iPhone 12 Pro Max and videographer Andy To take us on a tour of Oakland

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What you need to know

  • Videographer Andy To got his hands on an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • He took the new cameras to Oakland.
  • The result is a sweet cinematic video showing off To's home town.

Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro Max goes on sale later this week but some lucky people already have their hands on the biggest iPhone ever made. One of those people is videographer Andy To, and there was only ever going to be one outcome – some sweet video.

To took the hottest iPhone yet to his hometown of Oakland, California, and did what he does best. The result is some gorgeous cinematic footage showing Oakland off to the fullest.

Check it out and see for yourself.

It's fair to say that the footage looks great, although iPhone's trademark lens flare does get a little distracting at times.

Last week I flew back home to Oakland with the new iPhone 12 Pro MAX to capture a visual story of the townThis whole video was shot on HDR video mode If you'd like to watch this in HDR you have to use a HDR compatible device. Also my second time uploading in HDR (it's kinda underexposed for some reason)No external lenses usedShot at 4K 60FPS / 4K 24 FPSEdited on Final Cut Pro (Laptop)No drones were used

Does this get you excited for iPhone 12 Pro Max's arrival this Friday? Or do you think the standard iPhone 12 Pro or even iPhone 12 would have been able to do Oakland just as much justice? We have the comments for a reason, folks!

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.