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Published a list of devices that support the formats HEVC and HEIF in iOS and macOS 11 High Sierra

Changes in new operating systems, iOS and macOS 11 High Sierra quite a lot, but most of them will remain invisible to users. For example, iPhone, iPad, and Mac moved to the new formats HEVC and HEIF , which compress the captured photos and videos up to 50% compared to traditional formats.

Innovation may seem insignificant, but in fact it allows much more efficient use of memory devices of Apple. For example, a recent experiment showed that same picture in JPG is 2 MB and the format HEIF — 1.2 MB. Video format H. 264 occupied 61,2 MB and format HEVC (H. 265) — 33 MB.

Sorry, there were no restrictions on the hardware. The following is a list of devices that will work with HEIF and HEVC formats.

Coding HEIF

  • iOS device with Apple processor Fusion A10 and higher (iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017)).

Shooting in HEIF

  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017).

Decoding HEIF

  • Hardware decoding: processor Apple A9 and above, Intel Core generation 6 and above.
  • Software decoding: all iOS devices, all Mac.

Encoding HEVC

  • 8-bit hardware encryption: CPU A10 Fusion and later, Mac with Intel Core processor of the 6th generation and above.
  • 10-bit encoding software: all Mac on macOS.

Shooting in HEVC

  • 8-bit hardware encryption: the iOS devices with the processor A10 Fusion and above (iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017)).

Decoding HEVC

  • 8-bit hardware decode: iOS device with a new A9 processor and above Mac Intel processor Core 6th generation and above.
  • 10-bit hardware decoding: iOS device with a new A9 processor and above, Mac with Intel Core 7-th generation.
  • 8-bit software decoding: all iOS devices, all Mac.
  • 10-bit software decoding: all iOS devices, all Mac.
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To save disk space – a very important innovation, especially in the case with smartphones that does not have a memory card slot. Of course, you can choose a model with a large amount of flash memory, but the HD video is still very quickly “eat” space.

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