iPhone used to capture stunning photo, videos from 360 miles above Earth

Inspiration4 Iphone Photo Of Earth
Inspiration4 Iphone Photo Of Earth (Image credit: Jared Isaacman)

What you need to know

  • A new photo and some videos from the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission have been shared — and it was all shot on an iPhone.
  • Jared Isaacman shared everything via Twitter.

We've seen iPhones used in some amazing ways over the years, but new tweets shared by SpaceX Inspiration4's Jared Isaacman include a photo and some videos that were taken more than 360 miles above Earth — and they're stunning.

Isaacman spent time in orbit as part of the SpaceX mission and while the team had more impressive, dedicated camera hardware to hand, it was left to an iPhone to capture views that were simply stunning. And a xenomorph even joined in the fun, too.

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While Isaacman didn't mention which iPhone was used to capture the image and video, it's unlikely to have been an iPhone 13 given the dates involved — the whole thing went down just days after the new handsets were announced.

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While the new cameras are perhaps one of the best iPhone upgrades this year, older iPhones have long been a solid option for people wanting to capture content without the expense of a dedicated shooter. As impressive as Isaacman'\s tweets are, we should perhaps be less surprised at the quality of the work and more impressed by what they show — a peaceful Earth hundreds of miles below.

That's something Isaacman himself hinted at in a separate tweet.

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Want to learn how to take the best possible photos with your own iPhone? Check out our list of the top ten tips for taking great photos with your iPhone — don't worry, you don't need to be shot into space to follow along.

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.