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 previous stints at 9to5Mac and other tech publications.

Joe has been cited by major media outlets, such as Bloomberg, CNBC, and Reuters. Many of his headlines have been featured by tech news aggregator Techmeme.

Joe Rossignol's Articles

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Justin Timberlake to Star as Game Show Host Doubling as CIA Assassin in Upcoming Apple TV+ Series

Friday April 9, 2021 9:24 am PDT by
Apple has won the rights to a script for an hour-long drama series that will see Justin Timberlake star as former "The Gong Show" host Chuck Barris, according to Deadline. The untitled series will be based on "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," a 1984 memoir in which Barris claimed that hosting "The Gong Show" was a cover for his real job as a CIA assassin. Barris later admitted that he made up...
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Apple's Eddy Cue Reportedly Advising Tom Brady's New NFT Company

Thursday April 8, 2021 11:27 am PDT by
NFL star quarterback Tom Brady is teaming up with entrepreneur Richard Rosenblatt to launch a new NFT company called Autograph this spring, and Apple executive Eddy Cue will serve as an advisor to the company, according to CNN. As a Senior Vice President at Apple, Cue oversees many of the company's services, such as Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Maps, and iCloud. Once a fixture at Apple...
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Apple Rolling Out Tags in App Store to Help Refine Popular Search Results

Thursday April 8, 2021 9:39 am PDT by
With the App Store now home to nearly two million apps, Apple appears to be testing a new feature to make search results more contextual. As noted in the MacRumors forums and on Twitter, some iPhone users in recent weeks have started to see tags in the App Store after searching for a popular term like "photos" or "wallpaper." After searching for "photos," for example, some of the tags that...
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Find My's New Third-Party Accessory Support Works With iOS 14.3 and Later

Wednesday April 7, 2021 11:54 am PDT by
Apple today announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, allowing compatible third-party accessories to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside Apple devices. The first products that work with the Find My app will include a new Chipolo item tracker, Belkin earbuds, and select VanMoof e-bikes. While it was initially suspected that Find My's third-party accessory...
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Apple Forecasted to Sell Record-Breaking 240+ Million iPhones in 2021

Wednesday April 7, 2021 6:49 am PDT by
Apple is on a trajectory to sell a record-breaking 240-250 million iPhones in the 2021 fiscal year, topping a previous record of 231 million iPhones sold in the 2015 fiscal year, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. "While the Street is forecasting roughly 220 million iPhone units for FY21, we believe based on this current trajectory and in a bull case Cupertino still has potential to sell ...
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Apple Details Ways Advertisers Can Measure the Impact of Ads Without Tracking Users Ahead of iOS 14.5 Launch

Wednesday April 7, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Starting with iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5, Apple will be requiring apps to receive a user's permission to track their activity for targeted advertising purposes, as part of a privacy measure known as App Tracking Transparency. To help advertisers adjust to this change, Apple today shared a new version of its "A Day in the Life of your Data" document with details on two...
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LG Launching 2021 Sound Bar Lineup With AirPlay 2 Support

Tuesday April 6, 2021 5:36 pm PDT by
LG today announced the worldwide rollout of its 2021 sound bar lineup, complete with AirPlay 2 support for wirelessly streaming audio from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The sound bars also support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. All of the 2021 sound bars support both the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound formats, while an "AI Room Calibration" feature promises optimal...
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Apple's Search Engine Deal With Google Expected to Drive Services Revenue Growth Through 2022

Tuesday April 6, 2021 7:16 am PDT by
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty today raised her services-related revenue forecast for Apple through the 2022 fiscal year. In a research note shared with MacRumors, Huberty said stronger licensing revenue is the primary driver of the raised estimates, including an acceleration in the search traffic-related payments Apple receives from Google. The New York Times last year reported that...
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Today Marks the 45th Anniversary of Apple's Founding

Thursday April 1, 2021 7:16 am PDT by
Today marks the 45th anniversary of Apple, co-founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976. Wayne sold his 10% share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak just 12 days later to avoid financial risk, which is unfortunate in hindsight given that his stake would be worth more than $200 billion today. Apple's history began in the garage of Jobs' childhood home in Los ...
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Apple to Report Q2 2021 Earnings Results on April 28

Wednesday March 31, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Apple has announced that it will report its earnings results for the second quarter of the 2021 fiscal year on Wednesday, April 28. The earnings report should be released at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, followed by a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time with Apple's CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri to discuss the results in more detail. The earnings report will provide an overview of...
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Apple Says Over 110 Manufacturing Partners Committed to Using 100% Renewable Energy

Wednesday March 31, 2021 6:48 am PDT by
Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple-related production. Once achieved, Apple says these commitments will prevent over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually, the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year. Apple already announced some manufacturing...
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Students Can Win WWDC 2021 Swag in Apple's Annual Swift Coding Challenge

Tuesday March 30, 2021 7:09 am PDT by
Apple today started accepting submissions for its annual Swift Student Challenge, a coding contest that tasks students with creating an interactive scene in the Swift Playgrounds app. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC 2021 outerwear, a customized pin set, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program. To participate, students must create an interactive scene in a Swift...
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Apple Revamps Developer App Alongside WWDC 2021 Announcement

Tuesday March 30, 2021 6:27 am PDT by
Just moments after announcing that WWDC 2021 will be held digitally from June 7-11, Apple has updated its Developer app across the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, making it easier to discover content such as articles, videos, and WWDC content. "We've made improvements to the look and feel of the Developer app across iPhone, iPad, and Mac to help you enjoy articles, videos, news and announcements,...
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New AirPods Expected to Launch in Third Quarter as Production Gets Underway

Thursday March 25, 2021 8:44 am PDT by
Taiwanese supplier ASE Technology has started production of optical sensors for next-generation AirPods slated to launch in the third quarter of 2021, according to industry sources cited in a paywalled DigiTimes story preview today. The full report has yet to be published, so there are no further details at this time, but the timeframe lines up with information shared by Apple analyst...
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Apple TV+ Renews British Comedy Series 'Trying' for Third Season

Wednesday March 24, 2021 8:08 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today announced that the second season of its acclaimed British comedy series "Trying" will debut worldwide on May 14, with new episodes added weekly. The series has also been renewed for a third season. Starring Esther Smith and Rafe Spall, Apple describes "Trying" as a comedy series about growing up, settling down, and finding someone to love. In the eight-episode second season...
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Apple Implements Tougher Security Guidelines at Factories to Prevent Leaks

Wednesday March 24, 2021 6:38 am PDT by
Apple recently updated its security guidelines for its manufacturing partners, implementing tougher measures at factories to prevent leaks, according to an internal document obtained by The Information's Wayne Ma. Among the changes mentioned in the report: Apple's manufacturing partners can no longer collect biometric data such as fingerprints or facial scans of Apple employees who visit...
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iPhone 13 Front Glass Reveals Smaller Notch With Earpiece Relocated to Top Bezel

Tuesday March 23, 2021 9:34 am PDT by
iPhone 13 models are widely expected to feature a smaller notch, and we are able to share a first look at the potential design. Greek repair provider iRepair has provided MacRumors with an alleged photo of front glass panels for iPhone 13 models, with the same three 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch display sizes as the iPhone 12 lineup. The notch on each iPhone is visibly smaller as a result ...
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Next iPad Pro Will Have Fewer Speaker Holes According to Accessory Maker

Tuesday March 23, 2021 8:33 am PDT by
Apple is widely expected to announce new iPad Pro models as early as April, and ahead of time, accessory maker ESR has added a variety of 2021 iPad Pro cases and folios to its online store that offer some potential design clues. While the cases suggest that the next-generation iPad Pro will not have any significant design changes, ESR informed MacRumors that there will be fewer speaker holes ...
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YouTube Investigating Issue With 'Something Went Wrong' Error in Apple TV App

Monday March 22, 2021 9:04 am PDT by
In recent days, some Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD users have been receiving a "something went wrong" error message when attempting to load videos using the YouTube app on tvOS. The issue does not appear to be widespread, and it seems to arise only when a user is signed into their YouTube account on the Apple TV. YouTube has confirmed on Twitter that it is investigating the issue and working...
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Apple Developing New 'HomePod' Models With Screens and Cameras

Monday March 22, 2021 8:16 am PDT by
In a report today focused on an unactivated temperature/humidity sensor in the HomePod mini, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman briefly mentioned that Apple has "been developing new speakers with screens and cameras." This reporting suggests that Apple could be at least exploring the idea of new HomePod models with a display and camera to compete with the likes of Google's Nest Hub Max, Amazon's Echo...