We’ve come a long way, baby:
- 2004: Epson P-2000: $500, 1360 grams., 3.8” screen, and 40GB HD.
- 2014: Apple iPhone 6 Plus: $500*, 172 grams, 5.5” screen, and 128GB HD.
So wouldn’t this be a brilliant tool for importing, triaging, and editing one’s images on the go? Sadly, as John Gruber & Rene Ritchie noted & others confirm, you evidently can’t plug Apple’s Camera Connection Kit into the iPhone. What a drag. Let’s see whether this changes.
Side note: I remain in sad amazement that 4.5 years after the iPad made tablets mainstream, no one—not Apple, not Adobe, not Google—has, to the best of my knowledge, implemented a way to let photographers to do what they beat me over the head for years requesting:
- Let me leave my computer at home & carry just my tablet** & camera
- Let me import my raw files (ideally converted to vastly smaller DNGs), swipe through them to mark good/bad/meh, and non-destructively edit them, singly or in batches, with full raw quality.
- When I get home, automatically sync all images + edits to/via the cloud and let me keep editing there or on my Mac/PC.
This remains a bizarre failure of our industry.
*Subsidized, but it’s a super fast little computer supporting myriad editing apps & high-speed connectivity, for God’s sake!
** Or now Big-Ass Phone