ESPN Magazine’s 9th Annual ‘Body Issue’ Cover Shot with iPhone 7


A portrait of Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez, which is one of the covers for the 9th annual ‘Body Issue’ of ESPN Magazine, has been shot using the iPhone 7 camera, AppleInsider is reporting. As pointed out by venture capitalist M.G. Siegler, Apple actually purchased space on the issue’s back cover to advertise that the shot was captured using an iPhone 7 Plus. 

“Apple’s ad shows an iPhone 7 Plus alone in a sea of white with Baez’s cover shot, minus ESPN’s graphics, displayed onscreen. The handset is set to Portrait Mode, an iPhone 7 Plus-only feature that uses the handset’s dual camera array and computer vision to simulate bokeh, though it is unknown if the actual image was captured using the Photos app tool”.


The Magazine used multiple iPhone 7 units, as well as third-party equipment to capture the Baez shot. Photographers can be seen with the iPhone 7 Plus on tripods, free-hand and a DJI Osmo gimbal in a behind the scenes video of the photoshoot below. Check it out:

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