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

Apple Watch Series 9

Apple's Website Finally Has 'Tech Specs' Pages for Apple Watch Models

Saturday March 30, 2024 11:25 am PDT by
Apple this week added dedicated "Tech Specs" pages to its website for the Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, and second-generation Apple Watch SE. The pages offer a variety of information about the latest Apple Watch models, including details about materials and finishes, size and weight, hardware, connectivity, battery life, health and wellness features, safety features,...
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Apple Steeply Discounts Link Bracelet and Milanese Loop for Employees

Saturday March 30, 2024 10:43 am PDT by
Apple is currently offering its corporate and retail employees 40% off select Link Bracelet and Milanese Loop bands for the Apple Watch. In the U.S., the Link Bracelet is available for $209 on Apple's online store for employees, down from $349 regularly. The Milanese Loop is available for $59, down from $99. Both bands were introduced alongside the original Apple Watch in 2015. Apple is...
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Google Reveals When to Expect RCS Support on iPhone for Improved Texting With Android Users

Friday March 29, 2024 7:14 am PDT by
In November, Apple announced that the iPhone would support the cross-platform messaging standard RCS (Rich Communication Services) in the Messages app starting "later" in 2024, and Google has now revealed a more narrow timeframe. In a since-deleted section of the revamped Google Messages web page, spotted by 9to5Google, Google said that Apple would be adopting RCS on the iPhone in the "fall...
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Apple Sues Former Employee for Leaking iPhone's Journal App and More

Thursday March 28, 2024 10:45 am PDT by
Apple this month sued its former employee Andrew Aude in California state court, alleging that he breached the company's confidentiality agreement and violated labor laws by leaking sensitive information to the media and employees at other tech companies. Apple has demanded a jury trial, and it is seeking damages in excess of $25,000. Aude joined Apple as an iOS software engineer in 2016,...
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BlackBerry-Like 'Clicks' Keyboard Shipping for More iPhone Models Soon

Thursday March 28, 2024 7:37 am PDT by
The company behind the new "Clicks" physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone says it will soon start shipping for a few more models. In an email shared by Parker Ortolani on Threads this week, the company said the iPhone 15 Pro version of the keyboard will begin shipping to customers worldwide by April 15. And on the Clicks website, the iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions of...
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iOS 18: What to Expect From 'Biggest' Update in iPhone's History

Wednesday March 27, 2024 11:10 am PDT by
At least some Apple software engineers continue to believe that iOS 18 will be the "biggest" update in the iPhone's history, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Below, we recap rumored features and changes for the iPhone. "The iOS 18 update is expected to be the most ambitious overhaul of the iPhone's software in its history, according to people working on the upgrade," wrote Gurman, in a r...
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Vision Pro Getting More Apple Arcade Games, Including Alto's Odyssey

Wednesday March 27, 2024 9:02 am PDT by
Apple today announced that three more Apple Arcade games will be available on the Vision Pro headset starting this Thursday, March 28. Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City on Apple Vision Pro The titles coming to the Vision Pro tomorrow include popular endless runner game Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City, hand-drawn adventure game Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, and physics-based puzzler Spire Blast. All...
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Apple Pay Express Mode Now Available at All Toronto Subway Stations

Wednesday March 27, 2024 8:13 am PDT by
Apple Pay's Express Mode has rolled out to all TTC subway stations in Toronto, allowing riders to simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader at the turnstile to pay for their fare. With Express Mode, payment can be completed without waking or unlocking the device, or authenticating with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode. Express Mode even works for up to five hours after an iPhone has ...
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Apple Releases Revised Versions of iOS 17.4.1 and iPadOS 17.4.1 With Updated Build Number

Wednesday March 27, 2024 5:59 am PDT by
Apple on late Tuesday released revised versions of iOS 17.4.1 and iPadOS 17.4.1 with an updated build number of 21E237, according to MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris. The updates previously had a build number of 21E236. The revised updates are available for all iPhone and iPad models that are compatible with iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, but they can only be installed via the Finder app on macOS...
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iOS 18 Reportedly Won't Feature Apple's Own ChatGPT-Like Chatbot

Tuesday March 26, 2024 11:35 am PDT by
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reported that Apple is not planning to debut its own generative AI chatbot with its next major software updates, including iOS 18 for the iPhone. Instead, he reiterated that Apple has held discussions with companies such as Google, OpenAI, and Baidu about potential generative AI partnerships. Recent reports indicated that Apple has considered licensing existing...
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iPhone 16: Accessory Maker Prepares for All-New Capture Button

Tuesday March 26, 2024 6:40 am PDT by
At least one accessory maker is already preparing for the iPhone 16's rumored Capture button, according to an image shared today by Sonny Dickson. Dickson showed off a third-party iPhone 16 Pro case that includes a cutout below the power button on the right edge, which is where the Capture button is expected to be located. It is unclear if the accessory maker has direct knowledge of the new...
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iOS 18 Rumor: Apple and Baidu 'Yet to Reach' Generative AI Partnership

Tuesday March 26, 2024 5:33 am PDT by
Apple has yet to reach a generative AI partnership with Chinese company Baidu, according to a China Daily report citing sources familiar with the matter. Some earlier reports said the two companies had finalized an agreement following discussions. It is possible that the negotiations are still ongoing, but this is not confirmed. If the partnership does happen, Baidu would likely power some...
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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...
iOS 17

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...