6:17 am PDT by
iPad owners are more likely to keep or repurpose their old devices compared to iPhones, according to data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). The data, covering the twelve months ending in March 2024, shows that 67 percent of repeat ‌iPad‌ buyers keep their old iPads or pass them on to family and friends. This is a notable contrast to iPhone users, where only 41 percent keep...
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Apple Music Reveals Top 10 Albums of All Time

Wednesday May 22, 2024 5:28 am PDT by
Apple Music today unveiled its list of the top 10 albums of all time, with Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" securing the number one spot. The announcement is part of a 10-day countdown event culminating in a special finale featuring discussions with prominent artists and ‌Apple Music‌ hosts. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," released in 1998, was praised for its impact and...
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Apple Adds Support for Live Activities to Shazam

Wednesday May 22, 2024 3:21 am PDT by
Apple today added support for Live Activities in Shazam, its free music discovery and identification app. Shazam's Live Activities keep the user updated when searching for music in the background, which is particularly useful when multitasking or identifying songs in other apps. The last significant update to Shazam arrived in January, allowing users to identify songs from other apps while...
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iPad 10 vs. iPad Air Buyer's Guide: Is the $250 Difference Worth It?

Tuesday May 21, 2024 9:30 am PDT by
With the same design, display size, camera systems, and more, the entry-level iPad is now a formidable rival to the iPad Air at a markedly lower $349 price point. With $250 between these two ‌iPad‌ lines, how different are they and which should you buy? Upon the discontinuation of the ninth-generation ‌iPad‌, Apple dropped the price of the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ from $449 to $349. This means that...
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Apple COO Jeff Williams Reportedly Visits Taiwan to Secure 2nm Chips

Monday May 20, 2024 7:16 am PDT by
Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has visited Taiwan to secure supply of TSMC's upcoming 2nm chips, Economic Daily News reports. The visit apparently involved a meeting between Williams and TSMC President Wei Zhejia to discuss custom AI chips and ensure that Apple will be able to access the chipmaker's 2nm manufacturing process, which is set to begin production in 2025. The...
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iOS 18 to Use AI to Summarize Notifications, Add to Calendar, and More

Sunday May 19, 2024 11:37 am PDT by
Apple is poised to unveil an auto-summarization feature for notifications as part of a series of new artificial intelligence features in iOS 18, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In today's edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman provided more detail about what to expect from Apple's first major move into generative AI at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference:As part of the...
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iPhone 16 Lineup Rumored to Come in These Two New Colors

Sunday May 19, 2024 11:08 am PDT by
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today outlined his expectations for the iPhone 16 lineup's color options, revealing that two new colors should replace two of the existing shades. Kuo outlined his expectations in a post on X (formerly Twitter) earlier today. He believes that the iPhone 16 Pro and ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ Max will be available in black, white or silver, gray or "Natural Titanium," and rose....
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AirTag With New Chip and Improved Location Tracking Due Next Year

Sunday May 19, 2024 5:28 am PDT by
Apple's next-generation AirTag item tracker is on track to launch in mid-2025, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman discussed Apple's work on the next-generation version of the ‌AirTag‌, codenamed "B589." Apple is currently completing manufacturing tests with partners in Asia and the new item tracker is still timetabled to launch around the middle of...
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Gurman: No New Mac Studio and Mac Pro Until Mid-2025

Sunday May 19, 2024 5:15 am PDT by
Apple will not refresh the Mac Studio and Mac Pro with next-generation high-end chips until the middle of 2025, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that Apple's current schedule does not include the launch of new ‌Mac Studio‌ and ‌Mac Pro‌ models until the middle of next year. Apple last updated the ‌Mac Studio‌ and ‌Mac Pro‌ with...

The MacRumors Show: 101st Episode Q&A Special

Friday May 17, 2024 9:09 am PDT by
To celebrate one hundred episodes of The MacRumors Show podcast, we answer your questions. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos After one hundred episodes of ‌The MacRumors Show‌, we delve into a wide range of queries submitted by our audience over the past few weeks, such as whether we wear our Apple Watches overnight, our favorite third-party apps, our biggest...
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Testing of iOS Browsers With Third-Party Engines Geofenced to EU

Friday May 17, 2024 7:10 am PDT by
Developers who want to develop browsers for iOS with third-party engines can only test their apps on devices physically located in the EU, according to The Register. This rule introduces a considerable barrier for developers outside the EU, who are now limited to using simulators instead of actual devices for testing their browsers. This restriction complicates the process of developing and...
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Report: Revamped Siri to Be at the Core of Apple's New AI Strategy

Friday May 10, 2024 11:49 am PDT by
Apple's shift to develop its own AI technology to keep up with competitors was today detailed in a The New York Times report. Citing sources familiar with Apple's work, the report explains that the decision to revamp Siri was taken early last year by Apple's most senior executives. Senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi and senior vice president of Machine Learning and ...
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iPhone 16 Pro Rumored to Feature 20% Brighter Display

Friday May 10, 2024 10:17 am PDT by
The iPhone 16 Pro may feature a display that is up to 20% brighter for typical SDR content, according to the Weibo leaker known as "Instant Digital." In a recent post, the Weibo user claimed that the ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ will feature up to 1,200 nits of typical SDR brightness – a 20% increase over the current models. Peak HDR brightness will apparently remain the same at 1,600 nits. The...

The MacRumors Show: M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air Are Finally Here!

Friday May 10, 2024 9:09 am PDT by
On this week's special episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's newly announced iPad Pro, iPad Air, Apple Pencil Pro, and revamped Magic Keyboard accessory. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos We explore the updates to the ‌iPad Pro‌'s hardware, such as the introduction of the M4 chip, OLED displays, a landscape front-facing camera, an Adaptive True Tone...
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iPad Air vs. iPad Pro Buyer's Guide: 30+ Differences Compared

Thursday May 9, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
The iPad Air is now available in two size options, just like the iPad Pro. Yet after a significant update to the ‌iPad Pro‌ that introduces a thinner design and OLED displays, how different are the two product lines and which should you buy? The introduction of the fourth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ in September 2020 brought the device much closer to the ‌iPad Pro‌ in terms of design, and with the most...
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Apple Pencil Buyer's Guide: Which Model Should You Choose?

Tuesday May 7, 2024 12:52 pm PDT by
Apple now offers four different Apple Pencil models at $79, $99, and $129 price points, each with different feature sets and compatibility. Our guide helps you decide which ‌Apple Pencil‌ is best for you. Which ‌Apple Pencil‌ you should buy is firstly determined by which iPad model you have. Some ‌iPad‌ models are only compatible with one kind of ‌Apple Pencil‌, while others are compatible with two. ...
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iPad Air 2022 vs. iPad Air 2024 Buyer's Guide: 19 Differences Compared

Tuesday May 7, 2024 11:37 am PDT by
Apple's new iPad Airs arrive almost a year and a half after the previous models, offering almost 20 changes and upgrades. The 2022 iPad Air was a minor upgrade that added features such as the M1 chip and a 12MP Ultra Wide front-facing camera with Center Stage. The 2024 refresh is more substantial, headlining with a larger size option for the first time, bringing it in line with devices like ...