Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at TechCrunch.

He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more.

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  • Apple delays AirPod rollout, don’t expect them in October

    Apple delays AirPod rollout, don’t expect them in October

    If you’ve been waiting for Apple’s AirPod wireless headphones to go on sale, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Apple says that they are not ready and they it will need ‘a little more time’. “The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time… Read More

  • Waiting impatiently for Apple to release new Macs? You’ll get them on October 27th

    Waiting impatiently for Apple to release new Macs? You’ll get them on October 27th

    So I’ve been hearing for weeks now that Apple has been waffling a bit on a date for its late-October Mac event. But, according to my sources, a date has been picked: Thursday, October 27th. So those looking for a new MacBook, hold your horses. And if you’re a journo, flights are getting iffy but hotels are pretty cheap still. I reached out to Apple for a comment on their secret… Read More

  • The 2016 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

    The 2016 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

    Diversity is central to TechCrunch’s mission. We believe that everyone, regardless of background, should have access to the immense possibilities of the tech world. We also believe that a diversified workforce can only benefit technology businesses and society at large. In that spirit, TechCrunch’s Include program aims to use TechCrunch’s editorial, product, data and… Read More

  • Announcing the 10th annual Crunchies Awards nominations

    Announcing the 10th annual Crunchies Awards nominations

    It’s happening! The 10th annual Crunchies Awards show is coming and will be held at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House on February 6th, 2017. This is the tenth show and we’re determined to make it the best one yet, with a renewed focus on the startup community that we cover day in and day out. We did a few things differently last year and they were a huge success. Read More

  • Samsung acquires Viv, a next-gen AI assistant built by the creators of Apple’s Siri

    Samsung acquires Viv, a next-gen AI assistant built by the creators of Apple’s Siri

    Samsung has agreed to acquire Viv, an AI and assistant system co-founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham — who created Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010. The three left Apple in the years after the acquisition and founded Viv in 2012. Pricing information was not available, but we’ll check around. Viv has been billed as a more extensible, powerful version… Read More

  • Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acquisition

    Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acquisition

    Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we’ve confirmed. They’re working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have informed us. While some reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 billion, we are hearing that the price tag is much lower. Twitter stock is currently trending upward on the news, and… Read More

  • Hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus’ crazy new Portrait mode

    Hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus’ crazy new Portrait mode

    It’s a software feature that uses the two lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus to create the look and feel of an image shot with portrait settings on a camera with a telephoto lens. Simply put: a pleasing blur that separates the foreground (person) from the background (other junk). I’m going to get a bit wonky in this piece because I feel the context will be sorely lacking once this… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black and Plus models are sold out

    Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black and Plus models are sold out

    Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they’d be able to walk into an Apple store on Friday and pick themselves up an iPhone. The statement makes it clear that all iPhones will be in short supply for walk-in customers without a reservation. The statement also indicates that Apple’s jet black iPhones and all iPhone 7 plus… Read More

  • The first real Apple Watch    

    The first real Apple Watch    

    The Apple Watch Series 2 is the first real Apple Watch. It delivers on the promise of a mostly passive device that can accomplish simple tasks in 1-3 seconds. There is now built-in GPS which allows for exercising without having to lug along a comparatively heavy iPhone just to get accurate tracking. And it’s completely waterproof, as any decent sport watch should be. Read More

  • Apple’s AI if by Air

    Apple’s AI if by Air

    After only a few days with Apple’s wireless AirPod headphones, it’s clear that there will be a huge platform business based on the reliable, persistent availability of a contextual artificial intelligence that can talk to you and receive commands. That platform will benefit Apple first, but it will then expand — along with Siri — to developers and startup companies. Read More

  • Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7

    Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7

    With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is going through a splitting-atoms phase with the iPhone. The company knows that the future is a camera that can see the world in 3D. It knows that the future is one without wires because wires are awful. It knows that the iPhone may be our primary computer, but its screen won’t be the primary way we interact with that computer. Read More

  • Announcing The Startup Battlefield Of Disrupt SF 2016

    Announcing The Startup Battlefield Of Disrupt SF 2016

    TechCrunch is pleased to announce the 23 startups selected to participate in the Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Battlefield. Over the next three days, these companies will compete on tech’s biggest stage for $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. The Battlefield represents the crème de la crème; the startups onstage represent just over 2.5 percent of those that applied. Startup Battlefield… Read More

  • The invisible @apple tweet

    The invisible @apple tweet

    Here’s a silly thing because it is the ass end of a Friday. Apple just started using the Twitter account — @apple — that they’ve had since 2011. And they’re using it to send out an ‘invisible’ tweet. Read More

  • A hack by any other name

    A hack by any other name

    Early this morning — so early that most of our audience probably didn’t see it — a story was posted on TechCrunch from the ever so friendly OurMine hacking team. The post was up for a handful of minutes and was removed, along with automatically generated social posts. Read More

  • “Let me see your phone”

    “Let me see your phone”

    Here’s one for your Friday. An older video, unearthed by Twitter user @iamjamajesty a few days ago has been blowing up on the network. This group poem, performed by Morgan “MoMo” Butler and Malachi Byrd, is one of the best expressions I’ve seen of love and trust in the digital age. “Settings>Privacy Settings>System Services>Location… Read More

  • Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

    Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

    Apple today announced that it is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the large external display many use to connect to MacBooks or other Macs for extra screen real estate. This is very likely to fuel speculation (which has been ongoing) that Apple will soon launch a 4K or 5K version of the display. The current Mac’s display is 5K and can be extended (in lower res) to the existing… Read More

  • A one word review of macOS Sierra

    A one word review of macOS Sierra

    Hi! That new macOS X Sierra thing is almost out! There are so many new cool features. You can talk to your computer in humanish language. You can pay for stuff with your iPhone because if you have a Mac and an Android phone what are you doing with your life? There’s a thing that your friend’s TV had where you can watch two footy games at once but that he never really used. Read More

  • Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt SF

    Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt SF

    Attention startup hopefuls: It’s time to stop procrastinating and apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF. Startups from across the US and around the world have until 12pm PT on July 5th to get your application in front of the selection team. Apply now! For those who aren’t yet familiar, the Startup Battlefield is a world-renowned startup competition. It’s like… Read More

  • The Apple Watch needs an ‘OK’ button

    The Apple Watch needs an ‘OK’ button

    The Apple Watch needs an action button. Something to allow you to confirm, acknowledge, activate and navigate using a physical press. There’s even a button right there, on the side, waiting for the task. The button, located right below the scroll wheel, was originally used by Apple for the People function. So few folks used this feature that Apple is canning it in watchOS 3 and replacing… Read More