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

apple store security patent

Apple Stores Could Stop Thieves With New Security Measures

Tuesday January 11, 2022 7:29 am PST by
Apple is exploring new security measures for Apple retail stores in an attempt to discourage and prevent smash-and-grab robberies. In a patent titled "Product-Display System" filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, spotted by Patently Apple, Apple details a number of mechanical systems for securing iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. The proposal effectively involves...
What to Expect Apple 2022

Apple Building Momentum for 2022 Releases as Supply Chain Recovers

Monday January 10, 2022 8:40 am PST by
Apple's supply chain is finally recovering from shortages as it prepares for a slate of new product launches in 2022, DigiTimes reports. In a paywalled report, DigiTimes claims that Apple's supply chain partners are expected to "remain in high gear" through February 2022 as demand for the latest iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro models remain strong. Apple faced severe component shortages and...
General Apps FaceTime

You Can Join FaceTime Calls on an Xbox but Not an Apple TV

Monday January 10, 2022 6:57 am PST by
A Redditor has highlighted that it is possible to join FaceTime calls from their TV using an Xbox, a feature that is not possible on the Apple TV. In a post on Reddit, user u/JavonTEvans explained how they are able to make ‌FaceTime‌ calls on their TV using an Xbox. The simple setup involves using a Logitech C930 webcam connected to an Xbox Series S. To join a ‌FaceTime‌ call, they simply open...
AirPods Pro Gen 3 Mock Feature near teal

AirPods Pro 2 Could Be Much Easier to Find

Monday January 10, 2022 2:19 am PST by
Apple's AirPods Pro 2 could step up their integration with Find My thanks to an added speaker, making them easier for users to locate. In a recent note to investors, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo explained that the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ will feature a charging case that users can trigger a sound from to highlight its location. It seems likely that this...
Apple fitness plus winter update collections yoga

Apple Announces Fitness+ Workout Collections and Time to Run [Updated]

Friday January 7, 2022 6:05 am PST by
Apple today announced Collections and Time to Run for Apple Fitness+, as well as expanded Time to Walk and Artist Spotlight suites. Collections are curated series of workouts and meditations from the Fitness+ library, providing users with a new way to get motivated, remain consistent, and make progress with their sessions. Fitness+ Collections include a suggested plan to help users make...
Apple fitness plus feature

Peloton Now in Trouble Thanks to Apple Fitness+

Friday January 7, 2022 2:20 am PST by
Peloton's business model is in peril due to the growth of Apple Fitness+ and a clash of interests in the digital health space, according to analyst Neil Cybart. In a thread on Twitter, Cybart explained that despite rapid expansion in recent years, Peloton is now "in a precarious state." As a business, Peloton has high customer acquisition costs, translating to high product pricing. The...
maxresdefault

The MacRumors Show: Mark Gurman Talks Through Everything Apple is Expected to Announce in 2022

Thursday January 6, 2022 8:32 am PST by
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman joined us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to discuss everything we're expecting from Apple in 2022, providing insights into over a dozen of Apple's upcoming products. Gurman also shared his expectations for Apple in 2022 in the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The second episode of ...
facebook meta

Meta Halts Development of In-House AR and VR Operating System as Launch of Apple Headset Approaches

Wednesday January 5, 2022 10:04 am PST by
Meta has stopped developing its scratch-built operating system for augmented-reality (AR) and virtual-reality (VR) devices, according to The Information. In a paywalled report published earlier today, The Information claims that Meta stopped the development of its operating system designed for Oculus virtual-reality devices and the company's upcoming augmented-reality glasses in November...
magsafe battery pack prototype

MagSafe Battery Pack Prototype Shows Earlier Design With Glossy Plastic and Rear LED

Wednesday January 5, 2022 7:42 am PST by
Images of a prototype Apple MagSafe Battery Pack have today been shared online, revealing a look at the iPhone accessory from when it was in internal development. The images, which come from Twitter account @ArchiveInternal, show a prototype version of Apple's ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌ which differs from the final retail version of the Battery Pack in a number of ways. The prototype features a...
vanarama apple car concept

First Look at Apple-Style Car Design Could Come From Ferrari

Wednesday January 5, 2022 2:17 am PST by
The first look at how Apple could stylistically design its long-rumored car could come from Ferrari, thanks to a recent partnership between former Apple designers and the Italian sports car maker. Apple Car concept render by Vanarama Late last year, Ferrari and its parent company Exor announced a multi-year creative partnership with LoveFrom, the design firm co-founded by Apple's former...
m1 imac colors

New High-End iMac to Come in Multiple Colors

Monday January 3, 2022 1:00 am PST by
Apple's highly anticipated 27-inch iMac with Apple silicon will be available in multiple colors, according to recent reports. Apple's 24-inch ‌iMac‌ in Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue, and Silver. A recent report from DigiTimes claimed that Apple will offer the 27-inch ‌iMac‌ in various color options, but it is unclear if the company will use the same color scheme as the 24-inch ‌iMac‌....
AirPods Pro Gen 3 Mock Feature

Kuo: AirPods Pro 2 to Feature Lossless Support and Sound-Emitting Charging Case

Sunday January 2, 2022 3:23 am PST by
Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro will feature support for Lossless audio and a charging case that can emit a sound for location tracking purposes, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ will feature new selling points that will lead to strong demand, including support for Apple Lossless...
f1618938547

Apple's AirTag Item Trackers Increasingly Linked to Criminal Activity

Friday December 31, 2021 2:00 am PST by
Apple's AirTag item trackers are increasingly being used to support criminal activity, according to recent reports from around the world. AirTags, which use Apple's Find My Network, can leverage nearby devices to transmit their location, providing bad actors with a new means of finding individuals and high-value cars. The relatively low price of ‌AirTags‌, costing as little as $25 each when...
the macrumors show

Introducing 'The MacRumors Show' Podcast

Wednesday December 29, 2021 7:28 am PST by
MacRumors has launched a podcast – "The MacRumors Show," featuring discussion about all of the latest news and rumors from the world of Apple, and the first episode is available now. Supplementing our daily coverage here on MacRumors, the podcast takes a fresh look at the latest news and rumors. In this first episode, Dan, Hartley, and Sami talk through Apple's product launches in 2021 and...
iPhone 12 Made in India

Apple Puts Foxconn Factory in India on Probation Following Protests

Wednesday December 29, 2021 4:23 am PST by
Apple has put Foxconn's factory near Chennai in southern India on probation following worker protests and the discovery of substandard living conditions (via Bloomberg). The factory in Sriperumbudur, which assembled iPhone 12 models prior to operations being suspended, has been shut down until "necessary improvements" are made. An Apple spokesperson told Bloomberg:Following recent concerns...
iphone 13 starlight

iPhone 14 Could Start With Much Less Storage, Sketchy Rumor Claims

Wednesday December 29, 2021 2:00 am PST by
The iPhone 14 could start with a significantly smaller amount of storage, according to a questionable recent report. Apple is said to be planning to launch four ‌iPhone 14‌ models in September 2022, including a 6.1-inch "‌iPhone 14‌," 6.7-inch "‌iPhone 14‌ Max," 6.1-inch "iPhone 14 Pro," and 6.7-inch "‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max." In a research note with Haitong International Securities, obtained by MacRumor...
Apple Silicon Teal Feature

Apple Bringing Its Custom Silicon to an Unexpected Device

Monday December 27, 2021 2:00 am PST by
Apple is planning to bring its custom silicon chips to the Pro Display XDR, a recent report has suggested. The leaker known as "Dylandkt," who has a mostly accurate track record with Apple-related rumors, recently claimed that LG is developing a 32-inch display panel for a new Pro Display XDR featuring an unspecified Apple silicon chip. Apple's custom silicon SoCs, such as the S7, A15...
iPhone 14 Mock Roundup 2

iPhone 14 Pro to Feature More RAM Than Ever Before

Friday December 24, 2021 2:00 am PST by
Apple's "iPhone 14 Pro" models will feature more memory than has ever been offered in an iPhone before, according to a recent report. Apple is said to be planning to launch four iPhone 14 models in September 2022, including a 6.1-inch "‌iPhone 14‌," 6.7-inch "‌iPhone 14‌ Max," 6.1-inch "‌iPhone 14 Pro‌," and 6.7-inch "‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max." In a research note with Haitong International Securities,...
apple device colors table

Apple's 20 Color Options Show Fragmented Offerings Across Devices

Thursday December 23, 2021 7:45 am PST by
While Apple's color options have been a source of considerable discussion in recent years, complaints about the company's color offerings started to gain traction following the launch of the iPhone 13 and the aluminum Apple Watch Series 7, which are not available in Space Gray or Silver. With 2021 drawing to a close, we have examined Apple's entire selection of colors across its devices to take a ...
iphone 13 display

Apple Sticking With the Notch for the iPhone 14

Wednesday December 22, 2021 2:00 am PST by
Apple will retain the notch on 2022's 6.1-inch "iPhone 14" and 6.7-inch "‌iPhone 14‌ Max" models, according to recent reports. While initial reports suggested that some of next year's ‌iPhone 14‌ models would not include a notch, it now seems that the two standard ‌iPhone 14‌ models are ruled out for the significant design change. Apple is believed to be working on a 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ and, to...