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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iPhone 12 Pro Max Seeing Strong Demand in U.S. as Consumer Spending Rises

Thursday July 15, 2021 7:16 am PDT by
The latest research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that all four iPhone 12 models accounted for 63% of total iPhone sales in the United States in the quarter ending June 2021. The highest-end iPhone 12 Pro Max tied with the year-old iPhone 11 for the largest share of any single model at 23%, while the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone XR had the smallest share, each at 5%, ...
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'Today at Apple' Sessions Coming to YouTube, Starting With 'Peanuts' Video

Wednesday July 14, 2021 6:24 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its free "Today at Apple" creative sessions are expanding to YouTube, as reported by CNET. The first session on YouTube was uploaded today and explores how to draw yourself as a "Peanuts" character in the Pages app using an iPad and Apple Pencil with the help of Apple TV+ series "The Snoopy Show" storyboard artist Krista Porter and Apple retail employee Anthony....
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Apple Has Deployed More Than $1 Billion Towards Affordable Housing Initiatives in California

Wednesday July 14, 2021 6:07 am PDT by
Apple today announced it has deployed more than $1 billion towards affordable housing initiatives across California over the last 18 months, helping thousands of people in the state become homeowners for the first time. In partnership with the California Housing Finance Agency, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, and Destination:Home, Apple said the the $1 billion in funding has helped support new ...
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Apple's Digital Car Key Feature Will Soon Work With Your iPhone in Your Pocket

Tuesday July 13, 2021 8:13 am PDT by
The Car Connectivity Consortium today announced that its Digital Key 3.0 specification with support for Ultra Wideband and Bluetooth LE connectivity is finalized and now available to members, including Apple. In 2020, Apple introduced a digital car key feature that allows users to unlock and start a compatible vehicle by holding an iPhone or Apple Watch near the driver-side door. The feature ...
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Apple Says iCloud Mail is Currently Down for Some Users [Resolved]

Monday July 12, 2021 7:13 am PDT by
iCloud Mail is experiencing an issue and is currently down for some users, according to Apple's system status page. The outage was noted by author Dan Moren and is also impacting one of our MacRumors editors. Affected users may be unable to access their iCloud inbox, send or receive emails, or complete other tasks through the Mail app across Apple devices and the web. Update: Apple's...
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Apple TV+ to Offer Russian-Language Content Through New First-Look Deal

Monday July 12, 2021 6:38 am PDT by
Russian-language shows are likely headed to Apple TV+, as Variety reports that Apple has signed a first-look deal with AR Content, a production company led by Ukranian and Russian producer and director Alexander Rodnyansky. A scene from Russian film "Loveless" produced by Alexander Rodnyansky The deal will reportedly provide Apple with an opportunity to secure Russian-language and...
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Apple's Stock Reached New All-Time Highs This Week

Friday July 9, 2021 10:21 am PDT by
Apple's stock closed at an all-time high price of $144.57 on Wednesday and continues to extend its gains this week, reaching a new intraday high above $145 in trading today. Apple shares have risen around 17% since the start of June. The stock market gains come ahead of Apple's third quarter earnings results, which will be reported on July 27. Apple unveiled several new products during the...
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Apple's All-in-One Gift Card Now Available in Canada and Australia

Friday July 9, 2021 7:49 am PDT by
In July 2020, Apple introduced a new all-in-one gift card in the United States that combines its previously separate Apple Store and iTunes gift cards into one, and the combined gift card is now available in Canada and Australia as well. The new Apple Gift Card can be applied towards "everything Apple," including purchases of Apple products and accessories, App Store apps, iTunes Store...
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Rancher Uses Apple Watch to Find iPhone 12 in a Haystack in Apple's Latest Ad

Friday July 9, 2021 6:56 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new ad called "Haystack" in which a rancher uses his Apple Watch to find his iPhone 12 in a haystack. The ad plays on the "needle in a haystack" idiom and is set to the song "Searching (For Someone Like You)" by country singer Kitty Wells. In the one-minute ad, a rancher drives down a rural street surrounded by bales of hay. He then backs up his truck off the street,...
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'Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City' Launches on Apple Arcade on July 16

Friday July 9, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Toronto-based game developer Snowman today announced that "Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City" will be launching on Apple Arcade on Friday, July 16, as one of several new classic games being added to the subscription-based service. First released in 2018, Alto's Odyssey is an award-winning endless sandboarding game with beautiful procedurally generated graphics, dynamic lighting and weather...
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Apple TV+ Shares Trailer for Comedy Series 'Mr. Corman' Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Thursday July 8, 2021 7:36 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today released the trailer for "Mr. Corman," a new comedy series created by, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The first two episodes of the 10-episode first season will debut on August 6, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday. "Mr. Corman" follows the days and nights of Josh Corman (played by Gordon-Levitt), an artist at heart but not by trade. A career in...
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Apple TV+ Announces New 9/11 Documentary 'Inside the President's War Room' Premiering This September

Thursday July 8, 2021 6:38 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today announced "9/11: Inside the President's War Room," a new documentary special that will recount the definitive timeline of the U.S. presidency in the immediate hours after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York and The Pentagon. The documentary will debut on Apple TV+ and BBC One this September to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks. ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Reportedly Attending Sun Valley Conference Known as 'Summer Camp for Billionaires'

Tuesday July 6, 2021 6:30 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is attending the Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho this week alongside many high-profile guests, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to NPR. Described as a "summer camp for billionaires," the annual media conference is hosted by private investment firm Allen & Company and allows media and tech moguls to negotiate deals in between leisure activities such...
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Pokémon GO Celebrating Fifth Anniversary of Launch With Special In-App Events

Monday July 5, 2021 1:17 pm PDT by
Today marks the fifth anniversary of Pokémon GO launching on iPhone, allowing people to get out in the world and catch Pokémon using augmented reality, and developer Niantic is celebrating with several in-app events over the next week and a bit. Between Tuesday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. local time, players will have the chance to capture a Flying Pikachu with...
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Apple Reportedly Storing Over 8 Million Terabytes of iCloud Data on Google Servers

Tuesday June 29, 2021 7:07 am PDT by
Apple has dramatically increased the amount of iCloud user data it stores on Google Cloud, according to The Information. The report claims Apple now has over eight million terabytes of data stored on Google's servers. As of mid-May, Apple was reportedly on track to spend around $300 million on Google cloud storage services this year, which would represent an increase of roughly 50% from all...
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Apple TV+ Epic Saga 'Foundation' Based on Isaac Asimov's Best-Selling Novels Premieres September 24

Monday June 28, 2021 6:26 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today announced that the 10-episode first season of science fiction series "Foundation" will premiere globally on September 24 with the release of the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday. Based on the best-selling novels by Isaac Asimov, Apple says "Foundation" is an epic saga chronicling a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save...
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Mark Gurman: Apple Exploring iPads With Larger Displays

Sunday June 27, 2021 7:13 am PDT by
In the first edition of his new Power On newsletter for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman said Apple is exploring future iPads with larger displays, although he added that a potential release is likely at least a few years away if ever. An excerpt from Gurman's newsletter, which also covers some reshuffling of the Apple Car team, Peloton working on a heart rate monitor, and more:I'm told that Apple has ...
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Apple Shares List of Products to Keep Safe Distance Away From Pacemakers

Saturday June 26, 2021 5:07 pm PDT by
In a support document updated this week, Apple shared a list of products that should be kept a safe distance away from medical devices, such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, due to potential magnetic interference. To avoid any potential interference with medical devices, Apple says to keep the products listed below a safe distance away from medical devices — more than six inches ...
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Adobe Removing Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw From App Store in July

Saturday June 26, 2021 4:02 pm PDT by
Adobe this week reminded customers that its Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw apps will no longer be available for download on iOS and Android starting July 19. Adobe plans to stop supporting the apps for existing users on January 10, 2022. In a support document, Adobe said users can easily migrate to its Fresco app, which combines many Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw drawing and...
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Apple TV+ Shares Trailer for Musical Comedy Series 'Schmigadoon!' Ahead of July 16 Premiere

Friday June 25, 2021 8:12 am PDT by
Apple today announced the release of the official trailer for the upcoming musical comedy series "Schmigadoon!" ahead of its July 16 premiere on Apple TV+. A parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, Apple says "Schmigadoon!" stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s...