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The great thing about computational & software based photography is that it can be tweaked and improved without having to buy new hardware. I am sure Apple is listening to all feedback. As the writer said, smartphone cameras are limited by physics. Theres only so much hardware you can cram into such a small space. I am sure much better hardware can & will be created in the future, but software can be improved infinitely. Apple has the edge here, cause unlike Apple, other companies don’t do both the hardware & software. With Apple they are both so perfectly in sync.
As a photographer, i am always hoping for more manual control. I think smart HDR is great tho. And to those complaining, you can always go into settings and turn it off. I also think the computational DOF control in portrait mode is Amazing. Purists may scoff, but the background blur has really been improved. And it will keep on being improved. The fact that you can apply it live...or more incredibly after you take a photo blows my mind. I hope Apple keeps giving us manual controls. Like for shutter speed etc. in the meantime, there are other 3rd party photo apps that can provide those controls.
What excites me as a photographer is that the “s” iphone updates are usually minor ones. I can’t help think what improvements to the camera and smartphone photography Apple will bring to next years iphone. Like a true depth camera system on the back cameras for even more precise DOF control. Until then, happy shooting!
What the heck is going on in California? I live here in NYC, and that never happens at the Apple stores here. The security at NYC Apple stores is very obvious. They look like ex military actually. At least two of them at the front door and more downstairs. I don’t know what kind of security they have at the California Apple stores, but i doubt it’s like here in NYC. Apple is a Trillion dollar company. You’d think they’d be able to hire top notch security at ALL their stores. I don’t get it.
Vertical only smart keyboards? Face ID not working in landscape mode? No way. LOL. This rumor has to be bogus. That makes absolutely no sense. The ipad is suppose to be a laptop replacement for most people. Not an iphone replacement! Typing & working in landscape mode mimics a laptop. That’s how i use my ipad 99% of the time. I don’t want to have to turn my ipad to portrait mode everytime i wanted to use it or unlock it. That’s ridiculous. And how the heck is a smart keyboard suppose to hold up an ipad in portrait mode?? Calm down people. This can’t be true.
Apple removing the headphone jack on the ipad is something i could live with tho. I am tired of constantly having to buy new headphones because of faulty wires. I am ready to embrace bluetooth headphones on all my iOS devices. However, i hope Apple gives the new ipad pros the same waterproofing they give the iphones. I travel with my ipad a lot and use it outdoors all the time. A waterproofed ipad would be a great feature for me.
fastasleep said:I'm still confused about this lineup. I don't understand how they're going to market the mid-sized LCD model in comparison to the other two. It appears that it'll have slightly thicker bezels, but what other differentiating factors will there be that separates it from the OLED models to the average consumer? I don't think most people are going to know or care about the difference between LCD and OLED. Plastic body like the 5c?