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 Announces New 27-Inch iMac With 10th-Gen Processors, Up to 128GB RAM, 1080p Webcam, True Tone, and More

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:07 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, up to 128GB of RAM, a higher-resolution 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera, a True Tone display with a nano-texture glass option, a T2 chip, higher fidelity speakers, studio-quality microphones, and more. A breakdown of the new 27-inch iMac's features and specs:10th...

T-Mobile Launches First Nationwide Standalone 5G Network in U.S.

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:00 am PDT by
T-Mobile today announced that it has launched the first nationwide standalone 5G network in the United States, with the carrier's 5G footprint expanding by 30 percent across the country effective immediately. Whereas non-standalone 5G relies on mid-band 4G LTE architecture, standalone 5G allows signals to travel further, covering hundreds of square miles from a single tower and going deeper...

Jon Prosser: Apple to Announce iMac Refresh Today Without Redesign

Tuesday August 4, 2020 7:56 am PDT by
Apple plans to announce a refresh of its iMac lineup today, but it will be a spec bump to existing models rather than a redesign, according to leaker Jon Prosser. Update: Apple has indeed announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, up to 128GB of RAM, up to 8TB of SSD storage, a higher-resolution 1080p FaceTime camera,...

Apple Has Reportedly Expressed 'Serious Interest' in Purchasing TikTok [Denied]

Tuesday August 4, 2020 7:34 am PDT by
Apple has expressed interest in purchasing video-sharing social media platform TikTok, according to a newsletter snippet from Axios' Dan Primack:Multiple sources tell me that Apple has expressed interest, albeit no sources inside of Apple, and that at least one other strategic has expressed interest. Yes, it would be an unusual deal for Apple, given that TikTok is a cross-platform app, and a...

Oprah Winfrey to Serve as First-Ever Guest Editor for Apple News

Tuesday August 4, 2020 7:14 am PDT by
Last year, Apple and Oprah Winfrey launched Oprah's Book Club in the Apple Books app, providing readers with a curated selection of "stories that truly matter by today's most thought-provoking authors." Oprah today announced that her latest selection is "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author. The book is available now on...

Apple Pay Partner Boon Shutting Down in October

Monday August 3, 2020 9:26 am PDT by
Mobile banking service Boon today announced it will be discontinuing service on October 3, 2020, as noted by iPhone-Ticker.de. Boon was an Apple Pay partner in several European countries, offering virtual credit cards for contactless payments. This news comes shortly after Boon's parent company Wirecard filed for insolvency following a series of accounting scandals. Boon has shared a FAQ...

Apple TV+ Provides First Look at Upcoming Motorcycle Series 'Long Way Up'

Monday August 3, 2020 8:49 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today provided a first look at "Long Way Up," an upcoming motorcycle series produced by and starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The first three episodes will premiere September 18, followed by new episodes weekly. The series will follow Ewan and Charley as they ride through Latin American countries, including Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Mexico:Cov...

Panera Bread Now Offers 3% Daily Cash With Apple Card

Monday August 3, 2020 8:25 am PDT by
Panera Bread today announced that it now offers customers 3% Daily Cash when they use the Apple Card with Apple Pay for purchases in the Panera app, on Panera.com, and at its restaurants across the United States. Panera Bread is the first restaurant to offer 3% Daily Cash, with other participating brands including Apple, Nike, T-Mobile, Uber, Uber Eats, Duane Reade, Walgreens, and Exxon and ...

Apple Marks Return of NHL With New 'Hockey Tape' Ad Shot on iPhone 11 Pro

Saturday August 1, 2020 2:33 am PDT by
Apple today marked the return of NHL hockey with a new "Shot on iPhone" ad on its YouTube channel in Canada. Titled "Hockey Tape," the 30-second video features Vegas Golden Knights players Marc-André Fleury and Mark Stone having some on-ice fun with the iPhone 11 Pro, which they attach to the boards, a hockey stick, and a skate with hockey tape. "See the game like never before with Ultra ...

Leaker Suggests New Apple Products Are 'Ready to Ship' Amid Rumors of Intel-Based iMac Refresh

Monday July 20, 2020 8:49 am PDT by
While it seems hard to believe, it has already been nearly a month since the WWDC 2020 keynote, where Apple unveiled its latest software updates and confirmed that it will be transitioning to Macs with custom-designed processors. A last-minute rumor suggested that Apple also planned to unveil a redesigned iMac with thinner bezels at the event, but there ended up being no hardware refreshes....

Necrobarista Launches on Apple Arcade: 'Death, Coffee, and Feelings'

Friday July 17, 2020 8:10 am PDT by
Experience a spellbinding story of necromancy, friendship, and letting go in "Necrobarista," this week's addition to Apple Arcade on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. The game hails from Australian developer Route 59. From the App Store description:In a back-alley Melbourne cafe, the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living. For Maddy Xiao—barista, amateur...

T-Mobile Offering Customers Free Year of MLB.TV and The Athletic

Friday July 17, 2020 7:32 am PDT by
Ahead of MLB Opening Day on July 23, T-Mobile today announced that customers with an active line of service can receive free one-year subscriptions to the MLB.TV Premium streaming service and the sports publication The Athletic. The offers, which extend to Sprint customers, can be redeemed through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app between July 21 and August 4. MLB.TV provides baseball fans with...

AirPods Assembler Luxshare Acquiring iPhone Assembly Plant in China

Friday July 17, 2020 6:21 am PDT by
Apple supplier Luxshare Precision has reached an agreement with fellow manufacturing company Wistron to purchase one of its iPhone assembly plants in the Chinese city of Kunshan, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Earlier this year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned the possibility of Luxshare pushing into the iPhone assembly business, starting with older models. Luxshare first entered the...

Verizon Now Offering Six Months of Apple News+ Free With iPad Purchase and Activation on Data Plan

Thursday July 16, 2020 9:00 am PDT by
Verizon today began offering a free six-month Apple News+ subscription with the purchase and activation of a cellular iPad with a data plan. The promotion applies to the purchase of any cellular iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini through January 15, 2021 in the United States. Those who have never subscribed to Apple News+ will receive six months of free access, while users that have...

Apple Maps Vehicles Now Surveying Finland, Norway, and Sweden

Thursday July 16, 2020 8:02 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles will be surveying select regions of Finland, Norway, and Sweden through August, collecting street-level imagery and data, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple's website. The data collected will be used to improve Apple Maps and to expand its Look Around feature, which remains limited to large U.S. cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. Introduced in iOS 13,...

Apple Helps Facilitate Coding and Creativity Opportunities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Thursday July 16, 2020 6:54 am PDT by
As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple today announced it is partnering with an additional 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to bring coding and creativity opportunities to their campuses. Apple says this initiative will introduce more students and adult learners to coding and app design through its free "Everyone Can Code" and "Everyone Can Create"...

New EU Regulation Gives Developers More Protection and Transparency in App Store Review

Tuesday July 14, 2020 9:22 am PDT by
App Store developers in the European Union now have more protections afforded to them following the passage of new regulations this week, according to MCV/Develop and GamesIndustry.biz. As noted by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, one of the new requirements is that operators of app distribution platforms like Apple provide developers with a minimum of 30 days notice before removing their...

White House, Apple, and Others Launch 'Find Something New' Website to Promote Wide Array of Career Paths

Tuesday July 14, 2020 7:59 am PDT by
The White House's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the Ad Council, Apple, and others have partnered on a new "Find Something New" website that highlights the various paths towards a career beyond a four-year college degree, including apprenticeships, certification courses, online learning, an associate's degree, trades training, and more. "Now more than ever, we need to ensure that...

Watch the Trailer for Apple TV+ Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso,' Debuts Next Month

Tuesday July 14, 2020 7:12 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today released the official trailer for upcoming comedy series "Ted Lasso," which will be available to stream starting August 14. In the series, Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. Sudeikis was a longtime "Saturday Night Live" cast member...

Idris Elba to Produce Apple TV+ Series and Films as Part of First-Look Deal

Monday July 13, 2020 8:38 am PDT by
Idris Elba will develop and produce television series and films for Apple TV+ through his production company Green Door Pictures after striking a first-look deal with the streaming service, according to Deadline. Elba is known for his award-winning performance as John Luther in the BBC psychological crime drama series "Luther," as well as roles in the HBO drama "The Wire" and the Fast &...