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 Announces Japanese New Year Promotion With Limited-Edition AirTag

Monday December 26, 2022 12:51 pm PST by
In celebration of the Japanese New Year, Apple will be holding a two-day promotion that offers customers in Japan a free Apple gift card worth up to ¥32,000 with the purchase of an eligible Apple product on January 2 and January 3. Gift card amounts will range from ¥4,000 for second-generation AirPods and other accessories to ¥32,000 for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. In addition ...
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15 Ways to Spend an Apple Gift Card You Received for Christmas

Sunday December 25, 2022 6:00 am PST by
Apple gift cards are always a popular gift received by tech enthusiasts at Christmas, so you might have unwrapped one today. If so, we've put together a list of products to spend it on, with everything priced under $100 in the United States. Apple used to offer two separate gift cards, including an Apple Store gift card for in-store products and an iTunes gift card for purchasing content...
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5 New iOS 16 Features Coming to Your iPhone in 2023

Saturday December 24, 2022 6:06 am PST by
Apple recently released iOS 16.2 with many new features. Now, attention turns to additional features coming to the iPhone in 2023. We've recapped five iPhone features that Apple has previously promised to launch or expand, such as an Apple Pay Later financing option and an Apple Card savings account for earning interest on Daily Cash. At least one feature listed below will be part of iOS...
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The Original iPhone Was Missing These 9 Features

Friday December 23, 2022 7:06 am PST by
It's been nearly 16 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone. While the device was significantly more advanced than any other smartphone on the market at the time, the iPhone was still missing some features that we take for granted today. Below, we've put together a list of nine hardware and software features that the original iPhone didn't have when it was introduced in January...
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Apple Stores Offering Free Two-Hour Delivery on Last-Minute Gifts

Thursday December 22, 2022 7:23 am PST by
If you are looking to purchase some last-minute gifts, Apple's retail stores are now offering free two-hour delivery on eligible, in-stock products in select countries. The offer is available for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, and Apple TV only. Free two-hour delivery is available in most U.S. metro areas for orders placed through Apple's online store by 12:00 p.m. local time...
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Major League Soccer Shares 2023 Schedule of Matches Streaming in Apple TV App

Tuesday December 20, 2022 11:39 am PST by
Major League Soccer today announced its 2023 regular season schedule, with every match to air live in the Apple TV app in over 100 countries, as part of a new 10-year partnership between the league and Apple. A subscription to MLS Season Pass is required for most matches, but Apple TV+ subscribers will be able to watch some matches for free. MLS Season Pass will be available starting...
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Apple Expands Do-It-Yourself Repair Program to Desktop Macs With M1 Chips and Studio Display

Tuesday December 20, 2022 9:37 am PST by
Apple today expanded its self-service repair program to include Mac desktops with Apple silicon, as noted by Jason Snell at Six Colors. Parts, tools, and repair manuals are now available for the iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Studio with the M1 series of chips, and the Studio Display, allowing customers to complete do-it-yourself repairs. Availability of parts for Mac desktops and the Studio...
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Apple Discontinued These 4 Devices in 2022

Tuesday December 20, 2022 7:24 am PST by
2022 was a big year for Apple, with many all-new products introduced, including the Mac Studio, Studio Display, Apple Watch Ultra, and more. On the other hand, Apple also discontinued some of its longtime devices, such as the iPod touch. As the year comes to an end, we've recapped four products discontinued by Apple in 2022. 27-inch iMac Following the introduction of the Mac Studio and...
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Apple TV App Rumored to Launch on Android

Tuesday December 20, 2022 6:02 am PST by
Apple plans to make its TV app available for Android smartphones, according to Twitter user ShrimpApplePro, who accurately leaked the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island hardware design and the box for the device. The leaker claims Apple is testing the app internally and plans to release it soon, but they did not provide a specific timeframe. With the Apple TV app, Android smartphone users would...
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These 12 U.S. States Will Let You Add Your Driver's License to Your iPhone

Monday December 19, 2022 10:26 am PST by
Apple continues to roll out a feature that allows 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. The feature has only launched in Arizona, Colorado, and Maryland so far, but Apple shared a list of additional U.S. states committed...
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AirPods Were Released Six Years Ago Today With 'Revolutionary' User Experience

Monday December 19, 2022 8:28 am PST by
Today marks the sixth anniversary of Apple releasing the original AirPods. The wireless headphones were first introduced alongside the iPhone 7 in September 2016, and they became available to customers on December 19, 2016 after being delayed. While there were already some wireless headphones on the market, AirPods helped to popularize the category thanks to deep integration with Apple...
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Gurman: Apple Working on New Monitors, Including Updated Pro Display XDR

Sunday December 18, 2022 7:54 am PST by
Apple is working on multiple new external monitors, including an updated version of the high-end Pro Display XDR that launched alongside the Mac Pro in December 2019, according to the latest information shared by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his newsletter today, Gurman said the new monitors will be powered by Apple silicon, just like the Studio Display has an A13 Bionic chip. He did not...
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Gurman: New MacBook Pro Models to Launch in Early 2023, iMac With M3 Chip Possible Later in Year

Sunday December 18, 2022 7:12 am PST by
Apple plans to release new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chip options "early next year," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The laptops were originally expected to launch this year, but reportedly faced delays internally. No major changes are expected for the next 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models beyond the upgraded chip options and possibly faster...
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Gurman: All-New Mac Pro Still in Testing, But 'M2 Extreme' Chip Likely Canceled

Sunday December 18, 2022 6:37 am PST by
Apple continues to test an all-new Mac Pro with an M2 Ultra chip, but the company has likely abandoned plans to release a higher-end configuration with a so-called "M2 Extreme" chip, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In the latest edition of his newsletter today, Gurman said the Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra chip will be available...
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iPhone's Life-Saving Satellite Feature Launching in Additional Countries Next Year

Friday December 16, 2022 1:05 pm PST by
In a press release this week, Apple said the iPhone 14's life-saving Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will be supported in additional countries next year. However, Apple did not provide a list of countries where the feature will be expanding to next. Emergency SOS via Satellite first launched in November in the U.S. and Canada and requires an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or...
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iOS 16.2 Adds These 12 New Features to Your iPhone

Thursday December 15, 2022 4:39 pm PST by
iOS 16.2 is now available for the iPhone 8 and newer following two months of beta testing. With last-minute additions like Apple Music Sing and Advanced Data Protection, the software update includes over a dozen new features and changes for the iPhone. Below, we've recapped many of the new features available with iOS 16.2, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen...
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Rival App Stores on iPhone Estimated to Have Limited Impact on Apple's Revenue

Thursday December 15, 2022 9:34 am PST by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman this week reported that Apple is preparing to allow alternative app stores on the iPhone and iPad in the European Union, as part of an effort to comply with the Digital Markets Act, which goes into full effect in 2024. The report said Apple is aiming for the changes to be introduced as part of iOS 17. In a research note this week, a trio of analysts at investment bank ...
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Apple Maps Redesign Expands to Netherlands and Six More Countries

Thursday December 15, 2022 5:58 am PST by
Apple today announced that its revamped Maps app is rolling out in the Netherlands, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. The new experience provides more detail, improved navigation, custom-designed 3D models of popular landmarks, immersive turn-by-turn walking directions powered by augmented reality, and more. A before and after look at Apple Maps in Switzerland Look Around...
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Apple Card Promo Offers $75 in Daily Cash to New Users

Wednesday December 14, 2022 3:48 pm PST by
Apple is offering $75 in Daily Cash to customers who open a new Apple Card through February, but they must open the account through a referral page at apple.co/referdailycash and make their first purchase within 30 days in order to qualify. The $75 in Daily Cash is applied to the new Apple Card account's Apple Cash balance after the first transaction posts to the account, according to Apple. ...
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Apple Considering Dropping Requirement for iPhone Web Browsers to Use WebKit

Wednesday December 14, 2022 8:42 am PST by
As part of a larger story about Apple's plans to allow third-party app stores on the iPhone and iPad in EU countries, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claimed that Apple is also considering removing its requirement for iPhone and iPad web browsers to use WebKit, the open source browser engine that powers Safari. Gurman said this potential change comes in response to the EU's Digital Markets Act. It's ...