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 history and creative writing.

Hartley Charlton's Articles

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Nothing Announces iMessage Compatibility via New App

Tuesday November 14, 2023 7:32 am PST by
Phone brand Nothing today announced plans to introduce a new "Nothing Chats" app that features iMessage compatibility later this month. The app is powered by Sunbird, an unofficial iMessage client that debuted last year with over 10,000 downloads on the Google Play Store. To use the Nothing Chats app with iMessage, users will need to log in with their Apple ID. The app touts end-to-end...
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iPad Pro OLED Panels Rumored to Start Production in 2024

Monday November 13, 2023 8:05 am PST by
Production of OLED displays designed for the next-generation iPad Pro will begin in February 2024, the Korea Herald reports. Sources familiar with the matter speaking to the Korea Herald claim that LG Display is set to initiate OLED production for the new ‌iPad Pro‌ as early as February next year at their facility in Paju, Gyeonggi Province – a time frame around three months sooner than...

The MacRumors Show: Is Apple Finally Taking Gaming Seriously? ft. TouchArcade

Friday November 10, 2023 8:22 am PST by
TouchArcade's Jared Nelson and Eli Hodapp join us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to talk through the current state of gaming in Apple's ecosystem. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos TouchArcade is MacRumors' sister site that focuses on iOS gaming. Jared is the website's Editor-in-Chief and host of The TouchArcade Show podcast, while Eli is Jared's...
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3D Movies Appear in Apple TV App Ahead of Vision Pro Launch

Thursday November 9, 2023 6:57 am PST by
3D content has begun appearing in the Apple TV app ahead of next year's Vision Pro headset launch (via FlatPanelsHD). Screenshot of the ‌Apple TV‌ showing the new 3D content icon (via FlatPanelsHD). tvOS 17.2's redesigned ‌Apple TV‌ app shows a large selection of movies with a small 3D icon that resembles a headset alongside other icons for the likes of Dolby Atmos and 4K. Since the movies are...
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MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 8, 2023 7:45 am PST by
In 2022, Apple updated the MacBook Air with a complete redesign and the M2 chip, followed by an all-new 15-inch version this year, so how do the two product lines compare to its latest MacBook Pro models with M3 chips? Despite now being similar in appearance, the ‌MacBook Air‌ and the MacBook Pro are very different machines, so should you consider purchasing the 13- or 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌,...
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Apple Silicon Buyer's Guide: Which Chip Should You Choose?

Tuesday November 7, 2023 8:50 am PST by
Choosing a new Mac often involves consideration of the many Apple silicon chips now on offer, so our comprehensive guide covers their generations, variations, and performance benchmarks to help you decide which is best for you. After iterating for over a decade in the iPhone and iPad, Apple in 2020 brought its custom silicon chip technology to the Mac, enabling major performance and power...
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Report: Apple Developing Custom Batteries for Launch in 2025

Monday November 6, 2023 8:58 am PST by
Apple is developing custom batteries with significantly improved performance that it aims to bring to its devices starting in 2025, ETNews reports. Apple's custom battery technology has reportedly been in the works since 2018, with the company actively seeking patents and hiring new personnel related to the project. The company is reportedly seeking to create an "all-new" kind of battery...
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M3 iMac Reviews: Impressive Chip Performance but Lightning Accessories Disappoint

Monday November 6, 2023 6:26 am PST by
Last week, Apple updated the 24-inch iMac, with the headline upgrade being the M3 chip for significantly improved performance. Other new features include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and up to 24GB of unified memory. The new ‌iMac‌ can be purchased from the Apple's online store, with prices starting at $1,299. Apple began accepting orders on October 30, and new ‌iMac‌ will begin arriving to...
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Apple Argued Safari Is Three Different Browsers to Avoid Regulation

Saturday November 4, 2023 8:44 am PDT by
Apple recently claimed that Safari is three different browsers in effort to avoid regulation in the European Union (via The Register). The claim came as part of a response to the European Union in August, just before the European Commission designated many of Apple's iOS, App Store, and Safari as gatekeeper platforms. This classification means that Apple now has to ensure that these...

The MacRumors Show: Are the M3 MacBook Pro and iMac Worth the Wait?

Friday November 3, 2023 10:13 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's "Scary Fast" event and the new Macs it introduced. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos We talk through our candid feelings about the unusual Apple event and the way in which the company presented its latest devices. We look at the all-new M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, and weigh up the new MacBook Pro and...
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Late 2023 MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide: 14-Inch vs 16-Inch Models

Friday November 3, 2023 9:30 am PDT by
The MacBook Pro is available in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, with three distinct models starting at $1,599, $1,999, and $2,499, so which should you choose? With a range of three similar models in the lineup to choose from, our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these MacBook Pros is best for you. The three models are as follows: 14-Inch MacBook Pro with M3: An...
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M1 vs. M3 iMac Buyer's Guide: 15+ Differences Compared

Thursday November 2, 2023 4:43 am PDT by
The iMac now features the M3 chip, replacing the M1 model that Apple introduced in April 2021, so how different are the two successive generations? The 2021 ‌iMac‌ was the first of its kind to feature an Apple silicon chip, replacing previous Intel-based models with 21.5- and 27-inch displays. It offered an all-new ultra-thin design, a 24-inch Retina display, a six-speaker system with...
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2023 MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide: 20+ Differences Compared

Wednesday November 1, 2023 6:25 am PDT by
Apple has refreshed the MacBook Pro's hardware with a full set of M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, but what exactly do the latest machines bring to the table and is it worth upgrading from the previous generations? The 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip starts at $1,599, replacing the previous M2 13-inch model as the entry-level machine in Apple's pro notebook lineup. Equipped with the...
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Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse Still Feature Lightning Instead of USB-C

Monday October 30, 2023 6:52 pm PDT by
The newly announced M3 iMac is still accompanied by peripherals with a Lightning port for pairing and charging, rather than USB-C as rumored. In recent months, Apple was widely expected to be planning to switch the Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse to USB-C upon the release of the M3 ‌iMac‌, but that has not occurred. These peripherals continue to feature a Lightning port and are ...
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Apple Announces New iMac With M3 Chip

Monday October 30, 2023 6:28 pm PDT by
Apple today announced an updated version of the 24-inch iMac featuring the all-new M3 chip. The ‌iMac‌ with M3 is up to 2x faster than the previous ‌iMac‌, which featured the M1 chip. For those upgrading from an Intel based ‌iMac‌, Apple says that the new ‌iMac‌ is up to 2.5x faster than previous 27-inch models and 4.5x faster than previous 21.5-inch models. The ‌iMac‌ now supports up to 24GB of...

The MacRumors Show: 'Scary Fast' Mac Event Expectations

Friday October 27, 2023 11:00 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss our expectations about Apple's upcoming "Scary Fast" event, which is widely rumored to see the announcement of new Mac models. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos We talk through the unusual nature of the event, with Apple announcing it less than one week in advance, opting for an unorthodox 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time ...
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Bloomberg: 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M3 Chip Unlikely to Be Announced at 'Scary Fast' Event

Friday October 27, 2023 5:37 am PDT by
A new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the M3 chip is unlikely to appear at Apple's "Scary Fast" Mac event next week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter shared over the weekend, Gurman said that supplies of the 13-inch MacBook Pro were running low and indicated that it could be replaced next week. He now says that the new...
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New 'Scary Fast' Macs May Launch on Wednesday, November 8

Wednesday October 25, 2023 8:32 am PDT by
Apple may be planning to launch new Mac models announced at its "Scary Fast" event on Wednesday, November 8, MacRumors has learned. At the start of the month, MacRumors reported that Apple was proceeding with plans to announce at least one new Mac model in October. Apple yesterday announced its "Scary Fast" event for Monday, October 30, featuring a Finder hint, which virtually confirms the...
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Report: Apple Continues to Explore Health Capabilities of Vision Pro

Wednesday October 25, 2023 7:44 am PDT by
Apple has explored using its Vision Pro headset to diagnose and treat mental health problems, among other health monitoring capabilities, The Information's Wayne Ma reports. Citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter, Ma explains that Apple has experimented with using the Vision Pro to track a user's facial expressions to detect depression, anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress...
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Next-Generation iMac Chip, Stand, and Color Details Rumored Ahead of Apple Event

Wednesday October 25, 2023 6:19 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming iMac refresh will feature a new chip, an internally redesigned stand, and a similar array of color options to the current model, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Following Apple's announcement of its "Scary Fast" event scheduled for Monday, October 30, Gurman reposted a Power On newsletter published in March on X (formerly Twitter) and reiterated several key details: ...