With the coronavirus pandemic still very much underway more and more TV shows are using iPhones to allow their presenters and actors to work from home.

ABC’s American Idol is one example of that, with TechCrunch reporting that three iPhone 11 Pros have been provided to hosts to allow them to record.

Those iPhones, according to the report, come with a tripod as well as a ring light. Editing and setup are said to be handled by professional production teams all while remaining a safe distance to comply with social distancing aims.

Apple says that producers are making use of “broadcast quality” video offered up by iPhones, according to a statement provided to TechCrunch.

We know that people are relying on their favorite shows while staying at home, and we are happy to be a part of that process with the team at American Idol. iPhone offers a unique solution to deliver broadcast quality video, in the palm of your hand, while keeping production staff and on-air talent safe and in their homes.

It’s thought that a similar setup will be used to allow Apple to stream its WWDC event from the homes of presenters including Apple CEO, Tim Cook.

Little is known about how WWDC will go down when it takes place next month with this being the first online-only event of its type. But if iPhones are good enough for American Idol, they’re probably also good enough for Apple’s iOS 14 presentations, right?

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