Apple’s next line of iPhones will have at least three new camera and video recording features, the company’s bid to persuade consumers to buy the upgraded version.
The new devices will include a video version of the phone with Portrait Mode, the ability to record video in a high-quality format called ProRes, and a new filter-like system that improves the look and feel of photos, according to people in the know. Subject. The camera features are touted as one of the biggest draws of the iPhone 12 successor, which should be available for sale in the coming weeks.
Apart from the new camera features, the upcoming iPhones will have relatively minor updates. Last year, Apple revamped the iPhone’s design, added a 5G wireless network, and updated the camera hardware. For this year, the company will retain the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch sizes and the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Pro screen dimensions as well as the designs.
The new devices will include a faster A15 chip and a smaller notch, also known as screen cropping, as well as new screen technology that could enable a faster refresh rate for smoother scrolling.
The Cupertino, California-based company usually introduces new iPhones in September, but last year’s launch has been pushed back to October due to production complications arising from COVID-19. Apple has postponed the return to offices for several weeks, so the next iPhone release is likely to be virtual. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment.
Apple added Portrait Mode to the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, which quickly became popular among users. This feature can bring a person into sharp focus while blurring the background, which is called bokeh effect. For the new iPhones, Apple plans to incorporate the same technology for video with a feature called Cinematic Video internally. Like photos, the iPhone’s depth sensor will create the effect and allow users to change the amount of blur after recording.
The new ProRes video recording feature will allow iPhone users to capture clips in a higher quality format that gives editors more control during post-production.
Apple’s new iPhones, code-named D16, D17, D63 and D64, are just some of the new devices launching in the coming months. The company is also working on a new MacBook Pro with internal chips that could be called the M1X, a redesigned iPad mini and a basic student iPad. It also produces the new basic Apple Watch and AirPods.