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Jon Porter

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Jon Porter is a news reporter, video presenter, and Capricorn. Part of The Verge's UK-based team, his primary focuses are European consumer tech releases, EU tech policy, online platforms, and video games. Oh, and mechanical keyboards. Lots of mechanical keyboards.

Porter started his career covering audio and TV equipment for TechRadar and has also written for Gizmodo UK, Kotaku UK, T3, Trusted Reviews, and Real Homes. He has been interviewed on national and international TV and radio, including on BBC World News, the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, ABC, CBC, and more. He currently lives in South London.

Sony’s accessible PlayStation controller goes on sale today.

The Access controller, which is designed to offer a more accommodating way for people with disabilities to play PS5 games, is now widely available to buy for $89.99 / €89.99. To mark the occasion, Sony has put out a video featuring some of the people it consulted with on the project, showing the different configurations the controller can be used in.

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An all-screen iPhone seems a long way away.

According to a report in The Elec, LG Innotek is working on an under-display camera (UDC) that might find its way into future iPhones.
But that could take some time. Apple reportedly wasn’t happy with recent component samples it was sent, and one analyst thinks the iPhone won’t get a UDC until 2027 (though the Face ID cutout could disappear and move under the screen earlier in 2025).

Our best look yet at Samsung’s next midranger.

OnLeaks and MySmartPrice have published renders showing off the reported design of Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A55. Its design and specs look broadly similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy A54, which is our current pick for the budget handset with the best screen. But, if MySmartPrice’s information is accurate, we might be getting a slightly bigger 6.5-inch screen with the A55.

An unofficial render of the Galaxy A55.
The reported design of Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A55.
Image: OnLeaks / MySmartPrice
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Xbox says it’s still looking to launch its own mobile game store.

It’s “something we are actively working on today not only alone, but talking to other partners who’d also like to see more choice for how they can monetize on the phone,’’ Xbox CEO Phil Spencer said, per BNN Bloomberg. These plans have been public for a while, but are even more interesting now Microsoft owns Activision Blizzard (which has already explored doing something similar).