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


The MacRumors Show: WWDC Announced and the Latest iOS 18 Rumors

Friday March 29, 2024 8:40 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss all of the rumors surrounding WWDC 2024 and iOS 18. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos Earlier this week, Apple announced that its 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place between June 10 and June 14. The event is almost certain to see the introduction of ‌iOS 18‌ and all of Apple's other...
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M3 Max Chip Has Hidden Change That Could Affect Future 'M3 Ultra' Chip

Thursday March 28, 2024 7:09 am PDT by
Apple's M3 Ultra chip may be designed as its own, standalone chip, rather than be made up of two M3 Max dies, according to a plausible new theory. The theory comes from Max Tech's Vadim Yuryev, who outlined his thinking in a post on X earlier today. Citing a post from @techanalye1 which suggests the M3 Max chip no longer features the UltraFusion interconnect, Yuryev postulated that the...
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iOS 17.4 Seemingly Brings Qi2 Wireless Charging Support to iPhone 12

Thursday March 28, 2024 5:34 am PDT by
iOS 17.4 brings support for 15W wireless charging with Qi2 to the iPhone 12, according to Macworld. Qi2 is a next-generation wireless charging technology designed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and based on MagSafe. ‌MagSafe‌ was first introduced on the ‌iPhone‌ 12 and offers speeds of up to 15W. Third-party wireless chargers without ‌MagSafe‌ certification have been limited to maximum...
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Here's What Apple Retail's New Machine to Update iPhones in the Box Looks Like

Wednesday March 27, 2024 7:46 am PDT by
Apple retail stores are now receiving information about the company's new system for wirelessly updating iPhone software prior to sale, iGen reports. Last week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that the new proprietary system, called "Presto," will begin operation across the U.S. in April. Gurman first reported on the wireless system in October, describing it as a "proprietary pad-like...
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Canva Acquires Serif's Affinity Apps

Tuesday March 26, 2024 7:11 am PDT by
Canva has acquired Serif's Affinity suite of creative apps, marking a significant stride in its competition against Adobe with a deal valued at several hundred million dollars (via Bloomberg). Canva is an Australian online design company valued at $26 billion. Its platform offers user-friendly design tools aimed at non-professionals and has a user base of over 175 million people worldwide....
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'Critical' Chinese Apps Coming to Apple Vision Pro

Tuesday March 26, 2024 6:45 am PDT by
Chinese tech giant Tencent has agreed to make some of its most important apps available on Apple's Vision Pro headset ahead of its launch in the country later this year, The Information reports. Tencent is one of the biggest multimedia companies in the world and its apps and services are ubiquitous in China. It owns Weibo, WeChat, QQ, WeBank, Tencent Pictures, and games such as Honor of...
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New iPad Pro Again Rumored to Feature Landscape Front-Facing Camera

Monday March 25, 2024 5:43 am PDT by
The next-generation iPad Pro will feature a landscape-oriented front-facing camera for the first time, according to the Apple leaker known as "Instant Digital." Instant Digital reiterated the design change earlier today on Weibo with a simple accompanying 2D image. The post reveals that the entire TrueDepth camera array will move to the right side of the device, while the microphone will...
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Apple Vision Pro to Launch in China Later This Year

Sunday March 24, 2024 4:46 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today confirmed that the Vision Pro headset will go on sale in China later this year (via Reuters). Responding to a question from the press at the China Development Forum in Beijing, Cook confirmed that Apple's first spatial computer will launch in the country in 2024. He added that Apple will continue to increase research and development investment in China. Earlier this...

The MacRumors Show: Apple's Four Upcoming AirPods Models

Friday March 22, 2024 9:03 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's rumored plan to refresh the entire AirPods lineup with a series of new models. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos The fourth-generation AirPods will reportedly feature a new design with a better fit, improved sound quality, and an updated charging case with a USB-C port. For the first time ever,...
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New iPad Pro Rumored to Have Matte Screen Option Like Studio Display's Nano-Texture Glass

Wednesday March 20, 2024 6:21 am PDT by
Apple's next-generation iPad Pro models will be offered with a matte display option for the first time, according to the Weibo leaker known as "Instant Digital." The Weibo user explained that the ‌iPad Pro‌'s new matte display option will be offered in addition to the standard, glossy glass finish. It apparently features -4° to +29° of haze and may tout some kind of blue-light blocking...
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New iPad Air Now Shipping From China Ahead of Announcement

Tuesday March 19, 2024 6:30 am PDT by
The next-generation iPad Air is now reportedly shipping to the United States and other countries in preparation for launch. The rumor comes from the leaker known as "Instant Digital," who claims that manufacturers in China are now shipping the 2024 iPad Air in two sizes to overseas locations. "Everything is ready" for launch, the Weibo user says. The sixth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ is rumored...
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Apple Publishes Details About New 'MM1' AI Model

Monday March 18, 2024 7:46 am PDT by
Apple researchers have developed a new method for training large language models (LLMs) that seamlessly integrates both text and visual information. The company's findings, detailed in a research paper titled "MM1: Methods, Analysis & Insights from Multimodal LLM Pre-training," showcase a new approach to creating more intelligent and flexible AI systems. By utilizing a diverse dataset...
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iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 16: 30+ Upgrades to Expect

Saturday March 16, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
After over a year of reports, there are now more than a dozen specific rumors about the features and improvements set to be offered by the two non-Pro iPhone 16 models later in 2024. While the upgrades that the ‌iPhone 16‌ offers over the iPhone 15 will likely be at the center of Apple's marketing strategy later this year, many users are on two-year upgrade cycles, so the features introduced...

The MacRumors Show: Will the New iPad Air Be a Big Enough Upgrade?

Friday March 15, 2024 9:08 am PDT by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's upcoming iPad Air models, which are expected to be announced in just a matter of weeks. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos The sixth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ is rumored to feature the M2 chip, a redesigned rear camera, and specification upgrades like Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E. Most significantly, the...
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Apple Vision Pro's Name May Still Face Trademark Issues in China

Thursday March 14, 2024 5:57 am PDT by
The Apple's Vision Pro headset may still face trademark issues with Huawei when the company launches it in China. As highlighted by the South China Morning Post, Chinese tech giant Huawei registered the "Vision Pro" name in the country in 2021. This registration encompasses a wide array of goods and services, including virtual reality headsets and wearable video displays, effectively...
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Report: Most Subscription-Based Apps Do Not Make Money

Wednesday March 13, 2024 8:33 am PDT by
Most mobile apps with subscriptions do not make money, a new in-depth analysis finds. The "State of Subscription Apps" report comes from RevenueCat (via TechCrunch), a prominent mobile subscription toolkit provider. With nearly 30,000 apps utilizing its platform for monetization management, RevenueCat is able to provide a reliable overview of the subscription app landscape thanks to its...
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Apple Begins Assembling iPhone 15 in Brazil

Wednesday March 13, 2024 6:37 am PDT by
Apple has started assembling the iPhone 15 model in Brazil, shifting in its global manufacturing approach to mitigate high import taxes and diversify its supply chain. As reported by MacMagazine (via 9to5Mac), the assembly process is being carried out at the Foxconn facility in São Paulo and seeks to reduce the high import fees levied on electronics in Brazil, which significantly inflate...
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iPhone SE 4 Expected to Depreciate Heavily

Tuesday March 12, 2024 9:04 am PDT by
Resale value trends suggest the iPhone SE 4 may not hold its value as well as Apple's flagship models, according to SellCell. According to the report, Apple's ‌iPhone SE‌ models have historically depreciated much more rapidly than the company's more premium offerings. The third-generation ‌iPhone SE‌, which launched in March 2022, experienced a significant drop in resale value, losing 42.6%...
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Apple Reportedly Testing AI-Powered Ad Technology

Tuesday March 12, 2024 6:58 am PDT by
Apple has begun testing a new AI-powered tool with a small group of advertisers that automatically decides where to place ads on the App Store, Business Insider reports. Citing two individuals familiar with the matter, Business Insider claims that the AI-powered tool mirrors the functionalities of Google's Performance Max and Meta's Advantage+, which allow advertisers to specify their...
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All-New 'TikTok Photos' App Spotted, Likely to Be Instagram Rival

Tuesday March 12, 2024 6:50 am PDT by
TikTok appears to be planning to expand into photo sharing via the launch of a new "TikTok Photos" app, according to TheSpAndroid blog. A large number of references to the app were discovered in the latest version of TikTok, revealing some of its functionality, integrations, and even its app icon. Among these, phrases like "Open TikTok Photos," "Get TikTok Photos," and "Share this post to...