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 Says Universal Control Coming to macOS Monterey Later This Fall

Monday October 18, 2021 12:02 pm PDT by
In an update to the macOS Monterey features page on its website, Apple has indicated that the Universal Control feature previewed at WWDC 2021 will be available later this fall, which likely means it will be enabled in a future software update. It's not a surprise that Universal Control has been delayed beyond the initial release of macOS Monterey, which will be available Monday, October 25, ...
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New MacBook Pro Finally Features a 1080p Webcam Within a Notch

Monday October 18, 2021 11:12 am PDT by
Apple today unveiled new MacBook Pro models, and while some customers will be disappointed that there is now a notch at the top of the display, one positive is that both the 14-inch and 16-inch models now feature a 1080p webcam, also known as the FaceTime camera. Tech specs on Apple's website indicate that the 1080p camera is complemented with an advanced image signal processor for improved...
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New MacBook Pro Pricing: 14-Inch Model Starts at $1,999 and 16-Inch Model Starts at $2,499

Monday October 18, 2021 10:52 am PDT by
Apple today announced that 14-inch MacBook Pro pricing will start at $1,999 ($1,849 for education), while the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will start at $2,499 ($2,299 for education). The new MacBook Pro models were revealed during today's Apple event, and are powered by the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. The new models feature Liquid Retina XDR displays with ProMotion, HDMI ports and SDXC card...
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AirPods Pro Now Available With MagSafe Charging Case for Same $249 Price

Monday October 18, 2021 10:43 am PDT by
In addition to introducing third-generation AirPods with a similar design as AirPods Pro, Apple today announced that the AirPods Pro now come with a MagSafe charging case, with pricing remaining set at $249 in the United States. With a MagSafe charging case, the AirPods Pro case can magnetically attach to Apple's MagSafe Charger or MagSafe Duo while wirelessly charging. As expected, Apple ...
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iOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, and macOS Monterey Available Next Week

Monday October 18, 2021 10:34 am PDT by
Apple today announced that iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1, and macOS Monterey will all be released as free software updates next week. Apple revealed this timing in a press release for the third-generation AirPods. Apple has since updated its website to confirm that macOS Monterey will be released on Monday, October 25, following over four months of beta testing. macOS...
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AirPods 3 Available to Order Today for $179 and Launch October 26

Monday October 18, 2021 10:16 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the third-generation AirPods are available to order starting today, with pricing set at $179 in the United States. Apple also said the second-generation AirPods with a wired charging case are remaining available for $129, down from $159. The third-generation AirPods will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Tuesday, October 26, according to Apple. ...
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HomePod Mini Getting Three New Colors in November: Yellow, Orange, and Blue

Monday October 18, 2021 10:08 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the HomePod mini will be available in three new colors next month, including yellow, orange, and blue. Apple said the new HomePod mini colors will be available in November alongside the existing White and Space Gray colors, with pricing remaining at $99 in the United States. Apple did not share a specific release date. The new HomePod mini colors will be...
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This Week Marks the 20th Anniversary of the iPod and 30th Anniversary of the PowerBook

Monday October 18, 2021 7:52 am PDT by
Apple's virtual "Unleashed" event coincides with two major Apple product anniversaries this week, including the 20th anniversary of the original iPod being announced and the 30th anniversary of the original PowerBook's introduction. Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPod on October 23, 2001 at a small press event at Apple's former Infinite Loop headquarters. Jobs famously pitched the iPod as...
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Intel CEO Hopes to Win Back Apple by Making Better Chips Than Apple

Sunday October 17, 2021 8:07 pm PDT by
In a new episode of Axios on HBO shared by MarketWatch, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger sat down with Axios' Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried to discuss various topics, including Apple's transition to its own custom-designed silicon chips across its Mac lineup. When asked if Intel has given up on the idea of the Mac running on Intel processors in the future, Gelsinger said that he hopes to...
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MacBook Pro With Notch Was Potentially Leaked Months Ago in Stolen Schematics

Sunday October 17, 2021 10:45 am PDT by
Following a last-minute rumor that upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models could feature a notch at the top of the display, it has come to our attention that this design was potentially leaked in stolen schematics months ago. Back in April, a ransomware group known as REvil publicly stated that it had gained access to internal information from Apple supplier Quanta Computer in...
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MacBook Pro Display With Notch Shown in Alleged Photo Leak

Saturday October 16, 2021 7:43 am PDT by
Following a sketchy rumor that claimed the next MacBook Pro models could feature a notch at the top of the display, an alleged photo of a MacBook Pro with a notch was shared today by Weibo account AnyTurtle999, as spotted by Twitter account DuanRui. A close-up view of the alleged notch at the top of the image appears to show a FaceTime camera and an ambient light sensor for True Tone....
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AirPods 3 Ready to Launch and Likely to Be Announced at Apple Event Next Week, Analyst Says

Friday October 15, 2021 7:09 am PDT by
Apple is hosting a virtual event on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with rumors widely suggesting the event will be focused on redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a faster version of the M1 chip, brighter mini-LED displays, and more. In an investor note with Wedbush today, shared with MacRumors, analyst Dan Ives said third-generation AirPods will likely be announced at the ...
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Apple Pledges Support for 3D Graphics Tool Blender

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:38 am PDT by
Blender today announced that Apple has joined the Blender Development Fund to support continued development of the free open source 3D graphics tool. Alongside a contribution to the Development Fund, Apple will provide engineering expertise and additional resources to Blender and its broader development community to help support Blender artists and developers, according to the announcement. ...
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Florida Plans to Join These U.S. States That Will Let You Add Your Driver's License to Your iPhone

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:22 am PDT by
Florida plans to make a digital ID app available to residents on the App Store in mid-November, and the state is working with Apple to also make the digital IDs available in the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, according to Florida Politics. Last month, Apple revealed the first U.S. states that will be rolling out the ability for residents to add their driver's license or state ID...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Lacks Hidden Diagnostic Port, Likely Uses Wireless Data Transfer Instead

Wednesday October 13, 2021 8:34 am PDT by
Last month, FCC filings revealed that Apple Watch Series 7 models are equipped with a new module that enables 60.5GHz wireless data transfer. This module is not advertised on Apple's website and is likely for Apple's internal use only. The hidden diagnostic port on an Apple Watch Series 3 MacRumors has since confirmed with The Verge's Dieter Bohn and others that the Apple Watch Series 7 lacks ...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Reviews: Larger Displays and Faster Charging, Not Much Else Has Changed

Wednesday October 13, 2021 6:17 am PDT by
Apple Watch Series 7 models will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores this Friday, October 15, and ahead of time, reviews have now been shared by media outlets and YouTube channels. In addition to rounding up Apple Watch Series 7 video reviews and unboxings, we've highlighted some impressions from written reviews below. Key features of the Apple Watch Series 7 include larger...
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Apple Says iOS is Safer Than Android Because Sideloading Apps Isn't Allowed

Wednesday October 13, 2021 5:00 am PDT by
In response to the European Commission's proposed Digital Markets Act, which could force sideloading of apps on the iPhone in Europe, Apple has shared an in-depth document highlighting the security and privacy risks of sideloading. Sideloading refers to installing apps outside of the App Store, such as from a website or a third-party app store. Apple's document, titled Building a Trusted...
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When to Expect the M1X MacBook Pros to Become Available to Order

Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:16 pm PDT by
Apple today announced it will be holding a virtual event on Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and rumors widely suggest that redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be unveiled with a faster version of the M1 chip. After the event was announced, a few readers asked us when to expect orders to begin for the new MacBook Pro models, should they be announced. While...
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Classic iPhone Game 'Tiny Wings' Launches on Apple Arcade This Friday

Tuesday October 12, 2021 9:01 am PDT by
Over a decade after being released on the App Store, the classic hit iPhone game Tiny Wings is coming to Apple Arcade this Friday. Tiny Wings is a casual game that involves tapping and holding the screen to control a bird whose wings are too tiny to fly. The game tasks players with outrunning the sun as they fly a bird across procedurally generated islands. Players must tap on the screen at...
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Hyper's Latest Hubs Let You Connect Two 4K Displays to an M1 MacBook Using a Single Port

Tuesday October 12, 2021 8:03 am PDT by
Hyper today announced the release of ">two new HyperDrive hubs that allow M1 models of the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro to connect to two 4K displays over HDMI in a plug-and-play manner with no drivers required. There is a 3-in-1 version of the hub with two HDMI ports and a USB-C Power Delivery port for up to 100W of pass-through charging, and a 10-in-1 version of the hub that offers...