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iOS 17 contains lots of surprises, from improvements to new features. It is now available in developer and public betas. And as the test continues, more and more features are being discovered. One recent find is the new ability to launch a specific Camera mode using the Shortcuts for iOS app.

New Shortcuts Action For Camera Modes in iOS 17
Image Credit: Matthew Cassineli

The new feature was spotted by Matthew Cassineli (via 9To5Mac), saying the update comes with an “Open Camera” action for the Camera app. This should allow the users to select the mode they want to use and “immediately open to any preset using Shortcuts.” The selection of modes includes Photo, Selfie, Video, Portrait, Portrait Selfie, Cinematic, Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, and Pano.

Aside from this, a recent feature discovery also shows that Apple has plans to make the launching of the Camera app easier in iPhone 15. According to the codes found in iOS 17 Beta 4, the rumored Action Button in the upcoming iPhone 15 could be customized for a faster Camera launch. Other feature options include Accessibility, Shortcuts, Silent Mode, Flashlight, Focus, Magnifier, Translate, and Voice Memos.

Another new Camera-related feature to expect from iOS 17 includes Visual Look Up’s laundry symbol recognition capability. Meanwhile, the standard models in the iPhone 15 line will reportedly get 48MP cameras, although they won’t have sensors as big as the ones on Pro models. In iPhone 16, however, huge improvements are expected, with rumors claiming the arrival of a periscope ultra-long telephoto camera.

These are nice additions to the features of iOS 17 and future iPhone models, which should allow Apple to better highlight the power of its camera systems. To recall, the brand has been recently publishing different ads boasting the filming prowess of iPhone 14 Pro. The recent one was published for Apple’s customers in South Korea, with the Cupertino giant collaborating with the Korean girl group NewJeans for the ad. Interestingly, the clip published seems to be the perfect marketing material for Apple in the South Korean market. According to a recent report by Counterpoint, the iPhone’s camera is the primary factor encouraging the shift from Android to iOS smartphones in the said market. If this is true, the continuous improvement in iPhone’s camera system could help the company beat its competitors in the market, where Samsung plays a dominant role. 


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