ESPN's 9th annual 'Body issue' cover was shot on Apple iPhone 7 Plus

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ESPN magazine's annual 'Body issue' shows how certain athletes look unclothed. Poses are struck that cover certain areas of the body that are usually not seen in this publication. Ten different athletes posed for nine separate covers. At least one of the covers was photographed using the camera on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The cover that showed Chicago Cubs' second baseman Javier Baez featured an ad from Apple on the back. It showed the same exact photo of Baez used on the cover, but displayed on the handset without the ESPN graphics. The tag line reads, "Cover shot on iPhone 7 Plus."

It isn't clear if the other covers were also photographed with the dual camera setup on the iPhone 7 Plus. Images of the Baez photo shoot revealed the use of several iPhone 7 Plus units for the cover along with standard photography equipment. Other athletes found on alternate covers included New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, San Jose Sharks players Brent Burns and Joe Thornton, mixed martial artist Michelle Waterson, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and mountain climber Kirstie Ennis. Videos taken of the cover shoots for Edelman, Wozniacki and Ennis showed only professional photographic equipment in the background.

The ad calls to mind the 'Shot on iPhone' promotional billboards and commercials that Apple has used in the past to show the quality of the pictures that can be obtained using the rear-facing camera on the iPhone. The ad on the back cover also notes in fine print that the Baez picture was edited using a Mac, and a video of the shoot shows an iPhone 7 Plus hooked up to a Mac. You can go behind the scenes of the photo session by clicking on the video at the top of this story.

source: ESPN via AppleInsider

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