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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iOS 17

10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Month's iOS 17.4 Update

Tuesday February 27, 2024 8:18 am PST by
Apple will next month release iOS 17.4, its biggest iPhone software update of the year so far, featuring a number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while. Below, we've listed 10 new things that your ‌iPhone‌ will be able to do after you've installed the update, which is projected to arrive by March 7. When the day arrives, be sure to check Settings ➝...
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Get Siri to Read Messages to You in Another Language

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:33 am PST by
In iOS 17.4, coming in March 2024, a new feature enables Siri to read incoming messages to you in the language(s) of your choosing. Keep reading to learn how it works. Previously in iOS 17, ‌Siri‌'s interaction with Messages was limited to one option – the ability for ‌Siri‌ to automatically send your dictated messages without asking you to confirm them first. In iOS 17.4, however, ‌Siri‌ can ...
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How to View Apple ID Purchase History on iPhone

Tuesday February 27, 2024 3:40 am PST by
In today's digital age, keeping track of online transactions is more crucial than ever, especially for Apple users who frequently download apps, music, movies, and more from various Apple services. Your Apple ID purchase history is a comprehensive log of all the content you've bought using your account, not just on your iPhone, but across all your Apple devices. Knowing how to access this...
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How to Enable Stolen Device Protection on iPhone

Tuesday February 27, 2024 2:55 am PST by
In iOS 17.3, Apple introduced a new Stolen Device Protection feature to provide your iPhone with added security. This article explains what it does, why you might want to turn it on, and how to go about doing so. In 2023, reports began emerging about a new method thieves were using to steal iPhones and access users' highly sensitive data. Thieves would surreptitiously spy on their victims in ...
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How to Save Posts for Later in Threads

Tuesday February 27, 2024 2:34 am PST by
Since its debut in 2023, Meta's Threads social media platform has continued to evolve at pace as developers bake in users' most commonly requested features. In the latest update, Threads now lets you save posts. If you're familiar with bookmarking on X (Twitter) or saving posts in Instagram, the feature is very similar, and allows you to save posts and revisit them later. Here's how to save...
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iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus to Feature ProMotion Always-On Displays

Tuesday February 27, 2024 1:13 am PST by
Next year's iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus will adopt OLED displays with low-power backplane technology, bringing ProMotion to Apple's standard iPhone models for the first time. The current iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus use low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) panels, while Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models use more advanced low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) panels. LTPO panels...
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Not-So-FineWoven iPhone Case 'Browning Like a Rotten Banana'

Monday February 26, 2024 5:56 am PST by
Apple's $59 FineWoven cases for iPhone 15 took heavy flak when they were released last September for being subpar compared to the leather Apple cases they replaced. Now, The Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern has distilled customers' ire by sharing her own experience with the case after five months of use. Image credit: Joanna Stern From Stern's newsletter: There it is, everyone. My...
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Would You Let Siri Help to Write Your Messages?

Monday February 26, 2024 4:31 am PST by
As part of its generative AI push, Apple is expected to feature tight integration between Siri and the Messages app in iOS 18. We won't have a fuller idea about how that will work until Apple previews its next major software update at WWDC in June, but in the meantime, Google has just announced its own equivalent feature for Android. In an update for the beta version of Google Messages...
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Here's How Much It Costs Apple to Make a Vision Pro Headset

Monday February 26, 2024 3:38 am PST by
Starting at $3,500, Apple's Vision Pro price puts it at the top-end of the AR/VR headset market, but a significant portion of the cost is down to the device's premium "bill of materials," which is thought to come in at just over $1,500. According to Omdia's research, the components used in Vision Pro are estimated to cost Apple a total of $1,542. The most expensive component is said to be...
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10 New Features Rumored for iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus

Saturday February 24, 2024 4:00 am PST by
Apple's 2024 iPhone lineup is expected to include four models: iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. While the more premium Pro models tend to get most of the limelight, that doesn't mean the more affordable iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus won't have something new to shout about. In fact, with at least seven months to go before Apple launches its next flagship...
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iOS 17.4 to Add This 'Groundbreaking' New Messaging Feature

Friday February 23, 2024 5:05 am PST by
With iOS 17.4, set to arrive in March 2024, Apple is bringing a new cryptographic security feature to iMessage called PQ3. This "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks," according to Apple. Let's break down what that means. Apple's iMessage service already supports end-to-end encryption, but security...
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Handful of Apple Vision Pro Units Develop Identical Crack in Cover Glass

Friday February 23, 2024 4:46 am PST by
A small number of Apple Vision Pro owners have claimed that their headsets developed a hairline crack down the middle of the front cover glass, despite having never been dropped or mishandled. Photo of hairline crack in Vision Pro front glass (credit: Reddit user Inphenite) The first report was posted in the subreddit /r/VisionPro about 18 days ago, and several more have appeared in the last...
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11-Inch and 13-Inch OLED iPad Pro Displays Made by Different Suppliers

Friday February 23, 2024 3:18 am PST by
Apple is relying on different OLED display suppliers for the upcoming 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models, with Samsung exclusively producing 11-inch panels and LG making the 13-inch panels. According to The Elec, Samsung has cemented its position as the sole supplier of the initial quantity of OLED displays for the 11-inch model, or the first batch to be mass produced for the launch of the ...
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Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
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How to Master WhatsApp's Text Formatting Options

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:05 am PST by
Meta's WhatsApp chat platform offers more than just the ability to send messages. It also provides various text formatting options to help you emphasize your messages. Whether you want to make your text bold, italicize it, strikethrough, or change the font, WhatsApp has you covered. Here's a quick guide on how to use these text formatting features to enhance your chatting experience,...
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WhatsApp Gains New Text Formatting Options in Latest Update

Thursday February 22, 2024 3:49 am PST by
WhatsApp has added new text formatting options to the chat platform, enabling users to message each other everything from grocery lists to step-by-step instructions in mid-conversation. Following Wednesday's update, WhatsApp users can now use bulleted and numbered lists, block quotes, and inline code to communicate more effectively. The new formatting options join the existing bold,...
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How to Shuffle a Photo Album on iPhone Lock Screen

Thursday February 22, 2024 3:00 am PST by
When Apple released iOS 17.1, it included a new Lock Screen personalization option for iPhones. Here's how to make your Lock Screen wallpaper shuffle through photos from a specific album in your photo library. In recent versions of iOS, Apple has made it possible for users to customize the Lock Screen in ways that were simply not possible in earlier versions of its mobile software, and one...
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How to Lock iPhone Apps Behind Face ID or Your Passcode

Thursday February 22, 2024 2:32 am PST by
In the interests of enhanced privacy, some third-party iOS apps include an option to require passcode or Face ID authentication before they can be opened, even though the iPhone is already unlocked. This puts the app's contents behind an additional layer of security, but not all apps offer the same facility. Until recently, Apple did not offer a way to individually lock sensitive apps like...
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How to Change App Icons on Your iPhone's Home Screen

Thursday February 22, 2024 1:16 am PST by
Are you looking to personalize your iPhone's Home Screen beyond the standard layout? Changing app icons is a creative way to customize your device's appearance and make it uniquely yours. Whether you're aiming for a themed aesthetic or just want to refresh the look of your most-used apps, altering app icons on your iPhone is a simple yet effective way to revamp your Home Screen. In this...
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How to Hide Betting Odds in Apple Sports App

Thursday February 22, 2024 12:16 am PST by
Apple Sports, Apple's free new sports app, allows you to follow your favorite leagues, tournaments, teams using an easy-to-read scoreboard interface. Apple Sports covers MLS, NBA, NCAA basketball, NHL, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Liga MX, Ligue 1, Premier League, and Serie A. Additional leagues, including MLB, NFL, NCAAF, NWSL, and WNBA, will become available in the app over time. By default,...