In response to the iPhone recorded at home by many Hollywood stars and studios during the outbreak, Apple said in a commentary Monday that the iPhone has the portability of a professional app and a combination of “broadcast quality” video. That may suggest that the upcoming WWDC online launch on June 22 will also be recorded with the iPhone.
In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple praised the iPhone’s industry-leading camera features. In the statement, it read
We know that many people stay at home and enjoy watching TV, and we’re excited to be part of the American Idol team. The iPhone offers a unique solution that delivers high-quality broadcast video in the palm of your hand while keeping producers and announcers safe at home.
In April, ABC showed how a 45-person team used the iPhone to record the latest season of “American Idol.” At the time, it was speculated that producers relied on the flagship iPhone, either the iPhone 11 Pro or the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the accessories.
In today’s TechCrunch report, the device was confirmed and consists of three iPhone 11 Pros, a tripod and a ring light. The show’s staff helped the judges and contestants set up a makeshift platform and were editing footage at home. Apple also plans to rely on the iPhone for streaming at wwDC this year, bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports.