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Apple once again tries to get us to use slofies in two new iPhone 11 videos

Man taking Slofie
Man taking Slofie (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has shared two YouTube videos reminding everyone slofies exist.
  • But we'd really rather forget it ever happened.
  • Really though, who uses this stuff?

Apple seems super keen to make sure we all know about slowfies and it's shared two new YouTube videos to drive the point home. Whether we want it to, or not.

The word "slowfie" entered our lives when Apple announced iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. And while many of us hoped to never hear the word uttered again, that's just not happening and Apple has shared new videos in which a snowboarder shows us what the feature can do.

It can make slo-motion videos from iPhone's front camera, in case you were wondering. It's slo-motion. And a selfie. It's a slowfie. Geddit?

Both "Whitehout" and "Backflip" are embedded for your viewing pleasure and yes, we've got you covered if you want to know how to take a slowfie of your very own. You'll just need to take 14 showers and renounce all of your sins once you've done it.

Right, now that's done. I'm off to take a slowfie of myself while sticking my tongue out like a dog. Because why not?

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

2 Comments
  • I agree. A silly idea that, while I can't speak for others, I am surely never going to use. Admittedly there are likely a few that will, just like the few that were thrilled when a Botswana flag emoji was added. But the vast majorety of us have no interest. While the ability to do this (slo-mo through the front camera) will be around for a long time. I suspect Apple will just stop talking about it. By this time next year most will have foregotten "slofies". They will go on the scrap heap with Roller Disco.
  • If you lived in Botswana I'm sure you'd be thrilled too, you have to put yourself in other people's shoes. Slofies are great for the selfie-loving Instagram type, it's not my thing but I'm sure it will continue to be used, especially if Instagram allows motion photos