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

OtterBox Chargers November 2022

Apple Begins Selling Several New Multi-Device MagSafe Charging Stands From OtterBox and Zens

Wednesday November 30, 2022 8:03 am PST by
Apple today started selling several new multi-device charging accessories from OtterBox and Zens for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods. The accessories are currently available for shipping in early to mid-December. OtterBox's new 2-in-1 power banks OtterBox's new 2-in-1 power bank with MagSafe can wirelessly charge an iPhone at up to 15W speeds and also has an Apple Watch magnetic...
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Apple Highlights Accessibility Features on iPhone, Mac, and More in New Ad

Wednesday November 30, 2022 6:11 am PST by
Apple today shared a new ad titled "The Greatest" that highlights accessibility features available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Namely, the ad demonstrates the Door Detection, Sound Recognition, and Voice Control features on these devices. "At Apple, we believe accessibility is a human right," the video description says. "Innovative features like Door Detection, Sound...
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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Sales Are in Big Trouble Due to Foxconn Factory Protests

Tuesday November 29, 2022 8:53 am PST by
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 will be "significantly lower" than the market consensus due to labor protests at Foxconn's main iPhone factory in China, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo today said iPhone production at the factory in Zhengzhou has been "significantly affected" by the protests over unfavorable working conditions, leading him to ...
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Apple Announces Winner of First-Ever Apple Podcasts Award

Tuesday November 29, 2022 6:31 am PST by
Apple today announced that Slate's narrative podcast series "Slow Burn" has won the first-ever Apple Podcasts Award for Show of the Year. Apple says the podcast won the award in recognition of its latest season "Roe v. Wade," in which Slate executive editor Susan Matthews explored the events leading up to the landmark Supreme Court decision in 1973. The four-part miniseries was released...
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Apple Store Opening at Massive American Dream Mall Outside New York City

Monday November 28, 2022 1:26 pm PST by
Apple today announced it is opening a new retail store at the massive American Dream shopping mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, December 3, at 11 a.m. local time. The store is located around 10 miles outside Midtown Manhattan by car. American Dream is the second-largest shopping mall in the U.S. behind the Mall of America in Minnesota. Opened in 2019, the...
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Oceanic+ App for Apple Watch Ultra Tested in Hands-On Reviews

Monday November 28, 2022 10:28 am PST by
Ahead of the Oceanic+ app launching on the Apple Watch Ultra today, a few individuals received some early hands-on time with a beta version of the app. Designed by Huish Outdoors in collaboration with Apple, the app allows the Apple Watch Ultra to be used as a dive computer for recreational scuba diving at depths up to 40 meters/130 feet. Image Credit: TechCrunch For those unaware, rising to ...
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Apple Announces Oceanic+ App Now Available for Apple Watch Ultra

Monday November 28, 2022 6:11 am PST by
Apple today announced that the Oceanic+ app is available for the Apple Watch Ultra starting today. Designed by Huish Outdoors in collaboration with Apple, the app serves as a dive computer for recreational scuba diving at depths up to 40 meters/130 feet. Apple already offers a basic Depth app on the Apple Watch Ultra for viewing your current depth, maximum depth reached, water temperature,...
Apple Black Friday Event 2022

Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in U.S. With Free Gift Card on Select Purchases

Friday November 25, 2022 3:00 am PST by
Apple's annual four-day Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping event has started in the United States and Canada, with customers able to receive a free Apple gift card with the purchase of select products through November 28. The offer is available for select iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, Beats, and accessories. As usual, many of Apple's latest products are excluded, such ...
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No, Apple Isn't Planning to Buy Manchester United

Thursday November 24, 2022 12:19 pm PST by
Apple is not currently planning to purchase Premier League club Manchester United, according to a source familiar with the matter. A report earlier today from British tabloid The Daily Star claimed that Apple had expressed an interest in buying Manchester United for around $7 billion, but our source with direct knowledge of the situation said the report is false. Manchester United has...
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Apple's Black Friday Event Underway in Some Countries, Begins in U.S. Tomorrow

Thursday November 24, 2022 7:57 am PST by
Apple's annual four-day Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping event has started in Australia and New Zealand, with customers able to receive a free Apple gift card with the purchase of select products through November 28. The offer is available for select iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, Beats, and accessories. As usual, many of Apple's latest products are excluded, such as ...
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Apple Supplier Potentially Hints at iPhone 15 Pro With Solid-State Volume and Power Buttons

Wednesday November 23, 2022 10:58 am PST by
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic may have vaguely hinted at iPhone 15 Pro models getting haptic buttons next year, according to research firm Barclays. In a letter to shareholders this month, the Texas-based semiconductor company said it continues to "engage with a strategic customer" and expects to "bring a new HPMS component to market in smartphones next year." HPMS refers to Cirrus Logic's...
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These U.S. States Will Let You Add Your Driver's License to Your iPhone

Tuesday November 22, 2022 1:42 pm PST by
Earlier this year, Apple launched a feature allowing residents of participating U.S. states to add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. As we wait for IDs in the Wallet app to expand to additional U.S. states, here is everything you need to know about how the feature ...
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These iPhone Apps Offer Live Notifications for Sports, Parking, Flights, and More

Tuesday November 22, 2022 9:45 am PST by
iOS 16.1 was released in September with support for Live Activities in third-party apps. The feature allows iPhone users to stay on top of real-time events, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right on the Lock Screen or in the Dynamic Island. Live Activities are essentially real-time notifications displayed on the iPhone's Lock Screen, providing at-a-glance information. Live...
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Apple Store in Greater Boston Area Struck by Vehicle, Several Casualties Reported

Monday November 21, 2022 8:42 am PST by
Apple Derby Street in the Boston suburb of Hingham, Massachusetts was struck by a vehicle on Monday morning, according to local ABC affiliate WCVB. The report claimed that multiple people were injured and said first responders and ambulances were on scene. Image Credit: WCVB Shortly before 11 a.m. local time, a black SUV crashed through the store's glass facade at a high rate of speed and...
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iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Have These Exclusive Features as Apple Pushes Customers Towards Higher-End Models

Friday November 18, 2022 9:42 am PST by
While we're still around 10 months away from Apple introducing the iPhone 15 lineup, rumors already suggest that the higher-end Pro models will have even more exclusive features than usual compared to the standard models next year. In September, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that strong sales of iPhone 14 Pro models would likely encourage Apple to increase differentiation between the iPhone 15...
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Review: iPod Touch Lives On With GRID Studio's Wall Art

Thursday November 17, 2022 3:38 pm PST by
GRID Studio is known for creating unique wall art showcasing the history of iconic devices, ranging from the original iPhone to the original Game Boy. Each device is disassembled and the components are artistically displayed and labeled in a frame. The company recently sent me their iPod touch frame for review. The original iPod touch was the first Apple product that I ever owned, and led me ...
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iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Feature Thunderbolt Port With Significant Advantage Over Lightning

Thursday November 17, 2022 8:28 am PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a USB-C port with support for at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, which would give the devices a significant speed advantage over existing models. Thunderbolt 3 theoretically offers bandwidth of up to 40 Gbps, while the Lightning connector has USB 2.0 speeds of up to 480 Mbps on all...
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Apple Highlights Audio Sharing on AirPods Pro in New Holiday Ad

Thursday November 17, 2022 6:46 am PST by
Apple today released a new "Share the Joy" holiday ad highlighting the ability to share audio with AirPods Pro. The ad revolves around two people listening to the song "PUFF" by Bhavi and Bizarrap as they run around a city wearing AirPods Pro. Throughout the 90-second video, various objects and eventually the couple themselves vanish into a cloud of snow, as part of the holiday theme. Should ...
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Apple Launches Revamped iCloud.com Website With All-New Design

Wednesday November 16, 2022 8:55 am PST by
Apple today rolled out a new design on iCloud.com following several weeks of beta testing. The page now features a colorful wallpaper with tiles for your Apple ID account and Apple apps like Photos, Mail, iCloud Drive, Calendar, and Notes. There is also a tile with icons for additional apps like Find My, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and more. The page can be customized, with users able to choose ...
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iOS 16.2 for iPhone Expected to Launch in December With These 8 New Features

Wednesday November 16, 2022 8:32 am PST by
Apple plans to release iOS 16.2 in December, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and a report about the update enabling 5G support in India. The update remains in beta testing for now, with many new features and changes already uncovered. iOS 16.2 introduces a number of new features, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen widgets for Sleep and Medications, the...