Capturing Live Photos in iPhone 6, 6+ Will Still Be a Dream

You may have seen those demo videos with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus producing Live Photos from the default Camera app (Live Photos are photos that move like a video as shown below)…

This is a really cool feature. But if you are using iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, which was released last year…

Or any old iPhone devices like iPhone 4s, 5, etc…

Then you can guess that Live Photos will never come on such devices. That’s the bitter truth.

In fact, we have been there, and we have seen so many “old” iPhone users were utterly disappointed with Apple.

Endless Debate on Supporting Live Photos

At this point, we have seen three kinds of claims:

One is the software claim. People on the Internet are blaming the iOS 9 firmware, and it is the reason why Live Photos will not come to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Truth is: it’s not the software. Apple has already posted the device’s specs on its website:


Second is the hardware claim. Maybe iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have outdated hardware? Well, it was released just last year. And if Apple iPhone 4s – which was released 4 years ago – can support iOS 9, we don’t see why Live Photos will not work in last year’s model.

Third is the “marketing” claim. And we kind of agree to this. You see, Apple wants its user to keep buying devices – one after the another every year. Sure thing – these are great devices… but forcing users to get a new one every year is clearly a marketing tactic.

We have nothing else to add here. There’s no Live Photos for older iPhones. And it’s incredibly disappointing.