Tim Hardwick

Tim is a Senior Editor at MacRumors and has been writing for the site since 2016. Formerly a magazine journalist, his work has appeared in over 30 newsstand print publications and online brands covering a range of topics, from the latest trends in technology to the mysteries of ancient history.

Based in the UK, Tim's current role at MacRumors involves editorial oversight and how tos, in addition to covering daily news and contributing occasional reviews. Tim can be reached at tim@macrumors.com, Telegram (@waxeditorial) or Twitter.

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Apple TV+ 'Monsterverse' Show Filming in 3D for Vision Pro Viewing

Monday June 12, 2023 9:31 am PDT by
Upcoming Apple TV+ show "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" is reportedly being shot in 3D format to make the most of the immersive cinematic experience afforded by Apple's Vision Pro headset. According to ScreenTimes' Sigmund Judge, the live-action Godzilla and Titans TV series that's based on Legendary's Monsterverse franchise has been shooting in a three-dimensional format supported by Apple's ...
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Cheaper Apple Vision Headset Likely to Launch by End of 2025

Monday June 12, 2023 4:02 am PDT by
Apple still plans to launch a more affordable version of its Vision Pro headset by the end of 2025, with the non-Pro model likely to be called "Apple Vision One," or more simply, "Apple Vision," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman reiterated his understanding that Apple is working on a cheaper version of its headset, signaling that it is...
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How to Download the macOS Sonoma Developer Beta for Free

Friday June 9, 2023 4:24 am PDT by
Apple has now released the first macOS Sonoma beta to developers, and in a first for the company, it is also giving non-developers the opportunity to download the beta on their Macs for free. Keep reading to learn how it's done. In years past when Apple has announced a major new operating system update, the first wave of betas has officially only been available to download if you are a...
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How to Downgrade From the iOS 17 Beta to iOS 16

Friday June 9, 2023 3:31 am PDT by
If you've installed iOS 17 Beta or iPadOS 17 Beta through Apple's Developer Program or Software Beta Program, you may decide you want to downgrade because of usability or stability issues. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Apple's beta versions of its major software updates can be notoriously buggy, especially the early releases. You may find apps not working properly, poor battery life,...
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Apple Still Hasn't Discussed the Vision Pro's Weight and Optional Top Head Strap

Friday June 9, 2023 2:31 am PDT by
Coming away from all the press coverage and the demonstration videos that Apple released for its Vision Pro headset, most people would be forgiven for not realizing that there is an optional additional strap for the device that goes over the head. Still from Apple's WWDC keynote video showing over-the-head strap in use The additional strap is presumably used to better disperse weight and/or...
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macOS Sonoma Tidbits: New FaceTime UI, Safari Profiles, Screen Sharing Improvements, and More

Thursday June 8, 2023 8:44 am PDT by
The first macOS Sonoma beta was released to developers and early adopters this week, and changes in the newest version of Apple's macOS operating system are still being unearthed. Below are just a handful of notable differences that may have passed you by. System Settings In macOS Ventura, Apple replaced System Preferences with System Settings to align it with iOS and iPadOS, but the way...
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WhatsApp Announces One-Way Broadcast 'Channels' for Following People and Organizations

Thursday June 8, 2023 3:00 am PDT by
WhatsApp today introduced Channels, a feed-style one-way broadcast service coming to the popular chat platform where admins can send text, photos, videos, stickers, and polls to followers. WhatsApp calls Channels "a simple, reliable, and private way to receive important updates from people and organizations," and cites hobbies, sports teams, and updates from local authorities as examples. ...
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Here's What's New in the iOS 17 Podcasts App

Thursday June 8, 2023 1:34 am PDT by
Apple in iOS 17 has revised several elements of its stock apps, including the Podcasts app. There are a few noteworthy changes to the functionality and design of the app with the update, as detailed below. The biggest change is a slick new design for the Now Playing screen, which allows the podcast's full show page art – or any episode chapter images – to take over the entire screen. ...
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How to Install the iOS 17 Developer Beta on Your iPhone for Free

Wednesday June 7, 2023 5:14 am PDT by
Apple has now released the first iOS 17 beta to developers, and in a first for the company, it is also giving non-developers the opportunity to download the beta on their iPhones for free. Keep reading to learn how it's done. In years past when Apple has announced a major new operating system update, the first wave of betas has officially only been available to download if you are a paying...
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App Store App Can Now Tell You How Long an App Will Take to Download in iOS 17

Wednesday June 7, 2023 2:25 am PDT by
In iOS 17, Apple has made a small but notable change to the App Store app so that it now tells users how long an app download will take once it's started. When the "Get" app button is tapped in an app listing and the circular download symbol appears, the time remaining for the download to complete is displayed beside it in minutes and seconds. If the installation is likely to take only a...
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iOS 17 Tidbits: Enhanced Siri Suggestions, Multiple Timers, Recipe Visual Look Up, and More

Tuesday June 6, 2023 9:29 am PDT by
With the release of the first iOS 17 beta in the hands of developers, early adopters continue to discover smaller changes in the new version of Apple's mobile operating system. Below are some of the more notable differences that have come to light since Monday's WWDC keynote. Ping Apple Watch If you have an Apple Watch paired to your iPhone, Apple has added an optional button in Control...
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2023 Apple Design Award Winners Announced During WWDC

Tuesday June 6, 2023 5:32 am PDT by
Apple has announced the apps and games that are receiving a 2023 Apple Design Award for outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement, with winners that include Afterplace, Flighty, Any Distance, and more. Apps have won in a range of categories such as Inclusivity, Delight and Fun, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and Innovation, with a full list...
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Apple's Notes App Now Lets You Create Links Between Notes

Tuesday June 6, 2023 4:07 am PDT by
Apple's stock Notes app got hardly any screen time during yesterday's WWDC keynote, but one powerful addition to the app in iOS 17 is a new ability to link notes and connect related notes together. With just a few taps, you can create links between notes, making it easy to jump from one idea to another. Long press on a space in any note, and a new "Add Link" option can be found in the pop-up ...
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iOS 17 Lets You Insert Contacts and Passwords into Any Text Field

Tuesday June 6, 2023 3:29 am PDT by
Apple is making contact and password sharing a lot easier in iOS 17 by letting users insert them into any text field they encounter in the system. When long pressing in a text box, a new "Insert" option appears in the pop-up menu. Tapping it brings up another menu with two additional new options: "Contacts" and "Passwords." Choosing Contacts takes you straight to your contacts list for...
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iPadOS 17 Drops Support for These iPads

Tuesday June 6, 2023 2:51 am PDT by
Apple on Monday previewed iPadOS 17, its latest operating system for the iPad. Available in beta now and launching in the fall, iPadOS 17 drops support for a couple of iPad models compared to iPadOS 16, according to Apple's website. iPadOS 17 drops support for the following iPads: iPad Pro (1st generation) iPad (5th generation) iPadOS 17 remains compatible with the following iPad models: ...
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Apple Now Accepting Trade-Ins of Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro

Monday June 5, 2023 12:09 pm PDT by
Apple is now allowing customers to trade-in a Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro for credit towards new Apple product purchases. As part of Apple's trade-in program, customers can trade in a Mac Studio and receive up to $1,500 of credit towards purchasing a new product. Apple is also offering up to $450 for a 13-inch M2 MacBook Air and up to $775 for a 13-inch M2 ...
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Apple Announces tvOS 17, Including FaceTime and New Control Center

Monday June 5, 2023 11:23 am PDT by
Apple today announced tvOS 17 which brings FaceTime to the Apple TV 4K for the first time, includes a new Control Center, and lets you use your iPhone to locate a misplaced Siri Remote. Control Center now displays system status, including the time and active profile, and expands with other helpful details based on a user's personal activity. Users will be able to launch the ‌Apple TV‌...
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Apple Announces New Intelligent AirPlay Features With Hotel Room Support

Monday June 5, 2023 11:10 am PDT by
Apple today at WWDC announced new AirPlay abilities coming in iOS 17, including on-device intelligence to learn your ‌AirPlay‌ preferences around the home, as well as ‌AirPlay‌ support coming to more hotel rooms. In terms of on-device intelligence, ‌AirPlay‌ can learn how and when you listen to certain content, for example by displaying a nearby AirPlay-supporting speaker to select depending which ...
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Apple Announces 'Game Mode' in macOS Sonoma for Better Mac Gaming Performance

Monday June 5, 2023 10:56 am PDT by
Apple at WWDC today announced Game Mode, a new gaming feature for Macs that's exclusive to macOS Sonoma. With Game Mode enabled in macOS 14, the Mac prioritizes CPU and GPU power for the running title, thereby improving gaming hardware performance across the board. For example, Game Mode makes gaming on Mac even more immersive by dramatically lowering audio latency with AirPods. Apple...
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Apple Announces iPadOS 17 With Custom Lock Screens and Interactive Widgets

Monday June 5, 2023 10:42 am PDT by
Apple today at WWDC announced iPadOS 17, bringing several new features to iPads, including updates to widgets and the Lock Screen that bring more parity with iPhones. For the first time, iPads will support customized Lock Screens, while Home Screen widgets will be interactive. There's also now support for Live Activities, and the Health app is now available on iPad and takes advantage of...