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The iPhone’s Shutter Sound is a Canon

Here’s an interesting little factoid: did you know that the iPhone’s shutter sound was originally recorded from a Canon camera?

Whenever you snap an iPhone photo (with your volume on) or capture a screenshot on a Mac, that shutter sound you hear is actually a Canon AE-1 film SLR camera manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s.

It’s thanks to a man named Jim Reekes, who worked as a sound engineer at Apple in the late 1980s. Reekes is actually behind a number of Apple’s most iconic sounds, and he was recently featured in this short segment by CNBC:

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