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Apple gave an iPhone 7 Plus to an NFL photographer and the results are stunning

Published Sep 12th, 2016 9:16AM EDT
iPhone 7 Plus Camera
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Ahead of the impending iPhone 7 launch this Friday, Apple gave Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho a pre-release iPhone 7 Plus to play around with during yesterday’s Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings football game.

Equipped with a dual-camera system composed of one 12 megapixel wide-angle lens and one 12 megapixel Telephoto lens, the iPhone 7 Plus represents a huge leap forward in smartphone camera quality. Aside from being able to take vibrant photographs, the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-camera system allows users to take high quality photos with incredible detail even when zooming in from a distance.

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While the iPhone 7 Plus photos Apple showed off during last week’s media event were solid, they weren’t exactly mind-blowing. Klutho’s photos, however, tell an entirely different story and look downright mesmerizing.

Two of Klutho’s best shots can be seen below, but make sure to check out SI’s full gallery in order to gain a true appreciation for what Apple’s new flagship smartphone is capable of. And props to Tim Cook for letting a professional have at it so as to not repeat 2016’s hilarious iPhone 6s Super Bowl fiasco.

iphone-7-plus-photosImage source: David E. Klutho
vikings-iphone-7-plus-photosImage source: David E. Klutho

And while we’re on the topic of camera quality, it’s worth pointing out that iOS 10 will, for the first time, allow iPhone photographers to edit RAW image files on their device. This should prove to be a godsend for professional photographers and serious amateurs who would rather not work with Apple’s compressed .jpg files. Notably, users interested in this feature will have to take advantage of it via third-party camera apps as opposed to Apple’s built-in camera.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.