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Apple Live Photos official demo surfaces

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One of the most impressive new features that Apple introduced with the iPhone 6s is the new Live Photos functionality.

It's not that Live Photos is a brand new idea per se, but it is the way Apple has seamlessly integrated it in the stock camera experience that really makes a difference this time around.

Not a brand new idea, but this time, it's done right

What Live Photos does (if enabled) is create a short, fast-motion video of the moment right before you take a picture and you get a short preview of that Live Photo as you browse the images. You can also 3D touch a photo to play the full animation and you can even use it as a live wallpaper of sorts on your lock screen. 

Take a look at how elegant it's all implemented in the video above.

source: Apple

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posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:55 9

1. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I think this was called the Zoe by HTC

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:04 3

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2181; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


what is HTC?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:24 1

12. TSMan2 (banned) (Posts: 363; Member since: 20 Aug 2015)


The only company that made contract with Apple.
Check it out.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 00:11

19. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


samsung had one as well anyone remember the name i just recall that it records 5sec before and after

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 03:05

24. neela_akaash (Posts: 1223; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Now there was a time when they were complaining about the gimmicky features in other flagships...

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:57 5

2. atbaan (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


copy of lumias "living images"

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 00:19

21. yann (Posts: 332; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


IMO the live photos on Lumia 930 was better and smoother.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:58 5

3. MojoDojo (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Living images by Nokia a year ago :)

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:01 5

5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1119; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Zoe by HTC two and half years ago :)

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:06

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2181; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


no more nokia so who cares?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:07 4

9. MojoDojo (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Didn't know that but that's even worse for Apple :)

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 19:22 3

16. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Unlike ZOE this can be shared and used through all iOS devices, added to facebook or as live wallpaper. Implementing badly something first isnt always the best path to take.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 21:14 4

17. Penny (Posts: 1665; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Nothing's bad for Apple. Do you think the people who are going to be buying these know about HTC Zoe or Nokia's living images? Nope, just like everything else, this is the first time this feature will matter to them.

That said, you do have to give credit to Apple in that whenever they do finally getting around to copying a feature like this, they implement it well and thoroughly. It makes sense to use in the way they implement it, and they go all the way and make it an integral part of the usage.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 00:12

20. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


the layers will

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:59 3

4. nenadmitrovic (Posts: 58; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


Lumia old stuff

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:06 1

8. sip1995 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Lumia Living Images

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:08 1

10. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


yeah always the same story... somebody has done it before but Apple has made it popular, so who's to take credit for it? Apple, of course

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:08 1

11. KickRocks (Posts: 174; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


But to all the apple fans because apple gave it some "New" name, they will swear its another great revolutionary and innovative idea from their beloved tech giant. Apple fans have never heard or pay attention to tech that has been out already until Apple does it because it their minds, apple did it right.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:28 1

13. TSMan2 (banned) (Posts: 363; Member since: 20 Aug 2015)


How this could be a magic??? This is like gif file
And how could you use in on the start screen of iPhone with this lame battery????

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 18:07 1

14. joevsyou (Posts: 995; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


my phone can do this, but no websites support it... HOWEVER apple got facebook on board to support it = wins

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 19:10 2

15. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


impressive? seriously?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 22:12 1

18. LionStone (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Typical Victor giving Apple a pass on something that's already been "seamlessly integrated...", ala HTC

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 00:22

22. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


wellhtc said ok use everything we have without paying us, like the design and the camera features.
auto tracking focus coming next year new name samsung people pissed lol

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 00:47

23. rubertus (Posts: 33; Member since: 07 Oct 2014)


Plenty of Android apps offer the same ability.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 09:05

25. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Fingerprint scanner was done long time before apple did it on other phones. It was terrible, and no one ever used it again. Apple made it nice, safe and easy to use, That's what apple does 90% of time. It takes failed ideas from Android and others and make them work instead of being a failure. Please tell me who and how many people know about those apps and why they never became famous and mainstream? It was more a gimmick than being useful and it worked in those apps too. After you needed to convert it to video or gif for it to work anywhere else. This works out of the box anywhere and can be added to facebook too for which it has most of its use anyway.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 14:07

26. jgalaxy815 (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


like what? ive never heard of anything doing it like this and I follow Android pretty closely

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