Apple did not comment, but the slow-motion videos made with the new iPhones gained news, as the reader warned us Miguel Dornaes.
It all started with the iPhone 5s and its ability to make these videos in slow motion (known as Slo-Mo) with HD quality (720p) at 120 frames per second. With the arrival of iPhones 6/6 Plus, Apple improved everything by supporting video at 240fps. That is, they were even slower and more detailed, even though the quality (HD) was the same.
Now, with the arrival of iPhones 6s / 6s Plus, Apple has taken a new step, allowing users to also make videos in slow motion with full HD quality (1080p). The ?problem? is that, in this case, the limit is back to 120 fps, which does not make the video so slow. So, it is now up to you to decide if you want more quality in the video or in the slowness effect itself.
That, of course, was not the only novelty in the new iSight camera. As you may know, it now has 12 megapixels and records videos (normal, not in slow motion) with 4K quality, these and other details we covered in this article.
On 4K video, the big difference is to record everything like watching everything on TV or on a monitor / computer (like the iMac with Retina display) with this resolution, since everything is clearer and more beautiful. Now, if you don?t work with video and / or are not very close to that area, I have to agree with Michael Hessian (from Gizmodo) and say that this news matters little to you.
Few people have monitors / computers / TVs at this resolution. And since there is almost no difference in watching videos like that on your MacBook / iMac / iPad / iPhone (after all, the screen of these products does not have enough pixels to justify this), there is not much purpose in recording videos like that. Want to see s? Play the movie below with maximum quality and then at 1080p; tell me if you noticed a lot of difference.
As I said, the cons are bigger than the pros. That's because each video made with this resolution (also known as Ultra HD) takes up much more space than videos made in Full HD. So, if you decide to buy a 16GB iPhone 6s / 6s Plus, you will quickly run out of storage space.
Another point that plays against: the new Apple TV does not support 4K. That is, even if you have a 4K TV and acquire a new Apple TV when it is released, you will not be able to watch your 4K videos recorded with your iPhone 6s / 6s Plus and automatically sent to the iCloud Photo Library. Incidentally, although it has lowered the prices of storage on iCloud, Apple continues to offer only 5GB of free space. If it is easy to clog a 16GB iPhone with 4K video, imagine a "5GB" in the cloud!
One of the few positive points highlighted by Apple? The possibility to zoom while recording or playing a 4K video without loss of quality. Cool, but hardly anyone zooms in on videos like that
Apple traditionally bet on a technology when it is beyond consolidated in the market. So it was with NFC (for mobile payments made with Apple Pay), for example; this was not the case with 4K, since very few content providers create this resolution.
Analyzing all of this, I venture to say that Apple put this feature on the iPhone just to keep up with the wave of competition, even something it does not usually do so often.