Testing the iPhone 13 Pro Cameras at Disneyland

Yesterday morning I spent a few hours testing the new iPhone 13 Pro camera system at Disneyland, particularly in Galaxy’s Edge (of course). A few takeaways were:

  1. The new wide lens is a big improvement and I’m going to be using that lens a lot more.

  2. 3X reach is a lot more useful than 2X reach for zoom

  3. Cinematic Mode version 1 is a lot better than Portrait Mode version 1.

Here’s a video with all the details.

IOS 14 Back Tap for Camera and Flashlight

I couldn’t help myself and installed the iOS 14 beta on my iPhone. There are a lot of nice new features, but one obscure one is Back Tap. This new accessibility feature lets you trigger Accessibility functions by tapping the back of your phone two or three times. It also can trigger a Shortcut. So I made some simple shortcuts to trigger the camera and toggle the flashlight and added them to Back Tap triggers. Here is a video showing how it works.