Apple iPhone 5s to be displayed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is building a museum, and among the many movie related objects that will be on display there will be an Apple iPhone 5s. No, the handset isn't being honored for its acting skills. Actually, the rear camera on the phone was used by Director Sean Baker a couple of years ago to film Tangerine. The latter was a big hit at Sundance, and in theaters it grossed seven times the cost to film it.

The Apple iPhone 5s will be placed alongside memorabilia from some of the most famous movies ever filmed such as The Wizard of Oz and Alien. The 300,000 square foot facility will apparently have more than enough room to allow visitors to see a wide range of property that was salvaged after being used in the filming of some historical films.

The Academy released a video to announce Baker's decision to turn the iPhone 5s used to film Tangerine, over to the organization. To edit the movie, Baker used the Filmic Pro app that cost him all of $8. The video above not only discusses the equipment that he used to make the film, it also shows Baker revisiting the site where one of the most climatic scenes of the movie took place. You can check it all out by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

source: Oscars

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 722; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

5s, september 2013 release date... i don't like apple at all but I am pretty sure the video quality was way better on it than on the S4 if we are to compare the 2 OEM giants.... i also believe it was a marketing stunt from apple .. but ...just my 2 cents.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7244; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhone 5s only had a 8 MP camera. Especially when other smartphones at the time had much higher resolution cameras. Apple's iPhones have always done a lot of post processing on their camera images. There was plenty of cameras that offered great cameras in 2013. There was even a 41 MP camera smartphone that arrived in 2013.

3. zimou13

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Even if Samsung contributed to a large portion of that number, there are no guarantees the new OS & will be able to make waves amongst the likes of iOS

4. Whitedot

Posts: 779; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Around that time iPhone 5s had the best smartphone camera. Surely there was 41MP Nokia but platform was dead. I remember focus was insanly good and I was envy with my M7.

5. midan

Posts: 2751; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Steven Soderbergh shot horror movie with iPhone called "Unsane" which coming March 2018 to theaters. Will be very interesting to see what that guy can do with iPhone camera.

6. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I’ve recently upgraded from iPhone 5s to the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 5s has been and still is such a good little phone. Even on its fifth annual iOS still performs well and is fully usable. Not many Android phones can be so good after four years. There is not a single Android phone to get OS update for five years.

7. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Yeah but try to shoot a video on android for more then half an hour then you will se how they behave.iphone is the only phone that is stable enough for longer video.

8. zimou13

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

updated to ios 11.2 i found no problem, i feel my iphone becoming faster

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