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Apple iPhone XS depth control support will soon be available while taking pictures

The new feature is expected to rollout with iOS 12.1 update

  • Published: September 24, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Apple iPhone XS depth effect

Camera is one of the key areas where the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max feature a substantial difference compared to their predecessor. Apple introduced depth control support with the new iPhones, which enables the user to adjust the depth of field in a portrait image after clicking it. While it is a preety helpful feature, a new report from Macerkopf claims that Apple is further improving on it by soon allowing users to adjust the depth of field while taking the picture itself.

The report claims that Apple is currently working on the feature in the iOS 12.1 beta update. With this, the new depth of field slider will be accessible right in the Portrait mode. Users will be able to adjust the background blur in real time and click an image as per their desire. It will also save the time and hassle of editing pictures after you’ve taken them.

Currently, the bokeh controls are available in the Edit settings for the images that have been clicked on the portrait mode. We’re not sure when Apple plans to roll out the final version of iOS 12.1, but judging by the fact that the beta version is already available, it shouldn’t be that long. While the iPhone XR also carries the depth control feature, we’re not sure if it will support real time bokeh effects, as Apple might be building it on the dual camera support of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. However, that reamains to be seen.

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The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are expected to go on sale in India on September 28 via both offline and online channels. The devices carry a starting price of Rs 99,900 and Rs 1,09,900 respectively. The iPhone XR on the other hand is said to be priced at Rs 76,900 and is expected to go on sale sometime next month.

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  • Published Date: September 24, 2018 12:17 PM IST