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Taking Your iPhone to the Max, iOS 5 Edition by Erica Sadun, Steve Sande, Michael Grothaus

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Chapter 13

Photographing and Recording the World Around You

Every iPhone since 3G offers two cameras—one in the front and one in the rear. These cameras represent two of the most significant features of the iPhone: the ability to take photos and record high-definition video and the ability to place FaceTime video calls. Each generation represents a major improvement in technology over the hardware that preceded it, and each camera upgrade has provided a significant advancement in technology.

With the iPhone 4S, the primary iPhone camera on the reverse of the unit has gone from excellent to amazing. With 8 megapixels and improved optics, Apple isn’t far off when it states in its marketing text that this might be the best camera ever on a mobile ...

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