If the Nano can record with filters (see post) - why is this not on 3.1 for iPhone?

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  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Haven't downloaded 3.1 - but none of the beta testers have posted it's possible...

    But the Nano comes with the ability to record video now and according to Apple's website:

    15 real-time special effects: Sepia, Black and White, X-Ray, Film Grain, Thermal, Security Cam, Cyborg, Bulge, Kaleido, Motion Blur, Mirror, Light Tunnel, Dent, Stretch, and Twirl


    So why not add these to 3.1? Weird.
     
  2. odyssey924 macrumors regular

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  3. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hopefully app developers will be able to create/use these. Seems silly to have something "inferior" have superior functionality.
     
  4. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Because Apple loves to keep you wanting more, and dangles things in front of you in different products, so you will want the next update, and the next, and the next...
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This
     
  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    But the iPhone is the top of their portable media device line. And updates are free. It makes little sense. Why would I buy a Nano for that feature when I have much more power available to me in my iPhone 3GS.

    Most companies increase functionality and offer options as you go up the model # - not down. And it's a software not hardware function which makes it even weirder to me.
     
  7. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Why can't a third party do it? The nano has no apps so Apple have to add everything themselves.
     
  8. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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  9. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Because they'll include those filters when we iChat on the next iPhone.

    :eek:
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Probably because every cheap Chinese gizmo with a camera can do those effects. It's already built into the all-in-one video chip.

    The iPhone is more sophisticated and doesn't use those cheap chips.

    (Ever buy an inexpensive PMP from over there? I once got one for $79 with a 3" LCD, camera, 2GB memory, SD card slot, and realtime MPEG encoding of video inputs. Just amazing capabilities compared to the iPod lineup. But their UI was awful.)
     
  11. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Oh c'mon. That's easily software driven and could've been included in the update for the 3GS.
     
  12. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Haha he said bulge.
     
  13. ToddJ macrumors 6502

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    I wish i could use a "Cyborg" plugin in iMovie.....i would probably only use it a couple of times, but it would be kinda cool
     
  14. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Probably because they'll wait until the iPod touch gets the camera before they add it to the OS.
     
  15. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    ya, this definitely needs to be on the iPhone. I love all the fun filters and stuff; it just makes the video or photo that much more memorable. I hope they release it in an update eventually
     
  16. YoungLew macrumors regular

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    that sounds about right
     

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