Joe Rossignol

Joe joined MacRumors in January 2015 and is now a Senior Reporter. 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.

Joe Rossignol's Articles

Zuckerberg Vision Pro

Mark Zuckerberg Says Apple Vision Pro Has No 'Magical Solutions'

Thursday June 8, 2023 12:36 pm PDT by
In a companywide meeting with employees today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to Apple's announcement of the Vision Pro, according to The Verge's Alex Heath. Zuckerberg said the Vision Pro has no "magical solutions" that Meta has not thought of, and "costs seven times more" than its recently-announced Quest 3 headset. Zuckerberg added that Apple's announcement "really showcases the...
Apple Wallet

Here's What's New in iOS 17 for Wallet and Apple Pay

Thursday June 8, 2023 9:28 am PDT by
In a video released today, Apple has outlined several improvements coming to the Wallet app and Apple Pay with iOS 17. The software update is currently in beta and will be released to the public later this year for the iPhone XS and newer. A major redesign for the Wallet app that was rumored ahead of WWDC never materialized, with only modest changes made in iOS 17. Apple Pay order...
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iPhone Driver's License Feature Still Only Available in Four U.S. States

Wednesday June 7, 2023 5:03 pm PDT by
In 2021, Apple introduced a feature that lets residents of participating U.S. states add their driver's license or ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. Unfortunately, states have been slow to adopt the feature since it was first announced in September 2021, with Wallet app IDs only supported in...
Vision Pro Pointer Control

Apple Highlights Vision Pro's Accessibility Features with Head, Wrist, and Index Finger Controls

Wednesday June 7, 2023 3:26 pm PDT by
Apple's new Vision Pro headset is controlled with eye and hand movements by default. For those with accessibility needs, however, features like VoiceOver, Pointer Control, and Dwell Control will allow users to interact with visionOS in other ways. In a WWDC session for developers, Apple has provided more details about these features. Pointer Control Pointer Control will allow the Vision Pro...
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Lionel Messi May Receive Cut of Apple TV's MLS Season Pass Revenue

Wednesday June 7, 2023 1:37 pm PDT by
Soccer superstar Lionel Messi today announced his intentions to join MLS club Inter Miami. According to ESPN, Messi's proposed contract terms include a cut of revenue from new subscribers to Apple's MLS Season Pass streaming service. MLS Season Pass costs $14.99 per month, or $49 for the remainder of the season, but Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up for a discounted rate of $12.99 per month...
CarPlay SharePlay

Here's What's New for CarPlay on iOS 17 Ahead of Next-Generation CarPlay Later This Year

Wednesday June 7, 2023 12:24 pm PDT by
CarPlay didn't receive much attention during the WWDC keynote, but the iPhone-based software platform did receive a few new features with iOS 17, including SharePlay support in the Music app and real-time electric vehicle charging station availability. SharePlay support in the Music app allows all passengers in a car to control what music is playing from their own devices, even if they do...
Apple Maps Offline

Apple Maps Finally Lets You Download Maps for Offline Use on iOS 17

Wednesday June 7, 2023 11:39 am PDT by
Apple Maps is catching up with Google Maps on iOS 17 by finally letting iPhone users download maps for offline use. iOS 17 will be released to the public later this year for the iPhone XS and newer, and is currently available in beta for developers. Users can download a specific area of Apple Maps to their iPhone and view it while offline, complete with turn-by-turn directions for driving,...
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Apple TV's Karaoke Feature Will Let You See Yourself On-Screen With tvOS 17 Update

Wednesday June 7, 2023 9:07 am PDT by
Apple TV's karaoke feature is about to get more immersive. Starting with the tvOS 17 update launching later this year, Apple Music Sing will support Continuity Camera, allowing users to see themselves on their TV via a wirelessly-connected iPhone camera. Apple said users will be able to apply all-new camera filters as they sing along to the lyrics of their favorite songs to add to the...
Apple Cash Recurring Payments

iOS 17 to Enable Recurring Apple Cash Payments for Kids Allowances and Other Shared Expenses

Wednesday June 7, 2023 8:44 am PDT by
Apple today announced that iOS 17 will include an option to set up recurring Apple Cash payments on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis, a feature that will be useful for kids allowances and regularly shared expenses, such as rent payments. Alongside this feature, users will have the option to automatically top up their Apple Cash balance when it runs low, according to Apple. Apple...
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Apple Announces Businesses Can Accept iPhone IDs Later This Year

Wednesday June 7, 2023 8:23 am PDT by
Apple today announced that iPhone users will be able to present a driver's license or ID stored in the Wallet app at participating businesses and venues starting later this year. Users will simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near the business's iPhone to verify their age and identity for things like alcohol, rental cars, and more. Users will be shown what information is being requested...
Vision Pro Spatial Personas

Vision Pro to Get Even More Human-Like 'Spatial Personas' for FaceTime

Wednesday June 7, 2023 7:59 am PDT by
Apple's new Vision Pro headset can scan a user's face and use advanced machine learning to create a photorealistic "Persona" of them for video calls. And in a future visionOS update, these avatars will become even more realistic. Spatial Persona on Vision Pro In its Platforms State of the Union video for developers this week, Apple announced that it is working on "Spatial Personas" that will...
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iOS 17 Beta Code References New MagSafe Battery Pack and Charger

Wednesday June 7, 2023 6:01 am PDT by
The first developer beta of iOS 17 includes code-level references to a new MagSafe Battery Pack with model number A2781, and a new MagSafe Charger with model number A3088, according to tech enthusiast @aaronp613. No further details are known about the accessories at this time. Last year, Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the MagSafe Battery Pack would be updated with a USB-C...
WWDC 2023 Rumor Report Card

WWDC 2023 Rumor Report Card: The Biggest Hits and Misses

Tuesday June 6, 2023 5:39 pm PDT by
Apple made a wide range of hardware and software announcements during its WWDC keynote on Monday, introducing its long-awaited AR/VR headset Vision Pro, new Macs, iOS 17, macOS Sonoma, and much more. As always, there were many rumors leading up to the event that gave us an idea of what to expect, but not all of them were accurate. Below, we have recapped some of the bigger hits and misses...
iPadOS 17 External Camera

iPadOS 17 Adds Support for Studio Display Webcam and Other External USB Cameras

Tuesday June 6, 2023 2:46 pm PDT by
Starting with iPadOS 17, the built-in camera on the Studio Display and other external displays can be used with iPads for FaceTime calls and other video purposes. This functionality is available on any iPad model equipped with a USB-C port. As it turns out, this feature actually goes beyond external displays. In its Platforms State of the Union video for developers, Apple revealed that any...
iOS 17 and iPhones Feature

iOS 17 Drops Support for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

Tuesday June 6, 2023 1:46 pm PDT by
Apple this week announced that iOS 17 is compatible with the iPhone XS and newer, meaning that support has been dropped for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. The software update will be released to the public later this year, and is available now in beta for members of Apple's Developer Program to begin testing. iOS 17 is compatible with the following devices:iPhone 14 iPhone 14...
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These macOS Sonoma Features Are Not Available on Intel Macs

Tuesday June 6, 2023 11:35 am PDT by
Apple this week previewed macOS Sonoma, the latest version of its Mac operating system. Launching later this year, the software update includes several new features, but not all of them are available on Intel-based Macs, according to Apple. On the macOS Sonoma features page, fine print indicates that the following features require a Mac with an Apple silicon chip:Presenter Overlay, a feature ...
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iOS 17 for iPhone Launching Later This Year With These 12 New Features

Tuesday June 6, 2023 10:59 am PDT by
Apple on Monday announced iOS 17 with a wide range of new features for the iPhone. The update is available now in beta for Apple developers, and a public beta is coming in July. iOS 17 will be released later this year for the iPhone XS and newer. Below, we have recapped 12 key features coming to the iPhone with iOS 17. Some features, such as the Journal app, are coming later this year. Sta...
Apple Vision Pro at Steve Jobs Theater

Apple Vision Pro Testers Share Impressions: 'By Far the Best Headset'

Tuesday June 6, 2023 8:19 am PDT by
Apple on Monday unveiled the Vision Pro, its long-awaited AR/VR headset. While the headset is not launching until early next year, some media outlets and YouTubers received a 30-minute guided demo of the device and shared their first impressions. The testers were not allowed to take photos or videos of the demo experience. In a tweet, tech columnist Joanna Stern described the Vision Pro as...
iOS 17 Health App Medication Follow Up Reminders

iOS 17 Introduces Follow-Up Reminders to Take Your Medications

Tuesday June 6, 2023 6:59 am PDT by
iOS 17 includes several improvements to the Health app, including new mental health and vision health features. Another useful addition to the app is follow-up reminders for scheduled medications, in case you forget to mark them as taken. When the setting is turned on, the Health app will send you follow-up reminders if you have not logged a medication 30 minutes after the initial...
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Apple Launches 2023 Back to School Offer for Students: Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad

Tuesday June 6, 2023 5:40 am PDT by
Apple this week launched its annual Back to School promotion for U.S. college students. This year's promotion offers a free Apple gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare+ plans. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with any new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac, and a $100 gift card with the purchase of any new iPad Pro, iPad...