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

Apple Store Tysons Corner Time Machine

Revisit Apple's First Store in 3D With This Awesome New Mac App

Monday July 25, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
Apple Store enthusiast and creative extraordinaire Michael Steeber today announced the launch of The Apple Store Time Machine, a new interactive Mac app that lets you "travel back in time" and revisit four iconic Apple Stores on their grand opening days. "The Apple Store Time Machine is a celebration of the places and products that have shaped our lives for more than twenty years," said...
Apple 2022 Sales Tax Holidays

Apple Lists Products Eligible for Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays in Nine U.S. States

Sunday July 24, 2022 5:19 pm PDT by
Apple has detailed which of its products are eligible for upcoming sales tax holidays in select U.S. states, including Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Sales tax holidays provide a limited-time opportunity to purchase select Apple products online or in store without paying sales tax. Eligible products and price...
iPhone 15 to Switch From Lightning to USB C in 2023 feature

iPhone 15 and Entry-Level iPad Rumored to Switch to USB-C

Saturday July 23, 2022 8:45 pm PDT by
Apple's transition from its proprietary Lightning connector to USB-C appears set to continue with the iPhone 15 and the next entry-level iPad model. In early May, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said his latest supply chain survey indicated that at least one new iPhone 15 model will feature a USB-C port in the second half of 2023. Shortly after Kuo shared this information, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman ...
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Apple's $50 Million Settlement Over Faulty MacBook Keyboards: What to Know

Saturday July 23, 2022 11:03 am PDT by
Earlier this week, Apple agreed to a proposed $50 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging that the butterfly keyboard used in certain MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models is defective, which can result in usability issues. Image via iFixit The settlement still needs to receive final court approval. In the meantime, here is everything to know about the agreement as...
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Apple Restocks Refurbished iPhone 12 Pro Starting at $759

Friday July 22, 2022 6:36 pm PDT by
Apple today replenished its stock of certified refurbished iPhone 12 Pro models in the U.S. for the first time since early April. A variety of storage capacities and color options are available to choose from, with pricing starting at $759. Apple's online refurbished store currently has refurbished iPhone 12 Pro models available with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage, with Gold, Silver,...
iPhone 13 Test Alerts Feature

Apple Adds 'Test Alerts' Toggle to iPhone Just in Case You Really Want to Receive Test Emergency Alerts

Friday July 22, 2022 7:07 am PDT by
Apple has added a new "Test Alerts" toggle to the Settings app in iOS 15.6 and the third beta of iOS 16. The toggle is visible only on iPhones connected to a U.S. carrier and allows users to enable test emergency alerts from the U.S. government. Turning on "Test Alerts" enables test emergency alerts to be received on both the iPhone and Apple Watch. The toggle is located in the Settings app ...
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Three Discontinued Apple Products Rumored to Make a Comeback

Thursday July 21, 2022 12:47 pm PDT by
While the full-size HomePod, 12-inch MacBook, and iMac Pro have all been discontinued, rumors suggest all three products could return in the future. Keep reading for a recap of everything that we have heard so far about potential comebacks for these products and new features and changes to expect. HomePod Apple discontinued the full-size HomePod in March 2021, with the company deciding...
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Studio Display Shipping Estimates Have Significantly Improved

Thursday July 21, 2022 9:17 am PDT by
Four months after Apple released the Studio Display, shipping estimates for the display are finally showing significant improvement in many countries. While the Studio Display was estimated for delivery in 8-10 weeks as of May, and in 6-8 weeks as of June, Apple's online store now shows a much shorter 1-2 week delivery estimate for new orders in the United States. These timeframes apply to...
iPhone XS vs iPhone 14 Pro Feature

iPhone XS vs. iPhone 14 Pro: New Features to Expect if You've Waited to Upgrade

Thursday July 21, 2022 9:15 am PDT by
If you've been holding on to your iPhone XS and are considering upgrading to the iPhone 14 Pro when it launches later this year, check out our list below for a recap of the many new features and changes to expect. The list includes major new features added since the iPhone 11 Pro, as well as rumored features for the iPhone 14 Pro. Have another iPhone model? Check out our iPhone X vs. 14 Pro, ...
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HomePod and HomePod Mini Gain Support for Swedish and Norwegian

Thursday July 21, 2022 6:15 am PDT by
Apple on Wednesday released software version 15.6 for the HomePod and HomePod mini. While not mentioned in the release notes, the update adds support for Siri in Swedish and Norwegian on the HomePod and HomePod mini. The addition of Swedish and Norwegian support likely means the HomePod mini will be released in Sweden and Norway over the coming months. Apple released the HomePod mini in...
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Apple Explains What Happens When Games Are Removed From Apple Arcade

Wednesday July 20, 2022 8:34 pm PDT by
Apple today published a new support document that clarifies what happens when games are removed from its Apple Arcade subscription service. Apple said that users who download a game before it is removed from Apple Arcade can continue to play the game for "at least two weeks after." Users who launch an Apple Arcade game that is no longer playable will receive a "No Longer Available" message. ...
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iOS 16 Introduces New Capabilities for Accessories With U1 Chip Integration

Wednesday July 20, 2022 7:05 am PDT by
As part of WWDC last month, Apple announced that iOS 16 will allow third-party accessories with U1 chip integration to interact with iPhone apps even when the app is running in the background, enabling new "hands-free user experiences." In a press release today, chipmaker Qorvo said this new functionality will allow U1-enabled accessories to work in tandem with iOS 16 apps to trigger...
iPhone X vs iPhone 14 Pro Feature

iPhone X vs. iPhone 14 Pro: New Features to Expect if You've Waited to Upgrade

Tuesday July 19, 2022 11:53 am PDT by
Launched in 2017, the iPhone X was a major evolution of the iPhone. The device replaced the Home button and Touch ID with swipe-based navigation and Face ID, while introducing new features like an OLED display, Animoji, wireless charging, and more. Even five years later, the iPhone X is still a capable smartphone. If you've been holding on to your iPhone X and are considering upgrading to...
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Google Now Lets Apps Use Third-Party Billing in EU, Apple Yet to Announce Plans

Tuesday July 19, 2022 8:05 am PDT by
In response to the Digital Markets Act receiving final approval from the Council of the European Union this week, Google today announced that it now allows developers of non-gaming apps to offer alternative billing systems to users in the European Economic Area (EEA), including countries in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. Google will reduce its commission by 3% for...
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Kuo: iPhone 14 Supply Issues Should Have Limited Impact on Mass Production

Tuesday July 19, 2022 7:43 am PDT by
While some iPhone 14 components are facing supply chain issues, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the issues will have a limited impact on upcoming mass production of iPhone 14 models, which are expected to be announced in September. In a tweet, Kuo said other suppliers can help to make up for component shortages. For example, Kuo said Samsung Display and BOE can largely fill the initial...
Apple Pay Feature

Apple Pay Promoted as More Secure Than Credit Cards in Three New Ads

Tuesday July 19, 2022 6:11 am PDT by
Apple today shared three new ads highlighting the security benefits of Apple Pay on the iPhone compared to physical credit cards. The short ads emphasize that physical credit cards can be stolen, used by anyone, and leave your card number exposed to other people. The message behind the ads is that all of these security risks with using credit cards can be avoided by using Apple Pay. Apple ...
Apple Pay Feature

Apple Sued for Blocking Tap-to-Pay Competitors on iPhone

Monday July 18, 2022 1:24 pm PDT by
A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Apple today accuses the company of violating U.S. antitrust law by ensuring that Apple Pay is the only available mobile wallet for making tap-to-pay payments with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. The complaint, filed by law firms Hagens Berman and Sperling & Slater, alleges that Apple is illegally profiting at least $1 billion annually by...
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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 ...
M2 MacBook Air Internals

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 ...