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: Apple's 2023 Year in Review

Friday December 29, 2023 9:28 am PST by
In the final episode of The MacRumors Show for 2023, we take a look back and evaluate Apple's year as a whole. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos The year kicked off in January with an unusual array of hardware releases consisting of the relaunch of the HomePod alongside the release of the M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max MacBook Pros, as well as the ‌M2‌ and ‌M2‌ Pro Mac mini. In...
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Vision Pro 2 Rumored to Gain Brighter and More Efficient Displays

Thursday December 28, 2023 5:11 am PST by
Apple's second-generation Vision Pro headset will feature more advanced micro-OLED displays that offer higher brightness and improved efficiency, according to market research firm Omdia (via The Elec). Apple is reportedly planning to upgrade the Vision Pro to an RGB OLEDoS display in 2027, a notable improvement over the WOLED with color filter used in the first-generation model. RGB OLEDoS...
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Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Sales Ban Paused by US Appeals Court

Wednesday December 27, 2023 8:49 am PST by
The ban on imports of Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models has today been temporarily paused, meaning that the devices can now go back on sale for a short while longer in the United States. Apple filed an emergency request to the United States Court of Appeals following President Biden's decision to decline a veto on the sales ban, allowing it to take effect earlier this week. ...
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Future HomePod Again Rumored to Add Curved LCD Display

Wednesday December 27, 2023 5:42 am PST by
Apple is continuing work on a new HomePod model that features a curved LCD display, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami." The device, codenamed B720, apparently features the same design as the current ‌HomePod‌ but with a curved, convex LCD screen at the top to display content. In October, Kosutami shared images of component parts that allegedly belong...
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AliveCor Praises Apple Watch Ban Amid Its Own Health Tech Patent Dispute With Apple

Wednesday December 27, 2023 5:11 am PST by
Health technology company AliveCor has praised the International Trade Commission (ITC)'s ban on sales of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in the United States. AliveCor, like Masimo, accuses Apple of violating its patents related to heath technology used in the Apple Watch. While Masimo's fight focuses on the Apple Watch's blood oxygen sensing capabilities, AliveCor contends ...
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Amazon Prime Video to Feature Ads From January 29, With $2.99 Fee to Avoid Them

Wednesday December 27, 2023 4:15 am PST by
Amazon Prime Video will introduce limited ads to its content starting on January 29, offering an ad-free option for an additional fee. In an email to subscribers, Amazon confirmed that movies and TV shows on Prime Video will soon feature "limited advertisements" starting on January 29, 2024. The company assured users that Prime Video will have "meaningfully fewer ads than linear TV and other ...
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Official Vision Pro Cover Accessory Emerges in New Apple Design Patent

Wednesday December 27, 2023 3:43 am PST by
An official Apple Vision Pro cover has emerged in new design patent filings from Hong Kong, revealing the first-party headset accessory for the first time. Apple was granted 70 more design patents in Hong Kong related to its Vision Pro headset on Friday, December 22. The filings, first spotted by PatentlyApple, include a never-before-seen Vision Pro accessory with a range of accompanying...
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Japan Preparing EU-Style Law to Force Apple to Allow App Sideloading and More

Wednesday December 27, 2023 3:11 am PST by
Japan is preparing antitrust legislation to force Apple to allow app sideloading and alternative payment methods for in-app purchases, Nikkei Asia reports. The plans by Japan's Fair Trade Commission focus on combating Apple and Google's dominance in app stores and payments, search, browsers, and operating systems. The regulation could encompass a wide range of changes to Apple's practices,...
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Another Apple Designer Joins Jony Ive to Work on Hardware for OpenAI

Wednesday December 27, 2023 2:45 am PST by
Apple's vice president of product design Tang Tan is set to join Sir Jony Ive's LoveFrom to design hardware products for OpenAI, Bloomberg reports. Tan will become the latest Apple designer to join LoveFrom, a design company founded by Jony Ive after he departed Apple in 2019. A total of 14 members of Ive's former design team at Apple have now left the company. Only around six designers who...
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5 iPhone Camera Features to Try Out This Holiday Season

Sunday December 24, 2023 2:00 am PST by
Over the holiday season, capturing photos and videos of the festivities with family and friends is an important activity for many. The iPhone has a suite of camera features that can significantly elevate the quality and creativity of your holiday photos and videos. It's easy to forget about many of the individual camera features the ‌iPhone‌ has to offer, and many capabilities go unused by...

The MacRumors Show: 2024 Apple Rumor Q&A

Friday December 22, 2023 9:02 am PST by
As 2023 begins to draw to a close, on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show we take your questions about Apple rumors and more. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos We answer your queries about the chances of another Apple event for Vision Pro, whether the device really has the potential to replace the Mac, and the potential "failure" of the headset. We also...
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Department of Justice and FTC Looking Into Beeper iMessage Controversy

Friday December 22, 2023 6:35 am PST by
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are intensifying their investigations into Apple's alleged anti-competitive practices following the recent blocking of the iMessage for Android app Beeper Mini, the New York Times reports. Following calls from a bipartisan group of senators for a DOJ investigation into the matter, Beeper founder Eric Migicovsky...
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Your Apple Watch Bands May Not Work With Next Year's Model

Wednesday December 20, 2023 4:49 am PST by
Next-generation Apple Watch models will feature a completely redesigned band connector, rendering them incompatible with all current bands, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami." In August, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that the upcoming "Apple Watch X" could feature a different way to attach bands to the device. Kosutami's latest tidbit now appears to...
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Early Prototype Shows Why Apple Abandoned AirPower

Tuesday December 19, 2023 7:24 am PST by
A functional AirPower prototype from early on in its development has exhibited some of the severe thermal problems, including burning or melting devices placed on the charging pad, that ultimately led Apple to abandon the project. ‌AirPower‌ was an Apple-designed charging mat designed to charge Qi-based iPhones, the Apple Watch, and ‌AirPods‌ that Apple announced in September 2017 alongside...
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Apple Declines to Appeal UK Ruling That Revives Antitrust Probe Into Browser and Cloud Gaming Restrictions

Tuesday December 19, 2023 5:48 am PST by
Apple has decided to not appeal a UK court ruling that revives a comprehensive antitrust investigation into its dominance in mobile browsers and cloud gaming, meaning it will commence in January (via Open Web Advocacy). In late November, London's Court of Appeal effectively reversed a previous verdict that had halted the probe, reinforcing the authority of the UK's Competition and Markets...
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iPhone 16 Pro Rumored to Feature 48MP Ultra Wide Camera

Monday December 18, 2023 5:04 am PST by
The iPhone 16 Pro could feature an upgraded Ultra Wide camera with a 48-megapixel sensor, according to a Weibo leaker. The rumor comes from Weibo user "Instant Digital" and suggests that 2024's ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ models will be the first to feature more than one 48-megapixel sensor, leaving the Telephoto camera as the only rear-facing lens with a 12-megapixel resolution. The Ultra Wide camera's...

The MacRumors Show: Should Apple Allow iMessage for Android?

Friday December 15, 2023 9:07 am PST by
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the recent controversy around Android apps that seek to enable iMessage functionality. Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ YouTube channel for more videos Several companies have been vying to offer solutions for Android users who wish to send and receive iMessages for some time. Most recently, "Beeper Mini" offered a way to do so with no...
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Apple Watch Ultra With 10% Larger Display and MicroLED Expected to Launch in 2026

Friday December 15, 2023 5:22 am PST by
The Apple Watch Ultra will gain a 10% percent larger display upon switching from OLED to microLED in 2026, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. The current Apple Watch Ultra has a display size of 1.93-inches, whereas the upcoming microLED model is apparently due to feature a 2.12-inch screen. The microLED panel is estimated to cost two to three times more than the equivalent OLED ...
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Apple and Corellium Reach Settlement in iOS Replication Lawsuit

Friday December 15, 2023 4:16 am PST by
Apple has reached a settlement in its multi-year copyright lawsuit against Corellium, a company known for creating virtual versions of iOS for security research purposes, Forbes reports. The lawsuit, initiated by Apple in 2019, accused Corellium of infringing upon its copyrights by replicating iOS. Corellium's technology allowed security researchers and developers to run virtual iPhones,...
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Report: Apple Focusing on OLED Rather Than Foldable iPad

Friday December 15, 2023 3:20 am PST by
Apple is focusing on bringing OLED displays to its iPad and MacBook lineups rather than offering its first foldable, Nikkei Asia reports. Apple is widely expected to bring OLED displays to the iPad Pro for the first time next year ahead of a wider expansion across the MacBook lineup. Nikkei today corroborated this information citing sources said to be to be familiar with the matter, adding...