Woman catches cheating boyfriend with live photo function on iPhone and video goes viral on TikTok

Woman, 27, catches boyfriend cheating with iPhone’s ‘live’ photo function – which revealed another girl lying on his ’empty’ bed

  • Serena Kerrigan, who appeared in the most recent series of MTV reality show Siesta Key, shared the ‘live’ photo in a now-viral TikTok video 
  • The ‘live’ photo function on iPhones turns still images into a video by recording whatever the phone sees 1.5 seconds before and after a photo is taken 
  • Users can see this footage by pressing down on their screen, which turns the image into a quick video – as Serena did with her boyfriend’s image 
  • While the still photo showed his neatly-made bed, the live video revealed a girl falling onto it, milliseconds after he snapped the image 
  • New York-based Serena’s video has racked up more than 7.1 million views – and has been flooded with comments from viewers demanding a follow-up clip  

A woman has revealed how she caught out her cheating boyfriend by sneakily using the ‘live’ photo function on her iPhone – which revealed a video of another girl falling back onto his bed. 

Influencer Serena Kerrigan, 27, who appears in the latest season of MTV reality series Siesta Key, shared the footage on her TikTok account, revealing that a man she was dating sent her a still image of his neatly-made bed, apparently unaware that his iPhone had also captured the woman he was with falling back onto it. 

‘When the guy you’re dating says he misses you, but then you click the live photo,’ the New Yorker captioned the clip, while adding: ‘Looks like you have some company.’ 

The live photo function on iPhone, which is a standard feature on most models unless turned off by the user, captures 1.5 seconds of footage before and after a still image is taken. 

Whoops: A woman has revealed how she busted a cheating boyfriend by clicking on a 'live' photo he sent her, which revealed another girl falling onto his bed

Whoops: A woman has revealed how she busted a cheating boyfriend by clicking on a ‘live’ photo he sent her, which revealed another girl falling onto his bed

Busted: Serena Kerrigan, 27, shared the live image video on her TikTok account, revealing that the still image showed the man's neatly-made bed - while the clip revealed the other woman

Busted: Serena Kerrigan, 27, shared the live image video on her TikTok account, revealing that the still image showed the man’s neatly-made bed – while the clip revealed the other woman 

‘With Live Photos, your iPhone records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture,’ Apple explains on its website.

‘What you get is more than a great photo; it’s a moment captured with movement and sound. You take a Live Photo just like you do a traditional photo.’

In the case of Serena’s unwitting unnamed boyfriend, the live function captured a blonde-haired woman falling back onto his bed and laughing in the one second after he snapped the photo he sent to his girlfriend. 

Unsurprisingly, the Siesta Key star’s video quickly went viral, racking up more than 7.1 million views, and 1.3 million likes. 

Her post was also flooded with comments from other users, many of whom were left in uproar over the man’s foolish mistake.  

Sneaky: Serena, who appears on MTV reality series Siesta Key, wrote alongside the video, 'When the guy you're dating says he misses you but then you click the live photo'

Sneaky: Serena, who appears on MTV reality series Siesta Key, wrote alongside the video, ‘When the guy you’re dating says he misses you but then you click the live photo’

Update? Her video was flooded with comments from viewers requesting a follow-up post and asking whether she has confronted the man about her discovery

Update? Her video was flooded with comments from viewers requesting a follow-up post and asking whether she has confronted the man about her discovery 

‘Apple has your back!’ one person joked, while another added: ‘Apple said, “I got you sis.”‘

‘Steve Jobs is the real MVP,’ a third person wrote.  

Others voiced sympathy for Serena in the wake of her discovery, with one writing: ‘Omg I could just feel the heart drop.’ 

‘My mom asked why I gasped and I had to explain to her what a Live Photo was and now she feels so bad for you,’ another wrote.  

Serena was also flooded with requests from followers to do a follow-up video and explain the situation in full, with dozens asking whether she ended up confronting her boyfriend about the clip – and whether he tried to come up with an excuse.  

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Apple’s long-awaited AirTags finally go on sale TODAY

Apple’s long-awaited tracking device, AirTag, finally goes on sale today (April 30). 

The £29 AirTag is a small, circular device with an Apple logo at the centre that tracks missing items through the ‘Find My’ app.

AirTag is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to pair with an iPhone or iPad – and can be personalised with a very short message or an emoji. 

Similar to the popular Tile tag, AirTag can be attached to non-techy items like keys or wallets and provides notifications when you become separated from the item. 

The ‘Find My’ app provides step-by-step directions to locate the tag and the missing product to which it’s attached. 

Customers are able to buy the new AirTags online or in store, although you’ll need to make an appointment. 

The tag itself is a small, water and dust resistant disc that can be personalised with a custom message or an emoji, on its laser-etched stainless steel body

Apple has officially unveiled its long-awaited AirTag - a Tile-like device that tracks missing items through the 'Find My' app - at Spring Loaded on April 20

Apple has officially unveiled its long-awaited AirTag – a Tile-like device that tracks missing items through the ‘Find My’ app – at Spring Loaded on April 20

Find My lets people track the whereabouts of their Apple devices, such as iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and AirPods, in case they get lost – but AirTag extends this to other everyday, non-electronic items.  

AirTags only work with a new software update, iOS 14.5, which was released on Monday evening – and features a controversial privacy update. 

‘AirTag requires iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 14.5 or later, or iPad running iPadOS 14.5 or later,’ Apple says. 

Apple has also emphasised the new device – which was rumoured as far back as September 2019 – is not for tracking people.

It has added privacy features to ensure AirTags are not used for anything but to find inanimate objects. 

Apple revealed several new products at its live-streamed Spring Loaded event last week, on Tuesday April 20.

As well as AirTag, they included a purple iPhone 12, which is also available from today, and a line of computers inspired by its 1998 Mac line.

Here’s a rundown of everything Apple announced, other than AirTag.  

Purple iPhone 12

Apple wasn’t expected to reveal a new phone at Spring Loaded – making the announcement of a new purple iPhone 12 a pleasant surprise. 

The new shade of purple will be available for both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

‘The new purple finish, just in time for spring, adds another bright and fun option to the lineup, and we think customers are going to love it,’ said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in purple will be in Apple Store locations and Apple Store online from today. 

The fetching new shade of purple will be available for both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

The fetching new shade of purple will be available for both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

Retro-inspired iMacs

Apple also announced a new range of colourful iMac computers, inspired by one of its most memorable products in its history – the iMac G3.

iMac G3 was the hugely successful series of Apple computers released in 1998, known for its vibrant, translucent range of colours and bulbous body. 

The new iMac range is available in seven different vibrant colours and includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics and a six-speaker sound system. 

It’s also the first to come with Touch ID, making it easier to securely log in, make purchases with Apple Pay or switch user profiles – all of which can be done with the touch of a finger.

The new iMac is the latest addition to the family of Mac models powered by Apple’s M1, chip including MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. 

The colourful new iMac computers are available for orders from today and should ship in the second half of May.

Image of the back of a the original Apple iMac G3 home computer from the 1990s with a 'Bondi Blue' finish

Image of the back of a the original Apple iMac G3 home computer from the 1990s with a ‘Bondi Blue’ finish

The new iMac is available in seven different vibrant colours and includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system

The new iMac is available in seven different vibrant colours and includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system

iPad Pro

Apple also announced a new iPad Pro that is said to be the most powerful and advanced yet.

The device is the first to include the tech giant’s in-house M1 chip, providing the iPad Pro with similar performance of its iMac desktop computer.

With the upgraded processor, Apple says the graphics performance is more than 1,500 times faster and boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours.

The iPad Pro features a new Liquid Retina XDR display, 5G capability and an all-new Ultra Wide front camera.

It’s available as an 11-inch from £749 and a 12.9-inch from £999 – orders open April 30 and shipping begins in the second half of May.

‘The revolutionary M1 chip has been a breakthrough for the Mac, and we’re incredibly excited to bring it to iPad Pro,’ said Joswiak. 

Apple announced a new iPad Pro during its ‘Spring Loaded’ event that is said to be the most powerful and advanced yet. This is the first to include the tech giant’s in-house M1 chip, providing the iPad Pro with similar performance of its Mac systems

Apple announced a new iPad Pro during its ‘Spring Loaded’ event that is said to be the most powerful and advanced yet. This is the first to include the tech giant’s in-house M1 chip, providing the iPad Pro with similar performance of its Mac systems

Apple TV 4K 

Lastly, Apple announced the next generation of Apple TV 4K with a new Siri Remote and a A12 Bionic chip for a boost in graphics.

‘Apple TV 4K is in a category of its own, leveraging a deep integration of Apple hardware, software, and services that delivers a massive upgrade to any TV for the very best cinematic experience,’ said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. 

‘With the A12 Bionic and the all-new Siri Remote, Apple TV 4K lets customers enjoy their favourite shows, movies, and more in the highest quality, with simple and intuitive controls.’ 

iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K are also available to order from today and will be shipping second half of May. 

Some other Apple products rumoured to be unveiled on April 20 didn’t materialise, namely a third-generation Apple Pencil and third-generation AirPods – the wireless Bluetooth headphones that come with their own charging case. 

Both these products could be unveiled this autumn, along with a new flagship iPhone, expected to be called iPhone 13.     

iPHONE 13 RUMOURS 

NO NOTCH? 

Apple is considering ditching the black ‘notch’ at the top of the iPhone for its next flagship model, the iPhone 13, according to an online tipster. 

The rectangular black notch, which has featured on flagship iPhone models since 2017, conceals the phone’s front-facing camera components and sensors.   

Pictured, the iPhone 12 marking out the notch and the bezel. Zero bezel effectively means the device's screen blends seamlessly into the edges of the device. The notch's days may soon be numbered on the iPhone, according to Mauri QHD, an Apple tipster on Twitter

Pictured, the iPhone 12 marking out the notch and the bezel. Zero bezel effectively means the device’s screen blends seamlessly into the edges of the device. The notch’s days may soon be numbered on the iPhone, according to Mauri QHD, an Apple tipster on Twitter

But according to the tipster, who goes by the name Mauri QHD on Twitter, Apple has created an iPhone 13 prototype with no notch at all. 

The prototype instead puts these important components at the top of the bezel, the border between a screen and a phone’s frame. 

‘There’s a prototype with no notch at all, but – a bit – bigger bezels,’ Mauri QHD tweeted.   

All four sides of bezel on the prototype ‘are equally bigger’, he added, meaning the top part of the bezel won’t stick out further than the others. 

The sensor-housing notch was first introduced to the iPhone with 2017’s iPhone X – but was mercilessly lambasted by critics and fans alike as a terrible design flaw. 

Apple’s phone-making rival Samsung even mocked the notch in an ad for its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at the time, featuring a man with a notch-shaped haircut. 

RETURN OF TOUCH ID

A report in January indicated that iPhone 13 would see the return of its Touch ID technology, in the form of an in-screen fingerprint reader.

This would help users unlock their smartphones without having to remove their face masks during the current pandemic. 

According to Bloomberg, instead of reintroducing a Home button, the Touch ID technology would be embedded within the new iPhone screen

According to Bloomberg, instead of reintroducing a Home button, the Touch ID technology would be embedded within the new iPhone screen 

Apple first introduced Touch ID in 2013 with the iPhone 5S, in the form of a fingerprint reader integrated into the iPhone’s home button.

However, Apple started to move away from this technology in 2017, with the introduction of Face ID in the iPhone X.

According to Bloomberg, instead of reintroducing a Home button, the Touch ID technology would be embedded within the iPhone 13 screen.   

Rather than being a replacement for Face ID, Touch ID would be an additional method of unlocking the iPhone, according to the report. 

CAMERA UPGRADES 

iPhone 13 models will feature an upgraded Ultra Wide camera lens with a wider ƒ/1.8 aperture, compared to ƒ/2.4 on iPhone 12 models, according to an investor note shared with MacRumors. 

The site said in February: ‘A wider aperture would allow for more light to pass through the lens.

‘The move from a ƒ/2.4 to ƒ/1.8 aperture [will] likely to result in significantly improved low-light performance when shooting in Ultra Wide mode on iPhone 13 models.’

Apple unveils long-awaited AirTags to help users find missing items with ‘Find My’ app

Apple has officially unveiled its long-awaited AirTags – a Tile-like devices that tracks missing items through the ‘Find My’ app.

Similar to the already popular Tile, AirTags can be attached to keys, a wallet or other products and provides notifications when you become separated from the item.

It is a small, circular device with an Apple logo at the center, and is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to pair with an iPhone or iPad.

Using the ‘Find My’ app, the system provides step-by-step directions to locate the tag and the missing product.

However, Apple emphasized the new device is not for tracking people and has added privacy features to ensure the new AirTags are not used for anything but to find inanimate objects.

Apple has officially unveiled its long-awaited AirTags – a Tile-like devices that tracks missing items through the ‘Find My’ app

AirTags were unveiled during Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ event, which is held each year in April.

However, this year’s event was presented virtually, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Rumors of Apple’s AirTags first surfaced in September 2019, when MacRumors released screenshots it found of a new ‘Items’ tab in the ‘Find My’ app.

But it took another 18 months before the existence of the clever gadgets were finally confirmed by the tech giant.  

It is a small, circular device with an Apple logo at the center, and is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to pair with an iPhone or iPad. Using the 'Find My' app, the system provides step-by-step directions to locate the tag and the missing product.

It is a small, circular device with an Apple logo at the center, and is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to pair with an iPhone or iPad. Using the ‘Find My’ app, the system provides step-by-step directions to locate the tag and the missing product.

The tag itself is a small,  water and dust resistant disc that can be personalized with a custom message or an emoji, on its laser-etched stainless steel body

The tag itself is a small,  water and dust resistant disc that can be personalized with a custom message or an emoji, on its laser-etched stainless steel body

Users can also assign AirTag to an item and name it with a default like 'Keys' or 'Jacket,' or provide a custom name of their choosing

Once AirTag is set up, it will appear in the new Items tab in the Find My app, where users can view the item’s current or last known location on a map

Users can also assign AirTag to an item and name it with a default like ‘Keys’ or ‘Jacket,’ or provide a custom name of their choosing. Once AirTag is set up, it will appear in the new Items tab in the Find My app, where users can view the item’s current or last known location on a map

Each device costs $29, but also come in a four-pack for $99, and pre-orders start Friday, with AirTags being available April 30. 

Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPhone product marketing in a statement: ‘We’re excited to bring this incredible new capability to iPhone users with the introduction of AirTag… to help them keep track of and find the important items in their lives.’

‘With its design, unparalleled finding experience, and built-in privacy and security features, AirTag will provide customers with another way to leverage the power of the Apple ecosystem and enhance the versatility of iPhone.’

The tag itself is a small, IP67 water and dust resistant disc that can be personalized with a custom message or an emoji, on its laser-etched stainless steel body.

Once AirTag is set up, it will appear in the new Items tab in the Find My app, where users can view the item’s current or last known location on a map

If a user misplaces their item and it is within Bluetooth range, they can use the Find My app to play a sound from the AirTag to help locate it

Once AirTag is set up, it will appear in the new Items tab in the Find My app, where users can view the item’s current or last known location on a map. If a user misplaces their item and it is within Bluetooth range, they can use the Find My app to play a sound from the AirTag to help locate it

Similar to the already popular Tile, AirTags can be attached to keys, a wallet or other products and provides notifications when you become separated from the item

Similar to the already popular Tile, AirTags can be attached to keys, a wallet or other products and provides notifications when you become separated from the item

There is a built-in speaker that plays sounds to help locate AirTag, while a removable cover makes it easy for users to replace the battery. 

Users can also assign AirTag to an item and name it with a default like ‘Keys’ or ‘Jacket,’ or provide a custom name of their choosing. 

Once AirTag is set up, it will appear in the new Items tab in the Find My app, where users can view the item’s current or last known location on a map. 

If a user misplaces their item and it is within Bluetooth range, they can use the Find My app to play a sound from the AirTag to help locate it. 

Users can also ask Siri to find their item, and AirTag will play a sound if it is nearby. 

Apple announces a PURPLE iPhone 12 and all-new iMac in seven different shades

Apple added a splash of color to its devices with a new purple iPhone 12 and new iMac computers in a rainbow of seven different shades. 

The tech giant revealed the new color schemes during its virtual ‘Spring Loaded’ event Tuesday.

The iMac is available in seven different vibrant colors and includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics and a six-speaker sound system.

The computer is also the first to come with Touch ID, making it easier to securely log in, make purchases with Apple Pay or switch user profiles – all of which can be done with the touch of a finger.

Both the stunning purple iPhone 12 and colorful new iMac computers will be available for pre-orders Friday and shipped in the second half of May.

The new shade of purple will be available for both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

April always hosts Apple’s first product event of the year, but just as in 2020, this year was also held virtually due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic.

However, the virus has not stopped the tech giant from sharing its latest innovations with the world.

The new shade of purple will be available for both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing: ‘The new purple finish, just in time for spring, adds another bright and fun option to the lineup, and we think customers are going to love it.’

The new iMac is available in seven different vibrant colors and includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system

The iMac is available in seven different vibrant colors and includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system

The new iMac features an expansive 24-inch 4.5K Retina display2 with narrower borders and 11.3 million pixels

The new iMac features an expansive 24-inch 4.5K Retina display2 with narrower borders and 11.3 million pixels

‘This gorgeous new color joins the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini family, which is available in five other stunning finishes, and features an advanced dual-camera system, Super Retina XDR display, improved durability, A14 Bionic — the fastest chip ever in a smartphone — great battery life, and the best 5G experience on any smartphone.’

However, the seven new colors for the iMac may have stolen the show including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and silver – all of which mirrors Apple’s iconic 1998 iMac G3.

The seven new colors for the iMac may have stolen the show including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and silver - all of which mirrors Apple's iconic 1998 iMac G3 (left)

The seven new colors for the iMac may have stolen the show including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and silver – all of which mirrors Apple’s iconic 1998 iMac G3 (left)

The new iMac is the latest addition to the family of Mac models powered by Apple’s M1, chip including MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. 

‘M1 is a gigantic leap forward for the Mac, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new iMac, the first Mac designed around the breakthrough M1 chip,’ said Joswiak.

‘With its striking design in seven stunning colors, its immersive 4.5K Retina display, the best camera, mics, and speakers ever in a Mac, and Touch ID, combined with the amazing performance of M1 and the power of macOS Big Sur, the new iMac takes everything people love about iMac to an entirely new level.’

Apple says the new iMac comes with ‘the best sound system ever in a Mac.’

The system has two pairs of force-cancelling woofers, placed side-by-side, and each is balanced with a high-performance tweeter.

Apple says the new iMac comes with 'the best sound system ever in a Mac.' The system has two pairs of force-cancelling woofers, placed side-by-side, and each is balanced with a high-performance tweeter

Apple says the new iMac comes with ‘the best sound system ever in a Mac.’ The system has two pairs of force-cancelling woofers, placed side-by-side, and each is balanced with a high-performance tweeter

Altogether, this creates a six-speaker sound system.

iMac with 7-core GPU starts at $1,299 and $1,249 for education, and is available in green, pink, blue, and silver.

It features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.

iMac with 8-core GPU starts at $1,499 and $1,399 for education, and is available in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. 

It features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, two additional USB 3 ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse, and Ethernet.