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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.

Holding a real USB-C iPhone.

Straight from today’s iPhone 15 launch event, Allison Johnson can tell you all about the new lineup, including the now titanium-bodied iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max that feel noticeably lighter than their predecessors.

My God, it’s full of stars.

Right now, all my saved places on Google Maps are in one chaotic list, and my map is awash with stars — not helpful, but Google’s list options are so limited that I gave up on them long ago.

Good news for me: starting today, you can finally mark saved locations with emoji. Coffee, chef’s kiss, poop... all fair game. At last, my map will make sense.