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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Apple Pulls iOS 16.2 Option to Upgrade to New Home Architecture

Wednesday December 21, 2022 8:26 pm PST by
One of the key new features in iOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 is the ability to upgrade to a new Home app architecture. While Apple hasn't shared details on exactly what the changes are, the company says the upgrade offers "improved performance and reliability" for HomeKit accessories. Upgrading the Home architecture requires that all devices accessing the home be updated to the latest...
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Deals: Samsung's Winter Sale Wrapping Up With Major Discounts on TVs, Monitors, and More

Wednesday December 14, 2022 11:11 am PST by
Samsung's winter deals event is drawing to a close, with the company offering sales on TVs, tablets, monitors, memory, audio accessories, and more. The "Discover Samsung" event is set to run through December 15, so time is running out to take advantage of some of the best deals of the season. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Samsung. When you click a link and make a purchase, we...
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Apple and Ericsson Reach Licensing Agreement to Settle Dispute Over Cellular Patents

Friday December 9, 2022 9:34 am PST by
Ericsson today announced it has reached a patent license agreement with Apple that will settle a long-running dispute between the two companies over patents related to cellular technology. The dispute dates back to early 2015 when the two companies sued each other over dozens of Ericsson patents related to cellular technology used in Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad. The...
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Deals: Apple's Magic Keyboard for 11-Inch iPad Pro and iPad Air Drops to $209.99 ($89 Off)

Tuesday December 6, 2022 1:30 pm PST by
Apple's Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air is seeing big discounts at Amazon today and is now available for $209.99, down from $299.00. The keyboard is available in both black and white at this price, although Amazon is showing limited stock of the white version and delivery of both models won't be until just a few days before Christmas. MacRumors is an affiliate partner...
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Hyper Debuts HyperPack Pro Tech Backpack With Find My Integration

Monday December 5, 2022 8:22 am PST by
Accessory brand Hyper today is announcing a new tech backpack with built-in support for Apple's Find My tracking, helping users keep tabs on their possessions in case they are misplaced or stolen. Leveraging expertise gained with Hyper's acquisition by Targus last year, the HyperPack Pro is a feature-rich backpack with a number of organizational features designed to appeal to creative...
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TSMC's Arizona Plant Will Manufacture 4nm Chips Starting in 2024 at Apple's Request

Wednesday November 30, 2022 9:50 pm PST by
TSMC's $12 billion chip plant currently under construction in Arizona will begin producing 4-nanometer chips as soon as it opens in 2024 thanks to urging from Apple and other companies, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The plant had originally been planned to start with production of 5-nanometer chips, but with Apple and other companies increasingly looking to source components from the ...
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Beats Flex Get a Leopard-Print Design in New Collaboration With Wacko Maria

Wednesday November 30, 2022 8:24 pm PST by
Apple's Beats brand today announced a new collaboration with Japanese designers Wacko Maria for limited-edition Beats Flex earphones featuring a leopard-print design with a dual-color cable. Beats Flex are the entry-level in-ear earphones from Beats that debuted in 2020 as an evolution of the previous BeatsX models. While the Beats Flex connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to your devices, the...
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Deals: Apple's 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Drops to $249 ($100 Off)

Wednesday November 30, 2022 11:17 am PST by
Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard has fallen to an all-time low price at Walmart today and is now available for $249.00, down from $349.00. The keyboard is available only in black, is in stock, and is sold directly from Walmart with free shipping for delivery as soon as tomorrow depending on location. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Walmart. When you click a link and make...
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Sonos Black Friday Sale Takes 20% Off Soundbars, Speakers, and More

Wednesday November 23, 2022 9:11 am PST by
Black Friday is right around the corner, and one of the most popular early deals comes from Sonos. For its Black Friday offerings, you can get 20 percent off select products on the Sonos website through November 28. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running....
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Apple Watch Ultra Drops to Record-Low Price of $739 ($60 Off)

Friday November 18, 2022 6:15 pm PST by
We're still a week away from Black Friday, but deals are already starting to hit with increasing frequency. The latest one comes from Amazon with a $60 discount on all Apple Watch Ultra configurations, bringing them down to $739. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. ...
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1Password Will Support Passkeys Starting in Early 2023

Thursday November 17, 2022 7:45 am PST by
Popular password management service 1Password today confirmed that it will begin supporting passkeys in early 2023, allowing users to sign in to supported websites and apps without a password. Instead, biometric authentication on trusted devices is used to confirm your identity, and removing passwords from the equation means they can not be compromised or phished. Apple rolled out support...
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Apple Shares Deadlines for Ordering Gifts in Time for the Holidays

Thursday November 17, 2022 7:13 am PST by
Alongside its Black Friday promotion announcement, Apple today also released its holiday shipping guide in the United States and other countries that outlines deadlines for customers looking to order gifts for arrival by December 24. As we noted yesterday, shipping estimates for iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max have already slipped past Christmas in the U.S. after Apple issued a shipment...
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Apple Releases Rapid Security Response Update for iOS 16.2 Beta Users [Updated]

Wednesday November 16, 2022 1:43 pm PST by
One of the new features in iOS 16 is Rapid Security Response, which lets Apple push out important security fixes to users without requiring a full iOS update. For users running the iOS 16.2 beta, Apple today released one of those updates to deliver unspecified bug fixes affecting the software. iOS Security Response 16.2 (a) arrives via the standard Software Update mechanism in the Settings...
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Review: Anker's 3-in-1 Cube With MagSafe Offers Fast, Versatile Charging in a Unique Design

Friday November 11, 2022 12:00 pm PST by
Last month, Apple began selling a new 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe from Anker, which is a compact charging accessory capable of charging an iPhone, and Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously. I've spent the past couple of weeks testing it out, and it's quickly become my favorite multi-device charger. The Cube is Anker's first officially certified ‌MagSafe‌ product, which means it supports full...
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Mass Production of Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Said to Begin in March 2023

Tuesday November 8, 2022 8:10 pm PST by
Apple is moving forward on development of its mixed-reality headset with Pegatron set to be the exclusive partner for final assembly, according to DigiTimes. Based on the headset's current status in the manufacturing validation process, the report predicts that mass production is likely to begin in March 2023 with an unveiling possibly being held the following month. Initial production is...
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Apple's Extended Return Policy Now in Effect for 2022 Holiday Shopping Season

Friday November 4, 2022 9:40 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its extended return policy is now in effect for the holiday shopping season. The policy applies to most products that Apple sells, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, HomePod mini, and more. In the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and select other countries, most items purchased between November 4, 2022 and December 25, 2022...
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Amazon Bringing Matter to Echo Devices, But No iOS Support Until Early Next Year

Thursday November 3, 2022 8:52 am PDT by
Amazon today announced that it will be updating 17 of its Echo devices to support the new Matter smart home standard over Wi-Fi next month, according to The Verge. The phased rollout will initially only be supported on Android and allow those Echo devices to serve as controllers only for plugs, bulbs, and switches. Amazon's Matter support will expand early next year to include iOS devices and...
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iCloud Mail Currently Down for Some Users [Update: Fixed]

Tuesday November 1, 2022 9:03 pm PDT by
iCloud Mail has been experiencing an issue over the past few hours and is currently down for some users, according to Apple's system status page. There have been a number of reports on Twitter and from MacRumors readers over the past few hours, although the volume of reports doesn't seem terribly high, so the issue may be affecting only a relatively small percentage of users. User ...
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Target Highlights Apple Shops Expansion and Extended Trials for Apple Services

Wednesday October 26, 2022 9:03 am PDT by
Target today highlighted recent expansions to its relationship with Apple, led by the growing number of "Apple at Target" locations with the dedicated Apple sales areas now available in over 150 Target stores. Target says these Apple "shop-in-shops" feature Apple-trained Target Tech Consultants with twice the amount of space dedicated to Apple products compared to a typical Target store....
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Best Buy's 'Upgrade+' Program Lets Customers Get a New Mac Laptop Every Three Years With Monthly Financing

Monday October 24, 2022 9:31 am PDT by
Best Buy today announced a new financing and upgrade program called "Upgrade+." The program involves a combination of interest-free financing through Citizens Pay and an option to upgrade to a new Mac laptop after three years. As an example, Best Buy cites a base M1 MacBook Air priced at $999.99. Through the Upgrade+ program, a customer can pay $19.99 per month for 36 months toward the...