Apple iOS 10.1 beta adds the Portrait Camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iOS 10.1 beta adds the Portrait Camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus
The iOS 10.1 beta comes with the Portrait Camera mode feature available for those sporting the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and its dual-camera setup. The beta version of the update allows the phone to utilize the second camera on back to produce a bokeh effect on pictures snapped in portrait mode. With this enabled, you can take a portrait of a person and have the background blurred beautifully.

Right now, iOS 10.1 beta is available only for developers. That will change on Friday, when the iOS 10.1 beta is made available to the public. The depth of field feature will work with people only, and requires the subject to be within 8-feet away from the phone. Too far away, and a message will tell you to move the subject within 8-feet of the handset. If the subject is too close, you'll get a message telling you to move farther away.

Other things on the changelist include a fix for motion handling, and developers will be able to access barometric pressure readings for the Apple iPad Air 2, Apple iPad mini 4 and the Apple iPad Pro. Also available for developers today is the first beta update for WatchOS 3. That would be WatchOS 3.1 beta.


source: TechCrunch via 9to5Mac

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10 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The mode does not work with people only. Check out the video on 9to5 mac.

3. Unordinary unregistered

How? Apple said people's portraits only >_> edit: just looked at the article. The sample photo comparison at the bottom is awesome. Will be cool to see what comes out in future OTA updates for this feature/when it gets out of beta. edit 2: saved you guys a click. https://9to5mac.com/2016/09/21/hands-on-portrait-mode-beta-iphone-7-plus/

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hold up, if the Bokeh, effect needs two separate shots (like any other camera making the effect) what is the point of marketing it being done by dual camera?

5. jonartpop

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Somehow I don't like it. It still looks fake.

6. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It's shallow depth of field. You guys sound like idiots calling it a bokeh effect. Bokeh is the quality of out of focus blur, due to shallow depth of field. I've had to call 3 people idiots at work so far because of this.

7. yyzamin

Posts: 375; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Your a douche.

10. binyameen

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Are you drunk or what ? Read it twice what are you writing dude?

8. nodes

Posts: 1136; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

whoa that was fast. i expected it to come by the very end of the year.

9. binyameen

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Looks awesome, one of my reasons to get a 7 plus, Haters gona say its fake or bla bla

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