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

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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 ...
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iPad Pro 2022 vs. iPad Pro 2024 Buyer's Guide: 25 Differences Compared

Tuesday May 7, 2024 10:14 am PDT by
Apple's new iPad Pro models come almost a year and a half after their predecessors, offering 25 significant changes and upgrades. The 2022 ‌iPad Pro‌ was a minor upgrade that added the M2 chip and Apple Pencil hover, as well as support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and Smart HDR 4. The 2024 refresh is much more substantial, with more than two dozen changes and generation-over-generation...
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New iPad Pro With All Options Costs Over $3,000

Tuesday May 7, 2024 8:22 am PDT by
Apple's newly announced iPad Pro models cost over $3,000 when fully configured with all available options and accessories, making it the priciest iPad to date. The cost breakdown for the top-specification ‌iPad Pro‌ is as follows: 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ (starting price): $1,299 2TB storage: +$1,000 Nano-texture glass option: +$100 Wi-Fi + Cellular: +$200 Apple Pencil Pro: $129 Magic...
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iPad Pro's $100 Nano-Texture Glass Option Only Available With 1TB and 2TB Models

Tuesday May 7, 2024 8:06 am PDT by
Apple's latest iPad Pro models are available with a matte nano-texture display option for the first time. The nano-texture glass is designed for users who work in high-end, color-managed workflows, or challenging lighting conditions. It is etched at the nanometer scale to maintain image quality and contrast while scattering ambient light for reduced glare. Nano-texture glass has only...
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Apple Announces New iPad Pro With M4 Chip, OLED Display, and More

Tuesday May 7, 2024 7:15 am PDT by
Apple today unveiled redesigned iPad Pro models featuring the M4 chip, Ultra Retina XDR OLED displays, a nano-texture display option, and more. The new ‌iPad Pro‌ offers a considerably thinner design and slightly larger 11- and 13-inch display size options. The 11-inch model is 5.3mm thick and weighs less than a pound, while the 13-inch model is just 5.1mm thick and weighs a quarter pound less ...
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Apple Reportedly Building M2 Ultra and M4-Powered AI Servers

Monday May 6, 2024 11:37 am PDT by
Apple has started building its own AI servers that use the M2 Ultra chip, Haitong analyst Jeff Pu reports. Pu provided the analysis based on supply chain checks in a new note to investors seen by MacRumors. Foxconn is said to currently be assembling Apple AI servers that contain the ‌M2‌ Ultra, with plans to assemble AI servers powered by the M4 chip in late 2025. Last month, a reputable...
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Report: Apple's First Foldables Coming in 2025 and 2026

Monday May 6, 2024 11:05 am PDT by
Apple's first foldable devices will reach mass production in 2025 and 2026, according to Haitong analyst Jeff Pu. In a note to investors seen by MacRumors, Pu said that foldable devices are increasingly visible in Apple's supply chain with accelerating progress. The company is expected to release a large-screen foldable iPad or MacBook to kick-off its foray into the product category before...
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'iPhone 17 Slim' Said to Feature 6.55-Inch Display

Monday May 6, 2024 9:18 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 17 Plus or "‌iPhone‌ 17 Slim" will feature a 6.55-inch display, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young. In a post to subscribers on X (formerly Twitter), Young added to a report first shared yesterday by Haitong International Securities Jeff Pu. Pu claimed that the ‌iPhone‌ 17 Plus, rumored to launch in 2025, could be replaced by an "‌iPhone‌ 17...
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Five New Games Coming Soon to Apple Arcade

Monday May 6, 2024 7:35 am PDT by
Apple today highlighted five new games coming to Apple Arcade over the next month. The new titles include: Rabbids: Legends of the Multiverse: Adventure card battler in the popular Rayman series from Ubisoft. Return to Monkey Island+: A modern take on the classic point-and-click adventure. Tomb of the Mask+: Tomb-raiding platformer game with an eye-catching retro style. Fabulous -...
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Apple Unveils 2024 Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop Band and Watch Face

Monday May 6, 2024 6:11 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop Apple Watch band, watch face, and wallpaper. The band features a fluorescent design inspired by multiple pride flags with a laser-etched lug that reads "PRIDE 2024." Black, Hispanic, and Latin communities, as well as those impacted by HIV/AIDS, are represented on the band by the black and brown colors, while transgender and...
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The MacRumors Show: New iPad Pro With the M4 Chip for AI?

Friday May 3, 2024 8:43 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the possibility of the next-generation iPad Pro featuring the M4 chip and what else to expect at Apple's "Let loose" event. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos While Apple's upcoming ‌iPad Pro‌ models have been expected to feature the M3 chip for over a year, recent reports have unexpectedly suggested that the ...
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iPhone 14 Pro vs. iPhone 16 Pro: 50+ Upgrades to Expect

Friday May 3, 2024 6:20 am PDT by
The iPhone 16 Pro is set to succeed 2023's iPhone 15 Pro, introducing over 25 new features and improvements to Apple's high-end smartphones. With many users adopting two-year upgrade cycles, plenty of iPhone 14 Pro owners will be looking to upgrade to the ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ later this year, so this guide breaks down every major difference you should be aware of between the two generations based on...
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iOS 18's Rumored AI Features for Siri, Spotlight, and More Revealed in New Report

Friday May 3, 2024 5:42 am PDT by
Apple system features such as Siri and Spotlight Search are set to receive new AI features that work across apps like Messages, Mail, and Safari, AppleInsider reports. Safari will apparently gain a text summarization tool called Intelligent Browsing that allows users to generate a short summary of any webpage, and ‌Siri‌ could gain a similar feature that works in the Messages app. Apple's AI...
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Report: Five Things Apple Won't Announce at Its Event Next Week

Friday May 3, 2024 4:30 am PDT by
Apple is holding at least five announcements for later in the year that will not arrive at the company's "Let loose" special event next week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In a report detailing his expectations for Apple's upcoming event, Gurman noted that there are a total of five things that the company is holding for later in the year: AI features: While Apple may tease new...
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Will the New iPad Pro Really Have the M4 Chip?

Wednesday May 1, 2024 8:30 am PDT by
While Apple's upcoming iPad Pro models have been expected to feature the M3 chip for over a year, recent reports have unexpectedly suggested that the new devices will instead feature the as-yet-unannounced M4 chip. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Last week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that he now believes there is a "strong possibility" that the upcoming ‌iPad Pro‌ ...
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LG TVs Gain Support for Dolby Atmos With Apple Music

Wednesday May 1, 2024 7:48 am PDT by
LG has updated its Apple Music app to support Dolby Atmos, making it the first smart TV manufacturer to do so (via FlatpanelsHD). The change allows users to experience immersive audio that enhances the spatial perception of sound, previously achievable only with external hardware. The feature was confirmed to be operational on the LG GX OLED TV from the 2020 lineup, with expectations that it ...
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Report Examines GM's Controversial Move to Abandon Apple CarPlay

Wednesday May 1, 2024 4:53 am PDT by
An in-depth Bloomberg report today resurfaced General Motors' decision to replace Apple CarPlay with its own software. Last year, GM announced that it planned to forgo Apple ‌CarPlay‌ in its new electric vehicles, starting with the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV. Instead, the automaker introduced a proprietary infotainment platform, aiming to control and customize the digital experience within its...
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New AI Features Reportedly Coming to Safari in iOS 18

Tuesday April 30, 2024 8:38 am PDT by
Safari will gain a series of AI-powered features and UI enhancements in iOS 18, AppleInsider reports. Safari will apparently receive a range of visual tweaks alongside several new tools to improve the browsing experience, including: An "Intelligent Search" browser assistant tool that leverages Apple's on-device AI technology to identify key topics and phrases on webpages for...
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Apple Faces New Cybersecurity Law in UK

Monday April 29, 2024 8:10 am PDT by
A new British cybersecurity law mandates smart device manufacturers like Apple to enhance protections or face hefty penalties. The legislation, known as the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Act, introduces robust requirements aimed at securing devices connected to the internet to make it harder for cybercriminals to get access to private networks. The law...