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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New AirPods Max Color Options Still Coming Before Second Generation Launches

Friday May 5, 2023 3:36 am PDT by
Apple could be holding off on updating the AirPods Max's hardware until it refreshes the original model with new color options, key reports suggest. In a recent edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman discussed the future of Apple's ‌AirPods Max‌ over-ear headphones. "While it seems unlikely that a major upgrade is coming soon," Gurman said, "the company may eventually...

Apple Launches 20 New Games on Apple Arcade

Thursday May 4, 2023 6:12 am PDT by
Apple today announced that 20 new games are launching on its Apple Arcade gaming subscription service. The announcement comes alongside a new ad for the subscription service that features some of the new titles and many of the most popular games on the platform. In Apple's press release, ‌Apple Arcade‌ senior director Alex Rofman said:‌Apple Arcade‌ brings together hundreds of fun titles in one...
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Apple's Innovative Smart Home Tablet Might Just Be an iPad

Thursday May 4, 2023 2:45 am PDT by
Apple has worked on an all-new docking accessory to accompany the iPad that would allow users to transform the device into a smart home display, similar to Google's approach with the Pixel Tablet, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Earlier this year, Google announced that it will offer a charging dock for the upcoming Pixel Tablet that allows it to transform into a smart home display...
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Microsoft Planning Privacy-Focused Version of ChatGPT as Apple AI Efforts Flounder

Tuesday May 2, 2023 7:11 am PDT by
Microsoft is planning to launch a privacy-focused version of ChatGPT amid Apple's apparent lack of grip on emerging AI technologies, The Information reports. Microsoft's Azure cloud server unit plans to offer a version of ChatGPT that runs on dedicated cloud servers where the data is kept separate from that of other customers later this quarter. Data on this isolated server will not...
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Gurman: Widgets to Be 'Central Part' of watchOS 10's Interface

Sunday April 30, 2023 5:53 am PDT by
watchOS 10 will introduce an all-new system of widgets for interacting with the Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that widgets will become a "central part" of the Apple Watch's interface with ‌watchOS 10‌. He compared the new system to Glances, the widgets interface that launched on the original Apple Watch...
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All-Screen iMac Redesign Mod Adds Backlit Logo and Removes 'Chin'

Saturday April 29, 2023 11:00 pm PDT by
Technicians in China have developed a complex modification to eliminate the 24-inch iMac's "chin," achieving an all-screen design, and add a backlit Apple logo. Io Technology, a group that makes hardware and chip-related modification and repair videos, posted a video that reveals some of the engineering behind the striking ‌iMac‌ modification on Chinese video sharing website Bilibili....
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When Will Apple Launch the iPad Air 6?

Friday April 28, 2023 11:00 pm PDT by
Apple launched the sixth-generation iPad Air in March 2021, bringing a modest update to the device, including the M1 chip, so when is the seventh-generation model expected to launch? There have been few concrete rumors about the new ‌iPad Air‌ as yet, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said that an update this year with a minor "spec bump" is not out of the question. The existing model was...

The MacRumors Show: tvOS 17, HomePod, and HomeKit Wishlist – What Do We Want to See?

Friday April 28, 2023 7:18 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we talk through all of the top features and improvements we'd like to see come to tvOS 17, the HomePod, and HomeKit at WWDC later this year. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Apple is expected to unveil tvOS 17 and "audioOS" 17 at WWDC in June, offering a range of enhancements and new features. 2022's tvOS 16 was only a...
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Report Details Turmoil Behind Apple's AI Efforts, 'Siri X,' and Headset Voice Controls

Thursday April 27, 2023 6:23 am PDT by
Siri and Apple's use of AI has been severely held back by caution and organizational dysfunction, according to over three dozen former Apple employees who spoke to The Information's Wayne Ma. The extensive paywalled report explains why former Apple employees who worked in the company's AI and machine learning groups believe that a lack of ambition and organizational dysfunction have hindered ...
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Return of Beloved iPhone Feature Off the Table Until iPhone 17

Thursday April 27, 2023 4:23 am PDT by
Touch ID will not return to the iPhone via an under-display implementation until the ‌iPhone‌ 17 at the earliest, a key report suggests. In a September 2021 research note, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would launch at least one new ‌iPhone‌ model with an under-screen fingerprint scanner in the second half of 2023. According to Kuo's latest report on the matter, no new ‌iPhone‌...
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Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Now Said to Be in 'Final Sprint' and 'Delivery Stage' Ahead of WWDC

Wednesday April 26, 2023 4:54 am PDT by
Apple's mixed-reality headset is now in the "final sprint" and "supply chain delivery stage," Taiwan's Economic Daily News reports. Apple headset concept render by Marcus Kane. GIS, a subsidiary of Foxconn, is apparently included in the device's supply chain to provide lens lamination. GIS already laminates iPad displays for Apple and boasts a high yield rate. Until now, Foxconn was thought...
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Apple Reportedly Planning 32- and 42-Inch OLED Displays for 2027 Amid Switch to New Panel Technology

Saturday April 22, 2023 2:03 am PDT by
Apple will transition almost all of its iPad, MacBook, and external display models to OLED displays by 2027, according to technology research firm Omdia. Omdia's latest IT OLED display forecasts, seen by OLEDInfo, claim that worldwide OLED shipments will rise rapidly from around 9.7 million units in 2022 to over 70 million in 2028. Most of this growth will be driven by laptops, but the...
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Apple Silicon Mac Pro Reportedly Not Coming at WWDC, Mac Studio Refresh Likely Delayed Until M3

Friday April 21, 2023 9:54 am PDT by
The Apple silicon Mac Pro will not be among the new hardware announcements at WWDC 2023, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes. Speaking on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show, Gurman explained that while he still expects the new ‌Mac Pro‌ to launch this year, it is unlikely to emerge at WWDC in June. This is a significant delay over when the machine was originally expected to launch. He...
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iOS 17 Rumored to Feature Wallet and Find My Improvements, macOS 14 to Be Minor Update

Friday April 21, 2023 9:26 am PDT by
iOS 17 will feature changes and improvements to the Wallet app and Find My, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. On The MacRumors Show podcast, Gurman said that he would compare ‌iOS 17‌ to iOS 15 in so far as it will focus on updates to core system apps, rather than revolutionary changes or standout new features like iOS 14's widgets or iOS 16's Lock Screen redesign. In addition to...

The MacRumors Show: Mark Gurman Talks WWDC 2023, Apple Headset, and New Macs

Friday April 21, 2023 9:15 am PDT by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to talk through all of the latest rumors about the software updates and new hardware expected to be previewed at this year's WWDC, which starts on June 5. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Mark is known for his accurate insider knowledge about Apple's plans and he is behind many of the major ...
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Review: Aqara's Presence Sensor FP2 Is a Unique, Ultra-Accurate HomeKit Accessory

Friday April 21, 2023 6:28 am PDT by
Aqara this week released the Presence Sensor FP2 – a brand new millimeter wave sensor that goes far beyond the capabilities of more conventional motion sensors to facilitate powerful automations, with support for Apple HomeKit. The sensor uses millimeter wave radar technology to detect human presence in a room with greater precision than traditional passive infrared sensors, allowing for...
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Kuo: 15-Inch MacBook Air to Offer Two M2 Chip Options, No M2 Pro Configuration

Thursday April 20, 2023 7:39 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air model will be configurable with two variants of the M2 chip, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet shared earlier today, Kuo said that he expects the new ‌MacBook Air‌ to be available with two ‌M2‌ chip options that have different numbers of cores like the existing 13-inch model. The news comes as a revision of Kuo's previous forecast, which...
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Apple Shares 2023 Environmental Progress Report Ahead of Earth Day

Wednesday April 19, 2023 7:34 am PDT by
Apple today published its 2023 Environmental Progress Report, setting out the company's ongoing efforts to combat climate change and reduce its impact on the environment ahead of Earth Day on April 22. The report explores Apple's chemical research, recycling and device recovery operations, energy efficiency improvements and use of renewable energy, reduction of waste, support of community...
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Next-Generation 24-Inch iMac and 27-Inch 'iMac Pro': Rumor Recap

Tuesday April 18, 2023 9:12 am PDT by
Apple is working on an updated 24-inch iMac and an all-new "Pro" ‌iMac‌ ahead of an approximate launch time frame at the end of this year, according to key reports from over the past year. In mid-2022, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggested that Apple is working on at least two ‌iMac‌ models, likely using the "M3" series of chips. He said that Apple will likely launch an updated 24-inch ‌iMac‌...
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Apple Planned to Launch $49 Apple Pencil for iPhone

Sunday April 16, 2023 1:00 am PDT by
Apple intended to introduce a new, $49 Apple Pencil with iPhone compatibility last year, but scrapped the plans at the last minute, a key report has claimed. According to a post on Weibo post shared by Twitter user "DuanRui," Apple allegedly intended to release the new ‌Apple Pencil‌ at its event in September 2022 and mass produced over one million units of the accessory, only to can its...