Apple’s new Live Photos for iPhone 6S will take up twice as much space as normal images, putting additional pressure on storage space in the ]newly unveiled device](/mobiles/news/2015/09/iphone6sandiphone6splusofficiallyunveiledby_apple/).
The claim, made by reporters at TechCrunch, comes as Apple faces questions about whether its entry-level 16GB iPhone 6S will offer enough space for high resolution images, 4K video and storage–heavy apps.
The Live Photos function will be switched-on by default on the iPhone 6S. It allows users to see images move, with the camera capturing shots just before and after the shutter button is pressed.
The tool will be open to developers to use within third-party apps. Facebook has promised to support it in its iOS app.
With the iPhone 6S featuring a 12 megapixel camera, images are already set to take up more space than on previous models.
Apple’s refusal to release a 32GB model means that those likely to take a lot of images will need to buy a 64GB or 128GB version.
Apple’s iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will go on sale on September 25th, with pre–orders starting on September 12th. The iPhone 6S starts at £539 and iPhone 6S Plus at £619.