Eric Slivka

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of MacRumors and has been writing for the site since 2008.

An avid swimmer and former biophysicist, Eric has been using Apple products for over 35 years and has been interviewed for pieces by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, CNBC, and other publications.

Eric's current primary role involves day-to-day oversight of the editorial operations at MacRumors, but he also contributes occasional news and review articles while handling various other duties related to the site's operation.

Eric Slivka's Articles

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Review: Alogic's New Clarity Pro Displays Include a Retractable Webcam and Optional Touchscreen Functionality

Wednesday July 12, 2023 12:48 pm PDT by
Last year, accessory company Alogic launched its 27-inch "Clarity" display, offering a 4K experience with 90 watts of power delivery to charge a connected computer, an array of connectivity options, and hub functionality for connecting peripheral devices. With an IPS display for viewing across a wide range of angles, 97% coverage of DCI-P3 color, HDR 400 support, and the ability to quickly...
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First Phase of Apple's New North Carolina Campus Will Total 900,000 Square Feet

Friday June 30, 2023 7:38 am PDT by
More than two years after Apple announced plans to invest over $1 billion in North Carolina with over half of that investment going towards a new engineering and research center in the Research Triangle area of Raleigh and Durham, the company has finally filed development plans for the first phase with local authorities. Assemblage of seven properties in Research Triangle Park owned by Apple ...
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Apple's Market Valuation Returns to $3 Trillion After Almost 18 Months

Friday June 30, 2023 6:31 am PDT by
Apple's market capitalization has once again hit $3 trillion as the company's shares opened at $191.78 this morning, up just over 1% compared to yesterday's closing price. It has been nearly 18 months since Apple very briefly hit the milestone in January 2022 before declining along with the overall market. At the beginning of this year, Apple's value dipped below $2 trillion, but the...
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Apple Says Original 12-Inch MacBook Now Obsolete

Friday June 30, 2023 5:43 am PDT by
Apple today added the original 12-inch MacBook to its obsolete products list, meaning the laptop is no longer eligible for repairs or service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. Introduced in March 2015, the 12-inch MacBook featured a thin and light design that weighed just two pounds. With prices starting at $1,299, the original model's standard specs including a 1.1GHz...
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Apple Vision Pro Developer Tools Now Available With New visionOS SDK

Wednesday June 21, 2023 1:09 pm PDT by
Apple has announced that the visionOS software development kit (SDK) which will allow third-party developer to build apps for the upcoming Vision Pro headset is now available via Xcode 15 beta 2. The launch comes after Apple announced at WWDC that the SDK would be available later this month. Starting today, Apple’s global community of developers will be able to create an entirely new class...
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AirCard Combines Find My Support With a Digital Business Card and More

Tuesday June 13, 2023 12:51 pm PDT by
Tech accessory company Rolling Square is winding down a successful Kickstarter campaign for AirCard, an innovative Find My-enabled digital business card, with over $700,000 raised so far. Similar to a few other Find My trackers like the Eufy SmartTrack Card, Rolling Square's AirCard is a thin card-sized device intended to be carried in a wallet that can leverage Apple's ‌Find My‌ network of...
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iOS 17 Camera App Can Help Straighten Your Shooting Angle

Wednesday June 7, 2023 8:13 am PDT by
The iOS Camera app offers a few optional settings to help you line up your shots, most notably a Grid that can be overlaid on the screen to help apply the rule of thirds. And for the last few years, the Grid mode has included a somewhat-hidden leveling feature for top-down photos, popping up a floating crosshair to help make sure you're lined up properly above your subject. With iOS 17,...
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watchOS 10 Extends Optimized Charge Limit to More Apple Watch Models

Tuesday June 6, 2023 12:48 pm PDT by
With watchOS 9 on the Apple Watch Ultra, Apple introduced a new battery feature called Optimized Charge Limit, which uses on-device machine learning to analyze your daily usage and dynamically set a maximum charge limit for your watch. Available now as a developer beta and coming to all users later this year, watchOS 10 will extend this Optimized Charge Limit to additional Apple Watch models,...
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Apple Acquires AR Headset Firm Mira, Which Contributed Tech to Mario Kart Ride at Super Nintendo World

Tuesday June 6, 2023 12:27 pm PDT by
Just a day after Apple debuted its Vision Pro headset, The Verge reports that Apple has acquired AR headset startup Mira, a firm most known to the public for providing some of the lens technology found in headsets used on Mario Kart rides in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Verge says Mira CEO Ben Taft shared a private photo on Instagram...
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WWDC 2023 Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday June 5, 2023 7:40 am PDT by
Apple's WWDC 2023 begins today, with the event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time via the traditional opening keynote. We know that some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event as it's being broadcast are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until the event video is available for on-demand viewing so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome. For...
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Review: Anker's 737 MagGo 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger Looks Futuristic, but Lacks Apple Watch Fast Charging

Wednesday May 24, 2023 12:22 pm PDT by
Late last year, Anker debuted a 3-in-1 charger available through Apple that offers support for charging an iPhone via MagSafe, an Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously, all in a unique cube-like form factor. I found the charger to be a nice bedside charging accessory, so when Anker introduced a similar charger in a different form factor a couple of months ago, I was definitely interested in...
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Apple's Latest Ad Campaign Takes a Humorous Look at Health Data Privacy

Wednesday May 24, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
Apple is launching a new ad campaign today featuring the company's emphasis on health data privacy, headlined by a humorous new commercial voiced by actress and comedian Jane Lynch. The new campaign centers around the fact that with people knowingly and unknowingly sharing more and more about themselves online, protection of private health information has become an increasingly important...
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Mercedes-Benz Preparing to Launch Digital Car Key Support for iPhone and Apple Watch in Latest E-Class Sedan

Tuesday May 23, 2023 12:45 pm PDT by
Apple's digital car key feature for iPhone and Apple Watch is expanding to Mercedes-Benz, with changes to Apple's back-end configuration files for the feature having been updated today with references to the automaker, as noticed by Nicolás Álvarez (via @aaronp613). Only a handful of brands including BMW, BYD, Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia have so far introduced support for the feature on select ...
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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for Mac to Support New iPad Apps

Tuesday May 23, 2023 10:03 am PDT by
Alongside today's launch of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, Apple has updated its video and audio apps for Mac to integrate with the ‌iPad‌ apps as well as deliver new features and bug fixes. Final Cut Pro 10.6.6 [Mac App Store] allows you to import your projects created in Final Cut Pro for ‌iPad‌, offers automatic color management for editing HDR and SDR clips in the same project, brings ...
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Alleged iPhone 16 Pro Max CAD Model Reveals Significantly Taller Display

Monday May 22, 2023 11:59 am PDT by
Display analyst Ross Young recently reported that the iPhone 16 Pro and ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro Max will see an increase in their display sizes compared to previous generations, growing to almost 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches respectively. An alleged CAD model of the larger ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro Max (which could possibly be branded as ‌iPhone 16‌ Ultra) was recently shared with 9to5Mac by Sonny Dickson and used to...
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Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6

Monday May 22, 2023 10:23 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come just a few days after Apple provided the betas to developers. Those who have signed up their accounts for Apple's free beta testing program can enable the beta by opening up the Settings...
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Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.5

Monday May 22, 2023 10:17 am PDT by
Apple today released the first beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to its public beta testing group, allowing the general public to try out the software ahead of its official launch. The ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.5 public beta comes a few days after Apple provided the software to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 13.5 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System...
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More Recent Apple Trademark Activity: 'realityproOS' and 'realOS'

Monday May 22, 2023 8:12 am PDT by
Following yesterday's news that an apparent Apple shell company is seeking to trademark the term "xrProOS" ahead of a headset unveiling at WWDC two weeks from today, additional trademark activity seemingly linked to Apple has surfaced around a couple of other terms. Apple headset concept mockup by designer Marcus Kane The first is "realityproOS," which was filed yesterday in New Zealand and no...
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Apple Music and Apple TV Services Currently Down [Updated]

Thursday May 18, 2023 8:08 pm PDT by
A number of users are reporting that several Apple services including Apple Music and content served via the Apple TV app are currently down. Apple has yet to update its System Status page to reflect any outages, but we will update this post as more information becomes available. ‌Apple Music‌ users are seeing "Loading" text when trying to play tracks or browse, while users trying to view...
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Review: Monduo's 16-Inch Pro Duo Triples Your MacBook Pro Display Space on the Go

Thursday May 18, 2023 12:55 pm PDT by
For many computer users, pairing a laptop with one or more external displays offers the ideal combination of portability and productivity. But if you're like me, you might miss that expansive screen real estate when you disconnect your displays and head out with just your laptop. That's where the Monduo 16-Inch Pro Duo comes in, offering a pair of 16-inch displays that fan out on either side of...