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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Mac Pro Buyer's Guide: Comparing the Generations

Monday June 12, 2023 6:53 am PDT by
With the launch of the new Mac Pro, Apple has finally completed the transition to Apple silicon across the entire Mac lineup. Over the past decade, Apple has only released three new Mac Pros and the latest version starts at $6,999 – the highest starting price of any ‌Mac Pro‌ model to date – making it all the more important to consider if now is a good time to upgrade or even if an older model...
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Mac Studio Buyer's Guide: Comparing the Generations

Friday June 9, 2023 6:46 am PDT by
Little over a year since its introduction in 2022, Apple refreshed the Mac Studio, adding the M2 Max and ‌M2‌ Ultra chips, so should you upgrade from the first- to the second-generation model? Likewise, is it still worthwhile buying the original ‌Mac Studio‌? The new ‌Mac Studio‌'s main upgrade is its chip, moving from the M1 Max and M1 Ultra to the ‌M2‌ Max and ‌M2‌ Ultra. Compared to their...
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Mac Studio vs. Mac Pro Buyer's Guide

Thursday June 8, 2023 7:30 am PDT by
Upon the launch of the latest Mac Pro, Apple's transition to Apple silicon across its entire Mac lineup is complete. The new ‌Mac Pro‌ features the M2 Ultra chip – the same chip offered in the refreshed Mac Studio – so why should some prospective customers buy the ‌Mac Pro‌, despite its $6,999 starting price, and which performance-focused desktop Mac is best for you? The ‌Mac Studio‌ starts ...

The MacRumors Show: WWDC 2023 Recap and Vision Pro First Impressions With Andru Edwards and Kevin Nether

Wednesday June 7, 2023 12:04 pm PDT by
Andru Edwards and Kevin Nether join us on The MacRumors Show this week from the Apple Podcasts studio in Apple Park to discuss first impressions of the Vision Pro headset and the wave of other announcements the company made at WWDC this year. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos We talk through first-hand experience of what the Vision Pro headset is actually like,...
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Mac Mini vs. Mac Studio Buyer's Guide

Wednesday June 7, 2023 8:40 am PDT by
In 2023, Apple updated the Mac Studio with the M2 Max and ‌M2‌ Ultra chips, with the latter being the most powerful Apple silicon chip to date. Earlier this year, Apple refreshed the Mac mini with the ‌M2‌ and ‌M2‌ Pro chips, meaning that the ‌Mac Studio‌ faces a formidable competitor that offers "Pro" capabilities at a substantially lower price point. There are now two desktop Macs and four Apple...
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MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday June 7, 2023 3:30 am PDT by
Earlier this year, Apple announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, adding the M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips, better battery life, Wi‑Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and an HDMI 2.1 port. In 2022, Apple updated the MacBook Air with a complete redesign and the ‌M2‌ chip, followed by an all-new 15-inch model this year, so how do the two product lines compare? Despite now being similar in...
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13-Inch vs. 15-Inch M2 MacBook Air Buyer's Guide

Tuesday June 6, 2023 8:17 am PDT by
Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Air joins the 13-inch model introduced last year, offering almost all of the same hardware with a significantly larger display, yet there are still some key differences that are important to consider when purchasing one of the machines. The 13- and 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ models are almost exactly the same in terms of feature set and design, both sporting...
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First Third-Party Headbands for Apple Vision Pro Offer Leather Finishes and Multiple Color Options

Tuesday June 6, 2023 4:52 am PDT by
Apple Watch band and iPhone case maker BandWerk today unveiled a series of luxury leather headbands for Apple Vision Pro – the first third-party options of their kind for the device. The headbands come in five different color options, including gray, brown and white, cream, beige and gray, and orange and gray. They will be made of Italian leather and crafted in Germany, accompanied by a...
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Apple Reveals 'Vision Pro' Headset and visionOS

Monday June 5, 2023 11:24 am PDT by
Apple today revealed the "Vision Pro" headset, its first mixed-reality headset device, and visionOS, an all new operating system for the device. Apple describes the Vision Pro headset as "a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world." The device features an all-new operating system that features a three dimensional interface. Experiences in...
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Apple Announces watchOS 10 With Widgets, Redesigned Apps, and More

Monday June 5, 2023 11:07 am PDT by
Apple today announced watchOS 10, a major update to the operating system for the Apple Watch, introducing a new widgets view, redesigned apps, improvements to workouts, mood tracking, and more. ‌watchOS 10‌ features a new way to view information from any watch face with widgets. Simply scroll with the Digital Crown to reveal a dynamic Smart Stack of widgets below the watch face that changes...
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Apple Announces iOS 17 With 'StandBy' View, Journal App, Siri Changes, and More

Monday June 5, 2023 10:22 am PDT by
Apple today announced iOS 17, the next major operating system for the iPhone, introducing a range of new communication and sharing features. ‌iOS 17‌ features personalized contact posters with photos, Memojis, and eye-catching typography that appear during calls and in the updated address book. A new Live Voicemail feature brings live-transcription in real-time, allowing for old-school call...
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Apple Unveils M2 Ultra Chip as Most Powerful Apple Silicon Chip Yet

Monday June 5, 2023 10:13 am PDT by
Apple today unveiled the M2 Ultra chip alongside the new Mac Studio and Mac Pro, the most powerful Apple silicon chip to date. The ‌M2‌ Ultra is based on the ‌M2‌ Max chip that debuted in the refreshed 14- and 16-inch MacBook Air earlier this year. It is built using two ‌M2‌ Max chips connected via "UltraFusion," Apple's custom-built packaging technology. The ‌M2‌ Ultra chip has a 24-core CPU...
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Kuo: Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Could Launch as Late as 2024

Monday June 5, 2023 7:44 am PDT by
Apple's mixed-reality headset could launch as late as the fourth quarter of 2023 or early 2024, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple headset concept by designer Marcus Kane Kuo shared the information in a tweet earlier today, noting that the latest forecast represents a delay over the previous third quarter of 2023 prediction for mass shipments of the headset. He added that...
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Mac Gaming to Gain DirectX 12 Support via CrossOver 23

Saturday June 3, 2023 2:13 am PDT by
CrossOver will gain support for DirectX 12 starting this year to enhance the experience of playing Windows games on macOS, CodeWeavers this week announced. CrossOver allows macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS users to run Windows apps as if they were native by translating Windows APIs into their Mac equivalents. CrossOver currently only supports Microsoft's DirectX 11. DirectX 12 is the latest...
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Gurman: Apple May Announce Drop of 'Hey Siri' Trigger Phrase at WWDC

Saturday June 3, 2023 1:26 am PDT by
Apple may announce a major change to Siri that would move away from the "Hey ‌Siri‌" trigger phrase currently required to invoke the virtual assistant hands-free at next week's WWDC keynote, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In a new tweet, Gurman reiterated that the change to the ‌Siri‌ trigger phrase may be among next week's announcements. In November, Gurman reported that Apple is working ...

The MacRumors Show: WWDC 2023 Final Expectations

Friday June 2, 2023 8:02 am PDT by
Amid rumors that this year's WWDC keynote could be one of the longest ever Apple events to introduce a series of new hardware products and major software updates, on the this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss everything we're expecting to see. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos During its WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple is likely to preview a series of...
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Apple Now Seeking Generative AI Engineers for AR/VR Applications

Friday June 2, 2023 4:52 am PDT by
Apple is calling on experts with backgrounds in generative AI to work with the company's "most advanced technologies," including augmented and virtual reality, according to new job listings posted by the company. One new listing posted on Apple's jobs website, highlighted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, seeks a software engineer in Cupertino to work on machine learning models to build apps...
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New Mac Studio Likely to Be Introduced at WWDC

Friday June 2, 2023 2:43 am PDT by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has confirmed that Apple is nearing the introduction of what appears to be a refreshed Mac Studio model, indicating that it could be announced at WWDC next week. On Twitter, Gurman explained that the new Mac in question is codenamed "J475." The current ‌Mac Studio‌ is codenamed "J375," suggesting that the new machine is indeed a next-generation ‌Mac Studio‌ model....

'No Man's Sky' for Mac Now Available, 'Another Surprise' to Follow Soon

Thursday June 1, 2023 6:43 am PDT by
The action-adventure survival game "No Man's Sky" is now available for the Mac on Steam, with "another surprise" from studio Hello Games to follow in the "near future." At WWDC last year, Apple announced that No Man's Sky would be available for the iPad and Mac would by the end of 2022. Hello Games missed that deadline and the game is finally available for the Mac as of today. Hello Games...
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Polestar 2 Software Update Brings Wave of New Apple CarPlay Features

Thursday June 1, 2023 3:17 am PDT by
Swedish automaker Polestar today announced that it is releasing a software update to all existing Polestar 2 vehicles to add new Apple CarPlay features, including full-screen Apple Maps in the driver display. Polestar and its parent brand Volvo, which announced this update a couple of weeks ago, appear to be the second automaker to support display of ‌Apple Maps‌ and navigation information...