Over the weekend, Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho shared the first photos taken using Apple’s next-gen iPhone 7 Plus.
Depicting Sunday’s Titans-Vikings football game in all its glory, the snaps take full advantage of the plus-sized handset’s 12–megapixel telephoto lens, wider aperture and more vibrant colors.
The stunning images were even shared on Twitter by Tim Cook, under the punning headline, “Touchdown iPhone!”
The sight of professional photographers using the iPhone for their work isn’t a new phenomenon, of course. Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer, has long used his trusty iPhone for snapping behind-the-scenes photos of the President, the First Family, and other White House luminaries in Washington, on Air Force One, and more.
Last year, an iPhone 5s was meanwhile used for shooting Tangerine, a movie which made a big buzz at the Sundance Film Festival.
The iPhone’s popularity as a camera has even led to an acclaimed “Shot on iPhone” campaign — with the photogs who had their photos used in last year’s iPhone 6s promotion apparently drooling over the dual-camera setup Apple has created for the iPhone 7.
You can check out the rest of David Klutho’s iPhone 7 photos here.
Will the massive camera upgrade be enough to get you to stump up the cash for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Leave your comments below.