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Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson

Allison reviews smartphones and covers wireless carriers for The Verge. Previously, she wrote about digital cameras and mobile photography at DPReview. She's a small phone enthusiast, home barista in training, and a roller derby retiree. You can find her on Twitter most hours of the day at @allisonjo1.

The iPhone 15 Pro is teaching me to embrace digital zoom

With new crop options and processing upgrades, digital zoom is finally worth your time.


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Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max review: by the numbers

Apple didn’t choose the USB-C life, but boy are we glad it got here anyway.

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When they get the blender out, it’s all over.

Have you seen how much work goes into a Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew? I have. They have to get a blender dirty every! Single! Time! It would have been the bane of my existence as a barista.

Starbucks is apparently implementing a new high-tech system to simplify the drink-making process. If this means making a PSL is a little less tedious, then I’m all for it.

Calling all Shortcuts sickos.

The iPhone 15 Pro is shipping today and I want to know what y’all are doing with the Action Button. Mine runs a shortcut that orders my favorite fall coffee beverage — but what will you do with your one, wild, and precious Action Button? Set it to dispense treats from your automatic pet feeder? Program it to unleash the robot vacuums?

Reply in the comments on this quickpost or hit me up on Threads, and I’ll round up Verge readers’ best, most unhinged Action Button shortcuts next week.

Got any questions about the iPhone 15 Pro? Let’s answer them!

I just reviewed the Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, and I’m sitting down to answer all your burning questions about the new iPhone. USB-C port, action button, new camera lenses, you name it.

Just leave your question in the comments of this quickpost and I’ll be answering them from 3-4PM ET today. I’ll USB-C you then! (Sorry, couldn’t help it.)