Joe Rossignol

Joe joined MacRumors as an Editor in January 2015, based out of Toronto, Canada. He has been writing about Apple since 2008, with bylines at 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, and many other tech-focused publications.

Joe has been cited by major media outlets, including Bloomberg News, CBS, CNBC, CNN, NBC, Reuters, TechCrunch, and The Washington Post. Many of his headlines have been featured by tech news aggregator Techmeme.

Joe Rossignol's Articles

Apple's Annual Holiday Ad Revolves Around 'The Magic of Mini'

Wednesday November 25, 2020 6:08 am PST by
Apple today shared its annual holiday ad on YouTube, titled "The magic of mini," showing how music can help improve your mood. As noted by Adweek, this year's edition of the ad features rapper Tierra Whack arriving home to her apartment in a dreary state, but her mood quickly improves after the HomePod mini adds a colorful, miniature version of herself to the equation. "Turn up the holidays...

Kuo: Redesigned MacBooks With Apple Silicon to Launch in Second Half of 2021

Tuesday November 24, 2020 7:53 pm PST by
Apple plans to release additional MacBook models with Apple Silicon in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as part of the company's two-year transition away from Intel processors across its Mac lineup. In a research note today, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said that these MacBook models will feature a new design. Kuo did not specify which models these will be, but he...

iPad Pro Said to Adopt OLED Displays in Late 2021 Following Mini-LED Model in Early 2021

Monday November 23, 2020 8:14 am PST by
Korean website The Elec today claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPad Pro model with a Mini-LED display in the first half of 2021, as has been widely rumored for many months, but the report added an interesting new twist. Following the release of the first iPad Pro model with Mini-LED backlighting in the first half of 2021, The Elec claims that Apple plans to release new iPad...

Apple Lists M1-Based Mac Mini Logic Boards With 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Internal Parts Ordering System

Friday November 20, 2020 9:32 am PST by
While the new Mac mini with the M1 chip is only available with Gigabit Ethernet, Apple has listed multiple M1-based Mac mini logic boards with 10 Gigabit Ethernet in an internal parts list for Apple Authorized Service Providers. For every Mac mini logic board with Gigabit Ethernet in the parts list, obtained by MacRumors, there is a corresponding logic board with 10 Gigabit Ethernet:...

Apple Reiterates 'Enormous Potential' of AR, Hints at 'Devices That May Exist Tomorrow'

Friday November 20, 2020 6:36 am PST by
In a recent interview with CNET's Scott Stein, Apple's head of augmented reality and virtual reality initiatives Mike Rockwell said AR has "enormous potential" across both "devices that exist today" and "devices that may exist tomorrow." "AR has enormous potential to be helpful to folks in their lives across devices that exist today, and devices that may exist tomorrow, but we've got to make ...

Wireless CarPlay Expands to More New Vehicles Amid Rumors of Portless iPhone Next Year

Thursday November 19, 2020 8:21 am PST by
Hyundai continues to expand wireless CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its vehicle models, including the 2021 Elantra, which began arriving to dealerships in the United States and Canada earlier this month. The new Elantra is available with up to two 10.25-inch displays — one for the digital cluster and one for infotainment options like wireless CarPlay. 2021 Elantra is available with up to ...

Apple TV+ Getting New Film About Creation of 'Tetris' Starring Taron Egerton

Thursday November 19, 2020 6:58 am PST by
Apple has secured the rights to an upcoming "Tetris" film that will explore the elaborate story behind the iconic tile-matching video game, according to Deadline. Filming is expected to begin in early December in Scotland. According to the report, the film will star British actor Taron Egerton as Henk Rogers, a Dutch video game designer who eventually secured the rights to "Tetris" and...

Apple Expected to Use TSMC's Advanced 5nm+ and 4nm Technologies for Future iPhone Chips, Likely Macs Too

Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:07 pm PST by
While the A14 Bionic chip in iPhone 12 models was the first chip in the smartphone industry to be manufactured based on a 5nm process, Apple and its chipmaking partner TSMC are reportedly pushing ahead on even smaller nodes. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce today reported that Apple plans to use TSMC's next-generation 5nm+ process for the A15 chip in 2021 iPhones. TSMC's website says the...

Apple Investigating Display Issues With iPhone 12 Models, Including Flickering and Green/Gray Glow

Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:20 am PST by
In an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged an issue with some iPhone 12 displays exhibiting flickering, a green or gray glow, or other unintended lighting variations under some conditions. In the document, shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, Apple says that it is aware of customer reports related to this issue and is investigating. Apple has...

Zoom Video Calls Drain Apple M1 MacBook Air Battery by Only 10-13% Per Hour

Wednesday November 18, 2020 9:56 am PST by
As more customers get their hands on the first Apple Silicon Macs, we continue to see some interesting performance and battery life tests surface based on real-world usage situations, with the latest including Zoom video calling. MacRumors forum member "acidfast7_redux," who resides in the UK, spent most of their work day today on Zoom video calls using their new MacBook Air with the M1 chip ...

Apple's Battery Health Management Feature Cannot Be Disabled on Apple Silicon Macs

Wednesday November 18, 2020 8:46 am PST by
Apple's battery health management feature cannot be disabled on Apple Silicon Macs, as there is no toggle switch for this in System Preferences on these machines. Battery health management cannot be disabled on Apple Silicon-based Macs Introduced in macOS Catalina version 10.15.5, the battery health management system is designed to improve the lifespan of a Mac notebook's battery by reducing...

Mac Mini Teardown Provides Real-World Look at M1 Chip on Smaller Logic Board

Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:40 am PST by
A teardown of the new Mac mini has surfaced on the forum eGPU.io (via Reddit), providing us with a real-world look at Apple's new M1 chip, which is soldered onto a much smaller logic board than the one found in the 2018 model of the computer. The M1 is the silver chip labeled with APL1102, housing the 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, I/O controllers, and more all in one. The...

1Password Updated With macOS Big Sur Optimizations and Unlocking With Apple Watch

Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:58 am PST by
AgileBits this week announced that it has released a new version of its popular password manager 1Password for Mac with macOS Big Sur optimizations, including a new icon and design tweaks to the password generator and item fields. 1Password 7.7 also introduces support for unlocking with an Apple Watch on Macs with Touch ID, as well as many newer models of the Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro....

Apple Silicon M1 Compiles Code as Fast as 2019 Mac Pro and With Minimal Battery Life Impact

Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:02 am PST by
By now, we've seen many benchmark results and reviews showing the breakthrough performance of Apple's new M1 chip for Macs, but the improvements are even more impressive when coupled with battery life metrics. TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino compiled the open source code for Safari's browser engine WebKit on a variety of Macs, and as has come to be expected, M1-based models completed the task ...

DisplayMate Says iPhone 12 Pro Max Has Best Smartphone Display It's Ever Tested

Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:32 am PST by
DisplayMate today published its in-depth analysis of the iPhone 12 Pro Max's Super Retina XDR display, with the device earning a "Best Smartphone Display Award" and highest-ever display performance grade of A+. DisplayMate said the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a "state-of-the-art" display that sets or matches 11 smartphone display performance records, including high peak brightness, high contrast...

You Can Now Apply for Apple Card on the Web

Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:45 am PST by
Last week, Apple rolled out the ability to apply for the Apple Card on the web in the United States, providing customers with another option beyond the Wallet app on the iPhone to get approved for the company's credit card. To begin, head to the Apple Card application page on the web, click or tap on the "Apply Now" button, and follow the on-screen instructions. As usual, the process takes...

Watch: Apple Silicon Mac Reviews and Unboxing Videos

Tuesday November 17, 2020 6:00 am PST by
Apple's embargo has lifted on reviews of the first Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip, including the new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. In addition to our review roundup, we've gathered up some videos below. Image: Created Labs The introduction of the M1 chip marks the beginning of Apple's transition away from Intel processors in Macs. Back in June, Apple revealed its plans...

First Impressions From HomePod Mini Customers: 'The Sound Quality is Great'

Monday November 16, 2020 8:36 am PST by
Today is HomePod mini launch day in the United States and nine other countries, and as orders begin arriving to customers, first impressions of the speaker are beginning to surface on the web. While we've already seen HomePod mini reviews from media outlets and YouTubers, customer opinions provide additional perspective. HomePod mini photo shot by Oliur MacRumors forum member "boultonn" said...

Apple Addresses Privacy Concerns Surrounding App Authentication in macOS

Sunday November 15, 2020 8:54 pm PST by
Following the release of macOS Big Sur on Thursday, Mac users began to experience issues with opening apps while connected to the internet. Apple's system status page attributed the situation to issues with its Developer ID notary service, with developer Jeff Johnson specifying that there were connection issues with Apple's OCSP server. Shortly after, security researcher Jeffrey Paul shared...

HomePod Mini Begins Arriving to Customers

Sunday November 15, 2020 4:38 pm PST by
HomePod mini launch day is officially underway in countries such as Australia and Japan, where the calendar has already turned to November 16, and the first orders are beginning to arrive to customers. Track your shipment in the MacRumors forums. Instagram user shiology shared a photo of the white HomePod mini and its box. Daniel Feodoroff was one of the first customers in the world to...