Joe Rossignol

Joe joined MacRumors as an Editor in January 2015, based out of the Toronto, Canada area. He has been writing about Apple since 2008, with a focus on breaking news coverage.

Joe's reporting has been cited by major media outlets, such as Bloomberg, CNBC, and Reuters. His stories are routinely featured on tech news aggregator website Techmeme.

Joe Rossignol's Articles

mac scanner permission error

Apple Says Scanner Permission Error Fixed in macOS 11.6

Thursday September 23, 2021 2:16 pm PDT by
In an updated support document, Apple has indicated that a permission-related error when using a scanner on a Mac has been fixed as of macOS 11.6. When attempting to use a scanner with a Mac, Apple said users might have received an error message indicating they did not have permission to open the application. The error message said to contact a computer or network administrator for...
apple watch series 7 mystery

Apple Watch Series 7 Supports 60.5GHz Wireless Data Transfer, But Likely for Apple's Internal Use Only

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:07 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 7 models are equipped with a new module that enables 60.5GHz wireless data transfer, according to FCC filings viewed by MacRumors, but this functionality may be reserved for Apple's internal use only for now. The filings indicate that the 60.5GHz module is only activated when the Apple Watch is placed on a proprietary magnetic dock with a corresponding 60.5GHz module, but...
iPhone 13 Cinematic Mode

Apple Discusses How it Created the iPhone 13's Cinematic Mode

Thursday September 23, 2021 7:41 am PDT by
All four iPhone 13 models feature a new Cinematic mode that lets users record video with a shallow depth of field and automatic focus changes between subjects, and TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino spoke with Apple marketing executive Kaiann Drance and designer Johnnie Manzari to learn more about how the feature was developed. Drance said Cinematic mode was more challenging to implement than...
ipad mini 2021 youtube

New iPad Mini Begins Shipping to Customers

Thursday September 23, 2021 6:03 am PDT by
Apple's sixth-generation iPad mini is set to launch this Friday, and ahead of time, the device has started shipping to customers around the world. Track your iPad mini pre-order shipping status with others in the MacRumors forums. The new iPad mini is essentially an iPad Air mini, as the two devices now share several features, including slimmer bezels, a USB-C port, a Touch ID power button,...
iOS 15 icon on phone

iOS 15 Adoption Lower Than iOS 14 Over First Two Days, Says Mixpanel

Wednesday September 22, 2021 8:13 am PDT by
Apple released iOS 15 on Monday, and in the time since, the software update has reportedly seen lower adoption than iOS 14 following its launch last year. According to analytics company Mixpanel, around 8.5% of users installed iOS 15 as of Wednesday at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time, compared to around 14.5% for iOS 14 as of midnight on the second day after that software update was released....
ipad mini 2021 youtube

iPad Mini 6 Reviews: Impressive Upgrade Brings iPad Air Features to Smaller Size

Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:23 am PDT by
The sixth-generation iPad mini will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores this Friday, September 24, and ahead of time, reviews of the device have now been shared by several tech websites and YouTube channels. We've already rounded up video reviews of the new iPad mini, and we've shared some highlights from additional reviews below. The consensus among reviews is that the...
iPhone 13 Pro Light Blue Side Feature

Apple Will Let iPhone 13 Pro Users Disable Auto Switching to Ultra Wide Lens for Macro Photography Later This Fall

Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:05 am PDT by
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max reviews were published today, with the devices receiving praise for their smoother ProMotion displays, longer battery life, and improved cameras, but there was one consistent complaint among the reviews. On the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, a new feature is the ability to take macro photos. As noted by Input's Raymond Wong, however, this new...
iphone 13 pro review the verge

iPhone 13 Pro Reviews: ProMotion and Longer Battery Life Highlight an Iterative Refresh

Tuesday September 21, 2021 6:30 am PDT by
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores this Friday, September 24, and ahead of time, reviews of the devices have now been shared by several tech websites and YouTube channels. Image Credit: The Verge Key features across the iPhone 13 lineup include a faster A15 Bionic chip, camera improvements, longer battery life, and a smaller notch. The...
iOS 15 General Feature Red ORange

These iOS 15 Features Aren't Available on the iPhone X or Older

Monday September 20, 2021 11:05 am PDT by
Apple released iOS 15 today following over three months of beta testing, but not all of the new features are available on older iPhones. According to the iOS 15 features page on Apple's website, the following features require an iPhone with an A12 Bionic chip or newer, which means the features listed below aren't available on the iPhone X or any older models. You'll need an iPhone XS,...
under display touch id

Kuo: iPhones With Under-Screen Touch ID Now Coming in 2023, Foldable iPhone in 2024

Monday September 20, 2021 8:52 am PDT by
In addition to claiming that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a hole-punch display design and a 48-megapixel Wide lens for the rear camera system, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlined his expectations for future iPhones beyond that. In a research note seen by MacRumors, Kuo said that while he previously predicted that Apple would launch its first iPhones with under-screen Touch ID in the...
iPhone 14 Hole Punch Feature

Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Hole-Punch Display and 48MP Wide Camera

Monday September 20, 2021 8:36 am PDT by
Just a few days after iPhone 13 pre-orders began, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is looking ahead. In a research note seen by MacRumors, Kuo shared some of his key hardware expectations for next year's tentatively named iPhone 14 Pro models, including a hole-punch display and a 48-megapixel Wide lens for the rear camera system. A hole-punch design refers to a display with only a small ...
iPhone 13 Pro Feature Blue

iPhone 13 Pro Pre-Orders Off to Promising Start With Strong Early Demand, Says Analyst

Monday September 20, 2021 7:59 am PDT by
While it has been many years since Apple stopped providing first weekend sales numbers for new iPhones, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty today said that iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders are "off to a promising start" with "strong early demand." Huberty based her opinion off of Apple's delivery estimates for iPhones, which she has been tracking for many years. Shortly after pre-orders began last...
maxresdefault

Popular DJing App Djay Becomes One of First Apps to Integrate Shazam on iOS 15

Monday September 20, 2021 7:00 am PDT by
Just ahead of the release of iOS 15, Algoriddim today announced it has integrated Apple's new ShazamKit framework into its award-winning DJing app djay. ShazamKit brings Shazam's music recognition technology to the djay app, allowing users to discover music playing in their surroundings. Once a song has been identified, djay instantly loads it onto the virtual decks and plays the audio in...
iOS 15 Messages Feature

Apple Highlights Additional iOS 15 Features, Such as Dual-SIM Phone Number Switching in iMessage Conversations

Sunday September 19, 2021 8:40 pm PDT by
Apple recently updated its iOS 15 features page to highlight some additional information about the software update ahead of its imminent release. In addition to revealing that Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has been delayed until "later this fall," Apple said iOS 15 allows users to seamlessly switch between phone numbers in the middle of an iMessage conversation on...
Find My AirPods Feature

Apple Says Find My Network Support for AirPods Delayed Until Later This Fall

Sunday September 19, 2021 7:59 pm PDT by
Apple recently updated its iOS 15 features page to indicate that Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has been delayed until "later this fall," implying that the feature will not be available with the initial release of iOS 15. Apple did not provide a reason for the delay, but several other iOS 15 features will not be available until later this year either, such as...
airpods pro black background

Gurman: New AirPods Pro and Redesigned iPad Pro Coming in 2022

Sunday September 19, 2021 7:30 am PDT by
In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman shared his expectations for future Apple products. Gurman still expects new MacBook Pros and AirPods to be announced by the end of 2021, but he doesn't anticipate any other groundbreaking product launches until at least next year. Looking ahead to 2022, Gurman said Apple plans to debut several products, including new...
iphone 14 pro 120hz promotion blue

At Least One iPhone 14 Model Will Reportedly Still Lack 120Hz ProMotion Display

Friday September 17, 2021 8:57 am PDT by
Apple is planning to use an LTPS OLED display for at least one of the four models planned for the iPhone 14 series next year, according to Korean website The Elec, meaning that at least one iPhone 14 model would still have a 60Hz display. The report lines up with information previously shared by display industry consultant Ross Young, who accurately claimed that the new iPad mini would...
apple card 1

Some Customers Have Experienced Issues Pre-Ordering the iPhone 13 With an Apple Card [Updated]

Friday September 17, 2021 7:15 am PDT by
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders started today, and while many customers have successfully placed their pre-orders, some have experienced issues when attempting to complete their purchase with an Apple Card or Apple Pay. Some customers have turned to Twitter to express their frustration with the pre-ordering process, sharing screenshots of errors that they received, such as "there was...
iPhone 13 Pro Light Blue Side Feature

Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing on iPhones for 24 Months in Canada

Friday September 17, 2021 6:30 am PDT by
Coinciding with the start of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders, Apple today started offering 0% financing for an extended 24 months on new iPhone purchases in Canada through financing partner PayBright, up from six months previously. For example, customers with approved credit can now pay for the iPhone 13 Pro with 128GB of storage for 24 equal monthly payments of $58.29, with zero...
iphone 13 pro 1tb

iPhone 13 Pro's New 1TB Storage Option Already Facing Delivery Times Into October

Friday September 17, 2021 5:24 am PDT by
Apple today opened pre-orders for all four iPhone 13 models through its website and the Apple Store app, and estimated delivery times are already slipping into October for Pro models with the all-new 1TB storage option in the U.S. and select other countries. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available with up to 1TB of storage, which is the largest storage capacity ever offered in an...