Joe Rossignol

Joe joined MacRumors in January 2015, and is now a Senior Reporter. Based out of Stoney Creek, Canada, he has been writing about Apple since 2008, with a focus on breaking news coverage.

Joe Rossignol's Articles

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Watch Never-Before-Seen Footage of Steve Jobs Discussing the Future of Computers in 1983

Thursday July 18, 2024 8:07 am PDT by
The Steve Jobs Archive today shared never-before-seen footage of 28-year-old Steve Jobs speaking at the 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado. His speech was focused on the future of computers and how they would change daily life. The Steve Jobs Archive was launched in 2022 by Laurene Powell Jobs, Tim Cook, and Jony Ive. The website features a collection of quotes, photos,...
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Kuo: Apple Delays Change Aimed at Saving Space Inside Future iPhones

Wednesday July 17, 2024 7:09 am PDT by
Apple no longer plans to use resin-coated copper for logic boards in iPhone 17 models next year, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today. Kuo said resin-coated copper failed to meet Apple's "high-quality requirements," leading to the company scrapping its plans to adopt the material for iPhone 17 models. It is unclear if Apple will revisit resin-coated copper for iPhone 18 models or...
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Apple Lists Products Eligible for Sales Tax-Free Holidays in 8 U.S. States

Tuesday July 16, 2024 10:30 am PDT by
Apple recently updated its website with a list of products eligible for upcoming 2024 sales tax holidays in select U.S. states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Sales tax holidays provide a limited-time opportunity to purchase select Apple products online or in stores without paying sales tax. Eligible products and price...
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Apple Wallet App Now Works With PRESTO Fare Card in Toronto Area

Tuesday July 16, 2024 8:32 am PDT by
Apple and Metrolinx today announced that the PRESTO card can now be added to the Wallet app, allowing commuters in Toronto, Canada and the surrounding area to tap an iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for a fare on buses, streetcars, trains, and the subway. Funds can be loaded onto the card directly in the Wallet app for added convenience. Express Mode allows commuters to simply hold their iPhone...
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Apple Releases HomePod Mini in New Midnight Color

Monday July 15, 2024 6:09 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the existing HomePod mini is now available in a Midnight color option, which replaces the nearly-identical Space Gray color previously offered. The speaker remains available in Blue, Orange, White, and Yellow as well. Apple now offers both the full-sized second-generation HomePod and the HomePod mini in Midnight, so this minor change brings some consistency to the...
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Easily Switch From Google Photos to iCloud Photos With This New Tool

Wednesday July 10, 2024 9:49 am PDT by
Google today released a tool that allows you to transfer photos and videos from Google Photos to iCloud Photos, complete with albums and descriptions. Apple released an equivalent tool for moving from iCloud Photos to Google Photos three years ago, so this was a reciprocal move by Google. The companies released the tools as part of the Data Transfer Initiative, which is focused on ensuring...
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Apple Intelligence Settings Visible in iOS 18 Beta 3 Simulator, But Features Still Not Available

Wednesday July 10, 2024 8:58 am PDT by
The latest beta of Apple's app development tool Xcode allows developers to simulate an iPhone running the third beta of iOS 18, and this has led to the discovery of some Apple Intelligence settings that are not yet available. Aaron Perris and Matthew Rodarmel are among those who spotted the settings, which can be seen in the screenshots above. However, Apple Intelligence features are still...
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iOS 18 Includes Two New Background Sounds to Help You Focus or Rest

Wednesday July 10, 2024 7:42 am PDT by
The upcoming iOS 18 update for the iPhone includes two new Background Sounds: Night and Fire. Introduced on iOS 15, the Background Sounds feature allows you to play ambient background sounds on your iPhone to help you focus or rest. Other available sounds include Balanced Noise, Bright Noise, Dark Noise, Ocean, Rain, and Stream. Background Sounds is a free feature built into the iPhone...
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Apple TV+ Reveals Severance Season 2 Premiere Date in Teaser Video

Wednesday July 10, 2024 5:56 am PDT by
The critically-acclaimed workplace thriller "Severance" returns to Apple TV+ early next year, according to a teaser video released today. Apple said the 10-episode season will premiere on Friday, January 17, and then one episode will follow every Friday through March 21. The sci-fi series revolves around the mysterious company Lumon Industries, whose employees cannot recall any memories...
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iPhone 16 Models Rumored to Have Face ID-Related Design Changes

Tuesday July 9, 2024 9:15 am PDT by
iPhone 16 models coming later this year could have some Face ID-related "design changes," supply chain publication DigiTimes said this week. The original source of this information is British newspaper The Telegraph, which six weeks ago reported that Face ID component supplier Coherent was considering selling or repurposing a manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, a small town in...
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Apple Arcade Adding These New Games in August

Tuesday July 9, 2024 7:26 am PDT by
Apple today announced three new games coming to Apple Arcade next month, including award-winning roguelike game Vampire Survivors+ and level-based runner Temple Run: Legends on August 1, and physics-based puzzle game Castle Crumble for the Vision Pro on August 29. Apple Arcade games are ad-free and do not offer in-app purchases. More details can be found in the Apple Newsroom press release....
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iOS 18 Public Beta Coming Soon: How to Get Your iPhone Ready

Tuesday July 9, 2024 6:30 am PDT by
Apple last month announced that the first public beta of iOS 18 would be released in July, so it should be available to try out soon. Below, we outline everything you need to know about the upcoming iOS 18 public beta. Timing The first iOS 17 and iOS 16 public betas came out in the first half of July in the past two years. iOS 16: Monday, July 11, 2022 iOS 17: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 ...
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Apple Preparing Minor iOS 17.5.2 Update for iPhone [Updated]

Monday July 8, 2024 12:12 pm PDT by
Apple is preparing to release a minor iOS 17.5.2 update for the iPhone, according to a post shared today by an anonymous leaker on X, formerly known as Twitter. The leaker has a private account, so we are not identifying it or linking to it, but they have proven to be a consistently accurate source for upcoming iOS updates. Nothing is known about iOS 17.5.2, beyond the leaker claiming that...
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Walmart Selling MacBook Air With M1 Chip for $649 Starting Today

Monday July 8, 2024 9:42 am PDT by
Starting today, select Walmart stores in the U.S. and will be selling the MacBook Air with the M1 chip at a bargain $649 price. Walmart+ members have early access to the deal as of 12 p.m. Eastern Time today, and it will be available to all Walmart customers starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time today. Walmart first began selling the MacBook Air with the M1 chip for $699 in March,...
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Apple Pencil With USB-C Now Available in Apple's Refurbished Store in These Countries

Monday July 8, 2024 8:27 am PDT by
Apple today added the lower-cost Apple Pencil with a USB-C port to its online refurbished store for the first time in select European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. The refurbished model is discounted by around 15% in each country. For example, pricing is set at £69 in the UK, down from £79 brand new. ...
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Apple Store in Southern Sweden Permanently Closing Later This Week

Monday July 8, 2024 7:41 am PDT by
Apple has announced that its retail store at the Väla Centrum shopping mall near Helsingborg, Sweden will be permanently closed after July 13. The date was spotted by Michael Steeber, who writes a weekly newsletter about Apple retail. Apple Väla Centrum Apple in January told Swedish publication Feber that it would not be renewing its lease at the mall, but it did not provide a reason for the...
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Apple to Report Earnings Results on August 1 After Releasing New iPads Last Quarter

Monday July 8, 2024 6:59 am PDT by
Apple recently announced that its next quarterly earnings conference call will be held on Thursday, August 1 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. On the call, which anyone can listen to, Apple's CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri will discuss the company's earnings results for the third quarter of the 2024 fiscal year. During the quarter, spanning March 31 through June 29, Apple released new iPad Pro...
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Tiptop Provides Instant Trade-In Credit for Apple Products When Shopping Online

Wednesday July 3, 2024 5:51 am PDT by
Tiptop recently announced the launch of its trade-in service, which provides instant credit for over 50,000 items, including Apple products like iPhones and Macs. Online merchants powered by Shopify, Stripe, and more can offer Tiptop at checkout, with launch partners including electronics brand Nothing, game controller maker Backbone, pre-owned smartphone market Phonedaddy, and others....
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Samsung to Begin Rolling Out Hotel Room TVs With AirPlay Support for iPhone and iPad

Thursday June 27, 2024 12:38 pm PDT by
Samsung today announced that it will be rolling out AirPlay support for its series of hotel room TVs, allowing iPhone and iPad users to wirelessly stream videos, music, photos, and more from their device to the TV in their room. The feature allows you to scan a unique QR code on the hotel room TV to establish an AirPlay connection, allowing you to wirelessly stream content from your iPhone...
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Apple Says iPhones Will Better Support Third-Party Displays and Batteries Later This Year

Wednesday June 26, 2024 7:55 am PDT by
Apple today published a lengthy whitepaper that highlights the company's approach to device repairability and longevity. In the document, Apple revealed that iPhones will better support third-party displays and batteries later in 2024. First, Apple said True Tone will work with third-party iPhone displays later this year:True Tone requires precise calibration to function properly, and it is...