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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Apple Researching Mirror Finish and Charging Stands for Mixed-Reality Headset

Wednesday April 27, 2022 6:47 am PDT by
Apple is researching a one-way mirror finish, wireless charging systems, and charging stands for headset devices, according to newly granted patent applications. In a patent filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office simply called "Display system," first spotted by Patently Apple, Apple outlines how a head-mounted display device may be wirelessly charged via inductive coils placed...
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Apple Watch Finally Getting Vital iPhone Feature This Year

Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:20 am PDT by
A vital iPhone, iPad, and MacBook feature is set to come to the Apple Watch this year as part of watchOS 9, according to a recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. watchOS 9, the next major version of the Apple Watch's operating system, will reportedly introduce Low Power Mode. Low Power Mode will allegedly be distinct from the existing Power Reserve mode on the Apple Watch. Power Reserve ...
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Apple to Expand Presence in Ireland and North Carolina

Tuesday April 26, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
Apple is expanding its presence in Ireland with a new product testing center, the Irish Examiner reports, alongside opening a new office in North Carolina. Apple will open a new product testing center in Cork, Ireland, in what will be the first facility of its kind to test Apple devices in Europe. At the site, Apple engineers and technicians will use a range of equipment, including electron...
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Apple Protests Call for Third-Party App Stores and Lower Platform Fees in Japan

Tuesday April 26, 2022 5:23 am PDT by
Apple today hit back at a report from the Japanese government indicating that the company could be hit with new regulation to ensure fair competition in the smartphone operating system market, The Japan Times reports. The Japanese government's interim report expressed concern over Apple and Google's control of the smartphone operating system market, particularly with regards to pre-installed ...
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Apple Seemingly Removing 'Outdated' Apps From the App Store

Monday April 25, 2022 7:34 am PDT by
Apple appears to be removing a large number of apps from the App Store that have not been updated for "a significant amount of time" (via The Verge). According to an "App Improvement Notice" email sent to affected developers, Apple is removing apps that have "not been updated in a significant amount of time" unless developers issue an update within 30 days: This app has not been updated for...
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Impending EU Regulation to Force Apple to Allow Third-Party App Stores and Open Up iMessage

Monday April 25, 2022 6:21 am PDT by
Apple will be forced to allow users to utilize third-party app stores and payment systems, as well as make iMessage interoperable with other messaging services, by the European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA), according to a newly published document from the European Commission. In a questions and answers document on the Digital Markets Act titled "ensuring fair and open digital markets,"...
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TSMC's Chip Revenue From Apple Predicted to Grow Nearly 25% in 2022 as Apple Silicon Transition Nears Completion

Monday April 25, 2022 4:18 am PDT by
Chip supplier TSMC's Apple business is predicted to grow almost 25 percent this year as the transition to Apple silicon nears completion and the two companies grow closer ties, DigiTimes reports. Apple is said to be expecting shipments of chips for new iPhones and other devices from TSMC in the first half of June, according to sources speaking to DigiTimes. In addition to year-on-year growth ...
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Gurman: Standard iPhone 14 to Miss Out on 48MP Camera and A16 Chip, Satellite Connectivity Features Could Launch This Year

Monday April 25, 2022 3:19 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 models will deviate further from the iPhone 14 Pro models with different chips and Wide cameras, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman supported a range of rumors about the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup and affirmed that Apple is still working on satellite connectivity features. Gurman outlined how Apple is aiming to further differentiate its Pro...
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MagSafe Battery Pack Owners Get Unexpected Upgrade

Monday April 25, 2022 2:22 am PDT by
Apple has significantly boosted the charging speed of the MagSafe Battery Pack via a firmware update, offering enhanced functionality, even for users who already own the accessory. Apple's latest firmware update for the ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌, released last week, enables 7.5W charging on the go, up from the previous limit of 5W that has been a subject of discontentment for some users. When...
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Leaked EU Document Could Spell Major Changes for App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Browsers, and Siri

Friday April 22, 2022 9:22 am PDT by
A leaked version of the European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA) indicates that Apple could be forced to make major changes to the App Store, Messages, FaceTime, third-party browsers, and Siri. According to a leaked working document intended to reflect the "final" version of the DMA, seen by MacRumors, the EU is planning to enact changes that seek to have a significant impact on the way...
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iPhone 14 Lineup Color Options to Include All-New Purple Shade, Sketchy Rumor Claims

Friday April 22, 2022 8:01 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 lineup will be available in a refreshed lineup of color options, including an all-new purple color, and feature a new True Tone flash design, according to a sketchy rumor shared by an unverified source (via AppleTrack). The post, which has since been deleted, comes from an unverified source on Chinese social media site Weibo and claimed to reveal the full range of color options ...
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iPhone 14 Pro Rumored to Feature Rounder Design to Match Larger Rear Camera Array

Thursday April 21, 2022 9:57 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro could feature significantly rounder corners to match the larger rear camera array, according to Apple concept graphic renderer Ian Zelbo. Zelbo, who is best known for creating renders of upcoming Apple devices based on leaked information, including the Mac Studio, Studio Display, rumored mixed-reality headset, and more, believes that the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ models are likely to...
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EU Moves One Step Closer to Mandating Apple to Switch iPhone, iPad, and AirPods to USB-C

Thursday April 21, 2022 7:54 am PDT by
Members of the European Parliament this week voted overwhelmingly in support of legislation that will compel Apple to offer a USB-C port on all iPhones, iPads, and AirPods in Europe. The proposal, known as a directive, will force all consumer electronics manufacturers who sell devices in Europe to ensure that all new phones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, handheld...
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Apple Continuing Work on M2 Chip With Help From Samsung

Thursday April 21, 2022 4:49 am PDT by
Apple is continuing its work on the upcoming "M2" chip with help from Samsung Electro-Mechanics, ET News reports. Samsung Electro-Mechanics supplies the flip chip ball grid array (FC-BGA), a printed circuit board used to connect the semiconductor chip to the main substrate, for the M1 chip. This detail did not emerge until almost a year after the ‌M1‌ chip was introduced, when it was uncovered ...
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The MacRumors Show: Jon Rettinger Talks WWDC 2022 Expectations, iOS 16 Wishlist, and More

Wednesday April 20, 2022 10:23 am PDT by
Jon Rettinger, YouTuber and founder of tech website TechnoBuffalo, joins us on The MacRumors Show podcast to take a deep dive into our expectations for WWDC and what we would like to see from Apple's forthcoming software updates. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos The ninth episode of The MacRumors Show follows Apple's announcement earlier this month that the Worldwide ...
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Apple Launches DJ Mixes in Spatial Audio on Apple Music

Wednesday April 20, 2022 8:30 am PDT by
Apple today announced DJ mixes in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music (via TechCrunch). Apple said that the launch of DJ mixes in spatial audio brings listeners into an immersive audio experience with "multidimensional sound and clarity." The company added that spatial audio is the "natural next step" in ‌Apple Music‌'s commitment to sound and DJ mixes following the launch of a...
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HomePod Appreciating in Value Following Discontinuation

Wednesday April 20, 2022 7:16 am PDT by
The original HomePod, which Apple discontinued in March 2021, now appears to be appreciating in value on online marketplace sites (via The Verge). The HomePod originally debuted for $349, before Apple reduced it to $299 just over a year later. Following lackluster sales, Apple discontinued the HomePod and said it was focusing on the HomePod mini going forward. The HomePod has still continued ...
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Samsung Battery Technology Adapted From EVs Could Boost iPhone Battery Life

Wednesday April 20, 2022 5:39 am PDT by
Samsung is planning to use a battery production technique normally used for electric vehicles to create more energy-dense smartphone batteries, in a move that could improve the battery life of future iPhone models, The Elec reports. Image via iFixit Samsung SDI, Samsung's battery and energy division, intends to use a production technique it currently uses to make fifth-generation batteries...
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Apple Readying M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips for Next-Gen MacBook Pro

Wednesday April 20, 2022 2:08 am PDT by
Apple is readying the "M2 Pro" and "M2 Max" chips for next-generation Macs, including the high-end MacBook Pro, according to recent reports. "M2 Pro" and "M2 Max" are presumed to succeed the M1 Pro and M1 Max custom silicon chips, and Apple is already believed to be testing these chips internally. Just as the M1 Pro and M1 Max are scaled-up versions of the M1 chip, the M2 Pro and M2 Max will ...
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Amazon Hints at Extended-Reality Device as Apple Readies Mixed-Reality Headset

Tuesday April 19, 2022 7:38 am PDT by
Amazon is seemingly working on an extended-reality (XR) device that could rival similar efforts from Apple, Meta, Google, and Samsung, according to several job listings. Concept render of Apple's mixed-reality headset by Ian Zelbo, based on purported leaked information According to a number of job listings spotted by protocol, Amazon has been looking to fill senior roles for computer vision...