Apple releases ‘Portrait’ mode to all iPhone 7 Plus users with iOS 10.1 update

Apple releases ‘Portrait’ mode to all iPhone 7 Plus users with iOS 10.1 update

The new Portrait mode is possibly the best thing about the iPhone 7 Plus’ camera, but so far only beta tester could try it. That’s now changed; Apple has released iOS 10.1 over the air, with Portrait mode as the headline feature.

As a recap, Apple combines data from the iPhone 7 Plus’ two cameras, along with some clever machine learning tricks, to calculate depth of field and give you an increased amount of background blur that mildly replicates the looks of a bright lens on a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

And to be clear, it’s for the Plus model only. Every other iPhone, including the smaller iPhone 7, is out of luck.

That’s all we really know about the update so far. It probably has a few bug fixes and improvements, but Portrait mode is what you want. Go give it a shot and let us know how you like it.

 

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