Tim Hardwick

Tim is a Senior 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.

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Apple Reportedly Agrees to TSMC Chip Price Hike After Refusing Last Week

Wednesday October 5, 2022 1:12 am PDT by
After refusing a price hike last week from its primary chip supplier, TSMC, Apple has apparently reversed course and accepted the increase in prices set to be applied next year, according to the latest report from Economic Daily News. From January 1, 2023, TSMC plans to raise the price of 8-inch chip wafers by 6 percent, while 12-inch wafers are set to increase by 3 to 5 percent. Economic...
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How to Control Your Apple Watch With Your iPhone

Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:14 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, Apple introduced a new Apple Watch Mirroring feature that lets you see and control your Apple Watch screen from your paired iPhone. Keep reading to learn how to use it. With Apple Watch Mirroring in ‌iOS 16‌, Apple utilizes its AirPlay wireless protocol to make Apple Watch more accessible. The addition of the new feature means you can use touch or assistive features like Voice...
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How to Unlock Your iPhone Using Just Your Voice

Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:13 pm PDT by
In iOS 14.6 and later, Apple includes an accessibility feature that allows you to unlock your iPhone using just your voice. Keep reading to learn how it works and how to set it up on your ‌iPhone‌. For several years now, Apple's iOS mobile operating system has included a voice control feature that enables users to control a variety of system functions on their ‌iPhone‌ using only their voice as...
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Volume Buttons Not Working on Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote? How to Fix

Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:12 pm PDT by
Sometimes the volume buttons on an Apple TV Remote or Siri Remote can become unresponsive for no obvious reason. This article outlines what you can do to get them working again. Usually when the remote that comes with Apple's set-top box stops functioning properly, it's either due to a hardware fault and the remote needs replacing, or the battery just needs recharging via the supplied...
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How to Copy and Delete Screenshots on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:11 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, Apple has added a new "Copy and Delete" option to the screenshot interface on iPhone. This article explains what it's for and how to use it. Whenever you take a screenshot on your ‌iPhone‌ and tap on the preview thumbnail that appears in the corner of the screen, iOS brings up an image editing interface that lets you easily highlight, draw on, and crop the image before saving it or...
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How to Charge Your iPhone With Clean Energy

Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:08 pm PDT by
Clean Energy Charging is a new feature in iOS 16.1 (currently still in beta) that aims to decrease the carbon footprint of the iPhone by optimizing charging times for when the grid is using cleaner energy sources. Keep reading to learn how you control it. For users in the United States, iPhones running iOS 16.1 will try to reduce your carbon footprint by selectively charging when lower...
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How to View Your Wi-Fi Network Password on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:07 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, Apple has made it possible to view the password of the Wi-Fi network you're currently connected to. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Oddly enough, before ‌iOS 16‌ was released, if an iPhone user was connected to a Wi-Fi network but couldn't remember the password they had originally used to connect to it, there was no way to view that password on their device. This situation...
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How to Sort Playlists in Apple Music

Tuesday October 4, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, Apple introduced a range of quality of life improvements that make using an iPhone a more enjoyable experience, and one of those tiny improvements is the ability to sort playlists in Apple Music. Previously in iOS, playlists in ‌Apple Music‌ were automatically sorted by the order in which the songs were originally added to the playlist, with the first songs appearing at the top and...
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iPhone Exports From India Set to Double to $2.5 Billion YoY by March 2023 [Updated]

Tuesday October 4, 2022 4:10 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone exports from India have amounted to $1 billion in the five months since April, as the country makes headway in its bid to become a major electronics manufacturing hub for Apple (via Bloomberg). According to Bloomberg's sources, shipments of India-made iPhones to Europe and the Middle East are set to reach $2.5 billion by March 2023, almost doubling the $1.3 billion worth of...
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AirPods Pro 2: How to Block Out Loud Noises With Adaptive Transparency Mode

Monday October 3, 2022 9:19 am PDT by
Unveiled with the debut of AirPods Pro 2, Adaptive Transparency is designed to allow the AirPods to block out loud sounds without blocking out all noise. This article explains how to use it. Alongside Active Noise Cancellation, first- and second-generation ‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌ feature Transparency Mode, which uses outward-facing microphones to let you hear the world around you. Apple took...
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How to Enable Keyboard Haptic Feedback on iPhone

Monday October 3, 2022 9:17 am PDT by
In iOS 16, Apple has included an option for you to turn on haptic feedback when using the onscreen virtual keyboard. This article explains how to turn it on and why it's a great alternative to relying on third-party keyboards to enable the feature. In the last few years, third-party keyboards like SwiftKey have carved a niche for themselves on iPhone because they offer customizable options...
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Apple Watch Series 8 & Ultra: How to Track Your Nightly Wrist Temperature

Monday October 3, 2022 9:04 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra models can log your temperature data while you're sleeping to give you an "insight into your overall well-being," according to Apple. This article explains what it does and how to use it. ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ and ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ have two temperature sensors. One is on the back near your skin, and the other is just under the display. Apple designed ...
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iPhone 14 Plus Showing First Delivery Estimate Delays Ahead of Friday Launch

Monday October 3, 2022 5:41 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 14 Plus, its latest 6.7-inch non-Pro iPhone, officially launches this Friday, October 7, and Apple's website is currently showing shipping delays into next week for all models and configurations. Apple's U.S. order page now gives delivery estimates between Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13 for iPhone 14 Plus models in Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight, and...
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Adaptive Transparency Feature Works for AirPods Max Users in iOS 16.1 Beta

Monday October 3, 2022 1:29 am PDT by
Last week, Apple's third iOS 16.1 beta expanded the Adaptive Transparency feature introduced with the second-generation AirPods Pro to the original AirPods Pro, and several users have now confirmed it works on AirPods Max, too. Owners of Apple's premium over-ear headphones running the latest 5A304a firmware have reported access to the new Adaptive Transparency toggle in the AirPods Max...
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Apple Stops Signing iOS 16 and iOS 16.0.1, Downgrading From iOS 16.0.2 No Longer Possible

Friday September 30, 2022 4:59 am PDT by
Following the launch of iOS 16.0.2 last Thursday, Apple has stopped signing iOS 16 and iOS 16.0.1, the two previously available versions that came out in mid-September. Since the two versions are no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to those versions of iOS after installing iOS 16.0.2. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come ...
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Anker One-Ups AirPods With Its Soundcore Liberty 4 Earbuds Featuring Heart Rate Tracking

Friday September 30, 2022 4:06 am PDT by
Anker has one-upped Apple by launching new Soundcore Liberty 4 earbuds with in-ear heart rate sensors – a feature that was rumored to be coming to the AirPods Pro 2 but ultimately never made the cut. Anker's new earbuds feature a stemmed design reminiscent of Apple's AirPods, while the right-hand earbud includes a special sensor that can monitor your heart rate continuously or just when...
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Apple's Korea Offices Raided by Antitrust Regulators Over Allegations It Charges Developers 33% Commission

Friday September 30, 2022 2:02 am PDT by
Apple's South Korean headquarters have been raided by antitrust regulators after a complaint was raised by developers that it is charging them over the standard 30% App Store commission rate. The dawn raid by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) was reported by local media on Monday and covered on Friday by the Foss Patents blog, highlighting the ongoing investigation in the country into...
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Microsoft to Kill Off SwiftKey for iOS and Delist From App Store on October 5

Thursday September 29, 2022 1:58 am PDT by
Microsoft is ending support for its SwiftKey predictive keyboard for iPhone and the app will be delisted from the App Store next week, the company confirmed on Wednesday. Responding to a request from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley for more information after a lack of updates to the app for over a year, director of product management at SwiftKey, Chris Wolfe, gave the following statement: "As of...
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How to Add Running Form Metrics to Your Apple Watch Workout Display

Wednesday September 28, 2022 9:17 am PDT by
With the debut of watchOS 9, Apple introduced new workout features that aim to take your personal fitness to the next level. For example, you can now display running form metrics to your Apple Watch display during running workouts. This article explains what the new metrics are and how you can enable them. Apple has leaned further into fitness with the release of each new version of watchOS, ...
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AirPods Pro: How to Turn On Noise Cancellation for Just One AirPod

Wednesday September 28, 2022 8:59 am PDT by
AirPods Pro and ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which is designed to adapt to the shape of your ear and block out the outside world so you can focus on what you're listening to. The feature fully realizes its design aims when both AirPods are in your ears, but there may be occasions when you only want noise cancellation in one ear and not the other. Perhaps you...