The new Apple Live Photos is a feature that will bring photos to life with a Harry Potter-like twist. Have you ever seen a Harry Potter movie, or have read the entire collection of books, and you’ll know about the moving pictures found in their newspapers. This can now be replicated with Apple’s new feature for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus’ new camera.
A lot of tricks and features where announced at the latest Apple event at San Francisco that happened just recently. Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, received some mixed reactions when he announced this innovation for their new smartphone. He stated that it was something in between an animated GIF and short video clips.
The Apple Live Photos Feature Lets Every Photo Taken With the New Camera to Become Alive
With this new feature, every photo taken with the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will become Apple Live Photos. It is set this way by default but users can turn it off through a few taps in the Settings menu.
What the Live Photos feature does is that it will capture a second and a half of movement that is either before, after, or in between the time when the shot was taken. When the photo is tapped on the mobile device, the image will then come alive through a short animation. The photo taken will also animate as the user is swiping through the images in the device’s camera roll.
Ultimately, users of the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will still take great pictures with the new rear 12-megapixel camera, and get a little extra as well.
Apple stated that the Live Photos feature will soon hit all of their other lineups of mobile gadgets, but the 6s and 6s Plus will receive them first. It was even shown that a photo taken with this feature was used as a wallpaper in an Apple Watch.
While it does look and sound exciting, Apple Live Photos taken with the larger imaging sensor for the new iPhones will likely take up more space in its internal memory than normal still pictures. Therefore, the phone’s storage may fill up faster this time as compared to other older iPhone models. Add that with the new 4K video shooting capability of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and users will find themselves deleting apps and files off of their device to make up space for the new videos and pictures sometime soon.