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 Chipmaker Discusses Highly Advanced 1.4nm Chips for First Time

Thursday December 14, 2023 6:19 am PST by
TSMC has officially mentioned its work on 1.4nm fabrication technology that is likely destined to underpin future Apple silicon chips. In a slide (via SemiAnalysis's Dylan Patel) from its Future of Logic panel, TSMC disclosed the official name of its 1.4nm node for the first time, "A14." The company's 1.4nm technology is expected to follow its "N2" 2nm chips. N2 is scheduled for mass...
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Apple Rivals Unite to Promote Open Ecosystems Using EU Law

Wednesday December 13, 2023 5:19 am PST by
Google, Meta, Qualcomm, Nothing, Lenovo, Opera and several other tech companies have announced a collaborative effort to push for "open digital ecosystems" in what appears to be a pointed move against Apple (via Reuters). The group, calling itself the Coalition for Open Digital Ecosystems (CODE), seeks to encourage more open platforms and systems in Europe. Other members include Motorola,...
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TSMC Demos Next-Gen Chip Technology to Apple Ahead of 2025 Debut

Tuesday December 12, 2023 7:31 am PST by
TSMC has already demonstrated prototype 2nm chips to Apple ahead of their expected introduction in 2025, the Financial Times reports. Apple is said to be closely aligned with TSMC in the race to develop and implement 2nm chip technology, which will surpass their current 3nm chips and associated nodes in terms of transistor density, performance, and efficiency. 2nm chips are expected to be...
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Apple Music to Incentivize Artists to Make Songs Available in Spatial Audio

Monday December 11, 2023 7:55 am PST by
Apple will begin encouraging artists and record labels to adopt Spatial Audio with royalty incentives, Bloomberg reports. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg says that Apple will prioritize streams of songs mixed in Dolby Atmos technology in its streaming calculations starting next year. The change will result in higher royalty payments for artists and labels that adopt and...
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Here's What the iPad Lineup Could Look Like in 2024

Monday December 11, 2023 7:11 am PST by
With no new iPad models launched this year, Apple ostensibly has some significant changes in store for its tablet lineup and accessories in 2024. Apple's entire ‌iPad‌ lineup as of December 2023. The entry-level ‌iPad‌, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro models are all reportedly due a hardware update in 2024. Here's how the lineup of 2024 could compare to today based on rumors: 2023 202...
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Apple Preparing to Push Vision Pro Customers to Pick Up at an Apple Store

Monday December 11, 2023 4:52 am PST by
Vision Pro customers will likely be pushed to pick up the device at an Apple Store, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In October, Gurman reported that Apple was in the process of inviting retail store employees from each ‌Apple Store‌ in the United States to Cupertino, California to receive training on using and selling the Vision Pro headset. Apple apparently sent a memo to retail employees...
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Apple Confirms It Shut Down iMessage for Android App Beeper Mini

Sunday December 10, 2023 3:44 am PST by
Apple today confirmed that it took steps to shut down the functionality of Beeper Mini, an app that enabled Android users to send and receive iMessages. Apple emphasized its commitment to user privacy and security, explaining that the move was necessitated by the potential risks Beeper Mini's techniques posed, including metadata exposure and susceptibility to spam and phishing attacks....

The MacRumors Show: Is Apple One Worth It?

Friday December 8, 2023 8:49 am PST by
Following the recent Apple One price hike, on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show we take a closer look at Apple's subscription bundle and each of the services within it. Subscribe to The MacRumors Show YouTube channel for more videos Apple One is a bundle of Apple subscription services available at a lower overall price. The "Individual" plan includes iCloud+ (50GB), Apple TV+, Apple...
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USB-C Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad Could Arrive in Spring 2024

Friday December 8, 2023 6:35 am PST by
Apple's Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad could finally switch from Lightning to USB-C in the spring of 2024. The rumor, originating from Weibo user "Instant Digital," suggests that all three of Apple's Lightning-based peripherals designed for the Mac could receive an upgrade in the spring. It is unclear if the accessories will have any changes beyond the switch to USB-C. They...
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AirPods Max Announced Three Years Ago Today

Friday December 8, 2023 3:06 am PST by
Apple's AirPods Max were announced three years ago today, marking the company's first push into the high-end over-ear headphones market under its own brand name. Rumors about Apple's work on a pair of high-end headphones, at the time believed to be called the "AirPods Studio," heated up throughout 2020. They were announced abruptly via a somewhat unexpected press release on December 8, 2020 ...
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Apple Podcasts App Arriving on Tesla Vehicles Next Week

Friday December 8, 2023 2:58 am PST by
The Apple Podcasts app is set to arrive on Tesla vehicles with the company's 2023 Holiday Update that rolls out next week. Tesla Model S, 3, X, Y, and Cybertruck owners in almost 50 countries and regions will receive the app via a free, over-the-air software update. A Premium Connectivity subscription is required to stream ‌Apple Podcasts‌ over a cellular connection. Following the update,...
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Apple Executive Behind Breakthrough Hardware Technologies to Retire

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...