Google got legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz to switch from iPhone to Pixel

The big selling point for the Pixel phones has always been the camera, and Google knows it. At the unveiling of the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today, the search giant showed off a bunch of new photography features and one big get: a partnership with Annie Leibovitz.

Google noted during its presentation that it’s the first time Leibovitz, a legendary portrait photographer, has teamed up with any specific camera (or phone). But it isn’t the first time she’s endorsed one. Back in 2011, Leibovitz said the iPhone 4s was her “snapshot camera” of choice, praising it as “so accessible and easy.”

But while that recommendation seemed to be based on the maxim that the best camera is the one you have with you, Leibovitz’s partnership with the Pixel…

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