[REVIEW] : iPhone SE vs iPhone 13 Pro: a photo match with a surprising result
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max feature some of the best cameras ever seen on a phone, offering 4K video recording, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 3x telephoto lens. Since many of their photography features, like Deep Fusion, have been incorporated into other iPhone models, including the latest iPhone SE, one might legitimately wonder what the difference between the iPhone’s cameras is. cheapest and most expensive. Especially since both models incorporate the latest A15 Bionic chip, which manages digital photography tools such as Smart HDR.
Landscapes and HDR look great on both iPhones
In ideal lighting conditions, it’s hard for a recent phone to take a bad photo. But given the significantly newer hardware of the iPhone 13 Pro, we were surprised to find that the iPhone SE produces photos that are actually very close to those of the more expensive smartphone. Both are equipped with the Smart HDR feature and do a great job of balancing shadow and light detail. While the iPhone SE’s sensor dynamic range isn’t as good as the 13 Pro’s in more challenging lighting conditions, the difference isn’t as dramatic as the price difference might suggest.
The iPhone 13 Pro also has a larger image sensor than the iPhone SE on its main camera, which means you get a shallower depth of field in some photos. Take a look at the two examples below, where we’ve focused on the fence post in the foreground to give you an idea of how each phone renders the background.
APPLE: IF YOUR IPHONE BATTERY IS DRAINING TOO QUICKLY, INSTALL THE LATEST UPDATE
Apple’s previous update may have affected the batteries of some devices, which were draining faster than usual.
While the last major update of the operating system from Apple was deployed in mid-March, the company has just released a new one, to improve the battery life of the iPhone.
The 15.4 update offered some big new features, like a new range of emojis and the ability to use Face ID, facial recognition unlocking, with a mask. However, without providing further details, Apple explained that this may have affected the battery of the devices, which “discharges faster than expected”.
This issue should be fixed with this new update, 15.4.1, released on March 31. It solves the battery life problems encountered by some iPhone users.
This new feature also corrects a few operating problems, as well as a security flaw, an important reason for downloading it.
The latter is available for iPhone 6s and newer, all iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and all fifth-generation iPads. If you have not activated automatic updates on your device, you must go to the “Settings” application on your smartphone, then “General”, and finally, “Software update”.
How to use super-fast “copy and paste” between Apple devices
Decidedly, iOS, iPad OS and macOS are full of very practical and surprising features. A latest, discovered by a user on Twitter, concerns copying and pasting between iPhone, iPad and Mac. With three fingers on the screen or the trackpad, it is possible to very quickly copy text or a photo and paste on another appled device.
As you know, the majority of Apple devices have the Handoff feature, allowing you to quickly copy and then paste photos and texts between an iPhone, an iPad and a Mac. A very practical feature allowing you to very quickly transfer an object without the inconvenience of a USB key or a transfer by email, cloud or WeTransfer link.
But Michael Tobin, a Twitter and TikTok videographer, found the universal copy-and-paste feature could be even more convenient and quick. By pinching the screen with three fingers, the iPhone or iPad will copy the selected text or photo. If you open the three fingers, you will paste the selection. A feature that has actually existed since 2019 and that few users actually knew about.
How to use the feature
In order to use this ultra-fast copy-paste, several options must be activated. It is thus necessary to activate the Handoff functionality, which you will find on Mac by going to the menu Applethen in the System Preferencesin General then check the option Allow Handoff Between This Mac and Your iCloud Devices. On iPhone and iPad, you have to go to the settings, go to General then go to the tab AirPlay and Handoff where you will activate Handoff.
Then, on an iPhone or iPad, select a text or open a photo and pinch three fingers on the screen until you have a “tab”To copy” displayed at the top of the screen. The copy function does not work with the MacBook trackpad.
Finally, on your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook, place your three fingers and spread them apart to paste the selection. After a short loading time, you will find your photo or text on your other device.
iPhone 13 Pro Max takes incredible photos of the Milky Way
Despite the progress in smartphone photography in recent years, there is one question that still divides photographers: can we have enough of a mobile to make high quality prints?
Julien Grondin, professional photographer and reader of iPhon.fr, gave us some answers with very telling arguments: 3 photographs of the Milky Way, at night, taken with his iPhone 13 Pro Max.
A magic gesture to transfer images from an iPhone to a Mac
Certain functions of our modern computers and smartphones can sometimes look like magic, and it is precisely this kind of sleight of hand that is currently making the buzz. A video shared on TikTok by a former Apple employee shows his surprise when he discovered a way to instantly send images between his various brand devices.
Simply display the image in question on your iPhone and pinch with three fingers. On your Mac, do the reverse gesture (spread three fingers apart) in a text editor like Notes, Messages, or email, and you’re done. It works both in reverse as well as with an iPad. Of course, there are a few conditions that must be met beforehand. Devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad) must be connected with the same iCloud account, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi must be activated, as well as the Handoff function on the source and destination devices.
A function that has gone largely unnoticed for three years
This magic trick relies on Universal Clipboard, a feature added in 2019. Its use for transferring text was well known, but given the buzz created, it seems most users were unaware that it was possible. to use it with images. The three-finger gestures simply correspond to the copy and paste functions.
For Macs without a touchscreen, it seems to be possible to paste the image with the three-finger gesture on the touchpad, but not to copy it. It will therefore suffice to use the “Command and C” keyboard shortcut, or to go through the “Edit” menu. The trick is not limited to texts and images, and can also transfer files.