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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These Seven iOS Features Remain Available in the U.S. Only

Wednesday December 13, 2023 12:52 pm PST by
While many iOS features are available internationally, some remain exclusive to the U.S., such as the Apple Card, Apple Card Savings, Apple Cash, Apple Pay Later, Wallet IDs, Roadside Assistance via Satellite, and Clean Energy Charging. Below, we have provided more details about some iOS features available in the U.S. only. Apple Card Launched in 2019, the Apple Card remains available...
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EU Plans to Let Spotify Direct Users to Other Payment Options on iPhone

Wednesday December 13, 2023 9:11 am PST by
Apple might soon face a setback in its EU antitrust battle with Spotify, which filed a complaint against the iPhone maker over four years ago. EU regulators are planning to force Apple to allow competing music services like Spotify to direct users to payment methods other than the App Store's in-app purchase system within their apps, or face a fine of as much as 10% of its annual sales,...
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iOS 18 Rumor Recap: New Features Expected So Far

Wednesday December 13, 2023 6:05 am PST by
iOS 18 is still around six months away from being announced, but there are already a few rumors and expectations for the software update. iOS 18 should be announced at Apple's developers conference WWDC next June, and released to all users with a compatible iPhone in September. Below, we recap all of the rumors and information pertaining to iOS 18 so far. RCS Support In November,...
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iOS 17.3 Beta Adds New Stolen Device Protection Feature to iPhone

Tuesday December 12, 2023 10:20 am PST by
The first iOS 17.3 beta rolling out to developers today includes a new "Stolen Device Protection" feature that is designed to add an additional layer of security in the event someone has stolen your iPhone and also obtained the device's passcode. Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern and Nicole Nguyen reported about instances of thieves spying on a victim's iPhone...
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Apple Arcade Adding These New Games in January After Price Increase

Tuesday December 12, 2023 8:47 am PST by
Apple today announced three new games coming to Apple Arcade in January, including Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom, Cornsweeper, and Blackjack by MobilityWare+. All games on Apple Arcade are ad-free and do not offer in-app purchases. Apple's description of Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom:Embark on a heartwarming experience in Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom, joining adorable hero Mametchi in...
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Apple Reveals Most Popular App Store Apps and Games of 2023

Tuesday December 12, 2023 8:07 am PST by
As the end of 2023 nears, Apple today revealed the most downloaded App Store apps and games of the year in the United States, as listed below. The year-end charts can also be found in the App Store's Today tab, and they are localized for more than 35 countries and regions. Top Free iPhone Apps 1. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire 2. CapCut - Video Editor 3. Max: Stream HBO, TV, & Movies...
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Apple Unveils New Limited-Edition Beats Studio Pro

Tuesday December 12, 2023 6:44 am PST by
Apple-owned Beats has unveiled new limited-edition Beats Studio Pro in collaboration with streetwear brand Stüssy. In the U.S., the headphones will be available on for $349.99 starting this Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The headphones feature beige ear cups and a black headband with Stüssy branding. Hypebeast says the design was inspired by 1990s personal...
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Apple Delays iOS 17's AirPlay in Hotel Room Feature Until 2024

Monday December 11, 2023 11:11 am PST by
Apple today updated the iOS 17 page on its website to indicate that its AirPlay feature for hotel room TVs has been delayed until next year. Apple originally said the feature was "coming later this year," but it now says it will be "coming in an update in 2024." Apple did not provide a more specific timeframe, but the feature should be added in an iOS 17 update in the first half of next...
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iPhone 16 Pro Rumored to Have These 12 New Features

Monday December 11, 2023 10:46 am PST by
While the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are still over nine 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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These Seven New iOS 17 and iOS 18 Features Are Expected Next Year

Monday December 11, 2023 6:55 am PST by
Heading into 2024, there are several preannounced or rumored iOS 17 and iOS 18 features that are expected to launch throughout the year. Below, we have listed seven iOS features that should be released for the iPhone in 2024, including collaborative Apple Music playlists, AirPlay on hotel room TVs, app sideloading in the European Union, next-generation CarPlay, roadside assistance via...
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12.9-Inch iPad Air Display Shipments Reportedly Underway Ahead of March 2024 Launch

Sunday December 10, 2023 11:13 am PST by
2023 is set to become the first calendar year with no new iPads released in the device's history, but updates to the entire iPad lineup are expected next year. Notably, it has been rumored that the next iPad Air will be released in two sizes. Apple's supply chain started shipments of display panels for a larger 12.9-inch iPad Air this month, according to a post on X today from Ross Young,...
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Pro Display XDR Turns Four Years Old: When to Expect a New Model

Sunday December 10, 2023 3:00 am PST by
Apple began accepting orders for the Pro Display XDR on December 10, 2019, making the high-end monitor four years old as of today. The monitor has not been updated since, but there have been rumors about a new model being in the works. Below, we recap all of the rumors about a potential next-generation Pro Display XDR so far. New Pro Display XDR In December 2022, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman...
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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 ...