No, the new iPhones don’t capture 4K video in 60 FPS as was rumored

By , Sep 7, 2016

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We now know that a Vietnamese site which said it had used a real iPhone 7 and made claims that the device would be capable of shooting 4K video at a silky smooth 60 FPS, was lying to us.

Apple’s just wrapped up its iPhone 7 presentation, press releases are up on the site, the store is back online and we can clearly see that the iPhone 7 Technical Specifications webpage states in black and white that the much-enhanced camera system on both new phones still captures 4K video at 30 FPS, just like the iPhone 6/6s series.

I’m a bit disappointed as shooting 4K video in 30 FPS often results in annoying blurring when panning the device around abruptly. It’s even more surprising given the iPhone 7’s vastly enhanced ”A10 Fusion” chip with its four CPU cores (two on the A9 in the iPhone 6s) and an enhanced Apple image signal processor.

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Of course, there’s always the possibility that Apple will add this functionality later in the game via an iOS software update. After all, one of the headlining new features of the new phones—the ability to take DSLR-like depth of field photographs—will be rolled out to iPhone 7 owners via a free software update later this year.

Check what else is new for the new iPhones on Apple’s Stats page.

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  • Jibbley Gravey

    Didn’t I tell you the new iPhone was going to be CRAP?

    • racerhomie2

      its awesome thanks to A10!

  • Church Said

    “lying”? please use the right wording.
    most of what they reported were true including the Quad flash light, new dual speakers and so on. Probably the 4k in 60fps feature was disabled due to some technical issues.

    • therealjjohnson

      Well, if they claimed to have the actual phone in hand and verified it, then they would be lying.

    • I’m not commenting on those features you mentioned. But they did say that the new phones capture 4K@60FPS and they reported it as a fact based on their supposed hands-on time with the device. That was a lie, plain and simple, no two ways about it. If they meant business, they would have posted some photographic or video evidence to back that claim.

      • Church Said

        You are ridiculous
        You don’t know the language in the original article to fully understand what they meant but using Google Translator, pick some words and claim that they were lying.

      • Merman123

        Fine. They were just kidding. Is that better ?

  • Huh?

    Of course they don’t, that’s wayyyyy too much innovation for crApple! I’m sure it will be on the iPhone 12 though lol!

    • :|Alain|:

      wow just wow

      • Huh?

        Awww did the little fanboy get his feelings hurt? SMH

      • Pedro Miguel Sousa

        Look at the bright side you won’t need a fire extinguisher like some people 😉

      • Huh?

        True that! lol

      • :|Alain|:

        I don’t care if you I hate apple and their products. It was the fact that you said crApple. I mean seriously that is the lamest insult I’ve heard

      • Huh?

        No bro, your fuckin grammar is the lamest insult!

        Besides, shouldn’t you be out standing in line at a crApple store or something?

    • You do realize no smartphone on the market today captures 4K at 60FPS?

      • Huh?

        Even more reason for crApple to be the FIRST TO DO IT! Oh but I forgot, innovation just ISN’T on their agenda these days! And why should it be when they can do the bare minimum and fanboys will still eat it up!

      • :|Alain|:

        1) take a chill pill
        2) I don’t see you doing any better

      • Huh?

        Wow bro, the shit you say just SCREAMS “I work at McDonald’s and still live with my parents”! SMH

      • :|Alain|:

        My shit screams i’m not even old enough to move out. Your shit screams hmm I hate apple for not doing what has never been done before so your shit is irrelevant.

  • White Michael Jackson

    Meh. I will just wait for the 7s. I do like the wireless headphones only option but my iphone 6 with ultra mophie case works fine for now. No wow features this year.

  • Jacob S

    ahhh, so what??? we got incredible innovative amazing outstanding invention called “stereo” speakers after almost 10 years! :)) – Well, seriously I like the new iPhone and A10’s capabilities!

  • James G

    No need for that 256GB option then!

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  • John Smith

    The Note 7 blew up in excitement over the new iPhone 7

    • Chris Owen

      It was more like suicide because it couldn’t compete:)

  • Alejandro Maximo Marez

    1080 at 60 fps is still pretty sexy though.