Tim Hardwick

Tim is an editor at MacRumors and has been writing for the site since 2016. Formerly a magazine journalist, his work has appeared in over 30 newsstand print publications and online brands covering a range of topics, from the latest trends in technology to the mysteries of ancient history.

Based in the UK, Tim's current role at MacRumors involves editorial oversight and how tos, in addition to covering daily news and contributing occasional reviews. Tim can be reached at tim@macrumors.com, Telegram (@waxeditorial) or Twitter.

Tim Hardwick's Articles

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14-inch MacBook Pro Can Fast Charge Via Thunderbolt, But Fast Charge Limited to MagSafe in 16-inch Model

Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:38 am PDT by
With the debut of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple has brought a fast charge capability to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to charge the laptop battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes. But there's a difference between models with this feature that Apple didn't really mention. While both models can be charged over Thunderbolt or MagSafe, only the 14-inch MacBook...
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Third-Gen AirPods Offer Only 5 Hours' Listening Time With Spatial Audio Enabled

Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:50 am PDT by
Apple on Monday announced third-generation AirPods, featuring an updated design, improved sound quality, and an extra hour of battery life compared to the second-generation ‌AirPods‌, which offer five hours of listening time. However, what Apple didn't make very explicit in its marketing is that to get six hours out of its latest earphones, spatial audio must be disabled. As noted in Apple's fi...
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Apple's 'Unleashed' Event Now Available on YouTube and Events Website

Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
For those who missed Apple's "Unleashed" event on Monday, the full 50-minute long keynote can be watched on both YouTube and through Apple's Events webpage. Apple also debuted several new videos during the event, which have also been uploaded to YouTube separately. Both the new MacBook Pro models and the ‌AirPods‌ 3 are available for pre-order now, and are set to...
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New macOS 'Compatibility Mode' Options Let Developers Decide How Fullscreen Apps Handle the Notch

Tuesday October 19, 2021 12:55 am PDT by
While users and developers come to terms with the fact that the last-minute notch rumor for the new MacBook Pros was true, Apple has released new Human Interface Guidelines explaining how developers can make the best use of the extended screen areas around the camera housing if they think their app would benefit from it. According to the new documentation, the fullscreen mode in macOS...
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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro With New 8K ProRes Video and Spatial Audio Editing Features

Monday October 18, 2021 11:59 am PDT by
Apple today announced updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro with new features and optimizations that take advantage of the new M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chips in the all-new MacBook Pro models. Using the latest Final Cut Pro 10.6 update and the ‌M1‌ Pro and ‌M1‌ Max, video editors can now play up to seven streams of 8K ProRes or color grade 8K HDR video at full resolution, and export ProRes video over...
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Apple Announces M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips Designed for New MacBook Pro

Monday October 18, 2021 10:17 am PDT by
Apple at its "Unleashed" event today announced the M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max processors, two custom-built successor chips to the original ‌M1‌ Apple silicon chip. The new MacBook Pros are powered by the new chips, which deliver up to 70% faster CPU performance than the ‌M1‌. The ‌M1‌ Pro features up to 10 CPU cores, with eight high-performance and two energy-efficient cores. In terms of graphics, the ‌M1‌...
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New High-End Mac Mini: Everything Rumors Say We Can Expect

Monday October 18, 2021 5:36 am PDT by
With Apple's "Unleashed" event just hours away, the focus has understandably been on the new MacBook Pro models that are expected to debut, but rumors suggest we could also see the company unveil a new Mac mini with a new design and a faster Apple silicon processor. Here's what we've heard from sources over the past year. Kicking things off, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in May said that Apple was ...
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Full-Size Function Keys Expected to Feature on New MacBook Pro Models

Monday October 18, 2021 2:14 am PDT by
Apple's new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will feature a redesigned row of function keys that replaces the Touch Bar, and each modifier key will have the same width and height as the alphanumeric keys on the rest of the keyboard, according to rumors and leaked schematics seen by MacRumors. Full-size function keys and Touch ID button on iMac Magic Keyboard It's been a hectic few days...
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Apple Patent Offers Sketch of Possible Notch Implementation in New MacBook Pros

Sunday October 17, 2021 1:49 am PDT by
Following the last-minute rumor that Apple's upcoming new MacBook Pro models could feature a notch at the top of the display, much of the online discussion has involved concerns that such a notch would encroach on the active screen area, potentially eating into the macOS menu bar. MacRumors concept render of notched MacBook Pro display However, it's worth noting that Apple has explored ways...
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Parallels 17.1 Update Improves Windows 11 Support on Intel and M1 Macs, Compatibility With macOS Monterey

Friday October 15, 2021 3:12 am PDT by
Parallels Desktop 17.1 for Mac has ">just been released, offering improved support for Windows 11 virtual machines and added stability via the default implementation of Virtual Trusted Platform Modules (vTPMs) for "all future and past Windows 11 VMs." Parallels 17.1 also fully supports macOS Monterey as a host OS and improves the user experience when running ‌macOS Monterey‌ in a VM on M1 Macs. ...
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WhatsApp's End-to-End Encrypted Chat Backups Feature Now Rolling Out

Friday October 15, 2021 1:09 am PDT by
WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backups are now rolling out for iPhone users, Facebook has announced. Until now, WhatsApp let users back up their chat history to ‌‌iCloud‌‌, but the messages and media contained in the backups weren't protected by WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption while in ‌‌Apple's cloud servers‌. Since Apple holds the encryption keys for ‌‌iCloud‌‌ Backup, a...
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How to End-to-End Encrypt Your WhatsApp Chat Backups in iCloud

Friday October 15, 2021 1:03 am PDT by
WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backups are now rolling out for iPhone users, Facebook has announced. Until now, WhatsApp let users back up their chat history to ‌‌iCloud‌‌, but the messages and media contained in the backups weren't protected by WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption while in ‌‌Apple's cloud servers‌. End-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you're...
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Apple's Proposed Phone-Scanning Child Safety Features 'Invasive, Ineffective, and Dangerous,' Say Cybersecurity Researchers in New Study

Friday October 15, 2021 12:23 am PDT by
More than a dozen prominent cybersecurity experts hit out at Apple on Thursday for relying on "dangerous technology" in its controversial plan to detect child sexual abuse images on iPhones (via The New York Times). The damning criticism came in a new 46-page study by researchers that looked at plans by Apple and the European Union to monitor people's phones for illicit material, and called...
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iOS 15: How to Set a Recovery Contact for Your Apple ID Account

Thursday October 14, 2021 11:36 am PDT by
Losing your Apple ID password can make your digital life a misery, because it can leave you locked out of the account that you use to manage your Apple devices, unable to access your iCloud data and manage your app and service subscriptions. In this scenario, Apple can't just reset your password for you, especially if your have two-factor authentication enabled. Setting up a recovery is one ...
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Apple TV+ Expected to Reach 36 Million Subscribers By 2026, Far Short of Rivals

Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:56 am PDT by
Apple's TV+ digital streaming service is expected to have a total of 36 million subscribers by the end of 2026, according to research firm Digital TV Research (via The Hollywood Reporter). According to the research, Disney's wildly successful streaming service will overtake Netflix and reach 284.2 million subscribers by 2026. Netflix by comparison is expected to hit 270.7 million subscribers ...
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How to Disable Annoying Apple TV Keyboard Notifications in iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1

Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:30 am PDT by
On the Apple TV, if you prefer not to input text using the Siri Remote you can use a nearby iPhone or iPad to type. Whenever a text field appears on the ‌Apple TV‌, a notification appears on the ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌, and after tapping the notification, you can use the on-screen keyboard on your iOS device to enter text on the ‌Apple TV‌. It used to be the case that you could disable these...
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China-Based BOE to Supply OLED Panels for iPhone 13 Models

Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:22 am PDT by
Apple has added display manufacturer BOE to its list of main suppliers of OLED panels for iPhone 13 models, according to a new report today from Nikkei Asia. The Beijing-based display maker began shipping a small number of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ in late September and is scheduled to increase those shipments soon, pending a final verification...
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Jony Ive's 'LoveFrom' Design Firm Launches Official Website

Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:51 am PDT by
LoveFrom, the design firm co-founded in 2019 by Apple's former design chief Jony Ive and fellow designer Marc Newson, this week unveiled its official website, LoveFrom.com. The site reveals for the first time LoveFrom's visual identity, which was designed by Ive and other members of the "creative collective," including English art director Peter Saville, and Chris Wilson and Antonio...
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iOS 15: How to Get Notified If You Leave Your AirPods Pro Behind

Monday October 11, 2021 9:41 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple added separation alerts to the Find My app, which let you know when you leave an AirTag or other Apple device behind. Thanks to an October 2021 firmware update, AirPods Pro now also support separation alerts. This article explains more about how they work and how you can set them up. Called "Notify When Left Behind," the ‌‌Find My‌‌ separation alerts in ‌iOS 15‌ let you know ...
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How to Find Your AirPods Pro Using the Find My Network in iOS 15

Monday October 11, 2021 9:35 am PDT by
Apple in October 2021 updated the firmware on ‌AirPods Pro‌‌ to enable the wireless earphones to take advantage of the ‌Find My‌ network and allow them to be located through connections with the Apple devices owned by other people. This article explains how to make sure your ‌AirPods Pro‌ have the latest firmware and how to find your ‌AirPods Pro‌ using the ‌Find My‌ Network. Prior to...