HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) / HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) is a new encoding technique adopted by Apple in iOS 11 that will effectively save storage space.
- Photos taken in this format will be saved as .HEIC files.
- Videos recorded in this format will be saved as .HEVC files.
Only iOS devices that feature an A10 CPU (or above) can create & save files in the HEIC / HEVC format, such as the following models.
Playing HEVC videos: devices with an A9 CPU (or above), such as the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
Displaying HEIF images: iOS11 or later.
※ For more information regarding using the HEIF/HEVC file format, please refer to the following link.