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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Apple Arcade Previews Two Upcoming Games, Including 'MasterChef: Let's Cook'

Tuesday August 3, 2021 12:20 pm PDT by
Apple today previewed two new games that will be released exclusively on its subscription-based gaming service Apple Arcade. Listed as coming soon in Apple Arcade, the new titles include "MasterChef: Let's Cook" from Tilting Point and "Layton's Mystery Journey+" from Level-5. No specific release dates have been announced for either game at this time. "MasterChef: Let's Cook" is an all-new ...
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Mac Pro's New Radeon Pro W6000 Graphics Modules Now Available for Standalone Purchase

Tuesday August 3, 2021 11:20 am PDT by
Apple today began offering new high-end AMD Radeon Pro W6000 series graphics options for brand new Mac Pro configurations, and now the graphics modules are available for purchase on a standalone basis for customers who already own the computer. Three new MPX modules are available for the latest Mac Pro, including the Radeon Pro W6800X for $2,800, the Radeon Pro W6800X Duo for $5,000, and the ...
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Watch the Season Two Trailer for Apple TV+ Drama Series 'Truth Be Told'

Tuesday August 3, 2021 9:34 am PDT by
Apple today shared the trailer for the second season of anthology drama series "Truth Be Told," starring Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson. The first episode premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 20, with additional episodes to follow every Friday. "Truth Be Told" descends into the world of true crime podcasts. In season two, Spencer reprises her role as podcaster Poppy Parnell as she dives ...
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Apple Expanding Digital Student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to More Colleges in U.S. and Canada

Tuesday August 3, 2021 8:09 am PDT by
Apple today announced that for this coming school year, mobile student IDs in the Wallet app will be expanding to Auburn University, Northern Arizona University, University of Maine, New Mexico State University, and many more colleges across the United States. Mobile student IDs in the Wallet app will also be expanding to Canada this year, starting with the University of New Brunswick and...
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Apple Introduces New High-End Graphics Options for Mac Pro

Tuesday August 3, 2021 7:34 am PDT by
Apple today began offering new high-end graphics upgrade options for both the tower and rack versions of the Mac Pro desktop computer. This comes on the same day that Apple started selling the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID on a standalone basis. As noted by CNN Underscored's Jake Krol, the Mac Pro can now be configured with new AMD Radeon Pro W6800X, W6800X Duo, or W6900X graphics when...
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Apple Shipped More Tablets Than Samsung and Amazon Did Combined Last Quarter

Friday July 30, 2021 9:55 am PDT by
While the iPad has long been the world's most popular tablet, newly published market research helps put Apple's lead into perspective. According to estimates shared by research firm IDC, Apple shipped 12.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2021. By comparison, IDC estimated that Samsung and Amazon shipped a combined 12.3 million tablets in the quarter, suggesting that Apple shipped more...
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Revamped Apple Maps Now Being Tested in Italy

Friday July 30, 2021 8:16 am PDT by
A few years ago, Apple announced that it would be revamping its Maps app with more detailed maps, better road coverage, and faster and more accurate navigation. The improvements have since rolled out in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain, and Apple is focusing on Italy next. According to Apple Maps enthusiast Justin O'Beirne, Apple recently started...
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GarageBand for iPhone and iPad Gets All-New Sound Packs From Top Artists Like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga

Thursday July 29, 2021 8:10 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its GarageBand app for iPhone and iPad has received all-new Sound Packs from some of today's top artists and producers, including new Remix Sessions from singers Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. The music creation app has also gained seven new Producer Packs with beats, loops, and instruments created by top producers, including Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Oak Felder,...
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'Today at Apple' Session Explores How to Shoot and Edit 'Otherworldly' Photos in Night Mode on iPhone

Wednesday July 28, 2021 7:10 am PDT by
A new "Today at Apple" session shared on YouTube today explores how to shoot and edit "otherworldly" photos in Night mode on an iPhone with the help of photographer Maria Lax and Landon, a Creative at Apple Grand Central in New York City. Apple says its free "Today at Apple" sessions are meant to inspire hands-on creativity in photography, art, design, video, coding, music, and more using...
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Two New Games Coming to Apple Arcade, Including Gameloft's Racing Classic 'Asphalt 8: Airborne'

Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:00 am PDT by
Apple today announced two games that are coming soon to Apple Arcade, including the classic racing game "Asphalt 8: Airborne" from Gameloft and a new Zelda-inspired roleplaying game "Baldo" from Italian game studio NAPS team. Originally released on the App Store in 2013, "Asphalt 8: Airborne" is coming to Apple Arcade, but no specific release date has been announced. The popular racing game...
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Apple Maps Vehicles Collecting 'Look Around' Imagery in Several More Countries

Monday July 26, 2021 8:35 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles rigged with LiDAR equipment are collecting street-level imagery and data in several more countries and regions this summer, including Austria, Switzerland, and Hong Kong, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple's website. The vehicles have also returned to Belgium to survey additional regions after focusing on the Brussels area last year. Apple Maps vehicle in ...
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Phil Schiller Reflects on iPod, Timeless Design, Electric Cars, and More in Interview With Lamborghini

Monday July 26, 2021 6:20 am PDT by
Lamborghini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Countach sports car with a new video series involving inspirational personalities, and the latest videos shared today feature Apple's former marketing chief Phil Schiller. Schiller, who is now an Apple Fellow, said innovative products that stand the test of time have both great design and solve a problem. "At Apple, we like to exist...
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App Store Classic 'Jetpack Joyride' Launches on Apple Arcade

Friday July 23, 2021 8:59 am PDT by
The classic endless runner Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick Studios is making a return today on the subscription-based Apple Arcade service. Over 750 million players have downloaded Jetpack Joyride across all gaming platforms, and Apple Arcade subscribers can now relive the fun with Jetpack Joyride+ for the iPhone and iPad. "Get ready for bullet-powered jetpacks, giant mechanical dragons,...
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Next-Generation iPad Mini Will Reportedly Feature a Mini-LED Display

Thursday July 22, 2021 9:03 am PDT by
Apple is widely rumored to be planning a new iPad mini with a significant redesign, including a larger 8.5-inch to 9-inch display with slimmer bezels, a Touch ID power button instead of a home button, a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector, and more. According to a paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report today, the sixth-generation iPad mini will also feature a mini-LED display:BLU...
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Winners Announced for 14th Annual iPhone Photography Awards

Thursday July 22, 2021 6:58 am PDT by
The winners of the 14th annual iPhone Photography Awards were announced today following submissions from thousands of photographers from all over the world. "Transylvanian Shepherds" photo shot by Istvan Kerekes The recipient of the "Photographer of the Year Award" went to photojournalist Istvan Kerekes from Hungary for his photo "Transylvanian Shepherds." In the photo, shot on an iPhone 7,...
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Verizon Releasing Fios TV App for Apple TV Tomorrow

Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:37 am PDT by
Verizon this week announced that it will be releasing a Fios TV app for the Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, and Amazon Fire TV tomorrow, July 22, providing Fios TV subscribers with additional platforms to watch live television. All new Fios TV plans will come with Verizon's voice-powered Fios TV One box at no additional charge, and instead of subscribers having to pay a fee for a second Fios TV...
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Tetris Beat, Monster Hunter Stories, and Skate City Tokyo Coming to Apple Arcade

Tuesday July 20, 2021 9:00 am PDT by
Apple today announced that two new games "Tetris Beat" and "Monster Hunter Stories" will be coming soon to Apple Arcade, while "Skate City" will be receiving a major update with a new Olympics-inspired Tokyo level later this week. "Tetris Beat" will combine classic Tetris block-stacking gameplay with new music and innovative rhythm mechanics. The game tasks players with rotating and dropping ...
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MagSafe Battery Pack Tidbits: Thickness, Weight, Charging Details, and More

Tuesday July 20, 2021 8:37 am PDT by
Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 has started arriving to customers around the world, and as more people get their hands on the accessory, various tidbits have surfaced about its design and functionality. MagSafe Battery Pack photo shared by MacRumors forum member Boardiesboi Priced at $99 in the United States, the MagSafe Battery Pack attaches magnetically to the back of the ...
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Adobe Updates Premiere Pro to Run Natively on M1 Macs

Tuesday July 20, 2021 6:37 am PDT by
Adobe today announced it has updated its popular video editing app Premiere Pro with native support for Macs powered by the M1 chip, including the base 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini. Creative Cloud apps like Premiere Pro run over 80% faster on an M1 Mac compared to an identically configured Intel-based Mac on average, according to Adobe. Adobe plans to...
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Hyper Releases Stackable GaN Chargers With Up to 1600W of Power From a Single Wall Outlet

Monday July 19, 2021 10:50 am PDT by
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, accessory maker Hyper today announced that its stackable 65W and 100W chargers based on space saving and power efficient gallium nitride (GaN) technology are now available. The new HyperJuice chargers each feature a pass-through AC power outlet that is rated up to 1500W, which can be used to power devices with a pronged power cord like the...