Apple is closer to rollong out the iOS 10.1 update with the release of its third beta this Monday. The new pre-release beta is available to developers and is expected to be released to public beta testers on Tuesday.
According to AppleInsider, the iOS 10.1 update will come with a signature featured called Portrait mode, which brings the bokeh effect to the dual-lens camera system of the iPhone 7 Plus. The release of the third developer beta signifies the imminent arrival of the iOS 10 update.
The rollout of the third iOS 10.1 beta comes six days following the release of the second beta and a month since iOS 10 was launched to the public. For now, only registered developers can have access to the new beta via the Apple Developer Center or through the over-the-air update from the Software Update option on registered devices.
Among the features that will likely come with iOS 10.1, the Portrait mode is the most anticipated for it simulates the artistic photography effect that blurs out the background to enhance the focus on the subject.
As per MacRumors, the bokeh effect is achieved using the iPhone 7 Plus lenses. The wide-angle lens is responsible for creating a depth map of the image being captured and dissecting the different players to identify which ones to blur.
Apart from bringing the promised Portrait mode to iPhone 7 Plus owners, the upcoming iOS 10.1 update is also expected to fix bugs and improve under-the-hood performance.
Launched last month alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iOS 10 is dubbed as the “biggest release ever” for iOS users, since it packs in a redesigned Lock screen, an overhauled Messages app, Siri integration with third-party apps and many other enhancements and improvements to certain apps and features.