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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Kuo: Apple's First MacBook With an OLED Display to Launch as Early as Next Year

Tuesday January 10, 2023 8:31 pm PST by
Apple plans to release the first MacBook with an OLED display by the end of 2024 at the earliest, according to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a series of tweets today, Kuo said OLED technology would allow for thinner and lighter MacBook designs. All existing MacBooks have LCD panels, with the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring mini-LED backlighting and ProMotion. Unlike...
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iOS 17 Coming Later This Year: Here's What to Expect

Tuesday January 10, 2023 3:00 pm PST by
While there are still around five months remaining until Apple unveils iOS 17, we're already able to piece together a few details about the upcoming software update based on Apple's previous announcements and reported information. Below, we've recapped everything that we have heard about iOS 17 so far. Apple is expected to announce iOS 17 alongside iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS...
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Eddy Cue Shares Letter Reflecting on Apple's Services in 2022

Tuesday January 10, 2023 7:44 am PST by
Apple today highlighted the success of its services in 2022, including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple Fitness+, Apple News+, Apple Maps, Apple Pay, Apple Card, Apple Podcasts, iCloud, and others. One notable statistic shared by Apple is that App Store developers have earned more than $320 billion since 2008. Meanwhile, Apple Fitness+ now has 3,500 workouts and...
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Apple Maps Launches New Parking Feature in U.S. and Canada

Monday January 9, 2023 8:16 am PST by
In partnership with parking platform SpotHero, Apple Maps now provides parking information for more than 8,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Parking availability can be filtered based on EV charging, wheelchair accessibility, and more. On the iPhone, users can open the Apple Maps app and search for a popular destination such as Madison Square Garden in New York or Scotiabank Arena in ...
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15-Inch MacBook Air Rumored for 2023, But New 12-Inch MacBook Now Unlikely

Sunday January 8, 2023 10:23 am PST by
Apple plans to release a larger 15-inch MacBook Air in 2023, but a previously rumored 12-inch MacBook with Apple silicon is no longer expected to launch this year, according to the latest information shared by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Gurman did not share any additional details about the 15-inch MacBook Air, but display analyst Ross Young previously claimed that Apple's suppliers would begin ...
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Gurman: Dynamic Island Expanding to All iPhone 15 Models, Pro Models to Feature Titanium Frame

Sunday January 8, 2023 8:59 am PST by
Apple plans to expand the Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models launching later this year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The hardware-dependant feature is currently limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In his Power On newsletter today, Gurman said the iPhone 15 series will offer the same four screen sizes as the iPhone 14 series, meaning that customers can expect ...
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iPhone 15 Pro Expected Later This Year With These 6 Exclusive Features

Saturday January 7, 2023 2:18 pm PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to be announced in September as usual. Already, rumors suggest the devices will have at least six exclusive features not available on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. An overview of the six features rumored to be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro models:A17 chip: iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with an A17...
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Safari Turns 20 Today: 'Fastest Web Browser Ever Created for the Mac'

Saturday January 7, 2023 2:00 am PST by
Today marks the 20th anniversary of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs introducing Safari on the Mac at the 2003 Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Apple advertised Safari as the "fastest web browser ever created for the Mac" at the time. Apple said the original version of Safari loaded pages over three times faster compared to Microsoft's Internet Explorer on the Mac. Internet Explorer was the...
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Kuo: Apple No Longer Planning to Launch iPhone SE 4 Next Year

Friday January 6, 2023 9:02 am PST by
Apple has informed suppliers that it has canceled plans to release a fourth-generation iPhone SE in 2024, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo previously said that the fourth-generation iPhone SE would be canceled or postponed, but he now firmly believes that the device has been canceled. In a post on Medium today, Kuo said that Apple planned to introduce its first in-house 5G chip in...
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Apple Card Offering Free One-Year WSJ Subscription as Sign-Up Bonus

Friday January 6, 2023 7:20 am PST by
As a sign-up bonus, customers who open an Apple Card account between December 13 and January 31 via the apple.co/wsj promotional page and subscribe to The Wall Street Journal Digital for one year via subscribe.wsj.com/applecard will receive $55 Daily Cash to offset the full cost of the subscription and sales tax, according to Apple. Customers must subscribe to The Wall Street Journal Digital ...
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iOS 16.3 Only Has Two New Features So Far

Friday January 6, 2023 6:36 am PST by
Apple made the first beta of iOS 16.3 available in mid-December, and so far only two new features and changes have been discovered in the upcoming software update, including support for hardware security keys as a two-factor authentication option for Apple ID accounts and a new prompt for handing off music playback from an iPhone to a HomePod. iOS 16.3 should be publicly released within the...
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CES 2023: Ember's New Temperature-Controlled Mug to Support Apple's Find My

Thursday January 5, 2023 6:32 am PST by
At CES in Las Vegas this week, temperature-controlled mug maker Ember said that it plans to release a new Travel Mug 2+ with support for Apple's Find My app in the second quarter of 2023, according to TechCrunch and Engadget. This new functionality will enable users to track the location of the Travel Mug 2+ in the Find My app in the same way as an iPhone, iPad, AirPods, or another device....
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Five Useful iOS Features Still Unavailable to International Users

Thursday January 5, 2023 5:30 am PST by
While the majority of iOS features are available internationally, there are some that remain exclusive to the United States, such as the Apple Card, Apple Cash, IDs in the Wallet app, Advanced Data Protection, and Clean Energy Charging. Below, we've provided more details about some iPhone features available in the U.S. only and Apple's future expansion plans if any for the features. Apple ...
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CES 2023: OWC's New Thunderbolt 4 Dock for Mac Features Built-In Power Supply

Thursday January 5, 2023 5:00 am PST by
OWC today announced the Thunderbolt Go Dock, which it claims is the world's first full-featured Thunderbolt dock with a built-in power supply. With support for Thunderbolt 4, the dock is suitable for use with the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Thunderbolt docks typically have a separate power supply, while bus-powered docks that are powered by a Mac or other device they are...
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CES 2023: Plugable's New Thunderbolt 4 Dock for MacBook Pro Features 16 Ports

Wednesday January 4, 2023 7:18 am PST by
Plugable today unveiled a new Thunderbolt 4 dock that is ideal for use with the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The dock features 16 ports and will be available to purchase for $299 on Amazon starting January 17. The dock is equipped with six USB-A ports (three 10 Gbps, two 5 Gbps, and one 480 Mbps), two USB-C ports (one 10 Gbps and one that provides up to 100W of charging to...
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Apple's Market Valuation Drops Below $2 Trillion as Stock Price Continues to Fall

Tuesday January 3, 2023 10:18 am PST by
Apple shares are down around 4% today, resulting in the company's valuation falling below $2 trillion for the first time since 2021. Apple's stock is at its lowest price since June 2021 as concerns mount about iPhone supply constraints in China and weakening demand for its products due to persistently high inflation and a looming recession. While the stock market has experienced a broader...
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CES 2023: GE Lighting to Release Cync Accessories With Matter/HomeKit Support

Tuesday January 3, 2023 7:26 am PST by
GE Lighting today announced that it will release its first Cync smart home accessories with support for Matter throughout 2023, starting with the Cync Full Color Direct Connect Smart Bulb and the Cync Indoor Smart Plug. Unfortunately, GE Lighting said there are no plans for previously produced Cync products to receive retroactive Matter support at this time. Matter is a connectivity...
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Apple Watch With Micro-LED Display and Lower-Priced AirPods Rumored for 2024

Monday January 2, 2023 7:33 pm PST by
In addition to outlining his expectations for the iPhone 15 lineup today, tech analyst Jeff Pu said Apple will likely release two notable products in 2024, including the first Apple Watch with a micro-LED display and lower-priced AirPods. In a research note for Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities, Pu said a new high-end Apple Watch will likely adopt a larger 2.1-inch...
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iPhone 15 Pro Models Rumored to Feature Titanium Frame, Taptic Buttons, Increased RAM, and More

Monday January 2, 2023 6:52 pm PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will have several new features, including a titanium frame, solid-state buttons with haptic feedback, and increased RAM, according to tech analyst Jeff Pu. In a research note today for Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities, Pu outlined his expectations for the iPhone 15 lineup, which he said will include a...
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Seven iOS Features Launching or Expanding in 2023

Sunday January 1, 2023 5:18 pm PST by
2023 is upon us and it will be another busy year for iPhone software. While details about iOS 17 remain slim, Apple has previously announced several features that will be available this year as part of upcoming updates like iOS 16.3 and iOS 16.4. Below, we have recapped seven iOS features that are expected to launch or expand to additional countries in 2023, such as an Apple Pay Later...