iOS camera app gets new Time-Lapse video option in iOS 8

Apple’s iOS 8 is packed with new features, but one particularly awesome went a bit under the radar during the WWDC announcement. It’s a new mode for the camera that we’re certain many of you will love: time-lapse.

Apple’s camera already has an awesome slow motion camera feature, but what time-lapse does is kind of the opposite - it allows your phone to capture images over a long period of time, and then stitch it all up into a video that speeds up otherwise slowly happening events. Think about seeing the movement of clouds, the bustling of a busy street, or even the blooming of a flower.

Interestingly, time-lapse is a feature that is not even available on some fairly expensive dedicated cameras, and that makes it even greater to have on a smartphone. iOS 8 does all the processing and other heavy lifting, and all in the typical simple and intuitive user interface.

We don’t yet know about compatibility with actual devices, but if iOS 8 compatibility was to be used - the new camera time-lapse option should be available on iPhone 4s and newer, iPod touch 5th gen, iPad 2nd gen and later, as well as iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.



1. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

You could do that on android in 2012.

3. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013


5. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

lol of course, and with a app installed in iPhone can do it in 2012 too, now has in the camera app so i don't need to install an app

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

How well will this work with the meager RAM of most iDevices and all those cheap 8GB flash devices Apple is selling? Seems like a feature designed to sell expensive flash storage and hardware upgrades.

6. barnaby78

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

Because, somehow time-lapse videos magically take up more space than realtime videos... ?

4. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

and this is a new thing ??? lol i never had iphone but time lapse is a new thing (2014)??? lol :D:D

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