Daily US Times: Apple has announced its new iPhone 13 with “portrait mode” for videos with a depth of field effect.
The new feature for video “anticipates when someone is about to enter the frame” and shifts focus to them, Apple said – something known as “pull focus”.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said it is the only smartphone that lets users edit this effect after shooting.
However, most other features on the new iPhone 13 were incremental updates over previous versions.
Tuesday’s Apple event was also overshadowed by news of a new security flaw in Apple devices which could expose users’ messages.
The technology giant released a security patch on Monday for the previously-unknown flaw, known as Zero-click, which could let attackers access its iMessage service without the user clicking on a malicious link or file.
The new iPhone includes a brighter display, a faster A15 chip and a battery life of up to 2.5 hours longer, and comes in new colours including blue, pink, “midnight starlight” and red.
iPhone 13 will also have up to 500GB of storage and its lowest available storage rising to 128GB from previous models’ 64GB.
Apple was also keen to focus on its green credentials, saying they used many recycled materials for making the phones – including antenna lines made from plastic water bottles.
The new Apple device announcement comes as buyers are keeping their phones for longer before upgrading.
Investment firm Wedbush Securities estimates that around 250 million iPhone users have not upgraded their phones in 3.5 years.
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