Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame, in recognition of Jobs' invaluable contributions to the world of photography.
The iPhone has had a profound impact on the world of photography.
The Photography Hall of Fame, based in St. Louis, Missouri, made the announcement on Friday in a press release (via AppleInsider), saying: “Passionate about photography both in his work and personal life, his most profound contribution to the artistic community and the world is the iPhone which, in less than a decade, has changed both the art of photography and the industry around it.”
Though smartphone photography hasn't always been whole-heartedly embraced by photography community, Apple has made a big effort in recent years both to place the iPhone in the hands of talented photographers, and to improve the camera hardware (and software) which features on the device. There are plenty of App Store apps for serious photographers, too. And even the iPad has received a capable camera, as of the most recent 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Apple also developed iPhoto, and later Photos, for its Mac computers, bringing photo editing tools into the hands of users everywhere. And iCloud Photo Library has made it easier than ever to store and manage a single collection of photos and videos between all your devices.
Apple's iPhone is, of course, set to become even more of a photographer's dream device with the “iPhone 7.” This handset, as we've said before, is set to include a dual-lens rear-facing camera, allowing for a plethora of interesting (and unexplored) possibilities. Though whether both handsets receive the feature, or just the larger, more expensive “Plus” model, remains to be seen.
Of course, we'll keep you posted with further information as we receive it.