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 Reportedly Plans to Slow Hiring and Spending for Some Teams in 2023

Monday July 18, 2022 11:07 am PDT by
Apple plans to slow hiring and spending next year in some divisions due to potential economic downturn, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The report claims the decision is not a companywide policy and will not affect all teams within Apple. The report claims that Apple is giving select teams a "lower-than-expected budget" for spending on research and development, resources, and hiring in ...
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MacBook Air Teardown Reveals M2 Chip and Single Storage Chip for 256GB Model

Monday July 18, 2022 8:05 am PDT by
YouTube channel Max Tech recently shared a video teardown of the new MacBook Air, providing a look inside the redesigned notebook. Overall, the internal design of the new MacBook Air looks similar to the previous model, but the flatter shell allowed for Apple to fit larger battery cells inside the notebook. The new MacBook Air is equipped with a 52.6-watt‑hour battery, compared to a...
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Apple TV HD With Original Siri Remote is Now Vintage

Sunday July 17, 2022 12:47 pm PDT by
Apple this week added the Apple TV HD with the original Siri Remote to its vintage products list. The device became vintage on June 30, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, but the public-facing list was only updated recently. When the Apple TV HD was first released in 2015, it came with a first-generation Siri Remote without a white ring around the Menu button — only units ...
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M2 MacBook Air Reviews: 'Apple's Near-Perfect Mac'

Thursday July 14, 2022 7:52 am PDT by
The new MacBook Air with the M2 chip launches this Friday. Ahead of time, the first reviews of the new MacBook Air have been shared by some media outlets and YouTube channels, providing a closer look at the redesigned notebook and its capabilities. Key features of the new MacBook Air include Apple's latest M2 chip, a new design with flatter edges, a slightly larger 13.6-inch display with a...
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Apple TV+ Announces 'Friday Night Baseball' Schedule for August

Thursday July 14, 2022 7:50 am PDT by
Apple and Major League Baseball today announced the August schedule for "Friday Night Baseball," with all of the games available to watch for free on Apple TV+ without a subscription. Assigned broadcasters for each game will be announced on a weekly basis. The weekly "Friday Night Baseball" doubleheaders, along with live pregame and postgame shows, can be watched in the Apple TV app across...
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Base Model MacBook Air With M2 Chip Has Slower SSD Speeds in Benchmarks

Thursday July 14, 2022 6:08 am PDT by
The first embargoed reviews of the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip have now been published. One notable detail confirmed by The Verge is that the $1,199 base model equipped with 256GB of storage has a single NAND chip, which will lead to slower SSD speeds in benchmark testing, but real-world performance may vary. Last month, it was discovered that the 256GB model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro...
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Lucky Customer Receives Early Delivery of MacBook Air With M2 Chip

Thursday July 14, 2022 5:55 am PDT by
While the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip officially launches this Friday, one lucky customer received delivery of the notebook over a day early. The customer shared some photos on Reddit, offering a closer look at the new MacBook Air in a Silver finish. Apple redesigned the MacBook Air with a slightly larger 13.6-inch display, a notch, flatter edges, MagSafe charging, an upgraded 1080p...
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Twitter is Down: iPhone App and Website Affected by Widespread Outage [Fixed]

Thursday July 14, 2022 5:19 am PDT by
It's not just you. Twitter is down for many users in the U.S. and several other countries around the world on Thursday, July 14. Both the Twitter mobile app for iPhone and Android and the Twitter website are not working right now due to the server issues. Some affected users are receiving a "503 Service Unavailable" alert that says "the Twitter servers are up, but overloaded with requests."...
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Apple's Education Store Down in Europe, Back to School Offer Expected Soon

Wednesday July 13, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
Apple's online education store has gone down in many European countries, including the U.K., Ireland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Czech Republic, and others. The store is also down in a few other countries around the world, such as Mexico, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and China....
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Apple Executives Discuss MacBook Air Redesign and Reflect on 12-Inch MacBook

Wednesday July 13, 2022 8:54 am PDT by
Apple's industrial design chief Evans Hankey and VP of hardware engineering Kate Bergeron recently spoke about the redesigned MacBook Air, the former 12-inch MacBook, and more in an interview with British GQ, spotted by 9to5Mac. Hankey has fully led Apple's hardware design since Apple's former design chief Jony Ive departed the company in 2019. Ive remained a consultant to Apple through his...
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Minecraft Adds Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Support on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday July 13, 2022 6:37 am PDT by
The latest release of Minecraft for iPhone and iPad introduces Bluetooth mouse and keyboard support for in-game controls. To use a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard, update to version 1.19.10 of Minecraft for iOS and iPadOS, released on the App Store on July 12. As noted on Reddit, keys can be remapped in the Settings app under General → Keyboard → Hardware Keyboard → Modifier Keys. The...
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iPhone 12 Pro vs. 14 Pro: New Features to Expect If You've Waited to Upgrade

Tuesday July 12, 2022 8:25 am PDT by
Given that many customers upgrade their iPhones every two to three years nowadays, there are still plenty of iPhone 12 Pro owners who might be interested in upgrading to the iPhone 14 Pro later this year. While year-over-year iPhone updates are often incremental, the new features begin to stack up after two generations. As a refresher, we've put together a list of new features and changes to ...
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iOS 16 Public Beta: Seven New Features to Check Out on Your iPhone

Monday July 11, 2022 12:28 pm PDT by
Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 16, allowing anyone with an iPhone 8 or newer to test out the software update for free. iOS 16 includes plenty of new features, ranging from a customizable Lock Screen to the ability to edit or unsend iMessages. To get the iOS 16 public beta, sign up for the free Apple Beta Software Program directly on your iPhone. Given that iOS 16 is still in ...
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iOS 16 Public Beta for iPhone Expected to Be Released This Week [Now Out]

Monday July 11, 2022 9:19 am PDT by
Apple is expected to release the first public beta of iOS 16 for the iPhone this week, allowing anyone to test the software update for free. In a tweet last month, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said the iOS 16 public beta should be released during the week of July 11. Gurman said the public beta is expected to correspond with the third developer beta of iOS 16 released last week. It's unclear...
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Apple Car Design Goals: No Steering Wheel or Brake Pedal, Flat Seats for Sleeping, Large Screens, and More

Monday July 11, 2022 7:26 am PDT by
The Information's Wayne Ma today published an in-depth report reflecting on Apple's struggles to build a self-driving electric vehicle, including technical challenges and several leadership changes since the project began around eight years ago. Next-generation CarPlay experience coming in 2023 Notably, the report reveals some interesting details about the physical appearance of the...
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Apple Adding First MacBook Pro With Touch Bar to Vintage Products List

Sunday July 10, 2022 8:59 am PDT by
Apple will be adding the first 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar to its vintage products list on July 31, the company said in an internal memo shared with Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers this week. The first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar were released in October 2016 as part of a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro. Other new features...
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Apple Watch's Rumored Low Power Mode 'Still in Development' for watchOS 9

Sunday July 10, 2022 6:43 am PDT by
In his Power On newsletter today, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said an expanded Low Power Mode is still in development for the Apple Watch and on track for release around the same time as the public release of watchOS 9 later this year. While the Apple Watch already features a Power Reserve mode that displays only the time on the screen to preserve battery life, Gurman said the expanded Low Power ...
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Apple Discontinued the 12-Inch MacBook Three Years Ago Today

Saturday July 9, 2022 9:30 am PDT by
Today marks the third anniversary of Apple discontinuing the 12-inch MacBook. The portable notebook was removed from Apple's online store on July 9, 2019 alongside refreshes to the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro on the same day. Introduced in March 2015, the 12-inch MacBook featured a thin and light design that weighed just two pounds, and it was also Apple's first fanless notebook....
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First Benchmark Result Surfaces for MacBook Air With M2 Chip

Saturday July 9, 2022 7:59 am PDT by
An early benchmark result for the new MacBook Air has surfaced, providing a closer look at the M2 chip's performance in the notebook. In a Geekbench 5 result spotted by "Mr. Macintosh" on Twitter, the MacBook Air with the M2 chip and 16GB of unified memory achieved a single-core score of 1,899 and a multi-core score of 8,965. These scores are approximately the same as those achieved by the...
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Rogers Outage in July 2022: Timeline of Events

Friday July 8, 2022 9:42 am PDT by
Canadian carrier Rogers experienced a massive nationwide outage lasting over 16 hours on Friday, July 8, 2022. Due to the downtime, Rogers customers were unable to make phone calls or use cellular data, and Rogers internet and TV were also down. Rogers has since resolved the network issues. A timeline recapping the situation follows. In a statement shared on Friday morning, Rogers...