Joe Rossignol

Joe joined MacRumors in January 2015, and is now a Senior Reporter. Based out of Stoney Creek, Canada, he has been writing about Apple since 2008, with a focus on breaking news coverage.

Joe Rossignol's Articles

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iPhone 16 Pro's A18 Pro Chip Rumored to Boost AI, Retain 6-Core GPU

Monday March 25, 2024 3:47 pm PDT by
Apple's next-generation A18 Pro chip for iPhone 16 Pro models will feature a larger die size for boosted artificial intelligence performance, according to Jeff Pu, an investment analyst who covers companies within Apple's supply chain. In a research note with Hong Kong-based investment firm Haitong International Securities this week, Pu added that the A18 Pro chip will be equipped with a...
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Update Your iPhone Now: iOS 17.4.1 Includes These Security Fixes

Monday March 25, 2024 1:36 pm PDT by
Apple today provided details about the security fixes included in last week's iOS 17.4.1 and iPadOS 17.4.1 software updates for the iPhone and iPad. In a support document, Apple said the updates patch an image-related security vulnerability that "may lead to arbitrary code execution." The full details:CoreMedia Available for: iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation and...
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New Apple Pencil With Vision Pro Support in Testing Ahead of visionOS 2

Monday March 25, 2024 7:10 am PDT by
While the Apple Pencil is currently compatible with iPads only, a future version of the accessory may work with Apple's Vision Pro headset. Apple has internally tested a new Apple Pencil with visionOS support, according to a source familiar with the matter. This would allow the Apple Pencil to be used with drawing apps on the Vision Pro, such as Freeform and Pixelmator. No specific...
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Sources: iOS 18 Lets Apps Be Placed Anywhere on Home Screen Grid

Sunday March 24, 2024 1:33 pm PDT by
iOS 18 will give iPhone users greater control over Home Screen app icon arrangement, according to sources familiar with the matter. While app icons will likely remain locked to an invisible grid system on the Home Screen, to ensure there is some uniformity, our sources say that users will be able to arrange icons more freely on iOS 18. For example, we expect that the update will introduce...

iOS 18 Rumored to Feature 'More Customizable' Home Screen

Sunday March 24, 2024 7:10 am PDT by
iOS 18 will feature a revamped Home Screen that is "more customizable," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. He revealed this information in his Power On newsletter today, but he did not provide any specific details. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple will announce iOS 18 at its annual developers conference WWDC in June. Other features and changes rumored for...
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Apple's First Store With Dedicated Pickup Station in Canada Now Open

Saturday March 23, 2024 1:40 pm PDT by
Apple has a new home at Canada's second-largest indoor shopping mall. Following months of construction, the new Apple Square One retail store opened its doors today in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto. The store is now located above the Food Central food court on the second floor of the mall, across from Sephora. The new Apple Square One via Kyle The store's first visitors were...
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Steve Jobs Signed Business Card Fetches Over $180,000 at Auction

Friday March 22, 2024 9:23 am PDT by
A rare Apple Computer business card signed by Steve Jobs recently sold for $181,183 at auction, according to Boston-based RR Auction. The business card is from 1983, and it has been authenticated by well-known memorabilia grading service PSA, according to the auction listing. It features Apple's old six-color logo, and it lists the company's former address of 10495 Bandley Drive, in...
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Apple's Potential Partners for iOS 18 Generative AI Features Include Google, OpenAI, and Baidu

Friday March 22, 2024 6:55 am PDT by
Apple has held discussions with Baidu about using the Chinese company's generative AI model to power some of the iPhone's rumored generative AI features, according to The Wall Street Journal. As previously reported, Apple is also said to have held similar discussions with Google and OpenAI, the company behind the popular ChatGPT chatbot. If these partnerships move forward, it is likely that...

Apple Sued by U.S. Department of Justice, Says Lawsuit is 'Wrong'

Thursday March 21, 2024 7:50 am PDT by
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced it has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that Apple illegally maintains a monopoly in the smartphone market with the iPhone and the device's locked-down ecosystem. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In a statement shared with MacRumors, Apple said the lawsuit is "wrong on the facts and the...

Apple Promotes Face ID in New iPhone 15 Ad Called 'Nice Try!'

Wednesday March 20, 2024 8:54 pm PDT by
Apple today shared a new iPhone 15 ad called "Nice Try!" on its YouTube channel in Singapore, promoting how Face ID protects your privacy. In the 30-second video ad, an iMessage notification appears on a girl's iPhone 15 placed on a dining table, while she is in another room. Nosy family members attempt to unlock the device to read the message, but Face ID prevents them from doing so. To...
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Apple Posts Vision Pro Job Listings in Australia, China, and Japan Following UK Last Year

Wednesday March 20, 2024 8:17 pm PDT by
Apple this week posted identical job listings related to the Vision Pro in Australia, China, and Japan, as international availability of the headset looms. Apple is looking to hire a so-called "Briefing Experience Specialist" in all three countries. This is a sales position that will involve demonstrating the Vision Pro's capabilities to business/enterprise customers, according to the job...
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New iPad Pro Rumored to Feature Thinner Bezels Than Previous Models

Wednesday March 20, 2024 11:47 am PDT by
The next-generation iPad Pro models will feature thinner bezels around the screen compared to previous models, according to a rumor shared today by a previously-accurate leaker known as "Instant Digital" on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The leaker claimed that the next 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will have 7.12mm and 7.08mm bezels, respectively, when excluding the metal...
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Apple Leadership Talks iPhone While Riding Golf Cart Around Apple Park

Wednesday March 20, 2024 8:47 am PDT by
Apple's marketing chief Greg Joswiak, vice president of iPhone marketing Kaiann Drance, and a few other senior employees at the company recently participated in a ride-along interview with YouTube video creator Brian Tong. Greg Joswiak talks with Brian Tong in a golf cart ride at Apple Park The interview took place in a golf cart driving around Apple Park, with various employees hopping in...
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Apple Launches All-in-One 'Manuals, Specs, and Downloads' Website

Wednesday March 20, 2024 8:12 am PDT by
Apple recently added a new "Documentation" page to its website that provides links to user guides, repair manuals, tech specs, software downloads, and more for a variety of products. Some of this information was previously found across separate pages on Apple's website, and it has now been combined in one place for convenient access. The page includes categories for the Mac, iPhone, iPad,...
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Tim Cook Visits China Ahead of New Apple Store Opening in Shanghai

Wednesday March 20, 2024 6:54 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is touring Shanghai, China this week, meeting with retail employees, suppliers, developers, the film industry, and others. He has been sharing photos from his trip on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Cook's visit is timed with the upcoming grand opening of Apple's new Jing'an store in Shanghai on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. local time. Apple provided more details...
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Apple Preparing to Sell Refurbished Ultra 2 and Series 9 Watches in U.S.

Tuesday March 19, 2024 10:13 am PDT by
Apple appears to be gearing up to sell refurbished Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch Series 9 models on its online store in the U.S. for the first time. Apple recently added grayed-out search filters for the Ultra 2 and Series 9 to its desktop refurbished website in the U.S., suggesting that it plans to sell refurbished models of those devices at some point. It is unclear exactly when...
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New iPads Likely to Begin Shipping in April

Monday March 18, 2024 9:52 am PDT by
Apple's new iPad Pro models with OLED displays will likely begin shipping to customers in April, according to information shared today by Ross Young, CEO of display industry research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman also said the new iPad Pro models might not ship until "deeper" into April in his Power On newsletter on Sunday:I've repeatedly said that new...
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Next iPad Air Again Rumored to Feature Landscape Front Camera

Monday March 18, 2024 7:15 am PDT by
The next-generation iPad Air will be equipped with a landscape front camera, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." If this information is accurate, the front camera on the next iPad Air would be located in the bezel to the right of the screen when the device is held upright. As a result, the front camera would be positioned at the top of the iPad when the device is in landscape...
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iOS 17.4.1 Update for iPhone is Imminent

Monday March 18, 2024 5:27 am PDT by
iOS 17.4.1 and iPadOS 17.4.1 should be released within the next few days, with a build number of 21E235, according to a source with a proven track record. MacRumors previously reported that Apple was internally testing iOS 17.4.1. As a minor update for the iPhone, it will likely address software bugs and/or security vulnerabilities. It is unclear if the update will include any other changes. ...
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Two New AirPods 4 Models Expected to Launch in September or October

Sunday March 17, 2024 7:56 am PDT by
Apple suppliers will begin production of two new fourth-generation AirPods models in May, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Based on this production timeframe, he expects the headphones to be released in September or October. Gurman expects both fourth-generation AirPods models to feature a new design with better fit, improved sound quality, and an updated charging case with a USB-C...