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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13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Reviews: Faster Performance, But Consider Waiting for New MacBook Air

Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:17 am PDT by
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a faster M2 chip launches this Friday. Ahead of time, early reviews of the notebook have been shared by some YouTube channels and media outlets, offering a hands-on look at the performance improvements. The only notable change to the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the M2 chip, which features an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. Apple said the M2 chip has up to an 18%...
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Apple Said to Launch 2022 Back to School Promotion on Friday, Might Offer Gift Cards Instead of Free AirPods

Tuesday June 21, 2022 8:27 am PDT by
Apple plans to launch its annual Back to School promotion in the United States on Friday, coinciding with the launch of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In a tweet, Gurman said Apple may offer a gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, rather than free AirPods like last year. UPDATE: Apple has launched its 2022 Back to School...
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iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature Syncs With Shazam App on iOS 16

Tuesday June 21, 2022 7:37 am PDT by
Since the release of iOS 14.2 in 2020, the iPhone has included a built-in Music Recognition feature in Control Center powered by Shazam. And with iOS 16, and also the iOS 15.6 beta, the feature has received a small but useful upgrade. As noted by Twitter user @someone_andrew, songs identified with Music Recognition in Control Center finally sync with the Shazam app. It also remains...
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What to Expect From Apple Through July: iOS 16 Public Beta, New MacBook Air, Back to School Promotion, and More

Monday June 20, 2022 4:39 pm PDT by
While the summer months following WWDC are often a relatively quiet time of the year for Apple, there are still some notable items on the agenda through July. Below, we've rounded up six things to expect from Apple over the next six weeks or so. Public Betas of iOS 16 and More As part of WWDC 2022, Apple announced that public betas of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, watchOS 9, tvOS 16,...
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iOS 16 Will Let iPhone Users Bypass CAPTCHAs in Supported Apps and Websites

Monday June 20, 2022 8:44 am PDT by
Tapping on images of traffic lights or deciphering squiggly text to prove you are human will soon be a much less common nuisance for iPhone users, as iOS 16 introduces support for bypassing CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites. The handy new feature can be found in the Settings app under Apple ID > Password & Security > Automatic Verification. When enabled, Apple says iCloud will...
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Apple's New 35W Chargers With Dual USB-C Ports Now Available to Order

Friday June 17, 2022 6:01 am PDT by
Apple at WWDC 2022 introduced new 35W power adapters with dual USB-C ports, and they are now available to order, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The adapters come in standard or compact sizes, with both priced at $59 in the United States. The compact version of the adapter will already be included in the box with the new MacBook Air when configured with an M2 chip with a 10-core GPU and 512GB of...
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13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Now Available to Order

Friday June 17, 2022 5:01 am PDT by
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is now available to order worldwide via Apple.com and the Apple Store app. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin Friday, June 24, according to Apple. Some built-to-order configurations with upgraded storage and memory already have shipping estimates pushing into early August in the United States. The new 13-inch ...
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13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Outperforms Base Model Mac Pro Despite Costing Nearly $5,000 Less

Thursday June 16, 2022 8:17 am PDT by
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip appears to be faster than a base model Mac Pro in benchmarks, despite costing nearly $5,000 less. In an apparent Geekbench 5 result that surfaced on Wednesday, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro achieved a multi-core score of 8,928, while the standard Mac Pro configuration with an 8‑core Intel Xeon W processor has an average multi-core score of 8,027...
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Apple Reportedly Planning 13-Inch MacBook Air and iPad Pros With OLED Displays

Thursday June 16, 2022 8:06 am PDT by
It appears "increasingly likely" that Apple will launch a new 13-inch MacBook with an OLED display in 2024, according to display industry analyst Ross Young. In a tweet shared with his Super Followers today, Young said the notebook is expected to be a new MacBook Air, but he said there is a possibility it will have other branding. Young, who has accurately revealed a range of display-related ...
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Kuo: New 15-Inch MacBook With M2 and M2 Pro Chip Options Planned for 2023

Wednesday June 15, 2022 8:07 am PDT by
Apple is planning a new 15-inch MacBook model that could launch around the second quarter of 2023 or later, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today. In a tweet, Kuo said the notebook may be available with both M2 and M2 Pro chip options. Kuo previously claimed the new 15-inch model might not be branded as a MacBook Air, but he did not provide any further details about potential naming. For the...
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Apple Tested Stage Manager on iPads Without M1 Chip and Wasn't Satisfied

Tuesday June 14, 2022 1:07 pm PDT by
As more post-WWDC interviews with Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi surface, we continue to learn more about Apple's reasoning behind iPadOS's new Stage Manager feature being limited to iPads with the M1 chip. The latest interview was published by Forbes contributor David Phelan, who asked Federighi if Apple attempted to make Stage Manager work with iPad models without the...
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Apple to Begin Shipping Some Repaired iPhones in More Eco-Friendly Packaging

Tuesday June 14, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
As of this week, Apple will begin shipping repaired iPhone 12 models in a new brown box that is 100% plastic free and created with bleach-free paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, according to a company memo obtained by MacRumors. Until now, all repaired iPhones shipped by Apple were packaged in a white box. In the memo, Apple said it is trialing the new packaging for repaired ...
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Apple's Rumored 14-Inch iPad Considered 'Unlikely' to Feature ProMotion

Tuesday June 14, 2022 9:31 am PDT by
Last week, well-connected display industry analyst Ross Young said he confirmed with his supply chain sources that Apple is planning a new 14.1-inch iPad Pro, but he has since revised his prediction and now believes the device may be a standard iPad after all. In a tweet shared with his Super Followers today, Young said he confirmed that the 14-inch iPad will not have a mini-LED display...
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Apple Announces 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Available to Order Worldwide Starting June 17

Tuesday June 14, 2022 7:03 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the M2 chip will be available to order worldwide starting Friday, June 17 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time. Apple said deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin Friday, June 24. Apple had previously said the new 13-inch MacBook Pro would be available in July, so orders are running ahead of schedule. Customers will...
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Apple's Craig Federighi Further Explains Why Stage Manager is Only for M1 iPads

Monday June 13, 2022 12:46 pm PDT by
Following the WWDC keynote last week, Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi spoke with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino about the new Stage Manager feature for iPad and Mac. Notably, he elaborated on Stage Manager being limited to M1 iPads. On the iPad, Stage Manager allows users to resize apps into overlapping windows for an improved multitasking experience. Stage Manager also...
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Display Industry Analyst Expresses Skepticism About 12-Inch MacBook Rumor

Monday June 13, 2022 8:38 am PDT by
Last week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple was considering launching an all-new 12-inch notebook at the end of 2023 or in early 2024. Gurman said it was unclear if the notebook would be a low-end MacBook or a higher-end MacBook Pro. In response to the report, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants has revealed that he is currently "skeptical" about a new 12-inch MacBook. ...
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Apple Executives Discuss watchOS 9's New Health Features Like AFib History and Tracking Your Sleep Stages

Monday June 13, 2022 7:33 am PDT by
Following the WWDC 2022 keynote last week, Apple's VP of health Dr. Sumbul Desai, operations chief Jeff Williams, and VP of fitness technologies Jay Blahnik spoke with TechCrunch's Darrell Etherington about new health features added in watchOS 9. One of the Apple Watch's new health features is AFib History, which allows individuals diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to view an estimate of...
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10 Years Ago Today: Apple Announces First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display

Saturday June 11, 2022 2:27 pm PDT by
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Apple announcing the first MacBook Pro model featuring a higher-resolution Retina display. Introduced at WWDC 2012, the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro introduced a much thinner design compared to the previous model, as Apple removed the built-in Ethernet port, FireWire port, and CD/DVD drive. The notebook was still equipped with two Thunderbolt ports, two...
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Apple Explains Why Stage Manager is Limited to M1 iPads in New Statement

Friday June 10, 2022 7:46 pm PDT by
One of iPadOS 16's key new features is Stage Manager, which allows users to resize apps into overlapping windows for an improved multitasking experience. Stage Manager also fully supports an external display, allowing users to work with up to four apps on the iPad and up to four apps on the external display simultaneously. To the disappointment of some users, Stage Manager is limited to iPad ...
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Five Useful Features Coming to iPhone on iOS 16

Friday June 10, 2022 11:27 am PDT by
While the headline feature of iOS 16 is the ability to customize the Lock screen with new fonts, widgets, and more, the update will include several other useful features on the iPhone, with five of our favorite additions highlighted below. iOS 16 is currently in beta for Apple developers only, but Apple said a public beta will be available at some point in July. iOS 16 will be released for...