Apple Seeds iOS 10.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Following the public release of iOS 10, Apple has seen fit to seed the next version of the software in the form of a beta. Apple has officially seeded the second developer beta for iOS 10.1. The company seeded the first beta on September 21, so it is likely that the new releases will follow a regular schedule from this point forward, until the public release at a later date.

By far the most significant change in iOS 10.1 is the addition of Portrait camera mode— an iPhone 7 Plus-exclusive software feature that creates a ‘bokeh’ effect, which Apple demonstrated at last month’s event.

And here’s TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino with a breakdown of how it works:
The Portrait mode, which displays a beta notification prominently on first launch, resides to the right side of the standard photo mode in your camera app. There is no zooming, digital or otherwise, in Portrait mode. Instead, the Portrait mode exclusively uses the 56mm lens to shoot the image and the wide angle lens to gather the perspective data that allows it to generate a 9-layer depth map.
The new software can be installed through the dedicated Apple developer site, or as an OTA update on devices running the first beta. A public beta will more than likely follow soon. If there is anything new discovered in the beta release, we’ll update this post accordingly.


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