The Problem with the Camera You Have with You ➝

Marco Arment:

As part of my 2012 computer-setup shuffle, I also replaced my laptop with a Retina MacBook Pro, and the first thing it screams for is a high-resolution desktop wallpaper. Great, I thought, I’ll just use one of my photos[…] Almost nothing I’ve shot since 2010 is usable.

Most of the photos I’ve taken over the past few years have, like Marco, been taken with my iPhone. I’ve thought about the implications of taking photos with an inferior camera but largely ignored them because taking photos with the iPhone was so much more convenient. But, Marco points out that we won’t be able to settle for much longer. Retina displays will eventually find their way into all of our devices. And, when they get there I don’t want all of my photos to look like junk on them. I hope that Apple will be able to dramatically improve the quality of the iPhone’s camera system by then, but I’m not sure if that’s a realistic expectation. Needless to say, I have a feeling I’ll be in the market for an SLR some time in the not-too-distant future.