Apple iOS 10.1 release date might be next Tuesday, Oct 25th, to bring Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus


Apple's iOS 10.1 might be one of the most anticipated point updates for iPhones. After all, it's expected to bring one of the most alluring new camera features to the iPhone 7 Plus: the Portrait mode that blurs the background of an image to create a bokeh artistic effect similar to what you can typically get on a DSLR.

So when is the iOS 10.1 release date and when will the new iPhone 7 Plus get the Portrait mode feature?

There is some interesting evidence from Japan suggesting that Apple might release the iOS 10.1 update next Tuesday, on October 25th. On that date, one of the biggest Japanese cellular providers DoCoMo is set to have a long maintenance downtime for its payment service and railway company JR East's Suica transit card system will also be down for maintenanice. Why is this important? Both services are said to integrate with Apple Pay at launch of iOS 10.1, so chances are high that this maintenance will coincide with it. Let's keep in mind, though, that this is still unofficial information and Apple itself has only promised a 'this fall' launch for iOS 10.1.


Interestingly, apart from the universally available Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has built in a special FeliCa Type-F NFC controller with its iPhones to make it possible for commuters to use their iPhones on the busy Japanese public transportation system.

Just last week, at his visit in Japan, Apple chief executive Tim Cook was one of the first customers to use his iPhone 7 to enter a gate on JR East's Yamanote Line in Tokyo.

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7 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Can we use NFC for airdrop now? Nope, too bad, apple should have integrated this function.

2. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Why the article for slower iPhone memory was removed??? Why memory gate was removed so quick? Serving Apple or what?

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Because that's not an issue - that's how memory works - bigger capacity modules are faster than smaller capacity modules. Simple.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Why? AirDrop works extremely well transferring videos and photos at full detail instantly to multiple people simultaneously.

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wait......seriously? an article about this? portrait mode?........slow day?

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3, 10.1...updates are a good thing.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Yes they are, and those that have it setup automatically to backup and update while we sleep - don't even notice. This is called proper software support. Basically updated in real time!!!! You rather wait months, years, to get a patch that screwed up your phone (oh yes that does happen with every android update - you would notice if android devices had gotten same adoption rates as iOS - virtually all devices 5 years back get the update the same day - wtf would you expect). With android you get one device every two months and you expect to catch all the problems of the update? Grow up and learn statistics!! Besides I didn't get 10.0.3 because it doesn't apply to my phone.

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