Apple unveiled its latest iPhone models – the 6s and 6s Plus – along with a new feature called Live Photos, which show several seconds of live video for each photo taken.
The new phones have a new gesture called 3D touch, which you can use to press on a photo you took to get the live action. They can have sound.
The user just takes a photo like normal and uses what Apple refers to as “efficient frame-to-frame technology” to “extend the captured moment”. In other words, video (though Apple says it’s not video). But still, it’s kind of cool to see photos automatically come with a few seconds of video.
Apple says the feature is “space efficient”.
Either way, you’ll be able to post the live photos to Facebook and save the space. Apple announced that Facebook will support the feature, though we’ve yet to hear from Facebook itself on the matter. Expect to see live photos in the News Feed.
I can see the feature picking up a lot of moments that you didn’t particularly want to capture, but that doesn’t mean you have to use them.
The still images are 12MP.
In other Facebook-supporting-Apple-announcements news, Messenger is coming to Apple Watch.
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