Hands down one of the most popular mobile phone cameras on the market, the iPhone continues to remain popular even while other smart phone manufacturers cram as many new tech tricks into their mobile phone cameras as humanly possible.
With its upcoming iOS 8 however, the iPhone camera experience is set to get a huge improvement when Apple adds a whole host of manual controls that will let iPhone photography fanatics shoot better pictures than ever before with the ubiquitous and original smart phone.
It was recently revealed by AnandTech that an unprecedented amount of camera controls are going to be included with Apple’s newest operating system that will allow users a wide range of new ways to not just take but also edit their iPhone pictures. According to the announcement the new features are over and above what Apple announced during WWDC 2014.
AnandTech writes that “To be clear, iOS 8 will expose just about every manual camera control possible.” They go on to further explain that “This means that ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance, and exposure bias can be manually set within a custom camera application. Outside of these manual controls, Apple has also added gray card functionality to bypass the auto white balance mechanism and both EV bracketing and shutter speed/ISO bracketing.”
It’s already well known that iPhone owners are seriously into using their smart phones to take, and share, pictures. One of the reasons for this is that Apple has always taken photography with their iPhone very seriously. In their announcement AnandTech agreed, saying that “It’s been said that Apple is one of the few OEMs that take camera seriously, and these new controls can only cement that position.”
Users and devotees of the iPhone were already ecstatic by the news that Apple was going to give them access to timers, exposure settings and other features on top of those that already exist for the default camera using their iOS 7. They were even happier when a new time-lapse mode was introduced but, with the announcement that a wide range of new apps are going to be available with iOS 8, fans are ecstatic.
These new apps will allow them to take full advantage of all the new camera controls that Apple is going to give them access to when iOS 8 is released.