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Apple's new 'Experiments' video uses Earthly things to simulate space

Iphone 12 Pro Video Recording
Iphone 12 Pro Video Recording (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • There's a new Experiments video to enjoy.
  • An iPhone 12 Pro was used to capture space without leaving the planet.
  • There's a video showing how the whole thing was created, too.

Apple's Experiments series has a new video, this time with an iPhone 12 Pro used to capture the look and feel of space all without ever leaving Earth. Apple has also shared a new video that shows exactly how the whole thing was filmed, too.

The new video uses the iPhone 12 Pro's Dolby Vision HDR video recording to full effect, with some truly amazing visuals that are designed to give the feeling of space and the creation of the universe and planets.

Experiments V: Dark Universe, shot on #iPhone12Pro.

The video is best viewed on an iPhone because it's filmed in portrait and HDR, but the video showing how it was done looks amazing no matter how you watch it. You'll also learn all about the magic of glass and water. I kid you not.

Behind the scenes of Experiments V: Dark Universe, shot on #iPhone12Pro. Commissioned by Apple.

Who knew that you could make something so incredible from seemingly mundane materials? That's probably why these people make videos and I write about them.

The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are both available to buy now, with iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max up for pre-order on November 6.

Oliver Haslam
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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.