iPhone 8 might shoot 4K video from front and rear cameras


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Code reveals details of Apple's new iPhone.
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While the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus capture impressive 4K video with their rear camera — the one primarily used for shooting photos and movies — the front FaceTime selfie camera is stuck shooting 1080p resolution.

According to a new report, that looks likely to change with the iPhone 8. Apple’s next-gen phone reportedly will capture 4K video at 60 frames per second from the device’s back and front cameras.

Ex-Google exec: People who care about photography own an iPhone


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Vic Gundotra thinks Apple did a "great job" with the iPhone 7 camera.
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Every year, we see some fancy new Android handset try to challenge the iPhone camera, whether it be in sheer number of megapixels or some smart AI image processing technology.

However, Vic Gundotra, Google’s former senior vice president of social, says there’s only serious contender when it comes to making him replace his DSLR: the iPhone.

Consumer Reports picks Galaxy S8 over iPhone 7, everything else


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Galaxy S8 is the smartphone to buy, says Consumer Reports.
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Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been rated the best smartphones available by Consumer Reports.

Both devices outranked their rivals — including the iPhone 7 — in design, battery life, and camera performance. However, they aren’t considered perfect, with testers noting that they are difficult to operate with one hand, and their fingerprint scanners are awkwardly-placed.

Today in Apple history: Newspaper replaces photo staff with iPhones


More than a trillion photos were captured in 2015.
The Chicago Sun-Times got rid of its entire lineup of staff photographers.
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May 31May 31, 2013: The Chicago Sun-Times fires its entire 28-person photo staff, with the goal of training its staff to shoot photos using iPhones instead. Pulitzer Prize winner John White is among those who lose their jobs.

The move is significant not just because of what it says about the declining newspaper industry, but — to Apple fans — what it says about the iPhone’s growing acceptance as a professional quality camera.

Apple launches new ‘Switch to iPhone’ ads and website


Android users can jump to iOS with ease.
Android users can jump to iOS with ease.
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Apple is turning up the heat on Android with a fresh redesign of its website that teaches smartphone customers how to transition to iPhone.

The new site makes it super-easy for Android users to make the change to iOS by promoting one of Apple’s only Android apps: Move to iOS.

Trade-up to the iPhone 7 and capture all of your trips this summer in perfect clarity


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The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus helped Apple reverse a three-quarter sales decline.
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Summer is finally upon us and staying up to date with the latest devices is essential for vacation season.  With long awaited trips rapidly approaching, having a great camera to document all your adventures is paramount. Do yourself a favor this summer, sell your old device, and upgrade to a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus just in time for that beach trip!