New iPhone 8 - No Portrait Mode option?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blazer5913, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Blazer5913 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Hey guys, I am SO sorry - feel like a complete idiot right now. My wife just got the new iPhone 8 and we've been looking all over for the portrait mode. We are both coming from iPhone 6 versions so this feature is new to us. Everywhere I look online, it should be as simple as opening up the camera app, swiping left or right among the various modes (Video/Photo/Square/Pano/etc) and it should be one of those right? It's not on hers. It's a brand new iPhone 8 with iOS 11 installed. I am so confused. Am I just missing something completely obvious here? Thanks
  2. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Portrait mode is still only on the Plus model
  3. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    only ip 8 plus got it
  4. fmalloy macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    I am pretty disappointed that we don't get Portrait mode on our 8. I didn't want the big Plus because it's a bit big for the front pocket. Most of the people I know who have the Plus are all women.
  5. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Portrait mode is dependent on the two separate cameras. Until they find a way to add a second camera to the regular 8 it just simply isn't possible to do the portrait mode. It's not like it is a software hold out for the 8.
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    That’s one of the (many) reasons I’m getting the X. I can’t comfortably hold the Plus, but I really want the better camera.

    Also, I’m a woman with a 7. It mostly goes in my pocket.
  7. Blazer5913 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Welp, I was being completely dumb. Thank you all for the help. I have a 6s Plus and am waiting for the iPhone X. I just assumed that the iPhone 8 would have it as well, but I guess not. I agree with you guys though, think it's ridiculous for them not to have such an option for the iPhone 8. Oh well, thanks for the help
  8. Spooner83 macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2011
    The fact that the iPhone x is smaller than the plus model and has the dual lens is the ONLY reason I'm getting the iPhone x
  9. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Only 8+... and the X will have it. You can probably return your phone and wait for the X if you don't want a big phone like me?
  10. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2017
    Lmfao! So ****ing true. They carry them in their small purses around their shoulder. They don’t know the real struggle that most men deals with when only having the pocket as an option for the iPhone plus.
  11. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Is this a joke?

    I’ve been carrying Samsung Notes, Samsung Galaxy models and iPhone Plus phones for a couple of years now and they all go in the pocket.

    If that’s a struggle...
  12. fmalloy macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    I'd much rather have pockets then have to constantly sling a bag (large or small) over my shoulder everywhere I go. I don't know how women do it...
  13. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    that my friend is one of many mysteries of the world we men will never solve;)
  14. Mel8899 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2017
    I’m a women and my Plus is always in front pocket.
  15. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    Interesting as I just mentioned in another post about how I thought Apple limited software, limiting the portrait mode to the back of the 8 plus and not the front. So does this mean the front of the X has two cameras?
  16. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    They obviously were able to figure out a way to utilize all the Face ID tech to achieve what they use the dual cameras for. Essentially they need the ability to differentiate the foreground and background. Face ID can obviously achieve this which makes sense why the 8 Plus doesn't have it on the front cam.
  17. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    Personally I’ve never understood this pocket nonsense. But hey I can’t understand putting things in my pocket in the first place. That’s what my handbag is for. I think I’d feel uncomfortable with a phone pressed against my leg all the time.

    Finding things in said handbag, well that’s another type of struggle!!
    --- Post Merged, Sep 24, 2017 ---
    Why not invest in a man bag. You might like it
  18. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    I’ve never understood this issue. My plus fits in the back pocket of all my clothes, and I am a guy born of the skinny jeans age.
  19. fmalloy macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    No no no no no. ;)

    Carrying anything is a major pain. On my shoulder or in my hand. No way.
  20. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Where do you shop?! Most of my clothes don't have any pockets.
  21. FelixDerKater macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
  22. Sniv macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2011
    There's an app for that...

    Or just google it.

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