iPhone XS Missing XR portrait mode in XS. Halide?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FreddyKrueger, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. FreddyKrueger macrumors newbie


    Nov 12, 2018
    Hi, I miss the XR portrait mode in my XS because is much better at night: wider angle and much better light (really don't understand why Apple didn't include this option in so expensive phone).
    Just heard about Halide app, (which is a must for XR users since it allows non-humans bokeh effects).
    Anyone knows if it allows portrait mode with the wide angle camera instead of tele cam? Want to make sure before purchasing it. Thanks in advance!
  2. R Kenny macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2015
    In Halide 1.11.1 included is a special update for the XR to allow what you want. You tap ‘Depth’ to turn on Depth Capture which is a portrait blur effect. Hope this helps.
  3. deuxani macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2010
    So does this depth option also work on the wide angle lens of the X and XS? I'm curious to find out.
  4. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    no it does not. apple won't allow it for unknown reasons. the general public can handle the added complexity. there's no reason apple can't allow this asap.
  5. internetrando macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2018
    Why? Because it is brand-new, untested, and inferior to what is already offered. Apple was forced to provide it as an option to keep interest alive in the product (XR) and get people to say “I’ll upgrade from my 7+ at this lower price point because I retain all the features that I had before, while also gaining new ones.”

    Why would they add it to more expensive flagship device? They wouldn’t...and didn’t. This forum would be filled with people bitching about the quality of the bokeh blur and how terrible it is and they should have only provided us with the older, better, true depth system.

    I would like to see the option, personally. Maybe next year.
  6. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    actually, the XR's portrait mode is not inferior overall because of the f1.8 lens. The pics are way better quality, esp in low light. The increased light availability more than makes up for the lesser edge detection.

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