Apple has now released iOS 10.1 to the public and it brings one feature that iPhone 7 Plus owners have particularly been waiting for. iOS 10.1 finally adds Portrait mode to the iPhone 7 Plus. iOS 10.1 is now rolling out to all users with supported devices. It’s the third update that Apple has released so far for iOS 10, the two previous updates were minor releases as they only brought bug fixes and tweaks.
iOS 10.1 brings Portrait mode to the iPhone 7 Plus. This mode has been developed for this particular iPhone 7 variant as it leverages the handset’s dual camera to create a shallow depth of field and enable users to take great portrait shots with their iPhone.
This is made possible by using the handset’s wide-angle and telephoto lens. Some software trickery is required as well to make this happen. The image signal processor first uses the wide-angle lens to create a depth map while the image is captured with the telephoto lens.
It then dissects the photo into different layers to ascertain what to blue in order to achieve that bokeh effect that you normally see in photos taken with professional cameras. The iPhone 7 Plus is capable of doing that now that Apple has released iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode.
iOS 10.1 also brings a handful of bug fixes as well as performance and stability improvements for all supported devices. It’s rolling out right now over-the-air.
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