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Snowboarders show how cool ‘slofies’ can be


A snowboarder takes a slofie
A snowboarder takes a slow-mo selfie with an iPhone 11.
Screencap : Apple

Apple doesn’t want iPhone 11 owners to forget they can record slofies: slow-motion video of themselves taken with the front-facing camera. As a reminder, the company posted a pair of selfie videos of professional snowboarders captured while they’re doing tricks.

Watch them now:

Slo-mo in the snow

The first Apple video is called “Slofie on iPhone 11 — Backflip.” And that’s just what it is.

The second short video Apple released today is “Slofie on iPhone 11 — Whiteout.” It shows a photographer getting covered in snow is they snowboard through an especially deep patch.

Slofies are a new thing

Slow-motion video taken with iPhone rear-facing cameras is nothing new. But the latest models have a new trick: the front-facing camera on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series can record slow-motion video at 120 frames per second.

Apple turned this into the “slofie” — a show-motion selfie. It even trademarked the word. That didn’t stop Samsung from stealing the idea, though.

The ones starring snowboarders aren’t the first Apple released. Last month, it put out “Group slofie on iPhone 11.”


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