Apple already announced its latest iPhone 15 lineup this week. Still, during its “Wanderlust” event before the launch, the brand pretends that the iPhone 15 Pro camera system strikes the limits of what the users can capture with a smartphone. The exact statement was, “pushes the limits of what you can capture with a smartphone.”
It was an allusion to the device’s support for “Spatial computing video,” but the fact is mentioned as flying and lacking detail. For the users who are missing it, spatial video is the brand’s name for what is 3D video. The iPhone 15 Pro provides a facility to users by which they can easily record spatial videos natively by combining video captured by the sensors of the Main and Ultra cameras, which results in something allied to stereoscopic video.
It is expected that the 3D video can be played back using Apple’s spatial computing Vision Pro headset when it is released early next year, by which the users again can relive all of these memories in a fully immersive way. However, the brand did not say but would have thought that the iPhone 15 Pro could also capture spatial photos till now using similar camera processing.
Jumping on the other question, which is that Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, Greg “Joz” Joswiak, during his whirlwind tour, didn’t answer while asking him about iPhone 15 Pro’s new camera capabilities, which also includes the ability to record 4K ProRes video at 60 frames per second, and 5x optical zoom as well on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
It needs to be clarified, for example, what kind of unique file format these spatial videos will use, nor did the brand mention how large they will be. Supposedly, iPhone 15 Pro users must choose a special new mode in the Camera app to take captive spatial video. The other unanswered query is how these videos will be saved in the Photos app, with what name, and if they can play on the iPhone in any scenario.
However, it is expected that Apple will soon reveal the answers to all of these questions. Also, as per the company. The ability to shoot spatial video using an iPhone 15 Pro isn’t available yet, but it’s “coming later this year.”