By Innovation Only - iPhone 11 Set To Launch

It's official! Apple has sent out press invitations for a September 10 event where it is widely expected that Tim Cook will unveil the iPhone 11. The event will take place at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. As with past events, Apple will stream the event live on its website and on Apple TV when it kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (18.00 in the UK). If a two-hour tech conference isn’t for you, rest assured I’ll be summarising all the important details, especially for photographers, on my website and social media.

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Apple will typically remain tight-lipped regarding just what will be announced, however their invitation came with the tagline "By innovation only", which has intentionally heightened expectations in online forums and social media. In amongst some wild speculation, what we can reasonably expect is the iPhone 11 (and were still not sure if this will be the naming convention) will be available in three options, each with camera improvements. A 3-lens camera system that has ultra wide shooting capabilities and improved low-light performance is thought to be offered in at least one iPhone. Bilateral wireless charging, bigger batteries, a new AMX co-processor and A13 chip are some of the other features that are being highly tipped.

We can look forward to the release of iOS 13 with new features in the Camera and Photos apps. We may see upgrades to other hardware, plus other operating system updates including Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus.

Amid all the hype and speculation, you can be sure of great news coming for iPhone photography - stay tuned!

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The Future of Smartphone Photography

 

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that our smartphone cameras are truly amazing. The evolution of mobile photography has brought us to a point where levels of function, performance and quality rival those of longer-standing dedicated camera systems.

The “Smartphone vs DSLR vs Mirrorless” arguments will no doubt rumble on into the future. For the committed smartphone photographer however there is a more relevant debate. Manufacturer innovations in smartphone photography have progressed rapidly beyond megapixel count and physical form. The battleground to be crowned best smartphone camera is being fought with advanced performance and features from software running on the phone's chip that processes and combines multiple frames into one photo offering quality of focus, better perspective, and controlled depth of field. Computational photography, as it is known, is already here and will extend the capabilities of smartphone cameras to new levels of quality and possibility.

Sebastiaan de With, is at the cutting-edge of harnessing this new power of computational photography in the latest iPhone models. Designer of the award-winning camera app Halide, Sebastiaan has published a detailed explanation of computational photography on the iPhone XS and XS Max.

The article can be read in full by following the link below.

 
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iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera

Sebastiaan de With

Freelance designer, photographer, motorcycle traveler. Designer of Halide.


 

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This is the future of iPhone photography | Cult of Mac

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Brace yourself, because digital photography will change more in the next 10 years than in the last 10

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