With the introduction of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, Apple revealed new features that iOS users could look forward to this fall. Apple also touched briefly on how they are improving the photos on iOS, introducing features such as smart edits, iCloud Photo Library, and so on. However there is an interesting feature that they failed to mention: time-lapse videos.
This feature was spotted on Apple’s iOS 8 page and for those wondering what are time-lapse videos, it’s basically a series of photos taken at different intervals and combined into a video, so you could basically get a video of a sun rising and setting in a video lasting maybe a couple of minutes long. It’s a pretty cool feature that has been available via third-party apps, but we guess it never hurts to go native, right?
According to Apple’s description of the feature, “Capture the experience of the sun setting, a city street bustling, or a flower blooming with the new Time-lapse mode in Camera. iOS 8 does all the work, snapping photos at dynamically selected intervals. The result is a video showing an accelerated sequence of the photos over time. Just set up your device to shoot what you want. Swipe to select Time-lapse mode, tap the Record button, and let Camera record as long as you choose.”
iOS 8 is scheduled for a release later this fall where it will most likely be released alongside the iPhone 6. We expect that there will be additional features and changes that Apple has yet to officially announce that we will see in the developer previews, so stay tuned for more updates!
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