Live photos?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Why cant live photos be on the other Iphones? At first I thought it was a touch 3d thing, but since the SE has it (I believe) this makes no sense to me.
     
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    What other iPhones ? 6s and 6s+ began this. SE has something like it, but not 100% Live Photo as the 6s/6s+ has.
     
  3. wolfedude88 macrumors 6502

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    It's still Live Photos. It just doesn't activate with 3D Touch. It uses a long press instead of a hard press.

    So it's definitely Live Photos
     
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Other iPhones can view Live Photos. Only the 6s and 6s+ can create them.
     
  5. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Do you want to try again so that we can get your point and answer the question?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As in taking Live Photos or viewing them?
     
  8. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Why is it not an option on the other phones if the SE can do them?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    An option for what--to take them or to view them?
     
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  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, taking them pretty much has nothing to do with 3D Touch, but it has to do with the camera/device always recording essentially when the camera app is on, so it depends on the camera and related hardware, which the 6s and 6s+ have and SE has, but not other phones.
     
  12. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Gotcha (makes sense)

    thanks!
     
  13. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    I can't think of a hardware limitation that would prevent any iphone from recording a brief video along with a photo. Withholding it from older models is only about selling new phones.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    One thing to keep in mind is that in case of Live Photos the video portion has to be recorded prior to the photo being taken as well as after, meaning it has to already be recording even before a photo is taken.
     
  15. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    That's an interesting point. I know that the video portion of the live photo records after the actual photo because most of my live photos include me lowering the camera, so i wasn't sure whether the video starts before the photo. In other words, in the 3 second video clip, where is the point the picture is saved? The exact middle?

    I still think it could be implemented, or at least simulated by recording a video after the photo, if it can't start before the photo with older iphones.

    EDIT: just did a quick test and it does appear to be roughly the middle of the video
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As I recall, it's the middle--basically 1.5 seconds recorded before and 1.5 seconds are recorded after the point of the photo itself.

    It could be done in some parts one way or another, but it wouldn't quite be the Live Photo feature as Apple has put forth. There are definitely some apps out there that allow for something similar, but not the same.
     
  17. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I tested and you are right. And yes, not exactly the same, but it could be very reasonably approximated, I think.
     
  18. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    so that you are coerced to buy newer models of phones. That's the simple answer to many such missing features, which can be implemented with existing hardware, but are not.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Or not all of them can be implemented in the same way that they are supposed to function.
     

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