“While not providing a timeline for when this happened or its percentage of the market, the Yahoo-owned site shows that Apple’s smartphone has just recently overtaken the Canon Digital Rebel XTi in overall popularity for submissions,” Electronista reports. “About 12.4 million photos have been identified as coming from some form of iPhone, with an average of 5,017 users uploading photos every day.”
Electronista reports, “As always, Flickr hasn’t attempted to explain the gain, though the launch of the iPhone 3GS in June is the most obvious candidate for the sudden upswing. Besides spurring a sudden abundance of new iPhones in the market, the 3GS is specifically touted for better still shot abilities, such as better sensitivity in low light and touchscreen autofocusing. It can also produce videos usable by Flickr, although utilities are still rare to upload those videos to sites other than MobileMe and YouTube.”
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