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.

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iPad Mini 6 Users Complain of 'Jelly Scrolling' Issue in Portrait Orientation

Monday September 27, 2021 3:34 am PDT by
Now that new iPad mini 6 owners have had a couple of days with Apple's latest redesigned tablet, some users are noticing an issue being referred to as "jelly scroll" when viewing the screen in portrait mode. The term refers to a noticeable effect when scrolling vertically through text-based content like a webpage or document, where each line of text appears to tilt down towards the left of...
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Kuo: Apple Silicon MacBook Shipments to Be Cut in First Half of 2022 Due to Component Shortages and Other Factors

Monday September 27, 2021 12:16 am PDT by
Shipments of Apple Silicon MacBooks will be cut in the first half of next year due to component shortages, a decline in working from home demand, and the introduction of a redesigned MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2022, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's latest investor note, seen by MacRumors. From the note: We forecast that the shipment of ‌Apple Silicon‌ processor-based MacBook ...
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iPhone 13 Pro: How to Shoot Macro Photography

Friday September 24, 2021 1:28 pm PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Apple introduced Macro mode, a new camera feature that's exclusive to the Pro models and brings the immensely detailed world of close-up macro photography to iPhones for the first time. Keep reading to learn how it works. With Macro mode enabled, you can take pictures or video of subjects that are as close as 2cm to your iPhone's camera lens, ...
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iPhone 13: How to Shoot Video in Cinematic Mode

Friday September 24, 2021 9:09 am PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone 13 series, Apple introduced several new camera features that take advantage of the A15 Bionic processor and advanced machine learning. One of these is called Cinematic Mode. This article explains what Cinematic Mode is and how to use it. What is Cinematic Mode? Cinematic Mode utilizes Dolby Vision HDR and a technique called "rack focus" to seamlessly shift the...
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iPhone 13 Pro: How to Shoot Macro Video

Friday September 24, 2021 8:56 am PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Apple introduced Macro mode, a new camera feature that's exclusive to the Pro models and brings the immensely detailed world of close-up macro photography to iPhones for the first time. Keep reading to learn how it works. With Macro mode enabled, you can take pictures or video of subjects that are as close as 2cm to your iPhone's camera lens, ...
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iPhone 13: How to Use Photographic Styles in the Camera App

Friday September 24, 2021 6:44 am PDT by
When Apple announced the new iPhone 13 series, it also introduced several new camera features, including Photographic Styles for photos and Cinematic mode for shooting video. In this article, we take a look at what Photographic Styles are and how to use them. Photographic Styles consist of a series of subtle filter-like adjustments that you can enable before you've taken any photos, allowing ...
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UnitedHealthcare Offering Insured Members Free Year of Apple Fitness+

Friday September 24, 2021 3:55 am PDT by
Health insurance provider UnitedHealthcare has announced that a 12-month subscription to Apple Fitness+ will be provided to its fully insured members at no extra cost. Starting November 1, members who already own an Apple Watch will be able to sign up for a yearlong Apple Fitness+ subscription for free. According to UnitedHealthcare, this covers about 3 million of its members across most...
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How to Hard Reset or Force Restart All iPhone 13 Models

Friday September 24, 2021 2:15 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 13 mini, ‌‌iPhone 13‌‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌‌iPhone 13 Pro‌‌ Max come in the same sizes as last year's iPhone 12 series, and they share the same design elements with Apple's 2020 models, such as an all-screen design and no Home button on the front. If you're upgrading from a device with a Home button, keep reading to learn how to power on and off, force a restart, enter...
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Here's the Best Way to Transfer Data From Your Old iPhone to a New iPhone 13

Friday September 24, 2021 1:19 am PDT by
If you've got a new iPhone 13 to replace your current iPhone, there are a few ways you can migrate your data across to the new device. You can restore your apps, data, and settings from your most recent iCloud backup, restore from a backup on your computer, or you can use device-to-device migration to transfer your data directly from your previous ‌iPhone‌ to your new one. There are currently known ...
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How to Move iOS 15 Safari's Address Search Bar Back to Top

Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:47 am PDT by
During the beta phase of iOS 15, Apple added a new Safari design element that moves the URL and tab interface to the bottom of the screen, a decision that was immediately controversial with iPhone users. After listening to a chorus of feedback from users who didn't like the change, Apple eventually added a toggle that sent the address bar to the top of the ‌iPhone‌ screen instead of the...
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Most iPad Mini 6 Shipping Estimates Now Extend into November

Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:27 am PDT by
Apple opened pre-orders for the iPad mini 6 right after last week's "California streaming" event, with first orders arriving this Friday, but anyone who is waiting for the reviews to come in before they order one will likely have a wait on their hands, as estimated delivery times for many variants have since slipped into November in the U.S. and select other countries. For example, for a...
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How to Turn Off Tab Bar Coloring / Tinting in Safari

Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:29 am PDT by
In iOS 15 as well as Safari 15 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, Apple introduced some Safari interface design changes that haven't been universally welcomed. Fortunately, Apple has made some of these changes optional, such as the ability to disable tab bar coloring. Tab bar coloring on (left) versus coloring off (right) in dark mode Tab bar coloring, or website tinting, happens when the ...
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Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhones in Canada

Tuesday September 21, 2021 4:08 am PDT by
Apple has begun selling iPhones on its Certified Refurbished online store in Canada, offering residents in the country a more affordable way to purchase iPhones from Apple online. Apple has been selling different refurbished iPhone models in the United States online since 2016. While Apple has long offered iPads and Macs in its Canadian refurbished store, this is the first time customers in...
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Forgot to Pre-Order Your iPhone 13 or 13 Pro? Apple Store Pickup Remains an Option for Launch Day

Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:34 am PDT by
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders began last Friday at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and soon after, shipping estimates for select models began slipping to late September or early October for some models. If you weren't prepared to get up at an early hour or you haven't got round to pre-ordering for another reason, there's still a chance to get an ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌, or...
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iOS 15: How to Use Tab Groups in Safari

Friday September 17, 2021 5:41 pm PDT by
Tab Groups are a new Safari feature introduced in iOS 15 that aim to make organizing and preserving your open browser tabs more manageable without having to have those tabs active. Tab Groups are a way to easily save and manage related tabs, such as those used when planning trips or shopping, or groups can be used to store the tabs you visit daily. If you're planning a trip, for example,...
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Apple Seemingly Adds Russia to List of Countries Where iCloud Private Relay Won't Be Available

Friday September 17, 2021 3:43 am PDT by
Alongside iOS 15, Apple introduced an iCloud+ service that adds new features to its paid ‌‌iCloud‌‌ plans. One of these features is ‌‌iCloud‌‌ Private Relay, which is designed to encrypt all of the traffic leaving your device so no one can intercept it or read it. According to Apple, "regulatory reasons" prevent the company from launching Private Relay in China, Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, ...
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iPhone 13 Batteries Positively Excel at Video Streaming Compared to iPhone 12

Friday September 17, 2021 2:34 am PDT by
Apple has made much of its iPhone 13 battery life improvements, noting for example that the 13 Pro Max offers the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. However, when you look at Apple's own battery comparisons versus the iPhone 12 lineup, it's the streaming video performance that the company has eked out of its new smartphones that really stands out. iPhone 12 mini: 10 hours iPhone 12: 11...
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Apple Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Pre-Orders

Thursday September 16, 2021 9:48 pm PDT by
Apple's online store is down ahead of iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max pre-orders, which are set to begin at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States. "You're... early," reads the Apple Store message when attempting to visit the U.S. website. "Pre-order begins at 5:00 a.m. PDT. Enjoy the extra sleep." Apple used to do new device pre-orders at 12:01 a.m....
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When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max in Every Time Zone

Thursday September 16, 2021 11:22 am PDT by
Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max will kick off on September 17 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase any iPhone model in Apple's 2021 ‌iPhone‌ lineup. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the ...
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PSA: Apple's iPhone 13 Pre-Order Setup Process Is Sending 'Expired Pre-Order' Messages to Some Users, But It's Likely Just a Glitch [Update: Fixed]

Thursday September 16, 2021 3:56 am PDT by
Update: As of 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time, the "Expired Pre-Order" issue appears to have been fixed for many Apple customers. Some Apple customers who went through the pre-approval steps to purchase a new iPhone 13 on Apple's website or Apple Store app are seeing the message "Your iPhone pre-order has expired" when subsequently checking their order status page. Apple customers can use the...