Apple touts iPhone 6 as world's most popular camera in showcase of extraordinary user photos

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in iPhone edited March 2015
Apple on Sunday launched a home page takeover paying homage to the iPhone 6's camera with a series of striking photographs and videos taken by its users, including tips, tricks and apps used along the way.


Shot by Jeremiah C. in Atlanta, GA using iPhone 6 and VSCO Cam


"People take incredible photos and videos on iPhone 6 every day," Apple wrote on its new home page spread. "And here are some of our favorites. Explore the gallery, learn a few tips, and see what's possible with the world's most popular camera.

What follows are dozens of intriguing photographs taken by average iPhone 6 users, along with tips for achieving similar effects seen in the photos, along with a listing of any supporting apps or iPhone 6 accessories that were used to compose the shots.

In addition to the apps and accessories that Apple highlights in the feature (listed below), the company also launched a feature zone on the App Store called "Shot on iPhone" which lets users explore additional apps to help them edit, share, add effects, and get more out of their iPhone 6 camera.

Featured Apps

VSCO Cam
Instagram
Snapped
Filterstorm Neue
Flickr
Instaflash Pro
Photoshop Express
Mextures
Camera+
Afterlight

Featured Accessories
olloclip Photo Lens
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  • Reply 1 of 33
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    So what? The Galaxy S6 Edge can let you place your phone down on the glass and then light up the edges with one of 5 colors like neon lights under a douchebag's car. Top that, Apple¡


    But seriously, these are great pics but I have to think Apple had this waiting specifically to release the day of the Samsung S6 event.
  • Reply 2 of 33
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post



    So what? The Galaxy S6 Edge can let you place your phone down on the glass and then light up the edges with one of 5 colors like neon lights under a douchebag's car. Top that, Apple¡



    It also has glass backing, which was so not cool when Apple did it because that stuff was fragile, but now it's cool again cause Samdung!

     

     

    Imagine being an Apple fan in 1997, and someone from the future told you that in 2015 Apple would be making the most popular smartphone, tablet, camera, media player, have the most popular music download service, that Macs were taking over again, and that they made more money than any other corporation on the planet. You'd think he was crazy! (and you'd want to know what a smartphone and tablet were <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> ). Yet here we are. 

  • Reply 3 of 33
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member

    It also has glass backing, which was so not cool when Apple did it because that stuff was fragile, but now it's cool again cause Samdung!

    Don't forget no MicroSD or user-removable battery.
  • Reply 4 of 33
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    Don't forget no MicroSD or user-removable battery.



    People are furious about that. Over on Ars the general sentiment is basically "So it's an iPhone running Android now? Lame!"

     

    Not that any Samsung is even in the same zip code as an iPhone, but they still think so, so I'll humor them.

  • Reply 5 of 33
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member

    People are furious about that. Over on Ars the general sentiment is basically "So it's an iPhone running Android now? Lame!"

    Not that any Samsung is even in the same zip code as an iPhone, but they still think so, so I'll humor them.

    But the Verge says it's the best designed Samsung phone ever! :D
  • Reply 6 of 33
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member

    People are furious about that. Over on Ars the general sentiment is basically "So it's an iPhone running Android now? Lame!"

    Not that any Samsung is even in the same zip code as an iPhone, but they still think so, so I'll humor them.

    1) Those are just the run of the mill anti-Apple people that are against anything Apple does, so ****'em.

    2) Even though Samung's presentation brazenly borrowed (although not illegal to do, as far as I can tell) from Apple's event structure, they did make a good point about why the battery can finally be non-user-replaceable: 10 minutes on the charger will give it charge up 4 hours of use. Now for anyone that thinks about it for more than a second will see that it still doesn't resolve the foolish, core reason people want to be able to replace a battery as oppose to simply charging it with an external charger, but they at least offered something to their user base. I'm curious to see how other devices match up with 10 minutes of charging as I know my iPhone jumps quite quickly with 10 minutes when very low (I'm just not sure by how much).
  • Reply 7 of 33
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post





    1) Those are just the run of the mill anti-Apple people that are against anything Apple does, so ****'em.



    2) Even though Samung's presentation brazenly borrowed (although not illegal to do, as far as I can tell) from Apple's event structure, they did make a good point about why the battery can finally be non-user-replaceable: 10 minutes on the charger will give it charge up 4 hours of use. Now for anyone that thinks about it for more than a second will see that it still doesn't resolve the foolish, core reason people want to be able to replace a battery as oppose to simply charging it with an external charger, but they at least offered something to their user base. I'm curious to see how other devices match up with 10 minutes of charging as I know my iPhone jumps quite quickly with 10 minutes when very low (I'm just not sure by how much).



    It'll be interesting. I know they claimed it charges faster than an iPhone 6, but I doubt they compared it to a 6 charging with a 2.1a charger.

     

    Basically, all the Android device makers are realizing what Apple did long ago, which is that like 98% of consumers just don't care about most of those features. Heck, you'll notice that many iPhone owners want longer battery life, not the ability to swap one out. And they did at least start the base model with 32GB of storage.

  • Reply 8 of 33
    carthusiacarthusia Posts: 561member



    I regularly use six of those photos apps. Mextures is awesome. My Pedco Ultrapod II Light weight Tripod mount and Shoulderpod S1 Smartphone rig to be indispensable hardware accessories for my iPhonography. I haven't heard enough personal reviews about the olloclip to fee the need to add that accessory.

  • Reply 9 of 33
    staticx57staticx57 Posts: 399member

    It is amazing how Apple still doesn't offer RAW support, and yet they tout the camera? This is one area my Lumia 1020 shines.

  • Reply 10 of 33
    applesauce007applesauce007 Posts: 1,607member
    The iPhone Camera rocks! Period.
  • Reply 11 of 33
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,460member

    Great use of verbs in the write-ups, too.

    - "create"

    - "make"

    - "can add"

    - "can help"

     

    Really helps to illustrate that the iPhone is a tool fr passionate creation, not just consumption.

  • Reply 12 of 33
    applesauce007applesauce007 Posts: 1,607member
    Check out the video including Samsung pay.
    [VIDEO]


    1. Not so secure as uses same old magnetic stripe signal from LoopPay.

    2. You have to:
    a. Power the phone
    b. Swipe up to launch the App.
    c. Authenticate with finger print at bottom of screen?
    d. Place phone near magnetic reader and hope it works like LoopPay.

    3. Does not yet use emv
  • Reply 13 of 33
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    Check out the video including Samsung pay.

    [video]

    1. Not so secure as uses same old magnetic stripe signal from LoopPay.

    2. You have to:
    a. Power the phone
    b. Swipe up to launch the App.
    c. Authenticate with finger print at bottom of screen?
    d. Place phone near magnetic reader and hope it works like LoopPay.

    3. Does not yet use emv

    1) You can also use NFC. Samsung even makes a decent argument for the current state of affairs as to why they offer LoopPay: NFC isn't yet ubiquitous, but magnetic swipes are.

    2) I missed it, but in the other thread someone mentions your card number is tokenized on the NFC's secure element. I assume that's where your card number is pulled from when using the LoopPay portion, too. That seems pretty secure to me.

    3) Overall, the look and features look really good. I like that they are focusing on fewer features that seem to be implemented well.
  • Reply 14 of 33

    I love that Apple posted this on the day of the galaxy announcement, once again focusing on the camera's usefulness, not merely listing off specs and bumping up megapixels. On that note, here's a few to add to Apple's collection:

     



    Taken with iPhone 6 using Photojojo macro lens. Edited in Instagram.

     



    Taken with iPhone 6 using Photojojo macro lens. No editing.

     



    Taken with iPhone 6. Edited in the Photoshop Express app.

  • Reply 15 of 33
    xixoxixo Posts: 422member

    It'll be interesting. I know they claimed it charges faster than an iPhone 6, but I doubt they compared it to a 6 charging with a 2.1a charger.

    Is that the iPad adapter? My wife noticed that when she plugs her 6+ into the iPad adapter, it charges to 90% in 15 minutes or so.

    I just wonder if that could damage the battery?
  • Reply 16 of 33
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    xixo wrote: »
    Is that the iPad adapter? My wife noticed that when she plugs her 6+ into the iPad adapter, it charges to 90% in 15 minutes or so.

    I just wonder if that could damage the battery?

    iDevices will determine how much power they can pull so the larger PSU won't be a problem.
  • Reply 17 of 33

    Lots of love for British Columbia, Canada. I saw three shots on Apple's page from my backyard. :)

  • Reply 18 of 33
    orthorimorthorim Posts: 142member

    I don't know this is quite possibly the best marketing campaign I've ever seen.

     

    I can't recall any marketing materials in recent history I wanted to see. I can't recall any I'd recommend to friends over social media either. This is sheer genius. 

     

    It's also the best response to Samsung's S6 camera comparisons. The S6 says "see, how this crap shot is a little less crap if you had an S6" (I don't believe this for a second but ok - it's marketing). The Apple ad campaign does not mention Samsung at all but it just tops it by saying "look at the pictures actual people are taking with actual iPhones right now". 

     

    It's brilliant. Gorgeous shots, too. Truly remarkable. 

  • Reply 19 of 33
    paul94544paul94544 Posts: 1,027member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by staticx57 View Post

     

    It is amazing how Apple still doesn't offer RAW support, and yet they tout the camera? This is one area my Lumia 1020 shines.


    That's great! you have a wonderful camera there. How many Lumias did MS sell last Qtr again? And I mean sold to end user -  not stuffed into the channel

  • Reply 20 of 33
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,438member
    I love that Apple posted this on the day of the galaxy announcement, once again focusing on the camera's usefulness, not merely listing off specs and bumping up megapixels. On that note, here's a few to add to Apple's collection:

    Taken with iPhone 6 using Photojojo macro lens. Edited in Instagram.

    Taken with iPhone 6 using Photojojo macro lens. No editing.

    Taken with iPhone 6. Edited in the Photoshop Express app.

    Did you take these? Props to you!
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