The EXIF info in the files give the latitude/longitude. That puts the location off Hwy 101, between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, where anyone who frequents that area has probably seen hot air balloons, no staging was necessary to get this shot. None of these shots look staged, if by that you mean special lighting was used.
These are damn nice pictures, coming from a phone. Upgrading from my 3GS will be a pleasure. Faster processor speeds will be useful when running these larger pictures through the photo apps I use, so that is very welcome. I look forward to exploring the capabilities of Siri-although it wasn't a feature I'd given much thought to, the demos were impressive. I expect I'll find a lot of uses for it, especially since phone keyboards, touchscreen or otherwise, don't fit my fingers well.
iOS5, if Apple ever figures out how to let us merge two Apple IDs, will be the real game changer because it will affect all iOS devices.
But the most important aspect of this new phone for me is that now that it's out, all the whiney tantrum-throwing crybabies who want a revolution in their pocket every 12 months, like clockwork, can all go buy whatever flavor of 'droid suits their fancy and populate other discussion boards with their drivel.
Originally Posted by Dunks
Nice. These are easily better than my chunky (then mid-range) Lumix circa 2007. Will be great to have a camera of this quality on me at all times.
Do you think Apple staged the balloon flight or are these a selection of candid moments?