Hartley Charlton

Hartley is a Senior Editor at MacRumors and co-host of "The MacRumors Show" podcast. He contributes to daily news coverage and writes a wide range of content for the site. Various publications and aggregators often cite his articles.

Having closely followed Apple news and rumors for almost a decade, Hartley joined the site in early 2020 as a Contributing Writer. His work at MacRumors has expanded into several areas beyond news coverage, including buyer's guides, roundups, and occasional reviews, and he introduced a successful new kind of targeted article for the site. In late 2021, Hartley helped launch The MacRumors Show and now co-hosts the popular podcast on a weekly basis.

Hartley is based in Hertfordshire, England, and is keenly interested in history and creative writing.

Hartley Charlton's Articles

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Apple Executive Behind Breakthrough Hardware Technologies Retires

Thursday December 7, 2023 6:30 am PST by
The Apple executive responsible for the company's multitouch technology, health sensors, Touch ID, and Face ID is set to retire from the company, Bloomberg reports. Steve Hotelling currently works as a vice president reporting to senior vice president of hardware technologies Johny Srouji. During his tenure, Hotelling significantly contributed to the development of some of Apple's most...
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Beeper Mini Brings iMessage to Android With No Need for Apple ID Sign-In

Tuesday December 5, 2023 9:02 am PST by
Beeper Mini, a new app that ostensibly brings iMessage to Android devices with no need for sign-in with Apple ID credentials, today launched on the Google Play Store. Beeper Mini operates by identifying text message conversations from iMessage users and converting them to the recognizable blue bubbles associated with Apple's exclusive messaging service. This enables Android users to interact ...
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Apple Podcasts Announces 'Wiser Than Me With Julia Louis-Dreyfus' as 2023 Show of the Year

Tuesday December 5, 2023 5:00 am PST by
Apple Podcasts today named "Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus" as its Show of the Year for 2023. The annual award recognizes a podcast for its exceptional quality, innovation, and influence within the podcasting industry. "Wiser Than Me" debuted in April 2023 and has since garnered acclaim for its distinctive approach featuring interviews with notable women such as Jane Fonda and Carol...
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Apple's Work on 6G Connectivity Already Expanding

Monday December 4, 2023 7:00 am PST by
Apple's work on implementing 6G cellular connectivity on its devices appears to be ramping up, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that Apple is increasingly turning its attention to 6G, even amid its widely reported difficulties developing a custom 5G cellular modem. In 2021, the first highly specific Apple job...
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UK Revives Antitrust Probe Into Apple's Browser and Cloud Gaming Restrictions

Thursday November 30, 2023 9:07 am PST by
Apple faces a renewed comprehensive investigation into its dominance in mobile browsers and cloud gaming following a ruling by London's Court of Appeal (via Bloomberg). The court's decision effectively reverses a previous verdict that had halted the probe, reinforcing the authority of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). In November 2022, the CMA launched an investigation into...
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Report: Apple Pays Less Than 30 Cents in Royalties to Arm Per Chip

Wednesday November 29, 2023 6:49 am PST by
Apple pays British chip architect Arm less than 30 cents per chip in royalties, The Information reports. Apple licenses the underlying technology used in the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod from Arm. Despite being one of its biggest and most important customers, Apple represents less than five percent of Arm's annual revenue, with the company paying the least of any of...
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Apple Music Replay 2023 Experience Now Live

Tuesday November 28, 2023 5:47 am PST by
Apple today rolled out the Apple Music Replay experience for 2023, allowing subscribers to see their top artists, songs, albums, genres, playlists, and stations of the year. Users can watch a custom Highlight Reel at the top of the Replay webpage before diving into more detailed information and expanded listening insights. The highlight reel presents a series of social media-style animated...
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Report: Work on Multiple Next-Gen Vision Pro Headsets Ongoing, Including Cheaper Model

Tuesday November 28, 2023 5:31 am PST by
Work on multiple next-generation Vision Pro headsets is ongoing, according to two new reports coming out of Asia. DigiTimes claims that there are a total of four different second-generation Vision Pro headsets in development, including a direct successor to the first-generation model and a more affordable model. The nature of the other two second-generation models is unclear. The bill of ...
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Apple Fitness+ vs. Peloton Buyer's Guide

Monday November 27, 2023 8:05 am PST by
Apple's fitness streaming service, Apple Fitness+, continues to be a strong competitor to Peloton, a well-established service that has become a significant player in the digital fitness space. Both Apple Fitness+ and Peloton offer a range of polished workout routines, delivered by enthusiastic instructors and accompanied by motivating music playlists. As both subscription services share...
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M2 vs. M3 Buyer's Guide: How Much Better Really Is M3?

Saturday November 25, 2023 11:00 am PST by
Apple's latest series of custom silicon chips designed for the Mac come just over a year after the introduction of the M2 chip in 2022, so how much better really is M3? With the introduction of the M3 series, encompassing the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, Apple once again set new benchmarks in performance, efficiency, and capabilities for the Mac. The transition from ‌M2‌ to M3 is marked by...

The MacRumors Show: Kevin Nether Talks Key iPhone 16 Features

Friday November 24, 2023 9:07 am PST by
YouTuber Kevin Nether, also known as "Kevin the Tech Ninja," joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to take a closer look at the rumors surrounding the iPhone 16 lineup for the first time. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos While the devices are still likely around ten months away, there are already a multitude of rumors about what to expect from...
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Review: Aqara's Camera E1 Offers 2K and Pan and Tilt With HomeKit Secure Video Support for $60

Friday November 24, 2023 7:24 am PST by
Aqara's Camera E1 is a new addition to the smart home camera space, offering a range of key features including 2K resolution, pan and tilt, support for HomeKit Secure Video, and more. The Camera E1 emerges as a noteworthy option in Aqara's lineup of smart home cameras, especially for those seeking a balance between functionality and affordability. Priced at $59.99, this camera positions...
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Report: Touch ID Will Not Return on iPhone 16

Wednesday November 22, 2023 5:46 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 16 lineup will not see the return of Touch ID fingerprint authentication technology, a new report claims. The information comes from an integrated circuit expert on Weibo with a track record for sharing information about Apple's plans. In a new post, they explained that most of the equipment originally used to manufacture the chips required for the iPhone's version of ‌Touch ID‌ ...
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First Alleged iPhone 16 Pro Component Leak Reveals Redesigned Battery

Monday November 20, 2023 4:43 am PST by
Images purporting to depict a new battery designed for the iPhone 16 Pro today leaked online, showing a new metal casing and a slightly larger capacity. The images come from the leaker known as "Kosutami," who has disseminated accurate information about Apple's plans in the past. If authentic, the images are the first to be shared of the iPhone 16's components. The battery is said to be...

The MacRumors Show: iOS 18's AI Features

Friday November 17, 2023 9:54 am PST by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the widely rumored array of AI features heading for iOS 18 and Apple's other major software updates in 2024. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos Supply chain checks suggest that Apple is building servers to deliver cloud-based AI in late 2024, as well as locally-processed "edge-AI." The company is reportedly...
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Apple Files Legal Challenge Against EU Law as Sideloading Requirement Looms

Friday November 17, 2023 7:09 am PST by
Apple today filed a legal challenge against the European Union's Digital Markets Act ahead of the impending requirement to enable app sideloading on its devices (via Reuters). The Digital Markets Act (DMA), which came into effect on November 1, 2022, requires "gatekeeper" companies to open up their services and platforms to other companies and developers. The DMA will have a significant...
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Report: Apple Plans to Bring OLED to Nine New Devices By 2027

Friday November 17, 2023 6:12 am PST by
Apple plans to bring OLED display technology to nine new devices by 2027, according to a new report from Korea's ETNews. Following the introduction of OLED displays on both iPad Pro models next year, Apple reportedly plans to bring the technology to the iPad mini and iPad Air in 2026. While the ‌iPad Air‌ will retain a 10.9-inch display, the ‌iPad mini‌'s screen will grow from 8.3- to 8.7-inches ...
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Apple's Black Friday Shopping Event to Offer Free Gift Cards on Select Products

Thursday November 16, 2023 7:15 am PST by
Apple today shared details about its upcoming "Apple Store Shopping Event" between Black Friday on November 24 and Cyber Monday on November 27 where customers will be able to get a gift card with the purchase of select products. From November 24 to November 27, customers will receive Apple Gift Cards with the purchase of eligible items from the ‌Apple Store‌: Mac: Up to a $200 Gift Card Mac...
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iPhone 16 Rumored to Feature New Thermal Design

Thursday November 16, 2023 5:06 am PST by
Apple plans to introduce a new thermal system on the iPhone 16 to reduce overheating, according to the leaker known as "Kosutami." In a recent post on X (formerly Twitter), Kosutami explained that Apple is working on a graphene thermal system for the ‌iPhone 16‌ lineup, while the iPhone 16 Pro models could add metal battery casings to reduce overheating. The move appears to come in response to ...
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Apple Removes OS X Lion and Mountain Lion From Online Store

Wednesday November 15, 2023 6:24 am PST by
Apple has officially ceased the sale of OS X Lion 10.7 and Mountain Lion 10.8 from its online store. The change was spotted by @ClassicII_MrMac on X, formerly Twitter. The original release of OS X Lion was available either as a digital download from the Mac App Store or via a USB thumb drive preloaded with the installer. Mountain Lion, on the other hand, was distributed exclusively as a...