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IPhone XR Portrait Mode only works with people

O iPhone XR Apple's first smartphone with only one camera on the back to bring the celebrated Portrait mode, which can highlight the foreground object in the photo and blur the background, creating an effect similar to DSLRs (known by the name bokeh).

Selfie with the blue iPhone Xr

So far, the feature was offered only on dual-camera models because the difference in depth of field in both lenses was an essential component of creating the effect; In XR, magic is made entirely by software (and, by "magic," they mean "something Google has been doing for over a year"). As we have just learned, however, this magic has its limitations on the Apple side.

The founder of TechPinions, Ben Bajarin, was trying out the iPhone XR soon hands-on when you noticed that your portrait mode works only with humans. That's right: Unlike all other Apple devices that have the feature, when trying to photograph a pet, object or anything other than a person, the effect simply does not work on the XR.

The only downside I found on the iPhone XR is that Portrait Mode only works on humans. This is explained by the way Apple implemented the feature using a single camera system.

Pixel 2 makes portraits of any object using only one lens.

I hope Apple makes this very clear to consumers.

Regarding Bajarin's last sentence, Apple does mention that the iPhone XR's Portrait Mode works only with people but in a somewhat cross-over and perhaps not clear enough way. As posted on the official smartphone page:

Official iPhone XR Page

The iPhone XR uses the camera with a single lens and machine learning to maintain people sharp in the foreground and the background perfectly blurred.

There is no official Apple explanation for the limitation, but it certainly has to do with the way the software works to distinguish the main object in the photo from its background. Ma probably realized that the vast majority of images taken in Portrait Mode they are people, and with that, decided to "teach" the artificial intelligence of the device to recognize only humans, saving resources and energy.

Still, it's the negative comparison with Google devices: Pixel 2 smartphones, also equipped with only a rear camera, offer Portrait Mode for any kind of foreground element, not just people. Would it really be that hard for Apple to do something like that?

For now, here's the reminder: If you want to take pictures of kittens with a blurred background, you have to spend at least $ 250 more. And follow life

tip of Lucas Flvio