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, 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 history and creative writing.

Hartley Charlton's Articles


The MacRumors Show: Frank McShan Talks Yellow iPhone 14 and Apple's Color Options

Friday March 10, 2023 12:02 pm PST by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, Frank McShan joins us to discuss Apple's Yellow iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, as well as the range of new Apple Watch bands and AirTag accessories. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Frank is a MacRumors alumnus and Apple-focused content creator on TikTok with over two million followers. He had a first-hand look at the...
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Kuo: Apple to Launch Redesigned HomePod With 7-Inch Display in 2024

Thursday March 9, 2023 10:20 pm PST by
Apple will release a redesigned HomePod with a 7-inch display in the first half of 2024, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a brief les-supply-chain-becoming-a-new-a3447d3e0fb9">post on Medium, Kuo wrote that the next-generation ‌HomePod‌'s display could facilitate deeper integration with Apple's other hardware products. Tianma apparently will be a beneficiary of Apple's "revamped...
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Apple Music Classical: 15 Things You Need to Know About the New App

Thursday March 9, 2023 8:00 am PST by
Apple today unveiled Apple Music Classical on the App Store. Here are 15 things you need to know about the new app: ‌Apple Music‌ Classical is based on Primephonic, a classical music streaming service that Apple acquired in 2021. The new app leverages Primephonic's playlists and audio content, search capabilities, metadata, and more. ‌Apple Music‌ Classical works in tandem with the existing ...
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Apple Music Classical Now Available for Pre-Order on the App Store, Launches Later This Month

Thursday March 9, 2023 6:08 am PST by
Apple's long-awaited dedicated classical music app today appeared on the App Store and is available for pre-order ahead of its launch at the end of March. In 2021, Apple announced that it had purchased the classical music streaming service Primephonic and would be folding it into Apple Music via a new app dedicated to the genre. "‌Apple Music‌ Classical" is now on the ‌App Store‌ and expected to ...
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Apple Car Should Be Just Two Years Away, According to Reports

Thursday March 9, 2023 3:02 am PST by
Apple's electric vehicle project has been the subject of rumors and speculation for many years at this point, and while the car is not yet ready to be publicly introduced, it could be just two years away. Apple Car concept render based on patent filings by Vanarama There have been hundreds of well-sourced reports about Apple's vehicle plans, but some of the latest information from Bloomberg...
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Report: Apple to 'Re-Examine' AI Development

Wednesday March 8, 2023 5:42 am PST by
Apple is planning to "re-examine" its development of artificial intelligence, according to Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes. The paywalled report suggests that the growing interest in generative AI catalyzed by ChatGPT has motivated a re-evaluation of how the technology is developed at major companies like Apple, Meta, and Amazon. These companies are purportedly making efforts to ...
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iPhone 14 Color Options: Which Color Should You Choose?

Wednesday March 8, 2023 4:00 am PST by
The iPhone 14 models are available in a range of color options, with entirely new hues available on both sets of devices, as well as some popular classics. The ‌iPhone 14‌ and iPhone 14 Pro lineups have different colors to choose from, so if you have your heart set on a particular shade, you may not be able to get your preferred model in that color. Check out our guide on the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ color...
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Apple Releases Over 20 New Apple Watch Bands and AirTag Accessories, Including New Hermès 'Casaque' Line

Tuesday March 7, 2023 6:01 am PST by
Alongside the Yellow iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus and new selection of Silicone Cases, Apple today released 19 new Apple Watch bands offering a range of fresh color options, including a new "Casaque" line for Apple Watch Hermès. The new Apple Watch band colors are as follows, with slightly different new options available depending on the type of band: Solo Loop Sprout Green Canary...
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Apple Announces New Yellow Color Option for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

Tuesday March 7, 2023 4:34 am PST by
As rumors suggested, Apple today announced a new Yellow color option for the iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, as well as four new Silicone Case colors. The ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus in Yellow will be available for pre-order on Friday, March 10, with availability starting on Tuesday, March 14. There are no new color options for the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max. Apple's press release...
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Apple Launching New MagSafe iPhone Cases Imminently

Tuesday March 7, 2023 2:28 am PST by
Apple is reportedly planning to launch new iPhone cases this spring, introducing at least two new colors. The Twitter leaker known as "Majin Bu" recently claimed that Apple plans to make its MagSafe Leather Case available in two additional colors for the iPhone 14, ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max, as part of an upcoming spring collection refresh. The added colors would...
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New Yellow iPhone 14 Coming as Soon as Today

Tuesday March 7, 2023 2:20 am PST by
Apple could launch the iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus in an all-new Yellow color option this week, according to recent reports. The rumor was first shared on Weibo from an account with an unproven track record, but since then, multiple sources have informed MacRumors that Apple's PR team is planning a product briefing this week. Apple announced new Green colors for the iPhone 13 series on...
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Report: Apple's Struggle to Develop MicroLED Technology Led to iPhone X Changes and Reliance on Samsung

Monday March 6, 2023 6:25 am PST by
Apple has heavily invested in developing its own MicroLED technology for almost a decade to break away from Samsung as a supplier, The Information reports. The iPhone X's flexible OLED display supplied by Samsung Apple's MicroLED displays have reportedly taken much longer to develop than expected, forcing it to deepen its ties with Samsung until the technology is ready. MicroLED offers better ...

The MacRumors Show: iOS 17 Wishlist – What Do We Want to See?

Friday March 3, 2023 7:38 am PST by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss some of the top features and changes we would like to see in iOS 17. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Apple is expected to unveil ‌iOS 17‌ at WWDC in June this year, offering a range of enhancements and new features, such as a next-generation CarPlay experience, changes to Siri, support for sideloading and...
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5 Rumored iPad Models Apple Won't Launch This Year

Friday March 3, 2023 2:44 am PST by
Throughout last year, we heard a range of reports about an OLED iPad Pro and even an all-new 14.2-inch iPad – but rumors about all of the next-generation ‌iPad‌ models have otherwise been few and far between, so can customers really expect any new ‌iPad‌ models to launch this year? 2023 looks to be shaping up as a quiet year for ‌iPad‌ hardware refreshes, and while it is possible we could see...
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Apple Seemingly Restricting Generative AI Apps to 17+ or Older App Store Rating

Thursday March 2, 2023 5:05 am PST by
Apple has refused to accept an update to email app BlueMail that adds generative AI features based on ChatGPT unless the developer gives it a 17+ age restriction, the Wall Street Journal reports. The update to BlueMail uses OpenAI's latest ChatGPT chatbot API to help write emails using content from previous emails and calendar events. In communications sent to BlueMail developer Blix Inc.,...
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Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Could Now Be in Mass Production

Thursday March 2, 2023 2:31 am PST by
Apple's long-rumored mixed-reality headset could now be in mass-production, according to information from DigiTimes. Apple headset concept by David Lewis and Marcus Kane In a report published late last year, ‌DigiTimes‌ explained that Apple was likely to begin mass production in March 2023, with Pegatron serving as the exclusive partner for final assembly. Initial production is said to be very...
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Apple Executive Hints at Apple Silicon Mac Pro and Ongoing Focus on Apple Watch Battery Life

Wednesday March 1, 2023 5:37 am PST by
Apple Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Bob Borchers has alluded to the upcoming Apple silicon Mac Pro and the company's focus on the Apple Watch's battery life in a new interview with India Today. When asked if Apple still intends to pursue its announced plan to transition all Macs to Apple silicon, Borchers reaffirmed Apple's "clear goal to transition fully" to its own chips,...
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Update Your Mac Now to Address Actively Exploited Vulnerability

Wednesday March 1, 2023 1:30 am PST by
Mac users should update to the latest version of macOS to fix a serious security vulnerability, Apple has warned. Apple released macOS 13.2.1 last month as a small update to fix a range of bugs and issues on the Mac. The software update includes several minor bug fixes, but the most important part of the update is a fix for an issue with WebKit, Apple's browser engine, that allows...
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Apple Discontinued the Newton 25 Years Ago Today

Monday February 27, 2023 6:40 am PST by
Apple discontinued the Newton personal digital assistant (PDA) 25 years ago today via press release, marking the start of the company's renewed focus on the Mac. The Newton came with a stylus, ran Newton OS, and was the first PDA to offer handwriting recognition. The device could be used to take notes, store contacts, manage calendars, send faxes, and more. In some ways, it was a precursor...
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Apple Reportedly Has Secretive 'Startup' Team Working on Experimental Technologies for Future Devices

Monday February 27, 2023 6:24 am PST by
Apple's secretive Exploratory Design Group is working on a range of next-generation technologies, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In his most recent newsletter, Gurman revealed new information about Apple's Exploratory Design Group, known as "XDG" inside the company. The team is apparently highly secretive, even by Apple's notoriously high standards. People working on one project within the ...