You won't believe this mind-bending iPhone photo

Computational photography FTWTF!

Take a look at the photo below of a bride posing in front of a pair of mirrors.

It was snapped recently on an ordinary iPhone, but there’s something very, very wrong about it.

Look closely — what do you see?

Thats’ right — there’s a glitch in the matrix!

After the photo was shown to Apple, the company explained how it happened. It’s a one-in-a-million shot that exposes the way the iPhone’s computational photography works. This is how your iPhone snaps are put together, and sometimes it can go very, very wrong.

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[Listening to the Beatles rehearse a new song] Did you hear that little detour they took? It didn't work, so they went back and started from where they were. It's so raw in this version. It actually makes it sound like mere mortals. You could actually imagine other people doing this, up to this version. Maybe not writing and conceiving it, but certainly playing it. Yet they just didn't stop. They were such perfectionists they kept it going. This made a big impression on me when I was in my thirties. You could just tell how much they worked at this.

They did a bundle of work between each of these recordings. They kept sending it back to make it closer to perfect… The way we build stuff at Apple is often this way. Even the number of models we'd make of a new notebook or iPod. We would start off with a version and then begin refining and refining, doing detailed models of the design, or the buttons, or how a function operates. It's a lot of work, but in the end it just gets better, and soon it's like, ‘Wow, how did they do that?!? Where are the screws?’

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