APPLE has created a new version of its “space mode” to take better pictures of the night sky on iPhone 13 Pro.
The new smartphone was unveiled last night – with a faster processor, improved camera and double the storage.
But one quiet improvement was only briefly mentioned during the Apple event.
Apple has actually improved astrophotography on the iPhone 13 Pro with a number of tricks.
All you need is a smartphone tripod, which can be cheaply bought on Amazon.
This steadies the iPhone, and allows it to capture longer-exposure shots.
This capability already existed in the iPhone, but it’s now better with iPhone 13 Pro.
Night Mode lets you take photos in the dark without using flash by having an AI automatically brighten your snaps for you.
It can even add a touch of light to snaps you’ve already taken, allowing you to effectively “see in the dark”.
Apple says that feature works automatically whenever the phone senses dim lighting conditions.
And when you activate a tripod, you can take long exposure shots of the night sky that capture more detailed images.
Apple has built larger sensors into the iPhone 13 Pro that can capture more light – boosting low-light photography.
But the tripod mode has also changed slightly.
The system previously took 10 three-second exposures over a 30-second period to create an image.
Now it takes three 10-second exposures, to gather light better.
This, combined with better noise reduction, improved sensors and boosted computation for darker scenes, means astrophotography is significantly improved on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro is available to pre-order for £949/$999 this Friday.
And it will be available generally from Friday, September 24.
- Read all the latest Phones & Gadgets news
- Keep up-to-date on Apple stories
- Get the latest on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram
Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks
Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered…
- How to get your deleted Instagram photos back
- How to track someone on Google Maps
- How can I increase my Snapchat score?
- How can I change my Facebook password?
- How can I do a duet on TikTok?
- Here’s how to see if your Gmail has been hacked
- How can I change my Amazon Alexa voice in seconds?
- What is dating app Bumble?
- How can I test my broadband internet speed?
- Here’s how to find your Sky TV remote in SECONDS
In other news, check out the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo that can clean your house and cook you dinner.
Check out the wildly impressive Panasonic 65HZ1000 TV, which makes most tellies look rubbish.
Read our complete guide to Call of Duty 2021.
And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at [email protected]