You can make great photos and videos with just an iPhone. There is nothing fake about that statement. Thousands of great iPhone photos appear on our camera rolls and Instagram feeds every day to prove it.
Nevertheless, a recent YouTube video suggested Apple uses more than just iPhones to create its “Shot on iPhone” commercials. The video quickly went viral. Headlines it generated sowed seeds of doubt about the authenticity of Apple’s claims.
So, are we really getting the great camera Apple says it puts in its iPhones?
Part of the appeal of having an iPhone is its slender figure. It feels great in hand, can sit in a pocket without looking funny, and fit in any bag. That makes it annoying when you buy a backup battery that’s got the look and feel of a brick.
Boomboxes were a big deal when they first came out. Suddenly, anyone could take big sound around wherever they went. Even now in the age of Bluetooth and streaming, it’s hard to go wrong with a solid portable speaker.
Our iPhones are beautiful and fragile devices. If you’re not crazy, you protect yours with a sturdy case. But even with a ‘premium’ case, you can never be quite sure that your phone won’t break into pieces when the big drop comes.
You’ve heard my speech from the soapbox: Backup your iPhone photos. A little device called Fotofami couldn’t make it easier.
In fact, it’s shaped like a little thin box that will travel well in a pocket. It works by getting to know the faces of family and friends in those pictures while fiercely defending them from the reach of hackers.
After a disappointing post-iPad-announcement week, we’re already seeing the first discount on the new iPad. You’ll find that, plus a huge gift card with an iPhone 7 and more, in this week’s grab bag of the best Apple bargains.