The new iPhone 13 is out and ready to be order are you waiting to get your new iPhone? Have you decided which one you gonna get? For me personally none.
In the past every time I’ve seen people lining up for the iPhones is always amaze me why such people go to such lengths to get a phone. I can understand why if you wait in line to go to see a movie or a concert but not for an iPhone.
Apple has made the iPhone a status symbol that people really want to have the status. Yes we live in a very materialistic isn’t it? The only reason why I am interested in the iPhone right now is light weight and the technologies in the camera has come to a level that is acceptable for me to take it as a travel camera.
The Gopro Hero 10 is also being an announce to be released this year as well. So right now it is a consumer market, yes so much choices around for the budget camera market that the consumer is overloaded with information on which camera best fit there needs.
But right now the iPhone is leading the market for the best phone. One understandably reason is the compactness of the camera and so versatile that everyone has it in their pocket.
The smart phone is part of life now. So for the camera market to survive in the future they have to be very specialise for certain photographer and videographer. And the price will be higher for the camera that is specialised for photographer and videographer needs.
The end result of the consumer will pay the price. We don’t want one particular camera manufacturer to dominate the market. As a consumer I want to have choices.
The iPhone could potentially makes Apple the dominant camera manufacturer in the world. And as a photographer I don’t want that to happen any time soon anyway. Especially when you think of the price that Apple charge for it phones and accessories that come with the phones right now.
Just today that I went on the website of the biggest camera retailer in the world and check out the price of entry level cameras of all the manufacturers. As a value proposition, the new iPhone 13 Mini beat all of them by a long way. I cannot see any big come back for any camera manufacturers out there.
The camera pie is getting smaller and smaller each day as the smart phone with it computation photography takes over photographers and videographers skills. Cameras become more specialised and more expensive by the days. One example is the Canon R3 for wildlife and sports photography.
10 years ago I could not use a smart phone to take night photo, but now the iPhone or any phone is capable of doing such thing. The gap between the novice snap happy photographer and a pro is getting smaller and smaller each day. Good or bad?