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

2022 Pride Apple Watch Bands feature

New Apple Watch Pride Edition Bands Now Available at Select Apple Stores

Thursday May 26, 2022 8:38 am PDT by
In addition to online ordering, the new Pride Edition Sport Loop and Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop for the Apple Watch are now available for purchase at select Apple Store locations around the world. In-store availability varies, with some locations offering pickup starting today and others offering pickup as late as June 1. Apple said it released the bands in celebration of Pride month this ...
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iPod Touch Removed From Apple's Website in Some Countries After Being Discontinued

Wednesday May 25, 2022 12:52 pm PDT by
A few weeks after Apple announced it is discontinuing the iPod touch, the company has started to remove the device from its website in some countries. It is no longer possible to access the iPod touch's product page on Apple's website in countries such as Canada, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and many others. The page is still...
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Ember Launches Smaller iPhone-Controlled Coffee Cup With Temperature Control

Wednesday May 25, 2022 10:31 am PDT by
Ember this week expanded its lineup of temperature-controlled mugs with a new 6-ounce Ember Cup designed for espresso-based drinks such as cappuccinos, cortados, and flat whites. Ember Cup pricing starts at $99.95 in the United States, making it the cheapest option in the Ember lineup, but it is also quite small. With a built-in battery, the Ember Cup keeps your coffee or other hot beverage...
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Apple Car Team Loses Yet Another Key Employee as Turnover Continues

Wednesday May 25, 2022 9:05 am PDT by
Apple has long been rumored to be planning an electric vehicle, but the team working on the project has reportedly faced many struggles over the years, including development challenges and the loss of some key employees. One of the latest departures is CJ Moore, who has left Apple to join autonomous vehicle technology company Luminar. In a press release shared by Bloomberg, Luminar said...
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iPhone Driver's License Feature in Wallet App Now Available in Maryland

Wednesday May 25, 2022 7:50 am PDT by
Maryland residents can now add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. The feature first launched in Arizona back in March. When the feature launched in Arizona, Apple said additional U.S. states would offer driver's licenses and state IDs in the Wallet app soon,...
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Beats Unveils Limited-Edition Studio Buds in Collaboration With Fashion Brand 'Daily Paper'

Wednesday May 25, 2022 7:38 am PDT by
Apple-owned Beats today introduced new limited-edition Studio Buds designed in collaboration with Amsterdam-based, African-inspired fashion brand Daily Paper. In a tweet, Beats said the custom Studio Buds are inspired by Daily Paper's spring/summer 2022 clothing collection, which celebrates hip-hop culture from the 1970s to 1990s. The earbuds have a white, black, and red color scheme with...
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Apple Stores Rolling Out iPhone-to-iPhone Contactless Payments Starting Today

Wednesday May 25, 2022 6:54 am PDT by
Apple in February unveiled a new "Tap to Pay on iPhone" feature that will allow compatible iPhones to accept payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, with no additional hardware required. Apple began testing the feature at its Apple Park Visitor Center earlier this month, and now Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has tweeted that the feature will begin...
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Apple Begins Notifying WWDC 2022 Swift Student Challenge Winners

Tuesday May 24, 2022 8:29 am PDT by
Two weeks ahead of WWDC, Apple has started notifying winners of this year's Swift Student Challenge, with applicants able to check their status via Apple's website. The lucky winners receive exclusive WWDC 2022 outerwear, a customized WWDC 2022 pin set, and a one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program. As an unexpected bonus, Apple is also providing winners with free AirPods Pro....
2022 Apple Watch Pride Edition Bands

Apple Announces 2022 Pride Edition Watch Bands and Watch Face

Tuesday May 24, 2022 6:24 am PDT by
Apple today announced new Pride bands for the Apple Watch, with new Pride Edition Sport Loop and Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop options available. The new Pride Edition bands are available to order today for $49 on Apple.com and in the Apple Store app, and will be available at Apple Store locations starting May 26. The Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop is also coming soon to Nike.com. This...
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'Creative Studios' Program Expanding to Apple Stores in Seven Additional Cities

Tuesday May 24, 2022 5:48 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its in-store "Creative Studios" initiative will be expanding to seven additional cities around the world this year, including Nashville, Miami, Berlin, Milan, Taipei, Tokyo, and Sydney. The program will also return for its second year in Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, London, Paris, Bangkok, and Beijing. Apple said the initiative is designed to "support...
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Apple's Rumored 27-Inch Mini-LED Display Now Said to Launch in October

Friday May 20, 2022 8:07 am PDT by
Apple now plans to release a new 27-inch display with mini-LED backlighting in October due to the Shanghai lockdown, which has resulted in production of the display being delayed, according to display industry consultant Ross Young. In a tweet, Young said Apple is in the process of moving production of the display from Quanta Computer to a different supplier and/or location, resulting in a...
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Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
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Fortnite Now Available to All on iOS via Nvidia's GeForce NOW Streaming Service

Thursday May 19, 2022 6:55 am PDT by
Following several months of beta testing, Nvidia today announced that popular battle royale game Fortnite is now available to all GeForce NOW subscribers via Safari on iOS, complete with optimized on-screen touch controls and game menus. Fortnite had been unavailable to play on the iPhone and iPad since Apple removed the game from the App Store in August 2020, after developer Epic Games...
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Machine Learning Framework PyTorch Enabling GPU-Accelerated Training on Apple Silicon Macs

Wednesday May 18, 2022 10:06 am PDT by
In collaboration with the Metal engineering team at Apple, PyTorch today announced that its open source machine learning framework will soon support GPU-accelerated model training on Apple silicon Macs powered by M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, or M1 Ultra chips. Until now, PyTorch training on the Mac only leveraged the CPU, but an upcoming version will allow developers and researchers to take advantage ...
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Apple's Stock Down 20% Since Early April Amid Broader Market Losses

Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:41 am PDT by
Apple's stock opened at $146.85 today and continues to trend downwards, with shares currently trading below the $143 mark in today's session. Apple's stock price has declined approximately 20% since closing at $178.44 on April 4. The stock market has experienced broader losses since the start of April, with the S&P 500 down around 13% and the Dow Jones down around 8.5% over that period. Many ...
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Apple Highlights iPhone's Latest Privacy Features in New 'Data Auction' Ad

Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new ad highlighting iPhone privacy features like App Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection that are designed to give users more transparency and control when it comes to their personal data being collected. The ad revolves around a young woman named Ellie who discovers that her personal data is being sold at an auction house, with bids being placed on her...
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MacBook Pro Supplier Considering Relocating Factory to Increase Production

Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:40 am PDT by
Apple supplier Quanta Computer is considering the feasibility of relocating its MacBook Pro production to its factory in Chongqing, China, as output at its Shanghai plant remains constrained by lockdown restrictions, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The move could gradually boost the availability of MacBook Pro models and shorten the extended delivery times that Apple...
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Apple Music to Livestream Select Concerts, Starting With Harry Styles This Friday

Tuesday May 17, 2022 7:50 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it will begin livestreaming select concerts through Apple Music, starting with a Harry Styles performance this Friday at UBS Arena in New York. Apple Music subscribers will be able to watch free of charge around the world. The concert series is named "Apple Music Live" and is reminiscent of the "iTunes Festival" (later rebranded as the "Apple Music Festival"), a...
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Apple's Struggles With Long-Rumored AR/VR Headset Detailed in New Report

Tuesday May 17, 2022 7:17 am PDT by
The Information's Wayne Ma today published a lengthy report detailing technical and leadership challenges that Apple has faced during development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset, which is currently expected to be announced by the end of 2023. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For example, the report claims that Apple's team working on the...
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Ecobee's New HomeKit-Enabled Smart Thermostat Premium Launches for $249

Tuesday May 17, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
Following multiple leaks, smart home accessory maker Ecobee today officially announced its new Smart Thermostat Premium, with key new features including a premium design with higher-end materials, a larger display, a refreshed user interface, improved sensor technology, indoor air quality monitoring, and more environmentally friendly packaging. Like the popular Nest thermostat, the Smart...