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Christine Romero-Chan

Christine Romero-Chan

Staff Writer, Mobile

Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade. She graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, and her byline has appeared on sites like iMore, MakeUseOf, AppAdvice, Lifehacker, MacLife, and more. While her speciality has been all things Apple, especially the iPhone, she loves technology in general. Before the iPhone, she enjoyed seeing the latest innovations in the mobile space, from BlackBerry to the Palm Pre. Though she's been using an iPhone for the past 14 years, she is open to dabbling with Android and other mobile platforms, which is why she's here at Digital Trends.

Christine's other interests include mechanical keyboards (the superior typing experience), mobile photography, lots of coffee, food, Star Wars, a lot of animated series, and gaming. She's also based in Southern California, so she takes advantage of this by being a Disneyland passholder. If she isn't writing, chances are high that you'll find her at Disneyland with her husband and daughter.

You can find Christine on Mastodon.

OtterBox Figura Series case on an iPhone 15 Pro showing the Action button cover.

Before you buy an iPhone 15 Pro case, make sure it has this one thing

So, you have your brand new iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max and you're looking for a case. Make sure to double-check that your case has this one thing first!
Apple FineWoven case in Pacific Blue on a Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pro.

Yes, Apple’s FineWoven iPhone 15 cases really are that bad

Apple has eliminated leather from its accessory offerings and has replaced it with FineWoven. But for the price, FineWoven is an overall disappointment.
iPhone 15 Pro in Natural Titanium held in hand in rose garden archway.

Got an iPhone 15 Pro? Make sure to change this one setting

Did you just get an iPhone 15 Pro? You may need to make some adjustments to the camera to make it work the way you want to.
A green iPhone 15 on a green bench.

After 3 days, I love these 4 things about the iPhone 15

I've only used iPhone Pros for the past few years. But after just a few days with the iPhone 15, I'm thoroughly impressed.
Clockwise from top: natural titanium iPhone 15 Pro, Nothing Phone 2, green iPhone 15, and Obsidian Black Google Pixel Fold.

4 things Android phones still do better than the iPhone 15

Apple has made some big improvements with the iPhone 15 lineup. Even so, there are a few things that Android phones still do better.
Apple promotional image of the iPhone 15 Pro's camera and curved chassis.

As a parent, there’s one iPhone 15 feature I can’t wait to use

There's a lot to like about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, but there's only one feature that will be a godsend for parents of humans and pets.
Apple Watch Sleep App feat image.

How to track your sleep with an Apple Watch

Tracking your sleep with an Apple Watch is a great way to regulate your sleep time and feel rested all day. We show you how it's done.
iPhone 15 color family includes: Black, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Pink.

The best iPhone 15 Plus cases in 2023: 11 best ones right now

The iPhone 15 Plus has arrived with the A16 Bionic chip, a 6.7-inch OLED display, USB-C, and more. Here are the best cases to keep it safe!
The camera array of the iPhone 15 Pro.

Don’t buy the iPhone 15 — 5 reasons to wait for the iPhone 16

The iPhone 15 lineup may have just been announced, but here are some big reasons to hold off until next year's iPhone 16 instead.
An Apple Watch Ultra showing off the AssistiveTouch Hand Gestures screen.

You can already use the Apple Watch Series 9’s best new feature

Apple is adding a new Double Tap feature to the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. But you can already use this gesture on older watches. Here's how!
Color options for the iPhone 15 Pro pair.

The best iPhone 15 Pro screen protectors in 2023: our 8 favorites

You just ordered your new iPhone 15 Pro and you're eagerly waiting for it to arrive. Make sure to keep that screen protected with a great screen protector!
Fitbit app explore workouts in the Coach tab.

The Fitbit app just got its biggest update in years

Google has just updated the Fitbit app, and it's a huge change for the better. Here's what it looks like.
Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro.

The iPhone 15 Pro’s Action button has a serious flaw

One of the big new hardware features for the iPhone 15 Pro is the Action button, but I can't help but already be a tad disappointed with it.
iPhone 15 Pro in a red color.

10 colors I wish Apple made for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro

Apple has announced the next iPhone 15 lineup, but the color options are a bit disappointing. Here are some colors I wish Apple went with instead.
Apple Watch Series 9 next to Apple Watch Series 8.

Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Apple Watch Series 8: a worthy upgrade?

You may be wondering whether you should wait until the Apple Watch Series 9 arrives or just purchase an Apple Watch Series 8 today. Here's the answer.
iPhone 14 Pro showing the Moon always-on screen, held in a man's hand.

How to reset your iPhone, restart it, and wipe it clean

We've learned a lot about the iPhone over the years, but it's good to have a strong grasp on the basics. Here's a simple guide on how to reset your iPhone.
Someone using Find My with an iPhone 15.

Does the iPhone 15 fold? What you need to know

Apple has revealed its iPhone 15 lineup, but one very important question remains. Does it fold?
Dynamic Island on the iPhone 15.

Does the iPhone 15 have the Dynamic Island?

Apple's new iPhone 15 lineup is here. But do the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have the Dynamic Island? We have the answer.
BodyGuardz Paradigm Pro for iPhone 14 Pro case in Hydro showing interior of case and what it looks like with a Deep Purple iPhone 14 Pro.

I used an iPhone case that claims to improve battery life. Here’s what happened

The Paradigm Pro case from BodyGuardz claims to keep your iPhone 14 Pro cool with heat dissipation and extend battery life. Does it actually work? I found out.
Deep Purple iPhone 14 Pro and Nothing Phone 2 side by side.

This cool Android phone shows just how boring the iPhone really is

For the past few years, Apple's stuck with a tried-and-true iPhone design. And it works! But one Android phone proves just how boring it really is.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.

The best folding phones in 2023: our 4 favorite foldables right now

The foldable smartphone was a flawed novelty only a few years ago, but recent models have truly married innovative design with solid reliability and usability.
Totallee iPhone 15 Pro case on iPhone 14 Pro showing home screen.

This is a real iPhone 15 Pro case, and it’s hiding a few secrets

We got our hands on an iPhone 15 Pro case. Here's what we've learned from it.
iMessage on an iPhone 14 Pro Max, plus iMessage on an Android phone using the Beeper app.

This app lets me use iMessage on my Android phone. Here’s how it works

Apple may never put iMessage on Android, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Here's how you can chat away on iMessage on an Android phone right now.
Mockup of Titan Gray iPhone 15 Pro by 9to5Mac.

I really hope this iPhone 15 Pro rumor isn’t true

We have new details about the iPhone 15 Pro and its possible colors. And I really, really hope they aren't true.
An Apple Watch Series 5 and an Apple Watch Ultra with an assortment of various Apple Watch bands.

Apple made a huge Apple Watch mistake 8 years ago

The Apple Watch is pretty iconic in 2023. But if a new report is true, one of its oldest features could soon be a big problem.
iPhone 14 Pro Max lying on a table, showing the Battery section of the Settings app.

My 11-month-old iPhone 14 Pro has a big battery life problem

My iPhone 14 Pro is not even a year old, but it's already suffering from extremely poor battery life. And I'm not alone.
Google Pixel Watch with two different strap styles.

Google Pixel Watch 2: rumored price, release date, news, and more

Alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google should be launching the Pixel Watch 2. Here's what we know so far.
A Deep Purple iPhone 14 Pro on top of a Haunted Mansion wallpaper placemat.

If Apple releases the iPhone 15 Ultra next month, it needs these 4 things

We may actually be getting an iPhone 15 Ultra this year, rather than a Pro Max. Here's what Apple should do to justify the name change.
watchOS 10 running on an Apple Watch Ultra.

The Apple Watch X could change everything. Here are 6 things I want to see

Rumors suggest the Apple Watch X is coming in 2024 or 2025 — and it should be a huge upgrade. Whenever it gets here, these are a few things I hope to see.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, and the new fabric strap.

The best Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 bands: 15 best ones in 2023

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is here, so you'll want to make it stand out with your own personal style. Here are the best bands for your Galaxy Watch 6.
An iPhone 14 Pro with an unlocked lock screen showing a DoorDash notification.

3 reasons why I can’t leave my iPhone for an Android phone

Android phones are great, and they have clear advantages over the iPhone. But try as I might, I just can't quit my iPhone.
Apple Watch Ultra being worn showing off the Action Button.

Dear Apple, please don’t release an Apple Watch Ultra 2 this year

We're only a few weeks away from Apple's fall event, which would bring new iPhones and Apple Watches. But here's why an Apple Watch Ultra 2 would be a waste.
iPhone 14 Pro held in hand with a home screen featuring widgets only.

What I love (and hate) about my iPhone 14 Pro after one year

With the impending iPhone 15 release, let's take a look back at how the iPhone 14 Pro has performed over the past year.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 vs. Galaxy Watch 6 Classic: don’t buy the wrong one

Samsung's next generation of smartwatches is here with the Galaxy Watch 6 series. But should you get the Galaxy Watch 6 or Galaxy Watch 6 Classic?