iPhone OS 4 Beta SDK hints at 720p video recording capabilities

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iPhone OS 4 Beta SDK hints at 720p video recording capabilities
Apple iPhone users already have many reasons to long for that moment when they will be getting iPhone OS 4 on their handsets. Just recently we learned there's a chance to see some new iPod controls and a screen orientation lock neatly placed in the multitasking dock, and now the latest rumors hint at the possibility of getting 720p HD video recording, however, most probably on the upcoming iPhone model only. Software devs seem to have found the variables "AVCaptureSessionPreset640x480" and "AVCaptureSessionPreset1280x720" buried somewhere deep in the iPhone OS 4 Beta SDK. Now, of course this fits well with the speculations of a 5MP camera being used in the next-gen iPhone, which recently got revealed.

The addition of 1280x720 pixels video capture will surely be well-received by users, as the current VGA resolution recording is now a bit dated, and having 720p rec on your phone is all the rage right now.

source: MacRumors via TechTicker



1. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

I never cared about the camera quality so long as the lens was good..hence having a digital camera @ 12mp

3. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

But you have to admit, its nice to have a nice camera on your phone because you can't carry around a camera of 12 mp in your pocket all the time. They haven't slimmed down that much. Plus a lot of cameras are built with luxurious coatings and plastic on the outside, which scratch easily, so you usually place your camera in case, making it even bulkier. Plus, its nice to have just one instead of both a camera and cell phone.

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

It's good to have better camera with more functionality because some of us don't like to bring extra camera while bringing their kids to places such as disneyland. The kids are already a handful and they still have to bring an extra video camcorder. A tiny cellphone all-in-one could be convenient and easy for some.

4. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

why does phonearena report on this. there are already current phones on current carriers that have this SAME feature that never got any coverage

5. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Because its the iphone.......... most websites only care bout what the iphone is going to have cause they already have the iphone. Kinda sad if you ask me...

7. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008

Because phone arena hates people like you and phone user. That is why they post it. It is deliberately to make you angry. I mean seriously, how dare them post something regarding Cell Phone Reviews, News, Specs and Info. Oh, wait a minute! That is the actual funtion of this website! Find another website to whine on, losers. Maybe they will give you some cheese to satisfy your whiney needs.

8. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

hey ding, the point i so ineffectively tried to convey with my comment was that they are posting the equivalent of "the iphone now has turn by turn directions in their new gps app". where verizon and sprint have had turn by turn on even their dumbphones for YEARS.it's just phonearena posting on old technology like it's new cause it's the iphone. just a little lame if you ask me.

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

so it and the kin2 will have something in common, jk it will be noice

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