Dual Camera PORTRAIT MODE

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  1. ArkieBiker macrumors member

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    I didn't catch when this would be available on the iPhone 7 Plus? Will it be an OS upgrade (so soon after iOS 10 is released), or will it be an APP that Apple provides?
     
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    An iOS update coming later this year (post-iOS 10 launch).
     
  3. lordofthereef, Sep 7, 2016
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    Curious that it won't be available at launch. I'm wondering if they omitted this from iOS 10 so that people couldn't dig through the software and make announcements about the features early... not like that really mattered lol.
     
  4. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    Orrrrrr .... it wasn't ready yet.

    Not idiocy, not some nefarious plan. Just not quite ready for shipment yet.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I wasn't claiming idiocy or nefarious plan. Was just curious why they waited. Anything is possible, of course.

    The fact that the information isn't in any of the beta does glean a bit of light in the darkness though,IMO.
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    by portrait mode are you simply referring to the "depth mode with blur"? The dual camera works in portrait, right?
     
  7. macduke macrumors 604

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    Surprised that Apple is announcing vaporware. They didn't even do a live demo of it. I'm sure it will be fine but still, it's not like them. They really needed to show the benefit of the iPhone 7 Plus. No way they're doing it to keep it a secret. More likely that some people are in hot water for not having it done in time—especially given how important it is to push sales, considering they upped the price with the 7 Plus.
     
  8. urkel macrumors 68030

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    It really is odd to not have it at launch. For many people then this is the feature that is getting them to upgrade.
     
  9. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Except you were…

     
  10. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    Yes. They just pointed out during the announcement that there's a new 'Portrait' option when using the camera (in line with 'Pano', 'Square', 'Photo', 'Video', etc) that will do the depth of field on the Plus model.
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    Vaporware is something announced that never comes to pass.

    This is coming. Not vaporware.

    It's just not ready yet, but it's a big enough feature that they wanted to draw attention to it during the Phone announcement to give people extra information about what their phones will be able to do.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    My apologies. That was autocorrect failing me :(

    Supposed to say "curious". I've fixed my original statement and appreciate the polite correction
     
  12. macduke macrumors 604

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    I thought that vaporware was anything that is announced but isn't demoed and isn't available to use in any form but promised to be coming at some future date. Also you left out of my quote the part where I said I thought it was coming anyway, so ok then lol. This just isn't Apple's typical style. At least at WWDC they release beta software and the whole thing is about development and not actual products. But they're touting this as a primary feature of a flagship device that won't be available at launch. Just kinda weird and different for Apple is all I'm saying.
     
  13. willmtaylor, Sep 8, 2016
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It was referred to as "portrait mode" in the keynote; it's Apple's/Schiller's nomenclature. That will be the label for the camera mode when the firmware is updated.

    "Apple will release the phone with hardware-based 1x and 2x zoom, and a software synthesized zoom between the two. An improved digitally interpolated zoom mode handles images above 2x to 10x. A software update that will ship later will add a Portrait mode that creates photos that look like they came from much more expensive digital cameras." -Macworld​
     

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