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.

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iOS 17.2 Adds NameDrop-Like Feature for Sharing Boarding Passes, Movie Tickets, and More

Thursday December 7, 2023 10:30 am PST by
Starting with the upcoming iOS 17.2 software update, there is a new NameDrop-like feature that allows an iPhone user to quickly share boarding passes, movie tickets, and other Wallet app passes with another iPhone user. To use the feature, open the Wallet app and tap on the pass that you want to share. Then, hold your iPhone near the top of another iPhone, and a "Share" button will appear...
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Apple Promotes iCloud's Advanced End-to-End Encryption Feature as Data Breaches Increase

Thursday December 7, 2023 8:00 am PST by
Apple today shared a study conducted by MIT professor Dr. Stuart Madnick that found 2.6 billion personal records were compromised by data breaches in the past two years. The study was commissioned by Apple, but the cover page says that the "conclusions and opinions expressed are exclusively those of the author." Apple provided an overview of the study in its press release:The report...
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iOS 17.2 Release Notes: All New Features for Your iPhone

Wednesday December 6, 2023 7:17 am PST by
Apple has shared the full release notes for iOS 17.2, which is in the final stage of beta testing and should be released to the public next week. iOS 17.2 includes a long list of new features and changes, including a Journal app, spatial video recording on iPhone 15 Pro models, several improvements to the Messages and Weather apps, a Favorite Songs playlist in Apple Music, and more. iOS...
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iOS 17.2 and watchOS 10.2 Allow Siri to Access and Log Health Data

Tuesday December 5, 2023 11:18 am PST by
Starting with iOS 17.2 and watchOS 10.2, Siri can access data from the Health app for health and fitness queries, according to Apple's release notes for the updates, which are currently in beta. For the Apple Watch, this functionality is limited to the Series 9 and Ultra 2, as these are the only models that support on-device Siri processing. For example, Apple says users can ask how many...
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Apple Music Users Experiencing Bug With 'Add Playlist Songs' Setting

Monday December 4, 2023 9:28 am PST by
In recent weeks, many Apple Music subscribers have reported that the "Add Playlist Songs" setting is broken on the iPhone, iPad, and sometimes the Mac. After a user toggles off the setting, the bug can cause it to turn back on, resulting in any songs that a user adds to a playlist being added to their music library in an unwanted manner. Users have complained about this issue on the Apple...
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Update Your iPhone: iOS 17.1.2 Includes These Important Security Fixes

Monday December 4, 2023 8:02 am PST by
Apple last week released iOS 17.1.2 for the iPhone XS and newer. While the software update is relatively minor, it includes a few important security fixes, so we highly recommend updating your iPhone as soon as possible to stay protected. iOS 17.1.2 patches the following security vulnerabilities, according to Apple:WebKit Available for: iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd...
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DoorDash Rolling Out Order Tracking in Dynamic Island on iPhones

Monday December 4, 2023 6:47 am PST by
DoorDash recently started rolling out Live Activities support for its iPhone app, allowing users to track their food delivery order at a glance on the Lock Screen, and in the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro models and all iPhone 15 models. DoorDash began working on Live Activities support a few months ago, and the feature started rolling out over the past few weeks, but it does not yet...
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iOS 17.2 Will Add These 12 New Features to Your iPhone

Friday December 1, 2023 12:19 pm PST by
iOS 17.2 has been in beta testing for over a month, and it should be released to all users in a few more weeks. The software update includes many new features and changes for iPhones, including the dozen that we have highlighted below. iOS 17.2 is expected to be released to the public in mid-December. To learn about even more features coming in the update, check out our full list. Journal ...

New Video Provides Rare Look Inside an Apple Silicon Lab

Friday December 1, 2023 11:17 am PST by
CNBC today shared an in-depth report and video about Apple's chipmaking efforts. While much of the information may be familiar to Apple enthusiasts, the video provides a rare look inside one of Apple's chip testing labs in California, and it includes commentary from Apple's chipmaking head Johny Srouji and hardware engineering chief John Ternus. The report recaps Apple's in-house chipmaking...
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Apple Now Selling Refurbished AirPods Pro 2 With Lightning Case in U.S.

Friday December 1, 2023 10:25 am PST by
Apple today began selling refurbished second-generation AirPods Pro in the U.S. for the first time, with pricing set at $209, down from $249 brand new originally. They are also available in Canada starting today, and in select European countries since last month. Importantly, these are the second-generation AirPods Pro with a Lightning/MagSafe charging case, originally released in November...
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iPhone 16 Pro: All the Rumors and Known Features So Far

Friday December 1, 2023 7:53 am PST by
While the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are still around 10 months away from launching, there are already several rumors about the devices. Below, we have recapped new features and changes expected for the devices so far. These are some of the key changes rumored for the iPhone 16 Pro models as of December 2023:Larger displays: The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped...
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Green Bubbles on iPhone to Gain These 7 New Features Next Year

Thursday November 30, 2023 9:00 am PST by
Earlier this month, Apple announced that it will finally support RCS in the Messages app on the iPhone starting later next year. This change will result in several improvements to the messaging experience between iPhones and Android devices. RCS will become the new default standard for messaging between iPhones and Android devices, but these conversations will still have green bubbles like...
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Apple Highlights iPhone Feature That Lets You Preserve Your Own Voice

Thursday November 30, 2023 7:28 am PST by
Apple today shared a heartwarming ad for its new Personal Voice accessibility feature, available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Introduced with iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, Personal Voice allows those at risk of losing their ability to speak to create a synthesized voice that sounds similar to their actual voice, so they can continue to communicate with others. Personal Voice...
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Some Apple Silicon Chips Will Soon Be Produced and Packaged in U.S.

Thursday November 30, 2023 6:30 am PST by
As part of its efforts to expand its U.S. manufacturing, Apple today announced that Amkor will package some Apple silicon chips at its new facility being built in Peoria, Arizona. The chips will be produced at a nearby TSMC factory, and then Amkor will handle packaging, a final step that protects the chip from physical damage. Amkor will invest approximately $2 billion in the facility, which ...
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Apple Store Purchases Made With Apple Pay Support (RED) Through Next Week

Wednesday November 29, 2023 6:25 am PST by
From November 28 through December 8 this year, Apple says it will donate $1 to the life-saving organization The Global Fund for every purchase made with Apple Pay on, in the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store worldwide. Apple says it donation through this initiative will be limited to a maximum of $1 million. The Global Fund aims to combat diseases such as HIV/AIDS,...
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What to Expect From All-New CarPlay, Still Listed as Coming 'Late 2023'

Tuesday November 28, 2023 7:44 am PST by
At WWDC in June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, increased personalization, and more. Apple's website still says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in "late 2023," but it has not shared...
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Apple Books Launches New 'Year in Review' Feature

Tuesday November 28, 2023 6:28 am PST by
Apple today announced that its Books app now offers a "Year in Review" recap in select countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. The feature requires an iPhone or iPad on iOS 17.1 or iPadOS 17.1 or later, and it can be found within the Read Now tab under Top Picks, for users with at least three titles marked as finished. Year in Review allows Apple Books...
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Apple Reveals Most Popular Podcasts of 2023

Tuesday November 28, 2023 5:00 am PST by
Apple today shared the most popular podcasts of 2023, with year-end charts available in the Browse tab of the Podcasts app through the end of the year. The charts include the top podcasts overall, the top new podcasts that debuted this year, the most followed podcasts, the most shared podcasts and episodes, and more. A sample of the most popular podcasts of 2023 in the U.S., according to...
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iOS 17.1.2 Update for iPhone Likely to Be Released This Week

Monday November 27, 2023 8:24 am PST by
Apple will likely release iOS 17.1.2 this week, based on mounting evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs in recent days. As a minor update, iOS 17.1.2 should be focused on bug fixes, but it's unclear exactly which issues might be addressed. Some users have continued to experience Wi-Fi issues on iOS 17.1.1, so perhaps iOS 17.1.2 will include the same fix for Wi-Fi...
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Apple Discontinued These 5 Products This Year

Monday November 27, 2023 7:03 am PST by
As the end of 2023 nears, now is a good opportunity to look back at some of the devices and accessories that Apple discontinued throughout the year. Apple products discontinued in 2023 include the iPhone 13 mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MagSafe Battery Pack, MagSafe Duo Charger, and leather accessories. Also check out our lists of Apple products discontinued in 2022 and 2021. iPhone Mini ...