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 Pencil Pro Newsroom

Apple Pencil Pro: Tips for Using Apple's 2024 iPad Stylus

Friday May 24, 2024 7:04 am PDT by
Apple's latest Apple Pencil Pro is the first major revision to the ?Apple Pencil? lineup since the 2018 launch of the ?Apple Pencil? 2. Alongside staple Apple Pencil features like low latency, tilt sensitivity, and pressure sensitivity, Apple Pencil Pro additionally includes a new squeeze gesture, gyroscope, haptic feedback, Find My support, and more. Keep reading to learn how to...
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Check the Manufacture Date of Your iPad

Friday May 24, 2024 3:02 am PDT by
Apple iPads released in 2024 include new battery health features, including the ability to check the month that your device was manufactured and when it was first used. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Knowing the manufacture date of your iPad can be useful for several reasons. For one, it helps you determine the age of your device, which is essential for assessing its value, especially...
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Apple Sheds More Light on iOS 17.5 Bug That Resurfaced Deleted Photos

Friday May 24, 2024 2:36 am PDT by
Last week, some iPhone users reported that Apple's iOS 17.5 update had introduced a bug that caused old photos that were deleted to reappear in the Photos app. Apple quickly released an iOS 17.5.1 update to fix the issue, but for many users, its explanation of "database corruption" in the release notes was all too brief, and did little to allay concerns about the privacy of their data. Apple ...
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5 Reasons to Use OpenAI's ChatGPT App for Mac

Thursday May 23, 2024 6:07 am PDT by
On May 13, OpenAI during its Spring Update announced that it would be releasing a desktop ChatGPT app for the Mac in the "coming weeks," and said that ahead of a wider launch it had started rolling out the app to some ChatGPT Plus subscribers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. After testing the app for a few days, we thought it was worth sharing some reasons why...
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Microsoft Outage Hits Bing, Copilot, DuckDuckGo, and ChatGPT Search

Thursday May 23, 2024 4:04 am PDT by
A significant Microsoft outage has affected several key services, including Bing.com, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT internet search, and DuckDuckGo. The disruption began around 3.00 a.m. Eastern Time, primarily impacting users in Asia and Europe. User reports and MacRumors' tests indicate that attempts to access Bing.com result in either a blank page or a 429 HTTP...
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X Confirms Plan to Make 'Likes' Private, Remove Likes Tab From Profiles

Thursday May 23, 2024 2:02 am PDT by
Social media platform X (formerly Twitter) will soon stop showing public "likes" on users' profile pages, the company has said. The plan was confirmed on Wedndesday by X engineers, after MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris uncovered a flag in X's iOS app revealing the coming change. Perris found that turning off the flag completely removes the "Likes" tab from all user profiles. His discovery ...
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Best M4 iPad Pro Cases Currently Available

Wednesday May 22, 2024 6:45 am PDT by
Apple launched its new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models on May 15, and there's still a notable lack of cases available for the device. For new owners wanting to protect their pricey investment from scuffs or an accidental drop, we've shortlisted a handful of options. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive ...
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Speed Up Text Editing With iPhone's Hidden Trackpad

Wednesday May 22, 2024 5:52 am PDT by
Navigating and editing text on your iPhone can sometimes feel cumbersome, especially when trying to precisely place the cursor. Fortunately, Apple has integrated a hidden feature in the virtual keyboard that can make this task much easier. Here's how to unlock and utilize this powerful tool to streamline your text editing. The next time you are writing something a little more lengthy and...
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Little Snitch 6 Released for macOS Sonoma With DNS Encryption, Integrated Blocklists, New Traffic Chart, and More

Wednesday May 22, 2024 3:31 am PDT by
Austrian developer Objective Development has announced Little Snitch 6, the latest evolution of its popular firewall and network monitoring utility on the Mac. Whenever an app attempts to connect to a server on the internet, Little Snitch shows a connection alert, allowing you to decide whether to allow or deny the connection. The key new features include DNS encryption, easier access to...
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How Much Will iPhone SE 4 Cost?

Wednesday May 22, 2024 1:05 am PDT by
The current third-generation iPhone SE is Apple's most affordable smartphone, starting at $429. So how much will the next-generation iPhone SE cost? Apple is expected to release a redesigned iPhone SE in the spring of 2025 that will remain the "cheaper" option in Apple's iPhone lineup. The design is said to be similar to the standard iPhone 14, which means Touch ID and the Home button will...
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5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

Tuesday May 21, 2024 7:29 am PDT by
Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally. If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming...
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Apple Challenges $2 Billion EU Antitrust Fine Over Spotify Complaint

Tuesday May 21, 2024 4:48 am PDT by
Apple is challenging a $1.95 billion fine imposed by the European Commission for thwarting fair competition from music-streaming rivals, including Spotify (via Bloomberg). The Commission fined Apple in March, saying that the company abused its dominant position in the market by forbidding music streaming apps to tell users about cheaper subscription prices outside the app. The EU...
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iPhone 16 Pro Max to Feature New 48MP Wide and Ultra Wide Cameras

Tuesday May 21, 2024 3:36 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 16 Pro Max will boast a bigger main camera sensor while both iPhone 16 Pro models will feature a 48-megapixel Ultra Wide camera for the first time, claims a rumor coming out of Asia. According to Weibo user OvO Baby Sauce OvO, the main camera of the iPhone 16 Pro Max will be based on an advanced custom 48-megapixel Sony IMX903 sensor. In contrast, the iPhone 16 Pro will use...
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Update to iOS 17.5.1 Now to Fix This Concerning Photos Bug

Tuesday May 21, 2024 2:09 am PDT by
iPhone users should upgrade to iOS 17.5.1 immediately to avoid a potentially embarrassing bug that causes old photos that have been deleted – in some cases years ago – to reappear in the device's photo library. Prior to the release of iOS 17.5.1 late Monday, several iPhone and iPad users reported seeing their old, deleted photos resurface after installing Apple's iOS 17.5 update. Images...
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iPhone 16 Pro Models Expected to Come in These Colors

Monday May 20, 2024 10:30 am PDT by
Apple will unveil its new iPhone 16 lineup in a range of new colors later this year in the fall. Here are all the rumored colors so far for the two premium models: The ?iPhone 16 Pro? and the larger ?iPhone 16? Pro Max. Apple typically chooses four, cooler-toned colors for its iPhone Pro models. For last year's iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, for example, Apple introduced a...
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iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus Expected to Come in These Colors

Monday May 20, 2024 8:30 am PDT by
Apple will unveil its new iPhone 16 lineup in a range of new colors later this year in the fall. Here are all the rumored colors so far for the two non-Pro models: The standard iPhone 16 and the larger iPhone 16 Plus. In the last few years, ?iPhone? lineups have launched with five color options. For example, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are available in black, blue, green, yellow,...
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Apple Responds to Huawei Threat by Slashing iPhone 15 Prices in China

Monday May 20, 2024 4:46 am PDT by
Apple has launched another round of steep discounts on iPhone 15 models in mainland China, in a bid to boost sales in its biggest smartphone market and counter a strong showing by Huawei. The discounts run from May 20 to May 28 and are steeper than the price cuts that Apple introduced in February. For example, on its official store on Alibaba Group's Tmall site, Apple is offering...
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iPhone SE 4 With Face ID Said to Be Priced Below $500

Monday May 20, 2024 3:43 am PDT by
Apple is targeting a sub-$500 starting price for its upcoming fourth-generation iPhone SE model despite a raft of rumored upgrades coming to the more affordable device. According to leaker Revegnus on X, the U.S. launch price of the fourth-generation iPhone SE will either remain at the same $429 starting price as the current model, or will see an increase of around 10%. Either way, Apple's...
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Apple Promotion Boosts iPhone Trade-In Values for a Limited Time

Monday May 20, 2024 2:34 am PDT by
Apple today launched a limited-time promotion that increases the trade-in values for select iPhone models in the United States when customers buy a new iPhone. The promotion lasts from today until June 3, and means anyone trading in their existing iPhone 11 or newer will get more money knocked off the price of a new iPhone. As you can see from some of the new trade-in values below, the...
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Turn a Video into a GIF on iPhone and iPad

Saturday May 18, 2024 1:45 am PDT by
Animated GIFs have become a staple of the internet. Invented in 1987, the looping, soundless video clips can be found everywhere online, from social media networks to messaging platforms. They're often used to express emotions, communicate ideas, or just make people laugh. Because they are so short, GIF files are quick to load and they play automatically, so they communicate what you want...