One iPhone 14 rumor that never surfaced was some sort of astrophotography feature, but that hasn’t stopped users from showing off what the iPhone 14 Pro models’ camera can do when pointed at the night sky.

These fantastic shots shared by MacRumors Forum member ToddH was captured with an “iPhone 14 Pro” Max in night mode with the maximum available exposure time of 30 seconds in the camera app.

The images were captured at ISO 12,500 and ISO 10,000 with the 12-megapixel setting (‘Night mode’ is not available when the 48-megapixel setting is enabled), the images were captured in Apple’s ProRAW format, and then with the mobile version of Lightroom on the iPhone itself.

To take the shot, ToddH said he mounted the “iPhone 14 Pro” Max to a tripod with a Skywatcher tracking device that moves in the opposite direction of the Earth’s rotation, making the sky appear still to the camera to to avoid stretching and make the stars look spot on.

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As with the iPhone 13 lineup last year, prior to the “iPhone 14” lineup being announced, there was chatter that the new devices might offer a specific astrophotography feature – speculation further fueled by Apple choice of graphics to promote the media event “Far Out”. Such a function was not intended.

Other users have shared their own photos in the same discussion thread.

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