Vic Gundotra, former VP of social at Google and, before that, general manager of platform evangelism at Microsoft, got a new iPhone complete with Portrait Mode, Apple's first step towards computational photography, and he was so impressed he started raving about it on Facebook:
He went on to elaborate, in response to a question, on the advantage Apple has over modular software (Android) and hardware (Samsung) competitors:
Anecdotally, I haven't picked up my Canon 5D Mark III since I got the iPhone 7 Plus. It may not have the lens assortment or the lack of noise in low light of all that glass and that huge sensor, but it has every bit of the emotion in a package that slips into my pocket.
And, ultimately, that's what I care about.
Can't wait to see what Apple does with A11 and the next-generation iPhone.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
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