Hartley Charlton

Hartley is an Editor at MacRumors and co-host of The MacRumors Show podcast. He has covered Apple news and rumors since early 2020 and 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 is often 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

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New iMac With M2 Chip Seemingly Missing From Apple's Plans

Friday August 5, 2022 2:54 am PDT by
An updated version of the 24-inch iMac with the M2 chip is seemingly missing from Apple's plans, according to forecasts from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple introduced the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ in April last year, featuring the M1 chip and a striking ultra-thin design in a range of color options. Amid the launch of the first Macs with the ‌M2‌ chip this summer, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the redesigned ...
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Review: GRID Studio iPod and iPad Mini Offer Nostalgic Apple Wall Art [Updated]

Thursday August 4, 2022 8:29 am PDT by
Update: GRID Studio is aware of the mislabelled 30-pin connector, a defect with a limited number of first-batch frames, and has since corrected its design. GRID Studio is known for offering wall art showcasing vintage devices that are an important part of Apple's history. Each device is disassembled and the components are artistically displayed in a frame that can be hung on the wall of any...
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Apple Chip Supplier Hit by Intel Delay Ahead of 'A17 Bionic' Production in 2023

Thursday August 4, 2022 5:37 am PDT by
Apple chip supplier TSMC is scaling back its plans to produce 3nm chips next year after Intel postponed a major order, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce reports. Intel reportedly planned to outsource production of its Meteor Lake tGPU chipset to TSMC, with mass production scheduled for the second half of 2022, before being delayed to the first half of 2023 due to design and verification...
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Apple Watch Series 8 to Gain Health Features Thanks to New Hardware

Wednesday August 3, 2022 2:19 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 8 will feature new hardware to facilitate further health monitoring, according to recent reports. Body temperature monitoring for the Apple Watch has long been rumored by sources like Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, but over the past year rumors have crystalized around the feature finally debuting on the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ later this year. Reports indicate that while it...
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Intel to Introduce Wi-Fi 7 in 2024 as Apple Plans Imminent Move to Wi-Fi 6E

Monday August 1, 2022 7:54 am PDT by
Intel is planning to install its next-generation Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) technology in devices by 2024, ETNews reports. Wi-Fi 7 is the successor to Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), bringing two times faster data processing speeds of 5.8 Gbps and more stable 6 GHz bandwidth stability, as well as support for up to 36 Gbps when working with data. Intel plans to expand its Wi-Fi 7 development efforts ahead of...
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iPhone 14 Still to Boast Performance Improvement Despite Sticking With A15 Chip

Monday August 1, 2022 5:52 am PDT by
The standard iPhone 14 models will still have better performance than the iPhone 13, despite containing the same A15 Bionic chip, according to leaker "ShrimpApplePro." In March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature the A16 chip, with the standard ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Max models to be equipped with the A15 chip like the ‌iPhone 13‌. In an April...
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Third-Party Browsers Starting to Support Apple Pay in iOS 16 Betas

Monday August 1, 2022 3:31 am PDT by
Apple has added Apple Pay support to third-party browsers in recent betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. The added support, spotted by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, marks a change from iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 and earlier, where in-browser ‌Apple Pay‌ is exclusively available in Safari. Moser found that ‌Apple Pay‌ is available in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome as of ‌iOS 16‌ developer beta 4, and oth...
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Apple Watch Finds Tumor, Saves Woman's Life

Monday August 1, 2022 2:26 am PDT by
The Apple Watch has been praised for saving yet another person's life after it led to a tumor diagnosis, Today reports. Maine resident Kim Durkee began wearing an Apple Watch two years ago to monitor her steps and get help in case she fell thanks to Fall Detection. During her sleep, Durkee's Apple Watch detected an irregular heart rhythm that suggested the presence of atrial fibrillation. ...
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Spotify Stops Making Dash-Mounted 'Car Thing' Just Five Months After Launch

Friday July 29, 2022 8:22 am PDT by
Spotify has unceremoniously stopped making the dash-mounted "Car Thing," its first hardware device, the company announced this week. The change was announced as part of Spotify's latest earnings release for shareholders, which said that developing the Car Thing cost €31 million (approximately $32 million USD) and that its overall gross margin was "negatively impacted by our decision to...
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Canada Approves watchOS 9's AFib History Feature

Friday July 29, 2022 7:49 am PDT by
AFib History, one of watchOS 9's new health features, this week received regulatory approval in Canada, seemingly making it the first country to do so outside the United States ahead of the release of ‌watchOS 9‌ later this year. AFib History allows individuals diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to view an estimate of how frequently their heart is in this type of arrhythmia, according to...
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The MacRumors Show: Kevin Nether Talks Apple Watch 'Pro'

Friday July 29, 2022 7:38 am PDT by
Kevin Nether, also known as "Kevin the Tech Ninja," joins us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to talk through all of the latest rumors about the high-end Apple Watch model expected to arrive later this year. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Kevin is a tech YouTuber and content creator. As an Apple Watch Series 7 user with enthusiasm about fitness and...
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Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Celebrates Arizona Factory Nearing Completion

Friday July 29, 2022 3:18 am PDT by
Apple chip supplier TSMC recently hosted a topping-out ceremony for its new fabrication plant in Phoenix, Arizona, DigiTimes reports. TSMC's topping-out ceremony in Arizona The $12 billion factory will be the first of its kind to mass-produce 5nm chips in the United States. All of Apple's latest chips, dating back to the A14 Bionic and M1 chip, are fabricated with a 5nm process. In a post on...
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iPad Pro Could Gain Under-Display Face ID Before iPhone

Friday July 29, 2022 2:15 am PDT by
The iPad could be the first device to gain Apple's long-rumored under-display Face ID technology instead of the iPhone, according to insightful display analyst Ross Young. The comments, made on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show, provide insights into Apple's future plans for the ‌iPad‌. Young thinks that Apple's under-display TrueDepth camera could come to the ‌iPad‌ before it comes to...
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Apple to Develop Future Mac Chips in Israel

Thursday July 28, 2022 5:42 am PDT by
Apple is opening a new development site in Jerusalem, Israel, to develop new Apple silicon chips for future Macs. Elad Wertheimer, responsible for Apple silicon talent sourcing, made the announcement in a post on LinkedIn (via the Times of Israel). The Apple development facility will participate in several Israel-led flagship projects, with "future processors for the Mac" being at the...
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Wait for iOS 16 Beta 4 Now the Longest Since iOS 6

Wednesday July 27, 2022 5:25 am PDT by
iOS 16 beta testers have now waited longer for the fourth developer beta version than any new full iOS release since iOS 6 and iOS 7. The minor landmark, highlighted on Reddit, was hit when Apple did not release the fourth beta version of ‌iOS 16‌ yesterday. In 2012 and 2013, both iOS 6 and iOS 7's betas were in their third version for 21 days, the same as ‌iOS 16‌'s third developer beta as of...
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Apple AirTag Helps Retrieve Stolen Vehicle in Memphis

Wednesday July 27, 2022 2:19 am PDT by
Apple's AirTag item tracker has helped a man in Memphis successfully get his stolen car back, Action News 5 reports. Earlier this month, a High Point Terrace resident's Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was broken into, with damage to the passenger window and the steering column. According to police reports, it appears someone attempted to steal the vehicle but failed. Less than a week later, the...
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Titanium Apple Watch 'Pro' Could Signal the End of Apple Watch Edition

Monday July 25, 2022 8:30 am PDT by
The larger Apple Watch Series 8 model expected to arrive later this year is rumored to feature a titanium casing, raising questions about the future of the Apple Watch Edition. Yesterday, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that the new, larger Apple Watch model scheduled to launch this year will feature a casing made of "a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged." Apple ...
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'LeBest X14 Pro Max' Imitates iPhone Design Features

Monday July 25, 2022 5:11 am PDT by
The X14 Pro Max was today unveiled by Chinese low-cost smartphone brand LeBest, a phone that overtly imitates multiple iPhone design features. Android brands and other smartphone makers often come under fire for allegedly copying Apple. Priced at just $150, the LeBest X14 Pro Max is the latest device that looks to capitalize on the success of the ‌iPhone‌ by emulating many of its design...
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Apple Reportedly Scaling Up iPhone 14 Orders While Android Brands Struggle

Monday July 25, 2022 3:26 am PDT by
Apple has scaled up its orders for iPhone 14 components, in contrast to faltering Android devices, DigiTimes reports. Ahead of the launch of the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup in September, Apple has reportedly increased its component orders from suppliers. This comes in stark contrast to a range of Android brands, which continue to face sluggish sales, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiTim...
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Apple Finally Planning to Slash iPad Pro Weight in 2024

Monday July 25, 2022 2:17 am PDT by
Apple is reportedly planning to significantly reduce the iPad Pro's weight in 2024 as part of a major update, according to recent reports. According to ET News, Apple is focused on making 2024's 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models lighter. Reducing the weight of the display is said to be key to this, with Apple switching to a dry etching process partly to lose weight. Since the new...