When the iPhones were announced last year I had decided before the event that I wasn't upgrading, and for a while after the event I held out - until I found out I could get a real dual sim iPhone XS Max from Hong Kong, which means no restrictions or modifications to iOS, and real dual sim capabilities. When it dropped in price a little I caved and flexed my credit card.
Last year, Apple outraged independent technicians when they updated the Iphone design to prevent third party repair, adding a "feature" that allowed handsets to detect when their screens had been swapped (even when they'd been swapped for an original, Apple-manufactured screen) and refuse to function until they got an official Apple unlock code.
Now, this system has come to the MacBook Pros and Imac Pros, thanks to the "T2 security chip" which will render systems nonfunctional after replacing the keyboard, screen, case, or other components, until the a proprietary Apple "configuration tool" is used to unlock the system.
iPhone photography is more than just the performance of a CMOS sensor though. It's also the ecosystem of third-party apps and accessories that can be used to help produce great photos. As I've become a more experienced iPhone photographer, some of these have become an essential part of my hobby.
Jordan Merricks reflects on the various applications and additions to support iPhone photography. This includes apps for editing, as well as lenses to improve the quality.