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Apple this morning shared five new iPhone X photography tutorial videos on its website and YouTube channel, with each taking a football (soccer in the U.S.) theme to celebrate the first day of the World Cup.

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Each short video walks users through a series of step-by-step instructions on how to use the special shooting modes featured on the iPhone X.

The modes covered in the tutorials include Pano (panoramic), Burst mode, Slo-mo, and one covering best use of backlight when shooting on iPhone X.

 
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I don’t use panoramic mode very often, but slow Mo records some outstanding videos. I watched one recently where some waves were crashing against a rock wall from a lake and you could literally see every droplet of water bouncing off the wall. Just awesome technology to have when you want to explore with the camera capabilities.
 
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Smartphones are the worst possible cameras for sports and action. Almost anything usable/good will have to be closer and posed. You also have to deal with shutter lag and shutter speed issues.
 
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Smartphones are the worst possible cameras for sports and action. Almost anything usable/good will have to be closer and posed. You also have to deal with shutter lag and shutter speed issues.
Considering where the vast majority of those photos and videos will be displayed... the general populace really doesn't care. Person sees something and wants a record of it. They have their phone. End of story. Smartphone camera are good enough for that.

There's a very small portion of the populace that cares, or even knows, about shutter lag/speed.
 
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nwcs

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Considering where the vast majority of those photos and videos will be displayed... the general populace really doesn't care. Person sees something and wants a record of it. They have their phone. End of story. Smartphone camera are good enough for that.

There's a very small portion of the populace that cares, or even knows, about shutter lag/speed.
Oh, I definitely agree that most people don’t care. It’s just that Apple shows these very clearly posed pics and people think they can do the same thing. It isn’t just Apple, of course, but many of the companies. Absolutely agree that having a record/moments of an event is something the phone can do easily. But trying to get the kinds of shots they’re showing.... not so much.
 
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Smartphones are the worst possible cameras for sports and action. Almost anything usable/good will have to be closer and posed. You also have to deal with shutter lag and shutter speed issues.
Seriously :) well yes, it's just a smart phone, not a real camera :)
 
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AAPL's native camera Burst mode feature does NOT compare to third-party Burst Photo apps !

Capturing Burst Photos while concurrently crafting Wide Color HEVC videos from the captured RGB photo content isn't even something AAPL offers, nor is concurrently capturing Depth Data Maps from "their" Image Signal Processor, & then using that extra data as part of the mix.

Tim Cook's AAPL is primarily a marketing company with very little Engineering Accomplishments behind it ! ... last being the register-rich A7 processor.

Tim likes to focus on what Arnold would call "Girly-mon" stuff ... thousand dollar phones made of Glass, FaceID, Animoji, etc.

If Cook was smart, & that's a BIG if, he would immediately stop pretending that AAPL had any technology leadership, & figure-out how to Dig Out the best third-party apps, in ALL categories, in the App Store, & provide those to AAPL Users @ a Discount (e.g., AAPL pays 2/3 of the cost, the User the other 1/3) ... they could even Cap it, at say $20, meaning every User gets $20 worth of credits to use.

Instead, a company with $100B of debt decides to commit to buying back $100B of it's stock on the open market, AFTER the stock had just doubled the past 2 years !

BTW, there are 10-15 Billion Dollar Apps in the App Store, spread-across the various categories, that have NOT yet been Discovered ... AAPL could even initiate some kind of Rewards program to Users to help Dig those Out ... e.g., 6 months from now, we'll give $1K to the first 1,000 people who Rated & Reviewed each of the recently-Discovered Gem Apps !

Phil Schiller needs to retire, & Tim needs to lose his Board seat ... when that happens, AAPL won't be a House of Cards, & it's market cap would be justified, enthusiasm would be back @ 2010-2011 levels, & the company would be moving forward as it once was under Jobs, NOT the Girly-mon company that Tim has turned it into !!!
 
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Great tips and I have to admit - iPX camera is the best iPhone camera yet (sounds like a keynote line...), but iPhone cameras/photos are what led me to splurge on a real camera. Camera phone pictures just weren’t cutting it anymore.
 
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RickyB

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I’m sure you meant football.
You do know that Soccer is a perfectly good English word? Short for Association Football.

It isn’t an Americanism. Much of the English speaking world, from Ireland to Australia uses it too.
 
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PhilMacbook

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You do know that Soccer is a perfectly good English word? Short for Association Football.

It isn’t an Americanism. Much of the English speaking world, from Ireland to Australia uses it too.

We know what it is short for but the main footballing nations don't use it. Ireland and Australia aren't one of those. Maybe England aren't either anymore but the appropriate word to use would be the one used in the country that invented the sport. It's a little bit disrespectful otherwise like if we referred to game played in the NFL as 'rugby with shoulder pads' :)
 
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We know what it is short for but the main footballing nations don't use it. Ireland and Australia aren't one of those. Maybe England aren't either anymore but the appropriate word to use would be the one used in the country that invented the sport. It's a little bit disrespectful otherwise like if we referred to game played in the NFL as 'rugby with shoulder pads' :)

Disrespectful? The term soccer is used in England too. It has fallen out of favour a bit in recent years, however. “Soccer Saturday” is a popular show on Sky Sports, as you may know.
 
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I wasn't being 100% serious. The show you mention might be taking advantage of alliteration in their choice of word. In everyday speech I can't say I have heard anyone in England call it anything other than football. That is also true when talking to people in other European countries. It's just football.

On another note I see England got a win tonight. I don't expect too much from them these days but I was impressed with Belgium earlier. Mertens' goal was fantastic.
 
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