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.

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When is the iPhone 13 Apple Event?

Saturday September 11, 2021 2:00 am PDT by
Apple is hosting a special event this month that is widely expected to see the unveiling of the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and potentially third-generation AirPods. The much-anticipated event is set to be streamed around the world, so here is how you can watch it and when, wherever you are. The event, which features the tagline "California Streaming," is set to take place on Tuesday,...
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Apple Abandoned Low-Cost TV Dongle Plans, but Looking to Double New Apple TV+ Content Rate in 2022

Friday September 10, 2021 7:37 am PDT by
Apple has abandoned its plans for a low-cost Apple TV dongle and is set to significantly accelerate and expand the output of new content on Apple TV+ next year, according to The Information. Sources said to be familiar with Apple's plans speaking to The Information have apparently revealed many of the company's internal discussions and attitudes around ‌Apple TV+‌ in detail. The company...
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Apple Event on Tuesday Will Reveal These Long Awaited Products

Friday September 10, 2021 2:00 am PDT by
Apple has now sent out invites to its "California Streaming" special event, set to be take place on Tuesday, September 14, and the event is expected to see the reveal of several long-awaited products. Rumors from over the past year have indicated that Apple will announce the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple Watch Series 7, and third-generation AirPods at its September special event. ‌iPhone 13‌ and...
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iPhone 13 Said to Offer Fewer Storage Options and New Pink Color, iPhone 13 Pro Adds Black and Bronze Colors

Thursday September 9, 2021 7:13 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 lineup will offer new Pink, Black, and Bronze colors and storage options will remain the same as the iPhone 12, other than there being no 256GB storage option for the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch standard models, according to the Ukrainian e-commerce website "KTC," spotted by 91mobiles, that purports to have revealed the upcoming devices' configuration options. MacRumors' render of ...
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Report: Apple Chose to Develop Apple Car Alone to Avoid Further Delays, Currently Selecting Suppliers

Thursday September 9, 2021 5:24 am PDT by
Apple is developing its electric vehicle independently without the assistance of another automaker and is currently selecting final parts suppliers, according to sources said to be familiar with Apple's plans speaking to Korea's Maeil Economic Daily. In line with a previous report from Reuters, the report explains that the company has had its own automobile hardware research and development...
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When is the Apple Watch Series 7's Release Date?

Thursday September 9, 2021 2:00 am PDT by
Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7, the company's latest and most advanced smartwatch, at its September "California Streaming" event, revealing the long-awaited features of the new device. The ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ was announced alongside the iPhone 13 lineup, featuring a larger design, a bigger Retina display with slimmer display borders, improved durability, faster charging, new color ...
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Leaker Details Last-Minute iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and AirPods 3 Rumors

Wednesday September 8, 2021 6:55 am PDT by
The leaker Max Weinbach has today shared a series of rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 models, Apple Watch Series 7, and third-generation AirPods via his Twitter account @PineLeaks. Weinbach's most notable ‌iPhone 13‌ rumors from his latest tweets are listed below: No price rises for the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup. The ‌iPhone 13‌ mini will offer approximately one additional hour of battery life....
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Leaks Reveal Major iPhone 13 Camera Upgrades

Wednesday September 8, 2021 2:19 am PDT by
The upcoming iPhone 13 models will feature a large number of significant rear camera hardware upgrades, recent reports have revealed. All of the ‌iPhone 13‌ models, including the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13‌, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max, are expected to offer sensor-shift stabilization on their Wide cameras to reduce camera shake, bringing over the...
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Survey: Only 6% of U.S. iPhone Users Who Set Up Apple Pay Actually Use It

Tuesday September 7, 2021 8:36 am PDT by
Only six percent of iPhone users in the United States who have Apple Pay set up actually use the feature, according to a detailed study by PYMNTS. Seven years after ‌Apple Pay‌ launched in September 2014, 93.9 percent of consumers with ‌Apple Pay‌ activated on their ‌iPhone‌ do not use it to pay for in-store purchases, meaning that only 6.1 percent do. In 2015, the year following ‌Apple Pay‌'s...
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UK Carrier Teases 'the Next Generation' Ahead of iPhone 13 Launch

Tuesday September 7, 2021 5:28 am PDT by
The UK mobile carrier Sky is today teasing the launch of "the next generation," in what may be a hint at the seemingly impending launch of the iPhone 13 lineup. The company's webpage says that "the next generation is about to land" in an "upcoming big announcement," and encourages customers to sign up before Tuesday, September 14, to get access to an exclusive Sky Mobile offer. The...
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Apple Products Could See 'Noticeable' Price Rises Amid Increased Chip Costs

Monday September 6, 2021 8:37 am PDT by
Apple will need to pay more for the chips in its devices and may pass rising costs on to its customers, according to sources speaking to Nikkei Asia. TSMC, Apple's main chip supplier, is in the process of increasing its prices following wider inflation in the industry caused by the global chip supply shortage. The company's planned price rises are said to be the most substantial chip price...
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Samsung Copies Another Apple Watch Feature

Monday September 6, 2021 4:02 am PDT by
Samsung has implemented another feature that has long been available with the Apple Watch, it has been discovered. Samsung is often criticized by passionate Apple customers for allegedly copying from the Cupertino-based company. In 2015, observers could not help but notice the Samsung Gear S2's arrangement of circular icons, which bore a striking similarity to the Apple Watch's app view....
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BMW i4 Showcases Fully Integrated Apple CarPlay in Instrument Cluster

Friday September 3, 2021 7:07 am PDT by
BMW's upcoming flagship electric vehicle the "i4" features one of the most integrated Apple CarPlay experiences yet, recent promotional material has shown. BMW describes the Apple ‌CarPlay‌ experience in the i4 as "even more seamless." The i4 features two curved displays and a heads-up display. All three displays can display information from Apple ‌CarPlay‌ simultaneously. The BMW i4 features ...
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Apple Delays Rollout of Controversial Child Safety Features to Make Improvements

Friday September 3, 2021 6:07 am PDT by
Apple has delayed the rollout of the Child Safety Features that it announced last month following negative feedback, the company has today announced. The planned features include scanning users' iCloud Photos libraries for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), Communication Safety to warn children and their parents when receiving or sending sexually explicit photos, and expanded CSAM guidance...
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Leak Reveals Four Major iPhone 13 Camera Features

Friday September 3, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 models will offer at least four significant new camera software features, recent reports have suggested. According to a report from reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, Apple plans to introduce a new camera feature called "Cinematic Video" on the ‌iPhone 13‌. Cinematic Video would effectively bring Portrait Mode to video, allowing users to record footage with an added sense ...
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Full AirPods 3 Feature Breakdown: Everything Rumors Say We Can Expect

Thursday September 2, 2021 8:17 am PDT by
With Apple's third-generation AirPods believed to be arriving alongside the iPhone 13, which is just a few weeks away, 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 next-generation wireless earbuds. ‌AirPods‌ 3 clones in a clear case, reportedly showing the next-generation design. It is worth...
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Security Researcher Develops Lightning Cable With Hidden Chip to Steal Passwords

Thursday September 2, 2021 6:59 am PDT by
A normal-looking Lightning cable that can used to steal data like passwords and send it to a hacker has been developed, Vice reports. The "OMG Cable" compared to Apple's Lightning to USB cable. The "OMG Cable" works exactly like a normal Lightning to USB cable and can log keystrokes from connected Mac keyboards, iPads, and iPhones, and then send this data to a bad actor who could be over a...
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Twitter Super Follows Use a Bizarre System That Gives Each User Their Own In-App Purchase

Thursday September 2, 2021 4:59 am PDT by
Each Twitter Super Follow subscription is an individual in-app purchase for every account with the feature set up, it has emerged. Screenshot from Jane Manchun Wong showing Twitter's in-app purchases on its App Store page. The unusual system, spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, means that for every Super Follow there is an individual in-app purchase for that account specifically. Some observers are ...
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Apple Reportedly Planning Multiple New Apple Watch Health Features, Including Temperature and Blood-Pressure Monitoring

Wednesday September 1, 2021 6:25 am PDT by
Apple is planning to add a raft of new health features to the Apple Watch, including blood-pressure trends, a thermometer for fertility and sleep tracking, sleep apnea detection, and diabetes detection, as well as a number of updates for existing models, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources who claim to be familiar with Apple's plans and have access to internal company documents...
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Unexpected iPhone 13 Rumor Hints at Satellite Feature That Android Can’t Match

Wednesday September 1, 2021 2:19 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 lineup will offer a revolutionary new feature that Android competitors have yet to be able to match, according to a late-stage report from the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that the ‌iPhone 13‌ contains a customized Qualcomm X60 baseband chip that supports low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications. If enabled with the ...