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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New Beats Pill Speaker Listed on Apple's Regulatory Website as Launch Approaches

Tuesday May 28, 2024 5:58 am PDT by
After appearing alongside athletes and celebrities, in iOS 17.5 code, and in the FCC database over the past month or so, a next-generation Beats Pill speaker has now been listed on Apple's regulatory compliance website for Europe. The new Beats Pill speaker The original Beats Pill was a wireless Bluetooth speaker introduced in 2012, prior to Apple's acquisition of Beats. The speaker received...
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Apple Says Future iPads Could Feature Landscape Apple Logo

Monday May 27, 2024 6:31 am PDT by
French website Numerama interviewed three senior Apple employees about the new iPad Pro models that launched earlier this month. While the discussion did not reveal many new details, it did mention one potential change for future iPads. While the Apple logo on the back of iPads is positioned so that it appears upright in vertical orientation, the devices are often used in landscape...

iFixit Provides Look Inside All-New 13-Inch iPad Air in Teardown Video

Friday May 24, 2024 8:55 am PDT by
The popular repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the first-ever 13-inch iPad Air, providing a look inside the device. The new iPad Air does not have too many internal changes compared to the previous-generation model. Like the fifth-generation iPad Air, the battery cells continue to have adhesive pull tabs, making them easier to remove. iFixit gave the 13-inch iPad Air a ...
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MacBook With Foldable Display Will Actually Have 18.8-Inch Screen, Analyst Says

Thursday May 23, 2024 8:59 am PDT by
Less than two hours after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a MacBook with either an 18.8-inch or 20.2-inch foldable screen would launch in 2026, display industry expert Ross Young has said the device will indeed feature around an 18.8-inch screen. A foldable-screen MacBook concept by Astropad In a post on social media platform X, limited to his paying subscribers, Young said he expects the...
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Apple Announces 'Tap to Pay on iPhone' Now Available in Canada

Thursday May 23, 2024 7:47 am PDT by
Apple has announced that "Tap to Pay on iPhone" is available in Canada starting today through select payment platforms in the country. Tap to Pay on iPhone allows businesses to accept contactless payments on an iPhone, with no additional point-of-sale hardware like a Square Terminal required. The feature allows customers to pay by simply tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch, contactless...
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20-Inch MacBook With Nearly 'Crease-Free' Foldable Screen Rumored

Thursday May 23, 2024 6:48 am PDT by
LG is aiming to begin mass production of display panels for a MacBook with a 20.2-inch or an 18.8-inch foldable screen in the fourth quarter of 2025, according to information shared today by Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a post on Medium, Kuo said Apple is aiming to make the foldable screen "as crease-free as possible," which will require the use of high-cost components. As a...
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T-Mobile Announces Price Increases for Some Older Plans

Wednesday May 22, 2024 7:43 am PDT by
T-Mobile today revealed that it will be increasing the monthly prices of some of its older plans in the U.S. by $2 to $5 per line. Affected customers will receive a text message from T-Mobile if their plan will be receiving a price increase, which will take effect next month. Affected plans appear to include certain T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice, and Magenta plans. In its text message to...
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Apple Wallet App Gaining Support for Transit Cards in Paris and Toronto

Tuesday May 21, 2024 9:28 am PDT by
Apple has announced that the Navigo transit card can be added to the Wallet app starting today, allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users to simply tap their devices to pay for rides on the metro, trains, buses, and more in the Paris, France area. With the Navigo card in the Wallet app, a rider no longer needs to visit a ticket vending machine, or reload the card at retailers. Instead, passes...

iFixit Shares 13-Inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Pro Teardown Video

Saturday May 18, 2024 6:31 am PDT by
The popular repair website iFixit today shared a video with teardowns of the new 13-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil Pro. The website praised the inclusion of adhesive pull tabs for the battery cells in the new iPad Pro, as they make repairs easier. We already shared another iPad Pro teardown video, so the look inside the Apple Pencil Pro is the novel aspect here. Key hardware changes...
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'iPhone 17 Slim' Could Move Rear Cameras to Top Center in Biggest Redesign Since iPhone X

Friday May 17, 2024 3:00 pm PDT by
The Information today reported that Apple plans to release an all-new, high-end iPhone 17 model next year, and there was one detail that is worth singling out: the rear cameras could be relocated to the "top center" of the device. Google's Pixel 8 Pro The rear camera system on the iPhone has been positioned in the top-left corner of the device since the original 2007 model, so the cameras...
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When to Expect the Next iPhone SE to Launch

Friday May 17, 2024 2:03 pm PDT by
It has been over two years since Apple released the third-generation iPhone SE, and rumors continue to surface about a new model. The latest word comes from The Information, which today reported that Apple plans to release a new iPhone SE with a design similar to the standard iPhone 14 in the spring of 2025. If this rumor is accurate, the iPhone SE would finally gain Face ID and a notch...
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Game Boy Emulator 'Delta' for iPhone Updates App Icon After Adobe 'Threatened Legal Action'

Friday May 17, 2024 1:15 pm PDT by
The developers behind the popular Game Boy emulator Delta for the iPhone said they updated the app's icon today to avoid potential legal action from Adobe. Delta's new app icon (left) and Adobe's logo (right) "Adobe threatened legal action unless we changed our app icon — so we did," say the release notes for the latest version of Delta on the App Store. Delta's former icon does look like...
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iPhone 17 Lineup Rumored to Feature All-New Slim Model Above Pro Max With 'Major Redesign'

Friday May 17, 2024 9:31 am PDT by
Apple is planning to launch an all-new iPhone 17 model next year with a "significantly thinner" design, according to The Information. The report says the device could have a higher price tag than the Pro Max model, which currently starts at $1,199, suggesting that the device would become the new highest-end model in the lineup. The device will allegedly feature a "major redesign" akin to the ...
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Some iPhone Users Say 'Allow Apps to Request to Track' Toggle is Suddenly Grayed Out [Fixed]

Friday May 17, 2024 9:30 am PDT by
Over the past few days, some iPhone users have said the "Allow Apps to Request to Track" toggle in the Settings app is suddenly grayed out on their devices. The issue was highlighted by @iDeviceHelpus on X, and in a post on Reddit. Apple's fine print below the grayed-out toggle says "this setting cannot be changed because a profile is restricting it, or because your Apple ID is being...
2024 iPad Pro Teardown

New iPad Pro Teardown Reveals Internal Design Changes, Including Apple Logo With Copper

Friday May 17, 2024 7:41 am PDT by
YouTube channel Phone Repair Guru has shared a teardown video for the new 13-inch iPad Pro with the M4 chip, providing a first look at the device's internal design changes. Phone Repair Guru tears down the new iPad Pro During its iPad event last week, Apple said it was able to improve the thermal performance of the new iPad Pro models by nearly 20% compared to the previous-generation models...
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iPhone Emulators on the App Store: Game Boy, N64, PS1, PSP, and More

Thursday May 16, 2024 12:45 pm PDT by
In April, Apple updated its guidelines to allow retro game emulators on the App Store, and several popular emulators have already been released. The emulators released so far allow iPhone users to play games released for older consoles from Nintendo, Sony, SEGA, Atari, and others. A list of some popular emulators available on the App Store so far follows. Released Delta Delta is...
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Apple Discontinues 'iOS Developer University Program' for Students

Thursday May 16, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Apple has discontinued the iOS Developer University Program as of May 15, according to a notice on its website and an email sent to program members. The program allowed university professors and other eligible instructors to create a development team with up to 200 students, who could create and test apps without needing to pay the usual $99 annual fee for Apple Developer Program membership. ...
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Apple Still Sells These Devices With Lightning After Discontinuing iPad 9

Wednesday May 15, 2024 12:00 pm PDT by
Apple discontinued the ninth-generation iPad with a Lightning port last week, meaning that its entire iPad lineup now uses USB-C. However, the company still sells a handful of devices and accessories with Lightning for now. The list of products that Apple still sells with a Lightning port or connector includes some older iPhone models, the standard AirPods, the over-ear AirPods Max, the...
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Apple Previews iOS 18's Upgraded Magnifier App With New Reader Mode

Wednesday May 15, 2024 10:04 am PDT by
One of the new iOS 18 accessibility features that Apple previewed today is a Reader Mode in the Magnifier app, which will convert words in images to uniform lines of text. Apple did not provide any specific details about the feature, but it shared a screenshot showing that users will be able to change the font and have the text read aloud. Apple also revealed that iOS 18 will allow iPhone...
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Apple Previews Three New CarPlay Features Coming With iOS 18

Wednesday May 15, 2024 9:18 am PDT by
Apple today previewed new accessibility features coming with iOS 18 later this year, and this includes some new options for CarPlay. Apple highlighted three new features coming to CarPlay: Voice Control: This feature will allow users to navigate CarPlay and control apps with just their voice. Color Filters: This feature will make the CarPlay interface visually easier to use for...