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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M1 Pro vs. M1 Max Buyer's Guide

Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:32 am PDT by
This week, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pros, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. The new machines contain one of two scaled-up variants of the M1 System on Chip (SoC), the ‌M1‌ Pro or the ‌M1‌ Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for ...
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14-Inch MacBook Pro vs. 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Tuesday October 19, 2021 8:19 am PDT by
This week, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, 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. The redesigned MacBook Pro is available in all-new 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. Despite both being high-end models, the 14-...
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Apple Releases Polishing Cloth for $19

Monday October 18, 2021 12:10 pm PDT by
Apple today released a microfiber Polishing Cloth accessory, designed for cleaning the screens of Apple devices, for $19. Although today's "Unleashed" Apple event focused on the Mac in terms of hardware with a screen, Apple tables an expansive "compatibility" list on the Polishing Cloth's store page, featuring iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, and Apple Watch models dating back several years. ...
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Apple Unveils Redesigned MacBook Pro With Notch, Added Ports, ProMotion Mini-LED Display, M1 Pro or M1 Max Chip, and More

Monday October 18, 2021 10:32 am PDT by
Apple today announced its long-awaited major redesign for the MacBook Pro, featuring configurations with the M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chip, a mini-LED display with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SDXC card reader, charging with MagSafe 3, a notch housing a 1080p webcam, and more. The MacBook Pro features a new design and is available with 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch display sizes. The 14.2-inch model is...
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Apple Considered Launching Cloud Gaming Service

Monday October 18, 2021 7:05 am PDT by
Apple has discussed launching a cloud-based gaming service to rival the likes of Xbox Cloud Gaming and Google Stadia, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that Apple has considered launching a cloud-based game streaming service like its competitors (emphasis our own):Apple's gaming service is somewhat unique, relying on games that run on ...
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New MacBook Pro Could Have a Notch, Says Sketchy Last-Minute Rumor

Friday October 15, 2021 8:22 am PDT by
Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro models could feature a notch containing the webcam, according to a sketchy last-minute rumor that is circulating online. MacRumors' render of a next-generation MacBook Pro with a notch. The rumor appears to have originated from a Weibo user in China, who stipulates that the redesigned MacBook Pro will feature a notch. It apparently has a size "similar to iPhone...
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Don't Buy a MacBook Pro Right Now

Friday October 15, 2021 2:18 am PDT by
New MacBook Pro models are expected to be announced on Monday at Apple's "Unleashed" event, bringing some of the biggest improvements to the product line to date, including some surprising changes, so any prospective MacBook Pro buyers should wait for the new devices to come out. According to our full feature breakdown aggregated from our coverage from a wide range of sources, including...
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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11 Buyer's Guide

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:54 am PDT by
The iPhone SE and iPhone 11 are Apple's lowest-cost iPhone options, starting at $399 and $499 respectively. Apple released the ‌iPhone 11‌ in late 2019, and has bumped it down in price since then to make it more accessible as new ‌iPhone‌ models have been released. On the other hand, the ‌iPhone SE‌ launched in early 2020 as a low-cost ‌iPhone‌ option. With just $100 between them, should you get the ...
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New MacBook Pro Features Breakdown: Everything Rumors Say We Can Expect

Thursday October 14, 2021 7:41 am PDT by
With Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro believed to be just days away from being announced at Apple's "Unleashed" event, we have compiled all of the coherent rumors from our news coverage to build a full picture of the features and upgrades coming to the company's highly-anticipated new laptops. It is worth noting that the rumors below are aggregated from our coverage from a wide range of...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Unboxing Videos and Reviews Shared Ahead of Friday Launch

Wednesday October 13, 2021 6:01 am PDT by
Apple's embargo on reviews of the Apple Watch Series 7 has now lifted ahead of the first devices arriving with customers on Friday, giving the first hands-on looks at the company's latest flagship smartwatch. In addition to our detailed review roundup, we have gathered together a number of unboxing videos and reviews of the new device. The key new features of the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ include ...
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Future AirPods Could Monitor Body Temperature and Posture, and Work as a Hearing Aid

Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:21 am PDT by
Apple is developing AirPods with health features, including body temperature and posture monitoring, and the ability to work as a hearing aid, according to The Wall Street Journal. According to documents seen by The Wall Street Journal, prototypes of ‌AirPods‌ with temperature sensors for monitoring a wearer's core body temperature from inside the ear are being developed. The report noted that ...
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Whole New Apple Music App Coming Next Year

Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:12 am PDT by
Apple is planning to launch a whole new Apple Music app dedicated to classical music next year, following the acquisition of classical music service "Primephonic." Earlier this year, Apple announced that it had purchased the classical music streaming service Primephonic and would be folding it into ‌Apple Music‌. Primephonic offered an "outstanding listening experience" with search and...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Begins Shipping to Customers

Monday October 11, 2021 7:59 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 7 customers are starting to see their orders ship ahead of launch day on Friday, 15 October. Some customers who obtained a launch day delivery of the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ started to see their order switch to "Preparing to Ship" over the weekend and now orders are starting to ship. New Apple devices are typically marked as shipped as the release date approaches, even if the ...
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Google Apps for iOS to Switch to UIKit After Decade of Material Design

Monday October 11, 2021 7:20 am PDT by
Google is winding down its Material Design custom UI for iOS apps to switch to pure UIKit, according to Google's design chief for Apple platforms Jeff Verkoeyen. Google's suite of apps for iOS and iPadOS, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Drive, and YouTube, have used custom user interfaces that mirror the experience on Android for almost a decade. The purpose of these...
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These Amazing Night Sky Photos Were Taken on an iPhone 13 Pro Max

Sunday October 10, 2021 11:57 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 Pro Max received a number of major camera improvements this year, such as larger sensors and apertures, as well as software features like Photographic Styles. With the first iPhone 13 models being in users' hands for over two weeks now, the real-world camera capabilities of Apple's flagship smartphones have started to emerge. The ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max's impressive astrophotography...
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Apple Watch SE vs. Apple Watch Series 7 Buyer's Guide

Friday October 8, 2021 12:01 pm PDT by
In September 2021, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 7, featuring larger displays, improved durability, and faster charging. This came one year after Apple unveiled the Apple Watch SE, a low-cost Apple Watch option that still offers many of the Apple Watch features that have made the device so popular over the years. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Apple...
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Some Customers Unhappy With Apple Watch Series 7 Color Options

Friday October 8, 2021 9:06 am PDT by
With pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 7 opening today, dissatisfaction with Apple's new color options has been expressed by some customers and pundits on social media. The aluminum Apple Watch Series 6 was available in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Blue, and (PRODUCT)RED aluminum color options, while the aluminum ‌‌Apple Watch Series 7‌‌ overhauled the lineup of colors, and is available...
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Apple Watch Series 7 the Same Thickness as Series 6, Despite Rumors

Friday October 8, 2021 7:36 am PDT by
Despite speculation that the Apple Watch Series 7 may be thinner or thicker than its predecessors, the latest models have the same thickness as the Series 6. Now that Apple's official specification pages have gone live, it has been confirmed that the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ models are 10.7mm thick, which is the same as the Series 6 models that have today been discontinued. Both the 41mm and...
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You May Not Want to Buy the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro: Here's Why

Friday October 8, 2021 4:01 am PDT by
Users considering purchasing the iPhone 13 Pro or ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max with the base level 128GB of storage should be aware that it misses out on functionality that comes with higher storage configurations. One of the main new features to come to the iPhone 13 and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max this year is ProRes video recording capability. Aimed at professional videographers, the ProRes codec offers...
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When Could the October Apple Event Be Held?

Thursday October 7, 2021 10:58 am PDT by
Update: Apple has now announced its October event for Monday, October 18. Apple is rumored to be hosting an event this month to unveil new MacBook Pro models, a redesigned Mac mini, and third-generation AirPods. While the date of Apple's rumored October event has not yet been confirmed, its timing has started to be narrowed down, giving us a hint at when we could see the event take place. Sub ...