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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Standard Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature Same Design as Series 7

Friday August 5, 2022 7:46 am PDT by
The standard 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, according to Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro, who was first to reveal that iPhone 14 Pro models would feature a new pill-and-hole display. Titanium will not be an option for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 models either, according to @ShrimpApplePro, but Bloomberg's Mark...
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Apple TV+ Animated Film 'Luck' Now Streaming, Takes Over Apple's Homepage

Thursday August 4, 2022 7:08 pm PDT by
Apple TV+'s first feature-length 3D animated film "Luck" is now available to watch in the U.S. a few hours earlier than promised. Apple is promoting the film with a full-page takeover on its homepage, with characters from the film appearing in several spots. Created by Skydance Animation, "Luck" revolves around an unlucky person named Sam Greenfield who suddenly finds herself in the...
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What's Next for HomePod: Larger Model With S8 Chip, Matter Support, and More

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:52 pm PDT by
While the original HomePod was discontinued over a year ago, rumors suggest that Apple plans to release another larger HomePod model in the future. Meanwhile, the HomePod mini will likely expand its presence by launching in additional countries over time. Keep reading for a recap of the latest rumors about the HomePod and HomePod mini and the future of Apple's smart home ambitions. New...
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Apple TV+ Expands 'Friday Night Baseball' to Four New Countries

Thursday August 4, 2022 8:02 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its weekly MLB doubleheader "Friday Night Baseball" can now be viewed in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, and Italy. The games remain free to watch on Apple TV+ without a subscription for a limited time. Apple also released the September schedule for "Friday Night Baseball" games. Assigned broadcasters for each game will be announced on a weekly basis.Frid...
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Next Entry-Level iPad Rumored to Feature Flat Edges, Camera Bump, and More

Thursday August 4, 2022 5:23 am PDT by
Apple is expected to update its entry-level 10.2-inch iPad later this year and newly leaked renders offer a look at what to expect. The 10th-generation iPad could feature a design closer to that of the latest iPad mini, with flat edges, a rear camera bump, and more, according to renders of the alleged device obtained by MySmartPrice from a case maker. The report also reiterates previous...
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Apple Stores Get New Diagnostic Tool for iPhones With Unexpected Restart Issues

Wednesday August 3, 2022 8:27 pm PDT by
Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers have a new tool in their arsenal to determine if a customer's iPhone is unexpectedly restarting. When a customer with an iPhone 11 or newer indicates their device is unexpectedly restarting, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers can run a new "System Stability" diagnostic tool, which will evaluate the device's analytics logs...
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Apple's MacBook Pro Power Adapters Facing Up to Two-Month Shipping Delay

Wednesday August 3, 2022 12:08 pm PDT by
Apple's 96W and 140W USB-C power adapters for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro continue to face significant shipping delays when purchased separately. Apple's 140W USB-C Power Adapter via ChargerLAB In the United States, the adapters are currently available for delivery in an estimated 6-8 weeks on Apple's online store, resulting in a delivery date as late as October 3. The adapters have...
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OWC's Ultra-Fast Portable SSD for Thunderbolt 3 Macs Now Available With Up to 4TB of Storage

Wednesday August 3, 2022 8:16 am PDT by
OWC today announced that its ultra-fast Envoy Pro FX external storage drive is now available in a larger 4TB capacity, with pricing set at $899 in the United States. The drive was first released in early 2021 in 240GB, 480GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. The Envoy Pro FX is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 port for ultra-fast data transfer speeds up to 2,800 MB/s when connected to a Mac with...
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AppleCare+ With Theft and Loss Coverage for iPhone Now Available in Three Additional Countries

Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:52 pm PDT by
AppleCare+ with theft and loss coverage is available in three additional countries starting today, including France, Italy, and Spain. In addition to accidental damage coverage, the upgraded AppleCare+ plan includes coverage for up to two incidents of iPhone theft or loss every 12 months, with each incident subject to a €129 service fee. The plan itself costs up to €229 upfront for a...
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Apple Maps Now Offers Cycling Directions Across All 50 U.S. States

Tuesday August 2, 2022 11:43 am PDT by
Apple Maps now offers cycling navigation across all 50 U.S. states, allowing users to receive turn-by-turn directions while riding a bike. Apple Maps cycling directions fully covered 49 U.S. states as of July, according to Apple Maps enthusiast Justin O'Beirne, and cycling directions have since become available in Hawaii for complete nationwide coverage. Apple Maps offers cycling...
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Apple Watch Edition Begins Selling Out Ahead of Series 8 Launch

Tuesday August 2, 2022 7:55 am PDT by
Apple Watch Edition models are beginning to sell out just weeks before the Apple Watch Series 8 lineup is expected to be announced. Several of the high-end Apple Watch Series 7 models with titanium casings are listed as "currently unavailable" on Apple's online store in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and select other countries. In the United States, availability of 41mm...
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Apple Adds Eight More Macs to Vintage Products List

Monday August 1, 2022 5:52 pm PDT by
As expected, Apple today updated its vintage products list with eight more MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac models released in 2015 and 2016. Notably, the first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar are now classified as vintage. Apple introduced the Touch Bar in October 2016 as part of a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro. Apple has since removed the Touch Bar from higher-end...
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Apple's Online Store is Currently Down in Some Countries [Updated]

Sunday July 31, 2022 8:57 pm PDT by
Apple's online store is currently down in some countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and more. The downtime is not worldwide, with the store still operational in some other countries. "We're making updates to the Apple Store," the store page says, as usual when there is downtime. Apple advises customers to "check back...
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Tim Cook Expects Apple's September Quarter Revenue Growth to Accelerate Despite 'Pockets' of Softness

Thursday July 28, 2022 2:12 pm PDT by
Apple today reported its earnings results for the third quarter of the 2022 fiscal year, including revenue of $83 billion and net quarterly profit of $19.4 billion. As usual since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple did not provide formal revenue guidance for the ongoing quarter, but Apple CEO Tim Cook did help to set expectations. Cook told CNBC's Steve Kovach that he expects...
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Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone 12 Mini in U.S. For First Time

Thursday July 28, 2022 11:54 am PDT by
Apple today began selling a certified refurbished iPhone 12 mini model in the U.S. for the first time since the device was released in October 2020. Apple's online refurbished store currently has a refurbished iPhone 12 mini available with 128GB of storage in a Black finish for $579. It's worth noting that Apple still sells a new iPhone 12 mini with 128GB of storage for $649, so the...
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Apple Allegedly Prototyped a Redesigned 27-Inch iMac With M1 Max Chip and Black Finish Last Year

Thursday July 28, 2022 11:13 am PDT by
Apple prototyped at least three larger iMac models with Apple silicon chips last year, according to information shared by MacRumors forum member Amethyst back in March. The forum member said they obtained the details from an acquaintance. We've elected to share this iMac information given that Amethyst accurately revealed details about the Mac Studio before anyone else, including the name of ...
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Backbone Releases PlayStation Edition Game Controller for iPhone

Thursday July 28, 2022 8:24 am PDT by
Backbone today announced the release of a new PlayStation Edition of its popular game controller for the iPhone. There is also a new dedicated section inside the Backbone app for iOS with new releases and updates from PlayStation. The new controller was created in partnership with Sony and inspired by the design of the PS5's wireless DualSense controller, including transparent button faces....
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Everything New in iOS 16 Beta 4 For Lock Screen, iMessage, CarPlay, and More

Wednesday July 27, 2022 3:24 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 16 to developers for testing. The latest beta contains a handful of new features and changes involving the Messages app, Home app, Mail app, Lock Screen notifications, CarPlay, and more. Subscribe to MacRumors on YouTube iOS 16 is currently in beta for developers and members of Apple's free public beta testing program, and the software update will be...
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Apple Hires Former Lamborghini Executive to Help Lead Design of Electric Vehicle

Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:12 pm PDT by
A former Lamborghini executive has joined Apple to work on the company's long-rumored electric vehicle, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple's next-generation CarPlay experience previewed at WWDC 2022 The report notes that Apple hired Luigi Taraborrelli, a 20-year veteran of Lamborghini, to help lead the design of the vehicle. Taraborrelli oversaw chassis and vehicle dynamics...
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PSA: Apple Card's Interest Rate is Rising as Fed Battles Inflation

Wednesday July 27, 2022 7:24 am PDT by
As is common with most credit cards, the Apple Card's interest rate on overdue balances is steadily rising as the Federal Reserve continues to raise its benchmark overnight interest rate in an attempt to slow inflation in the United States. As of July 1, the Apple Card's variable APRs now range from 12.49% to 23.49% based on creditworthiness, compared to 11.74% to 22.74% previously. This is...