It's incredible how Apple gets such good photos out of that flat little camera. And Ryan, that's a great shot.
I shoot into the sun all the time because I love the look and with how good cameras have become, you can. A few years ago we hired Dallas Nagata White, the great fashion photographer, to shoot our family. She placed them right in front of the sun. I took a few shots with my camera and I wondered how she was doing this without any kind of fill light. Wouldn't they be hopelessly silhouetted against the bright sun?