Hartley Charlton

Hartley is an Editor at MacRumors and co-host of The MacRumors Show podcast. He has covered Apple news and rumors since early 2020 and writes a wide range of content for the site, including buyer’s guides, roundups, reviews, and off-cycle articles, as well as daily news coverage. His work is often cited by various tech publications and news sites.

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

Hartley Charlton's Articles

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Titanium Apple Watch 'Pro' Could Signal the End of Apple Watch Edition

Monday July 25, 2022 8:30 am PDT by
The larger Apple Watch Series 8 model expected to arrive later this year is rumored to feature a titanium casing, raising questions about the future of the Apple Watch Edition. Yesterday, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that the new, larger Apple Watch model scheduled to launch this year will feature a casing made of "a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged." Apple ...
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'LeBest X14 Pro Max' Imitates iPhone Design Features

Monday July 25, 2022 5:11 am PDT by
The X14 Pro Max was today unveiled by Chinese low-cost smartphone brand LeBest, a phone that overtly imitates multiple iPhone design features. Android brands and other smartphone makers often come under fire for allegedly copying Apple. Priced at just $150, the LeBest X14 Pro Max is the latest device that looks to capitalize on the success of the ‌iPhone‌ by emulating many of its design...
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Apple Reportedly Scaling Up iPhone 14 Orders While Android Brands Struggle

Monday July 25, 2022 3:26 am PDT by
Apple has scaled up its orders for iPhone 14 components, in contrast to faltering Android devices, DigiTimes reports. Ahead of the launch of the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup in September, Apple has reportedly increased its component orders from suppliers. This comes in stark contrast to a range of Android brands, which continue to face sluggish sales, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiTim...
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Apple Finally Planning to Slash iPad Pro Weight in 2024

Monday July 25, 2022 2:17 am PDT by
Apple is reportedly planning to significantly reduce the iPad Pro's weight in 2024 as part of a major update, according to recent reports. According to ET News, Apple is focused on making 2024's 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models lighter. Reducing the weight of the display is said to be key to this, with Apple switching to a dry etching process partly to lose weight. Since the new...
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Gurman: Apple Watch 'Pro' to Offer First True Redesign Since Series 4, but No Flat Sides

Sunday July 24, 2022 6:13 am PDT by
The upcoming high-end variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the device's first redesign in years and a new titanium casing, but will not feature the long-rumored squared-off look, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that this year's high-end Apple Watch model will be "a good bit bigger" than the current Apple Watch...
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AirPods Pro Now 1,000 Days Old: What to Expect From Next Model

Sunday July 24, 2022 1:00 am PDT by
The AirPods Pro launched 1,000 days ago today and are the oldest current-generation Apple device still on sale. Apple announced the ‌AirPods Pro‌ on Monday, October 28, 2019. The earbuds went on sale immediately and orders started arriving to customers on Thursday, October 31. Apple went on to release the AirPods Max in December 2020 and the third-generation AirPods in October 2021. After...
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M2 MacBook Air is First Apple Silicon Mac With Built-in Accelerometer

Friday July 22, 2022 2:44 am PDT by
The new MacBook Air is the first Apple silicon Mac to feature a built-in accelerometer, recent teardowns have discovered. The M2 ‌MacBook Air‌'s logic board, with the accelerometer highlighted (via iFixit). During its first teardown of the new ‌MacBook Air‌, repair site iFixit discovered that the device contains an accelerometer – making it the first Apple silicon Mac to contain such a...
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The MacRumors Show: Jonathan Morrison Talks Spatial Audio

Thursday July 21, 2022 10:47 am PDT by
Jonathan Morrison joins us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to take a deep dive into Spatial Audio and Apple's audio technologies. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Jonathan is a leading tech YouTuber and has moved into professional music production in recent years. He has a wealth of knowledge about audio technology and first-hand experience mixing tracks for...
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AirPods Repairability Project Adds USB-C Port and 3D-Printed Casing

Wednesday July 20, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Engineering and robotics student Ken Pillonel has sought to address some of AirPods' repairability issues with a 3D-printed replacement casing and switching the Lightning charging port for a USB-C port. In his latest video, Pillonel highlighted that AirPods are not designed to be serviced or repaired since no hardware components can be accessed without damage to the device, effectively...
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M2 Pro and M2 Max Could Offer Massive Performance Leap Over M2

Wednesday July 20, 2022 2:20 am PDT by
Apple's "M2 Pro" and "‌M2‌ Max" chips may deliver even bigger performance improvements over the standard ‌M2‌ chip than previously expected, according to recent reports. Following the way that the M1 Pro and M1 Max are built on the M1 chip, the ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max could feature the same number of CPU cores as their predecessors, but add GPU cores and benefit from overall speed and efficiency...
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Review: Meross's Smart Oil Diffuser Adds a Scent to Your Home With HomeKit Support

Monday July 18, 2022 6:45 am PDT by
Meross's smart essential oil diffuser seeks to allow you to add a pleasant aroma to the air using any essential oil of your choice and increase a room's humidity to counteract dry air, with HomeKit support for control and automations. Meross offers a wide range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices, including garage door openers, lighting, power strips, air purifiers, and more. Compared...
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M2 'Extreme' Chip Headed to New Mac Pro for Blazing Fast Performance

Monday July 18, 2022 2:21 am PDT by
Apple is working on a new Mac Pro with an M2 "Extreme" chip, according to a recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The ‌Mac Pro‌ is one of the last Intel-based Mac models still on sale, and a version with Apple silicon has been now anticipated for over two years. At its "Peek Performance" event earlier this year, Apple even teased the launch of the Apple silicon ‌Mac Pro‌, saying "that's...
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Review: Meross's Smart Air Purifier Offers HomeKit Support at an Affordable Price

Friday July 15, 2022 8:24 am PDT by
Meross's smart air purifier provides a way to filter out dust and pollutants from the air to improve air quality at an affordable price, with full support for Apple HomeKit and the Home app. Meross makes a wide range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices for regions around the world, including garage door openers, smart lighting, smart power strips, and more. Compared to its direct...
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The MacRumors Show: M2 MacBook Air First Impressions ft. iJustine

Friday July 15, 2022 7:16 am PDT by
Justine Ezarik, also known as iJustine, joins us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to discuss the all-new MacBook Air with the M2 chip. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Justine is one of the most influential tech YouTubers and has had a chance to test out the ‌M2‌ ‌MacBook Air‌ for almost a week. In this episode, we talk through the ‌M2‌ ‌MacBook Air‌'s most important...
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Apple Music Sessions Debut With Exclusive Live Audio and Video Releases

Friday July 15, 2022 6:15 am PDT by
Apple today announced Apple Music Sessions, an exclusive new line of live releases and covers in Spatial Audio. The sessions, recorded in ‌Apple Music‌ studios around the world, give artists the opportunity to reimagine and recreate hits from their back catalog of music, as well as creative covers of classic songs. The sessions are also recorded to provide a companion live music video on Apple ...
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Only One Apple Watch Series 8 Model Rumored to Get Larger Battery

Friday July 15, 2022 2:31 am PDT by
Apple plans to release an Apple Watch Series 8 model with a larger battery this year, according to a recent report. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes that Apple is working on an "extreme sports" version of the Apple Watch that offers a larger display that is almost two-inches in size, improved impact resistance, and a larger battery. Gurman said that the larger battery could enable longer...
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Review: Aqara's Curtain Driver E1 Provides an Easy Way to Retrofit Curtains With HomeKit

Thursday July 14, 2022 7:38 am PDT by
Aqara this week launched the Curtain Driver E1, providing a solution to retrofit traditional curtains with automated motors and HomeKit functionality. The Curtain Driver E1 hooks onto curtain rods and uses a motor to push curtains open or pull them closed, also offering Zigbee 3.0 and a 6,000mAh battery that can deliver 12-month battery life. Like Apple's Home app, the Curtain Driver E1 will ...
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Fake iPhone 14 Cases Already Available in China

Thursday July 14, 2022 6:18 am PDT by
Counterfeit cases for the entire iPhone 14 lineup, seeking to imitate official Apple accessories, are already available in China. The cases, shared on Twitter by Majin Bu, are intended to look like official Apple silicone cases for all four of the expected ‌iPhone 14‌ models, including the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ and iPhone 14 Pro, and the 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ Max and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max. Genuine Apple ...
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Apple Reportedly Expects iPhone 14 to Sell Better Than iPhone 13

Thursday July 14, 2022 4:42 am PDT by
Amid continued healthy sales for the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple's iPhone 14 models are forecasted to sell even better, Sina Finance reports. The report claims that Apple has begun trial production of the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup and plans to begin mass production in August ahead of launch in September. Apple is said to have informed suppliers than the initial sales of the ‌iPhone 14‌ will be higher than...
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Apple Mixed-Reality Headset on Schedule for Early 2023, Lighter Second-Gen Version With Call Capabilities Coming in 2024

Thursday July 14, 2022 3:30 am PDT by
Apple's rumored mixed-reality headset is on schedule to launch in early 2023, but a second-generation model with substantial upgrades is already in development for 2024, ETNews reports. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo Suppliers are reportedly preparing to kick off mass production for Apple's headset in the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the product's...