These are the 10 best iPhone photos taken around the world, according to Apple

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  • Apple announced the winners of its “Shot on iPhone” competition this week.
  • The images were taken around the world on iPhone models ranging from the 7 to the XS Max.
  • The winners will have their images featured on billboards, in Apple retail stores, and online.

Of all the ways Apple has enhanced the iPhone in recent years, its camera upgrades may be the most apparent, especially when it comes to taking zoom shots, low-light photos, and portraits.

And photographers have wasted no time in finding creative ways to leverage these improvements in their work.

Earlier this year, Apple invited iPhone photographers to submit their best images as part of its “Shot on iPhone Challenge.” The 10 winners, which Apple announced this week, will have their images featured on billboards, the company’s retail stores, and online.

Apple said a variety of iPhone models were used to snap the winning shots, from the 7 to the XS Max.

Contestants were permitted to edit the photos through tools in the iPhone Photos app or third-party software. The photos were evaluated by a panel of judges that included Pete Souza, the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama; the travel photographer Annet de Graaf; and Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

Take a look at the winning photos:


Alex JiangPhotographer Instagram: @justphotons.

Taken by Alex Jiang (US) on an iPhone XS Max.


Blake MarvinPhotographer Instagram: @blakemarvin.

Taken by Blake Marvin (US) on an iPhone XS Max.


Andrew GriswoldPhotographer Instagram: @andrewgriswold.

Taken by Andrew Griswold (US) on an iPhone XS.


Bernard AntolinPhotographer Instagram: @bernardantolin.

Taken by Bernard Antolin (US) on an iPhone XS Max.


Darren SohPhotographer Instagram: @darrensohphoto.

Taken by Darren Soh (Singapore) on an iPhone XS Max.


Dina AlfasiPhotographer Instagram: @dinalf.

Taken by Dina Alfasi (Israel) on an iPhone X.


Elizabeth ScarrottPhotographer Instagram: @liz.scarrott.

Taken by Elizabeth Scarrott (US) on an iPhone 8 Plus.


LieAdi DarmawanPhotographer Instagram: @adidarmawan

Taken by LieAdi Darmawan (US) on an iPhone XS.


Nikita YaroshPhotographer Instagram: @yarosh.nikita_

Taken by Nikita Yarosh (Belarus) on an iPhone 7.


Robert GlaserPhotographer Instagram: @yungbrioche.

Taken by Robert Glaser (Germany) on an iPhone 7.

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