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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Bespoke Apple Watch Ultra in Anodized Blue Sold by Arizona Jeweler

Friday March 31, 2023 1:18 am PDT by
Specialist jeweler De Billas Lux has caused a stir among timepiece collectors by offering a custom Apple Watch Ultra model with an anodized blue titanium case. The Digital Crown is anodized in gold, and the Action button, while retaining an International Orange outline, has also been given an anodized blue finish. Inside the custom box is a gold-plated link bracelet to boot. According to...
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iPhone 15 Pro Solid-State Button Sensitivity Can Be Customized to Cater for Cases and Gloves

Thursday March 30, 2023 11:36 pm PDT by
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users will be able to customize the sensitivity of the solid-state buttons on their device, thanks to a new sensitivity toggle in Settings. That's according to details provided by a hitherto reliable source that shared additional details on the MacRumors forums. Earlier this week, the same anonymous tipster revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models will use...
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Leaked Apple Mixed Reality Headset Parts Outline Goggle Enclosure in More Detail

Thursday March 30, 2023 3:46 am PDT by
With Apple's rumored mixed reality headset potentially being unveiled on June 5 during Tim Cook's opening WWDC keynote address, established leaker Sonny Dickson has shared clearer images on Twitter of the only leaked components we have seen for the device thus far. The high-resolution pictures provide close-ups of ribbon cables shaped in such a way as to resemble a goggles enclosure that...
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Netflix's TV Gaming Plan Allows iPhone to Be Used as Controller

Thursday March 30, 2023 3:01 am PDT by
Netflix is working to extend its nascent video game platform to TVs and part of the plan involves allowing subscribers to use their iPhone as a controller, reports Bloomberg. According to the report, app developer Steve Moser shared code he discovered hidden within Netflix's iOS mobile app that contains references to games played on TVs, including one line which reads "A game on your TV...
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Periscope Camera Lens Exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro Max Will Be Supplied by Largan

Thursday March 30, 2023 1:18 am PDT by
The periscope camera lens that will be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be solely supplied by Largan, according to the 相機鏡頭中獲利-apple-camera-lens-suppliers-face-two-risks-high-53db8da990b2">latest no by Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Rumors about the iPhone getting a periscope lens have been circulating since early 2020, when Kuo first mentioned the possibility. The analyst...
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Apple Treats K-Pop Fans to Spatial Audio Experience at New Gangnam Store, South Korea

Wednesday March 29, 2023 4:46 am PDT by
Apple is opening its fifth retail store in South Korea this Friday, and the company has enlisted K-pop girl band NewJeans to woo the country's users, reports Bloomberg. K-pop girl band NewJeans The new store will be located in the central Gangnam district of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, and in a promotional event on Wednesday, Apple set up a pop-up studio inside the new store where ...
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iPhone 15 Pro Low-Energy Chip to Allow Solid-State Buttons to Work When Device is Off or Out of Battery

Wednesday March 29, 2023 1:54 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will use a new ultra-low energy microprocessor allowing certain features like the new capacitive solid-state buttons to remain functional even when the handset is powered off or the battery has run out, according to a source that shared details on the MacRumors forums. CAD-based render of new solid-state buttons on iPhone 15 Pro models The source of this rumor is ...
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How to Pair a PS5 DualSense Edge Controller With iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV

Tuesday March 28, 2023 4:52 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3, Apple users can now connect a PS5 DualSense Edge Wireless Controller to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Keep reading to learn how it works. Since iOS 13 and tvOS 13, users have been able to connect popular console controllers to an ‌iPhone‌ or ‌Apple TV‌ to play Apple Arcade games and other iOS games,...
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Philips Hue Bridge Matter Support Update Appears to Have Been Delayed

Tuesday March 28, 2023 5:03 am PDT by
Lighting company Signify has indicated that its software update bringing Matter support to the Philips Hue Bridge will not appear in the first quarter of 2023 as originally planned. When Matter was officially launched in November 2022, Philips Hue declared itself a supporter of the new smart home standard. At the time, Signify said a software update that would bring compatibility to its...
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Twitter to Stop Unverified Accounts From Appearing in Recommended Tweets [Updated]

Tuesday March 28, 2023 3:43 am PDT by
Twitter will prevent posts from unverified accounts from appearing in its "For You" algorithmic feed starting Saturday, April 15, CEO Elon Musk announced on Tuesday. The new policy means that only posts originating from paid-for Twitter Blue accounts will be included in the platform's stream of recommended tweets. In a post announcing the impending change, Musk said the decision to no...
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Apple Announces Apple Music Classical, Now Available on the App Store

Tuesday March 28, 2023 2:51 am PDT by
Apple has announced the release of Apple Music Classical, which is now available to download in the App Store. Apple originally planned to launch a classical music app in 2022, but the app was not announced until this year. "We love music — that's really what we're all about — and classical music is foundational to music of all genres," said Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of...
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PSA: Apple Has Made Its New Home Architecture Update Available Again

Tuesday March 28, 2023 1:50 am PDT by
Apple has made the option to upgrade to new Home architecture available again with the release of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3, after it temporarily pulled the update in December. After updating Apple devices to the latest software, users can once again opt to upgrade any homes set up in the Home app to the new Home architecture, which Apple says brings faster, more reliable ...
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Tim Cook Praises Apple's 'Symbiotic Relationship' With China During Beijing Visit

Monday March 27, 2023 4:37 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has praised his company's "symbiotic relationship" with China during his first visit to the country in the last three years. Tim Cook shares a photo of his visit to Apple's Wangfujing store via Weibo In his first visit since the pandemic began in 2020, the Apple chief gave a keynote speech over the weekend at the China Development Forum, where he said he "could not be more...
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Tim Cook Pays Tribute to the Late Intel Co-Founder Gordon Moore

Monday March 27, 2023 3:52 am PDT by
Gordon Moore, co-founder and former chairman of Intel, died on Friday, March 24. He was 94. Tributes to the technology pioneer were shared on social media by Silicon Valley industry leaders over the weekend, including one from Apple CEO Tim Cook. Image credit: Intel "The world lost a giant in Gordon Moore, who was one of Silicon Valley's founding fathers and a true visionary who helped pave...
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Apple OLED Supplier Samsung to Start iPhone 15 Panel Production One Month Earlier Than Planned

Monday March 27, 2023 2:54 am PDT by
Apple OLED supplier Samsung Display will start manufacturing OLED panels for the iPhone 15 series a month earlier than planned due to production problems with one of Apple's other suppliers, according to a new report out of Korea. According to The Elec, Samsung will now begin manufacturing the OLED panels in May instead of June to compensate for the lack of planned initial orders from BOE,...
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iPhone 15 Dynamic Island to Include New Integrated Proximity Sensor

Friday March 24, 2023 12:27 am PDT by
This year, all iPhone 15 models will include Apple's Dynamic Island that unifies the pill and hole cutouts at the top of the display, but there will also be a material change to the feature that wasn't included in the iPhone 14 Pro models. According to a new tweet by Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the proximity sensor on the ‌iPhone 15‌ series will be integrated inside the ‌Dynamic Island‌ ...
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Bloomberg: Apple Considering Bid for English Premier League Streaming Rights in the UK

Thursday March 23, 2023 4:00 am PDT by
Apple is considering a bid for the rights to stream the English Premier League in the United Kingdom, among other lower league matches run by the English Football League, according to a Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the situation." From the report: The rights under consideration would allow Apple to show Premier League games in the UK, as well as lower league matches run by...
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Apple 'Tracking Employee Attendance' in Crackdown on Remote Working

Thursday March 23, 2023 3:41 am PDT by
Apple is tracking the attendance of its employees at offices using badge records in order to ensure they are coming in at least three times a week, according to Platformer's Zoë Schiffer. Since April 2022, Apple employees have been operating on a hybrid home/office work policy as part of a gradual return strategy following the pandemic, with staff required to work from the office at least...
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Aqara Releases Video Doorbell G4 With Facial Recognition and HomeKit Secure Video Support

Thursday March 23, 2023 2:38 am PDT by
Smart home accessory maker Aqara today launched its first video doorbell, the HomeKit-enabled G4 with facial recognition. The Video Doorbell G4 features a 1080p camera and is compatible with ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌, along with support for local streaming to Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart devices. It features on-device AI facial recognition, which can trigger customized automations ...
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iOS 16.4: How to Enable Voice Isolation for Cellular Phone Calls

Wednesday March 22, 2023 11:55 am PDT by
In iOS 16.4, Apple has made its Voice Isolation feature available for use during cellular calls. Keep reading to learn what Voice Isolation does and how to enable it. In iOS 15, Apple added several new features to make video conferencing with FaceTime and other video calling apps more appealing. One of these features, called Voice Isolation, makes it easier for people to hear your voice on a ...