Apple has a 'Beautygate' fix in the works for your iPhone XS, rolling out soon in iOS 12.1

Apple has a 'Beautygate' fix in the works for your iPhone XS, rolling out soon in iOS 12.1
When Apple unveiled the iPhone XS and XS Max, future buyers of the company’s priciest mobile devices to date were promised significant camera performance upgrades and neat new photography tricks like Smart HDR and dynamic depth of field.

The single front-facing shooter, while nowhere near as aggressively promoted as the dual rear cam system, was also supposed to gain a number of big improvements, including that aforementioned Depth Control feature for adjusting the blur of your Portrait mode selfies.

But iPhone XS and XS Max owners never signed up for what many described as Snapchat-style filters. That doesn’t sound like an inherently bad thing, only selfies taken by Apple’s two new ultra-high-end handsets were automatically “beautified.”

Worse yet, there was no way to turn off the “feature”, which basically applied a mysterious skin smoothing technique to every single photo shot with the 7MP front camera of the XS and XS Max. While that made selfies prettier and crisper in many situations, others were far too aggressively “optimized.”

Fortunately, Apple seems to have heard your “Beautygate” complaints loud and clear, preparing a bug fix that will roll out with the fast-approaching iOS 12.1 software update. Apparently, this was never intended as a feature after all, with the Smart HDR system often acting out when trying to process selfies. 

Those “smoother”-looking shots were actually caused by loss of detail when the iPhone XS front-facing snapper was choosing the “wrong base frame for HDR processing.” Technical explanations aside, this sounds like yet another reason to be excited about iOS 12.1, along with Group FaceTime capabilities, eSIM functionality for dual SIM activation, and various other key bug fixes.

source: The Verge

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iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Wickedsamaritan

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

IOS .. Bug fixing Operating System

3. sirohunter

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Rather have a few minor bugs and be on the latest update than waiting for one for a year or more (-_-)

4. Wickedsamaritan

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Your parents could give you $12,000 at once to start a small scale business Or give you $1,000 monthly for a year to pay your bills.. It's common sense

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Pixel 3 xl has scratch & wash gate, speaker gate, notch gate, photo saving gate, lag gate, battery gate, audio recording gate, bad video recording gate, hiss gate, wireless charging speed gate, blue tint gate (yes it's still present), dark photos gate (due to bad exposure) .... all these gates out of the box and are you complaining about nearly perfect iPhone XS and iOS 12 ??? Have you got any shame left in your soul ???

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Oh I forgot another very prominent gate which is Multitasking Gate or RAM gate lolzzzzz

2. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

this is good news that they will be more natural to look at Just like old iPhone camera. This is the best camera so far.

5. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Im on 12.01 on My iPhone se Maybe this week will get this new update I hoope this update fix the slow wifi speed problem

6. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

All this should have been on the phones at rollout. Will settle for it coming out in 12.1, but late is late. It's not just Apple. All the makers are selling half-baked products now.

9. eraw890

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

But I like beautygate

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