Apple promotes iPhone 15 Portrait features with 'Album Cover' fight

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Apple's new ad for the iPhone 15 highlights the ability to take Portrait Mode shots with the camera, via a band politely fighting over an album cover photo.

'Album Cover' ad [Apple/YouTube]
'Album Cover' ad [Apple/YouTube]



For the release of the iPhone 15 generation, Apple updated its camera app to automatically capture depth data whenever the onboard machine learning detects a person or pet is in the frame. In an ad spot titled "Album Cover" and posted to the official YouTube channel late on Friday, Apple uses the feature and a petty squabble to market its smartphone lineup.

The spot starts with two members of a band discussing a photograph taken for an album cover. The black and white shot is shown with the three-member group at different distances from the camera.



The lead singer uses the new automatic Portrait Mode detection feature to tap on her face, putting her in focus while making the other two members blurry. The pair then politely disagree and repeatedly change the focal point to their face at the expense of the other, with the added revelation that the two were a couple and have broken up.

After some exchanges, the third member enters the conversation, tapping the screen to put his distant face in focus while the other two are blurred. The ad then ends with the continued disagreement over the image.

Apple includes the automatic depth capture feature in all of its iPhone 15 models, including Pro and non-Pro variants. For the iPhone 15, Apple also upgraded the rear wide camera to a 48-megapixel sensor with a crop-based zoom function.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,618member
    The expression on her face is how I feel about today's music for the last 10-20 years.  :|
    darbus69baconstangwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Hey, what about Mumford and Sons 😉🪕🪕
  • Reply 3 of 8
    They've got the ad-as-story thing down.  Fuzzy, the Apple at Work series, etc.  
    Google is learning from them and their ads are getting better at the human part of what you do with tech.  
    I can't imagine MS doing this caliber of work.  
    ronnwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 8
    dewmedewme Posts: 5,275member
    eriamjh said:
    The expression on her face is how I feel about today's music for the last 10-20 years.  :|
    So… how did you know 10-20 years ago, circa 2003, that you would not like today’s music, circa 2023?

    Got any good stock tips?
  • Reply 5 of 8
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,618member
    You saw what I wrote.

    As for stock, I dunno... APPL?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 8
    baconstangbaconstang Posts: 1,091member
    eriamjh said:
    The expression on her face is how I feel about today's music for the last 10-20 years.  :|
    Yeah.  It seems like the choreographer is the most important part of the band these days.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 8
    chasmchasm Posts: 3,229member
    eriamjh said:
    You saw what I wrote.

    As for stock, I dunno... APPL?
    To be fair, that is a VERY good stock tip. :smile: 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 8
    eriamjh said:
    The expression on her face is how I feel about today's music for the last 10-20 years.  :|
    And how I feel about yesterday’s music for the next 10-20 years!
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