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During the Apple Event on Tuesday, Apple confirmed the capability of the new iPhone 15 Pro to capture spatial videos. This sheds light on previous rumors about Apple’s plans between its iPhone creations and Apple Vision Pro headset.
According to Apple, the new ability will allow the iPhone 15 Pro to capture spatial videos “later this year.” It will employ the unit’s Ultra Wide and Main cameras to perform the task.
A previous rumor claimed the capability would be seen in the unspecified iPhone Ultra model through its powerful camera system. It should complement the Vision Pro’s camera system, which will be Apple’s first three-dimensional camera creation. As Apple noted, photos and videos shot using the headset will be more immersive, explaining the need for a powerful iPhone camera to complement this. iPhone 15 Pro’s camera upgrades are the realization of this plan:
- More advanced 48MP main camera with a larger sensor than standard iPhone 15 models; Comes with new nanoscale coating for lens flare reduction.
- Allows shooting in 48MP HEIF
- 3x Telephoto camera at 77-millimeter focal length for iPhone 15 Pro
- 5x Telephoto camera at a 120-millimeter focal length for iPhone 15 Pro Max; 25% larger sensor than iPhone 14 Pro Max
- f/2.8 aperture for iPhone 15 Pro Max
- New anti-reflective coating of iPhone 15 Pro’s Ultra Wide camera
- ProRes 4k up to 60fps
To the uninitiated, spatial content allows a three-dimensional experience using the Vision Pro. As Apple noted, the new iPhone’s spatial content-capturing capability will enable users to view the videos on the Vision Pro. The company said that the content can also be shared with any users with Vision Pro in the future.
This is part of reported Apple’s plans for its Vision Pro device. In June, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned Apple’s plan to integrate the iPhone into the Vision Pro ecosystem. According to the analyst, it will begin in the iPhone 15 line. Apple’s announcement about the spatial capability of the iPhone 15 Pro is the affirmation of this plan.