While Android users got some love from Adobe today, iPhone users appear to be getting some from Apple.
Today, Apple introduced version 9.2 of iOS. Inside the update are a plethora of bug fixes and smaller features, but one in particular stands out – for photographers, at least. Now, you can transfer photos to your iPhone using Apple’s USB Camera Adapter, something that up until now had been reserved for iPads.
Not much is said about the feature, but it’s pretty safe to assume that any adapter currently capable of transferring images to iPads will also work for iPhones.
It’s unlikely you’ll be offloading shoot after shoot onto your iPhone, but in a pinch, this new feature means you could effectively use your iPhone as a backup storage device.
If you don’t mind working on a smaller screen, you could certainly edit your photos on your phone, especially considering what the latest improvements to Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile for iOS bring to the table. Below is a video from Adobe Ambassador Terry White going over what’s new for Lightroom Mobile for iOS 2.0:
To update your iPhone, head into the Settings app, tap on the General tab, then select Software Update. Version 9.2 should appear available. If not, give it some time – iOS updates are known for taking some time to propagate across the globe.