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

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Apple's 67W Power Adapter Unable to Fast Charge 14-Inch MacBook Pro

Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:00 pm PDT by
A day after Apple unveiled redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, we continue to learn smaller details about the notebooks that Apple did not mention during its event, and the latest discovery pertains to fast charging. Apple's website indicates that its 67W USB-C power adapter included with the base model 14-inch MacBook Pro is not capable of fast charging any 14-inch MacBook...
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New MacBook Pros Have Up to 3x Brighter Displays for HDR Content

Tuesday October 19, 2021 8:41 am PDT by
Apple's new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are equipped with improved "XDR" displays with mini-LED backlighting. Impressively, both new MacBook Pro models have up to 3x brighter displays compared to the previous-generation models, although the increased brightness is likely limited to HDR content. The new MacBook Pro models achieve up to 1,000 nits sustained full-screen brightness...
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Apple's 140W Power Adapter is Company's First GaN Charger, Supports USB-C Power Delivery 3.1

Tuesday October 19, 2021 6:11 am PDT by
Apple has confirmed to The Verge that its new 140W USB-C power adapter is the company's first charger based on gallium nitride or "GaN" technology, which allows for smaller, lighter, and more power efficient chargers than silicon-based chargers. Without the use of GaN, the 140W power adapter likely would have been fairly larger given its wattage. Many other brands like Anker and Belkin have...
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New MacBook Pro Keyboard Has All-Black Design, Full-Size Function Keys, and Touch ID Ring

Monday October 18, 2021 6:27 pm PDT by
As we predicted, Apple's new MacBook Pro models unveiled today feature a redesigned keyboard with an all-black design, a row of full-size function keys, and a Touch ID ring that provides a more tactile experience for unlocking the Mac with your finger. The function keys include new shortcuts for Spotlight, Siri, Dictation, and Do Not Disturb, in addition to usual shortcuts for display...
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Here Are All the Ports on the New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Monday October 18, 2021 6:01 pm PDT by
While all MacBook Pro models released in the last five years featured only two to four Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack, that changed this week with the introduction of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Following years of complaints about a lack of ports, both sizes of the new MacBook Pro feature several ports that Apple had removed in 2016, including an HDMI ...
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iMovie for Mac Optimized for New MacBook Pro and Editing Cinematic Mode Videos Shot on iPhone 13

Monday October 18, 2021 2:43 pm PDT by
Alongside updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, Apple today updated its iMovie app for Mac with optimizations that take full advantage of the power and performance of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. On macOS Monterey, the new version of iMovie can also be used to edit Cinematic mode videos recorded with an iPhone 13. The full release notes:C...
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New Beats Fit Pro Headphones Revealed in iOS 15.1 Beta

Monday October 18, 2021 1:56 pm PDT by
Apple today unveiled third-generation AirPods with a similar design as the AirPods Pro and several new features, but those likely aren't the only new headphones launching soon, as MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has found images of unreleased Beats Fit Pro earbuds in the iOS 15.1 Release Candidate seeded earlier today. The images reveal that the Beats Fit Pro will look similar to the Beats ...
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Apple Says Universal Control Coming to macOS Monterey Later This Fall

Monday October 18, 2021 12:02 pm PDT by
In an update to the macOS Monterey features page on its website, Apple has indicated that the Universal Control feature previewed at WWDC 2021 will be available later this fall, which likely means it will be enabled in a future software update. It's not a surprise that Universal Control has been delayed beyond the initial release of macOS Monterey, which will be available Monday, October 25, ...
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New MacBook Pro Finally Features a 1080p Webcam Within a Notch

Monday October 18, 2021 11:12 am PDT by
Apple today unveiled new MacBook Pro models, and while some customers will be disappointed that there is now a notch at the top of the display, one positive is that both the 14-inch and 16-inch models now feature a 1080p webcam, also known as the FaceTime camera. Tech specs on Apple's website indicate that the 1080p camera is complemented with an advanced image signal processor for improved...
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New MacBook Pro Pricing: 14-Inch Model Starts at $1,999 and 16-Inch Model Starts at $2,499

Monday October 18, 2021 10:52 am PDT by
Apple today announced that 14-inch MacBook Pro pricing will start at $1,999 ($1,849 for education), while the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will start at $2,499 ($2,299 for education). The new MacBook Pro models were revealed during today's Apple event, and are powered by the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. The new models feature Liquid Retina XDR displays with ProMotion, HDMI ports and SDXC card...
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AirPods Pro Now Available With MagSafe Charging Case for Same $249 Price

Monday October 18, 2021 10:43 am PDT by
In addition to introducing third-generation AirPods with a similar design as AirPods Pro, Apple today announced that the AirPods Pro now come with a MagSafe charging case, with pricing remaining set at $249 in the United States. With a MagSafe charging case, the AirPods Pro case can magnetically attach to Apple's MagSafe Charger or MagSafe Duo while wirelessly charging. As expected, Apple ...
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iOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, and macOS Monterey Available Next Week

Monday October 18, 2021 10:34 am PDT by
Apple today announced that iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1, and macOS Monterey will all be released as free software updates next week. Apple revealed this timing in a press release for the third-generation AirPods. Apple has since updated its website to confirm that macOS Monterey will be released on Monday, October 25, following over four months of beta testing. macOS...
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AirPods 3 Available to Order Today for $179 and Launch October 26

Monday October 18, 2021 10:16 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the third-generation AirPods are available to order starting today, with pricing set at $179 in the United States. Apple also said the second-generation AirPods with a wired charging case are remaining available for $129, down from $159. The third-generation AirPods will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Tuesday, October 26, according to Apple. ...
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HomePod Mini Getting Three New Colors in November: Yellow, Orange, and Blue

Monday October 18, 2021 10:08 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the HomePod mini will be available in three new colors next month, including yellow, orange, and blue. Apple said the new HomePod mini colors will be available in November alongside the existing White and Space Gray colors, with pricing remaining at $99 in the United States. Apple did not share a specific release date. The new HomePod mini colors will be...
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This Week Marks the 20th Anniversary of the iPod and 30th Anniversary of the PowerBook

Monday October 18, 2021 7:52 am PDT by
Apple's virtual "Unleashed" event coincides with two major Apple product anniversaries this week, including the 20th anniversary of the original iPod being announced and the 30th anniversary of the original PowerBook's introduction. Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPod on October 23, 2001 at a small press event at Apple's former Infinite Loop headquarters. Jobs famously pitched the iPod as...
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Intel CEO Hopes to Win Back Apple by Making Better Chips Than Apple

Sunday October 17, 2021 8:07 pm PDT by
In a new episode of Axios on HBO shared by MarketWatch, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger sat down with Axios' Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried to discuss various topics, including Apple's transition to its own custom-designed silicon chips across its Mac lineup. When asked if Intel has given up on the idea of the Mac running on Intel processors in the future, Gelsinger said that he hopes to...
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MacBook Pro With Notch Was Potentially Leaked Months Ago in Stolen Schematics

Sunday October 17, 2021 10:45 am PDT by
Following a last-minute rumor that upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models could feature a notch at the top of the display, it has come to our attention that this design was potentially leaked in stolen schematics months ago. Back in April, a ransomware group known as REvil publicly stated that it had gained access to internal information from Apple supplier Quanta Computer in...
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MacBook Pro Display With Notch Shown in Alleged Photo Leak

Saturday October 16, 2021 7:43 am PDT by
Following a sketchy rumor that claimed the next MacBook Pro models could feature a notch at the top of the display, an alleged photo of a MacBook Pro with a notch was shared today by Weibo account AnyTurtle999, as spotted by Twitter account DuanRui. A close-up view of the alleged notch at the top of the image appears to show a FaceTime camera, microphone, and an ambient light sensor for...
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AirPods 3 Ready to Launch and Likely to Be Announced at Apple Event Next Week, Analyst Says

Friday October 15, 2021 7:09 am PDT by
Apple is hosting a virtual event on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with rumors widely suggesting the event will be focused on redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a faster version of the M1 chip, brighter mini-LED displays, and more. In an investor note with Wedbush today, shared with MacRumors, analyst Dan Ives said third-generation AirPods will likely be announced at the ...
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Apple Pledges Support for 3D Graphics Tool Blender

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:38 am PDT by
Blender today announced that Apple has joined the Blender Development Fund to support continued development of the free open source 3D graphics tool. Alongside a contribution to the Development Fund, Apple will provide engineering expertise and additional resources to Blender and its broader development community to help support Blender artists and developers, according to the announcement. ...