With today’s release of Apple’s iOS 10.1 software update for the iPhone, a standout feature that the company demonstrated at its September announcement but that didn’t make it into the initial release of iOS 10 is here. If you invested in an iPhone 7 Plus, then you can now use its dual camera to capture portrait photos with smoothly blurred out-of-focus areas.
Once you’ve updated to iOS 10, Portrait just lives in the Camera app, in between the regular photo mode and Instagram-esque square crop. And with a little bit of practice, you can take some pretty impressive photos of your friends with the iPhone 7 Plus:
Curious about the iPhone 7 Plus’s new ‘portrait mode’? We tried it out on Gizmodo’s @raejohnston and this is the result. The effect blurs out the background so the result mimics photos taken on expensive SLR cameras. Read more at gizmodo.com.au #iphone7 #iphone #portrait #photography #phonephotography #iphonephotography
Here’s three examples that Apple thinks shows off the iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait mode very well.