New AI tool looks like a game-changer for iPhone photography

An image of Halide iPhone photo app
(Image credit: Lux Optics Incorporated / Future)

Smartphone cameras have been the subject of a furious arms race in recent years. With improved sensors and lenses often the main selling point of each year's new models, the likes of iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy S series, Google's Pixel and many more have been racing to add ever bigger sensors and further-reaching zooms.

But even with the latest generations, to get a zoom that's actually usable, you usually need to opt for the most expensive model – the iPhone 14 Pro in the case of Apple's phones. Lower-specced models still tend to rely on digital zooms that hardly generate fantastic images. But AI could be the answer to that (if you are looking to upgrade your iPhone, see our roundup of the best iPhone 14 prices and the best iPhone 14 cases).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.