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Apple just launched a site to help you take better photos with your iPhone 7

  • Apple launched a site that teaches users how to take better photos with their iPhone 7.
  • Its 16 videos include "how to shoot a one-handed selfie" and "how to shoot during golden hour."
  • Apple hasn't offered simple tutorials like this before.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event on Oct. 27, 2016, in Cupertino, Calif.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event on Oct. 27, 2016, in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple launched a new site Friday with 16 videos dedicated to teaching iPhone 7 owners how to take better photos.

Apple has always marketed how great its phones are at taking photos, often showing off shots snapped by professional photographers, but it hasn't yet provided such useful and simple tutorials to users. The videos are simple, allowing everyone to better understand what they can do with the phones that are already in their pocket.

The topics include "how to shoot a great portrait" and "how to shoot without a flash," which can actually be difficult if you're taking pictures in low light. Other tutorials teach you how to use functions you might not have known existed on an iPhone — like how to snap a photo while also filming, and how to set a selfie timer.

To snap better photos from a unique angle, for example, Apple recommends tilting the iPhone 7, looking straight up, or getting low on a subject before snapping the picture. To shoot action photos, Apple says you should hold the shutter button down, allowing it to shoot multiple frames per second, and then view your gallery of burst photos and select the favorite one.

The videos are about 30 seconds each and walk users through each step, making recommendations on how photographers might want to position themselves, or the subject, and what functions to use on the iPhone 7.

The tutorial page is useful, but it's also another indication that Apple wants to continue to support the products its customers buy — something its competitors have yet to do.

While the page is focused on the iPhone 7, owners of older iPhones should find plenty of value here, too.

Here's the page.